Richard Irwin Meyer was born on April 9th 1950 in Yakima, Washington. He was graduated from high school after completing a two year program for young gifted artists. He attended Yakima Valley Junior College and Central Washing State College majoring in fine art and art history following high school. He attended Gandy Brodie School of Fine Art in Vermont, summers of 1969 and 1970, with the second year on full scholarship. He moved to New York in 1970 sharing a studio with Gandy Brodie and working as the studio assistant of Elaine de Kooning. He took a job in the publications department of the Museum Of Modern Art, New York city, through1975 and stopped painting in 1976. He pursued an acting career in

film and theater through 1980. He opened a gallery specializing in African art in 1980 and returned to painting in 2005 - 2014 in New York and Petitenget, Bali. He moved to continuing his painting at Yogyakarta in 2015 until today.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2018 CPM Building, Jakarta Pusat

2014 NalaRoepa Art Space, Yogyakarta

2012 Brian Kenner Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2012 Gaya Art Space, Ubud

1973 Byron Gallery, New York

1972 Grey Art Gallery, New York

1972 Spitzenberg Gallery, Seattle

1971 Bellvue Art Fair, Seattle

1970 Newfane Gallery, Newfane-Vermont

Academic Lecture

2013 'Originality and the New York School' at Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia.