Helen Meyrowitz creates bodies of work that reflect her thriving curiosity and passion. She has an extensive exhibition record, with her themed collections marking recent years.
A native New Yorker, in 2002 she relocated with her husband, Sidney Meyrowitz, to North Hill Senior Living in Needham, MA. This move was prompted by the realization that her husband was beginning to show early signs of memory loss, but it also brought her closer to her daughter and grandchildren who reside in a nearby town. By 2008, her husband’s health had deteriorated into later stage Alzheimer’s disease, at which point it became necessary to move him to the skilled nursing facility within their complex. She lost her husband of 60 years in January, 2009.
Meyrowitz holds a Master of Arts degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Heckscher Museum, New York State Museum, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Portland Museum of Fine Arts. Her work is in the collection of the Delaware Museum, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Islip Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, St. Botolph Club, Higgins Armory Museum, Adelphi University and many private collections.
Ms. Meyrowitz’s art is currently on display in the art gallery at North Hill, the gallery she herself founded and has curated until just this year. Ms. Myerowitz has brought artists from around the country to North Hill’s gallery, enriching the cultural life of North Hill residents and the community at large. Read about her in the Boston Globe here!
Helen Meyrowitz Artist Statement
“I have always seen my drawings not as an exercise of a particular skill, but as a means of expressing a part of myself that cannot be expressed in any other way. Each drawing is a journey for me, a dialogue between the myself and the emerging image struggling to find its form.
Line, in and of itself, describes only itself. It is the relationship of one line to another that makes the line funciton descriptively and with an immediacy and intimacy that fills me with joy.”
From Arlene Fujese, Director, Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, NY
“What comes to mind upon viewing the work of Helen Meyrowitz is she can draw. The seeming magic of the well placed line, the timing – in terms of letting the line stand for itself – informs all of her drawings. This obtains, whatever the choice of imagery or motif, that can of itself lead one into a world of dreams. Sacred and profane, traditional and contemporary all present possibilities to the artist’s fertile imagination.
In much of Meyrowitz’ work a recurring image is the female figure. This affirmation of woman manifests itself in various ways as the artist moves through art history, mythology and the realms of the human psyche.
Meyrowitz’s drawings are infused with intelligence and perception. In varying degrees, they are profound, humorous and imaginative. All are testimony to a remarkable drawing agility.”