EXHIBIT: Provincetown

Vorse House


June 7 – July 21, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15th 5-7 pm
Additional Reception for the show: Friday, July 5th 5-7 pm
466 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
(Next door to the Museum)

Grateful to be included in this group show at the historic Mary Heaton Vorse House in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Curated by Gene Tartaglia.

Birdsongs Joshua Meyer

EXHIBIT: Provincetown


Through July 3, 2024

Rice Polak Gallery


Worcester Telegram and Gazette

So grateful for this thorough and thoughtful feature on the front page of the Worcester Telegram (December 6, 2023). Richard Duckett delves into the stories behind my Worcester Art Museum exhibit.



Painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, and other artists from different disciplines share how their personal faith sparks their creative spirit.

ARTIST’S TALK: Harvard University

Monday, October 23, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dennis F. Thompson Seminar Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 520N, Cambridge

Generative AI technologies raise the specter of radical change in the creative arts. But disruption can drive creativity and catalyze innovation. Our panelists, Joshua Meyer and Ziv Epstein, will explore the ethics of authorship and the effects that new AI technologies will likely have on creative industries. This event will be moderated by Xavier Symons. Co-hosted by the Human Flourishing Program.

Registration link:

EXHIBIT: Asheville

November 3—December 31, 2023
Citron Gallery

The fine folks at the Citron Gallery in Asheville are including a few of my paintings in this group show.


January – July 2023
Hebrew College
(New Campus)
1860 Washington Street Newton, MA 02466
Newton, Massachusetts

If you missed it at the Museum of Fine Arts, or if you want to revisit my 8-painting series “Eight Approaches,” it is now inaugurating the College’s new campus on Washington Street in Newton.

EXHIBIT: Provincetown

May—July 5, 2023
Rice Polak Gallery

Provincetown, Massachusetts


December 15, 2022
5-10 pm

My painting series “Eight Approaches” is debuting in full at the MFA Boston! The paintings will be featured on the 15th as part of the Museum’s Chanukah celebration with JArts and CJP. (the event is included with general admission, only $5, members are free). If you read my recent essay “My Guston” you probably already have a sense of what a powerful juxtaposition it will be for my work to be hanging in the same museum just after Guston’s exhibit. I am thrilled to put these paintings in dialogue with the community and with the artists of the MFA.

Feature: ‘Eight Approaches’ weaves light, time and Jewish identity, by Penny Schwartz, Jewish Journal, December 2022.


Delighted to announce a very small edition of signed and numbered prints (only 25 available) in collaboration with Sebastian Foster and author John Seed. They teamed up to make a new set of selected artists from John’s book Disrupted Realism (if you don’t already have a copy, you should look for one of those as well!). The printing his beautiful and they are reasonably priced. “Ariel” is 11×14 inches, in a signed & numbered edition of 25.



For the philosophically inclined


My painting “Slower, Louder, Breathe” is featured on the cover of a brand-new book from Oxford Press. “Normativity and Agency” is edited and includes an essay by my friend, Philosopher Tamar Schapiro. 

I just reread one of her essays from a few years ago. These lines will give you a sense of what I love about her writing, not to mention what I do every day in my studio: “We are in an internally unstable normative condition. Deliberation is our natural response to this instability…It is the activity, and the process, through which we humanize ourselves, over and over again.”

EXHIBIT: Provincetown

August 18 – 31, 2022
Rice Polak Gallery
430 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA

Rice Polak Gallery



2022 Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Grant

I am grateful to the MCC  for awarding me a 2022 painting grant!


A personal essay I wrote about Philip Guston. Read more>

EXHIBIT: Brooklyn

May 31, 2022-June 28, 2022
Site:Brooklyn Gallery
curated by Andi Campognone



Hebrew College Centennial Exhibition, curated by Deborah Feinstein

Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 5-7 p.m. (Exhibit runs April 3-June 14, 2022)

Opening reception featuring a live cantorial performance
Ted Cutler Atrium Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road Newton Center, MA 02459

Learn more and RSVP >

8 approaches


“Artists on their art” feature.  Read more >PDF>


CJP awarded a round of grants to support Greater Boston creatives for projects that will include dance, documentary film, visual arts, and original music. The new round of grants, totaling $67,500 for nine artists and their teams, comes just six months after CJP invested $100,000 in 11 local artists. Read more >

EXHIBIT & BOOK: San Francisco

December 10, 2020 — January 30, 2021
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

The exhibition will feature work by each of the Dolby Chadwick Gallery artists who were paired as part of the Stay Inspired series. While the poetry pairings will not be integrated into the exhibition itself, they will appear in a gorgeous, fully illustrated hardcover coffee-table book titled Stay Inspired: Shelter in Place 2020, published on the occasion of the show. This volume presents an astounding selection of poetry. Voices included range from the thirteenth-century poet Rumi to former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins to recent Nobel Prize in Literature winner Louise Glück. For each book sold through January 30, 2021, 50% of the sales price will be donated to No Kid Hungry, which has been doing important work to feed families most in need during these trying times.

EXHIBIT: Provincetown

October 15 – November 3, 2020
Rice Polak Gallery


Over 40 artists will take you for a ride on the rapids of politics, social justice and
the effects of the pandemic on their work.

“The idea of the virtual show is to make people think, to stir things up and to peer into how the pandemic and the current political situation has affected the personal and creative lives of artists,” says director and curator, Marla Rice. With upheaval all around, how can we in the arts stay silent? A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to local non-profits including Lower Cape Outreach & Lower Cape
Food Pantry.


A 2020 virtual studio visit and interview by Laura Mandel of JArts, in which we discuss art, Kafka, time, Augustine, and my exhibit at the Rice Polak Gallery.


From a series of inspired pairings by Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Click the images for full size pdf


by John Seed

NOW IN ITS SECOND PRINTING! Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Schiffer Publishing, hardcover, 208 pages, 9 x 12 inches.

EXHIBIT: New York City

Courting Incoherence, Joshua Meyer

Lyons Wier Gallery
542 W 24th St, New York, New York

Artist Reception: Saturday, March 2nd 6–8 pm
February 26 – March 30, 2019


Interview with Aneleise Ruggles
Mosesian Center for the Arts


Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472, 617-923-0100

Opening Reception, January 24, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
January 24 – March 29, 2019


Interview with Ray Wiggs [30 minutes]
WOMR Radio
Also available as a podcast.


July 6 – 25, 2018
Rice Polak Gallery
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Cape Cod


Charter Oak Cultural Center
Hartford, Connecticut
October 26 – November 18, 2017
Group show, Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6-8 PM


Matter & Light Fine Art
Boston, Massachusetts


The Art of Joshua Meyer 2000-2016

The 28-page catalog features art from the exhibit and a dialogue between Joshua Meyer and Ruth Weisberg. A pdf is available for download.

Seek My Face: The Art of Joshua Meyer, 2000-2016


The Art of Joshua Meyer 2000-2016

The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA
August-December 2016  more>


“Ligaments,” on view at the Danforth Art Museum

June 19–August 21, 2016
Jessica Roscio, Curator, Danforth Art


Joshua Meyer’s Matter & Light debut “bristles with a push-pull energy” – The Boston Globe