• untitled (#0007-LVWD)

    cut-paper collage on board
    11x14”  |  2015

  • selection from the “Louis Vuitton” series

    cut-paper collage on board
    12x16”  |  2015

  • luxury house drawing suite (installation prototype, detail)

  • untitled animation cell drawing

    ink on layered vellum
    11x14”  |  2017

  • big pink

    cut-paper collage on canvas
    60x48”  |  2017

  • L.L.Q.P.H.

    cut-paper collage on canvas
    16x20”  |  2016

  • selections from the COLOR(ED) THEORY series

    acrylic on canvas
    variable  |  2014

  • untitled

    cut-paper collage
    10x8.5  |  2016

  • bouquet for a special friend and/or memorial for a murdered black child

    cut-paper collage
    36" round   |  2015

LESTER MERRIWEATHER Website

Memphis, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Installation
Bio:

Lester Julian Merriweather (b.1978) is a Memphis-based visual artist. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He holds an MFA from Memphis College of Art and a BA from Jackson State University.

Merriweather has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. at various venues such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, TOPS Gallery, Powerhouse Memphis, Diverseworks in Houston, and the Atlanta Contemporary. He has also exhibited abroad at the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.

He recently served as the Curatorial Director of the Martha & Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Memphis and on the Board of Directors for Number, Inc. independent journal. He also served as a founding member of the ArtsMemphis Artist Advisory Council and the artsAccelerator Grant Panel.

He currently serves on the Collabortory Memphis project and on the Advisory Panel for the CLVT.

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Statement:

Lester Merriweather's collages use imagery from printed advertising material in fashion and lifestyle magazines. In re-contextualizing these images, Merriweather examines ads and media materials that promote notions of racial prominence and inferiority.

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