Jay Miriam’s paintings of everyday people, in everyday situations, explore the tension between faithful representation from memory and the transformative process of painting. Born in New York City, Miriam received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Catch the Heavenly Bodies, Half Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Blue Paintings of Women, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Youth and Beauty Parade, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013), and JM, Cudowne Lata, Krakow, Poland (2011). Recent group exhibitions include: Bicoastal, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC (2017); New York Nowhere, Olsen Gruin Galley, Sydney, Australia (2017); Beyond the Gaze: Women Painting Women, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY (2016); and Mute, Galerie COA, Montréal, Canada (2015).
Miriam lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Jay Miriam’s paintings contain a caldron of earthly delights, dreamscapes and momento mori, stirred up and splayed loose for the hungry viewer.
– Erin Goldberger, Director at Half Gallery / New York, NY