Doug Meyer was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Meyer is a multidisciplinary artist currently working in New York City. He attended Parsons School of Design and School of Visual Arts in their fine arts departments. He has always had a fascination with history, miniatures and story telling.
His first solo show "BOD" was shown in 2003 at Rocket Projects, Miami.
Meyer's "BOD," replete with Donna Summer tracks, disco strobes, peephole dioramas, pseudo-historical documentation, and a red velvet curtain guarding the entrance to the installation, is a disorienting Lacanian mind-fuck where one can experience nostalgic distortions in the funhouse mirrors of the psyche to the beat of "made me feel mighty real." Inside the 100-square-foot installation space, the artist has erected a monolithic tower with multiple peepholes through which dolls can be observed having anonymous sex, dancing, gossiping, posing, and true to that age of image, taking in the surroundings with insouciant boredom.
In 2014 he began working on his acclaimed Heroes Project that pays homage to fifty creative figures who were early victims of AIDS. The project was exhibited in New York, Miami and Los Angeles in 2016 and later became a book “Heroes: A Tribute” in three editions.
His recent work focuses on three-dimensional environments, and his ongoing Cameo series. He just unveiled a commissioned work for the Speed Museum in Louisville where he created large scale movable furniture called “floats” for the museum’s lobby.
Since the lock down he has been creating a future meta-fictional world of sculptures that he refers to as isolation bunkers, these works will be shown at the gallery in March of 2021.