Meet the Artist..
Merri Cyr has worked as a fine art and commercial photographer since 1990. Primarily focused on portraiture of musicians and artists, her clients include Disney, Apple, Columbia Records, Sony, Vimeo, Warner Brothers, Verve, Polygram, Rolling Stone, among many others. She is author of “A Wished-for Song, Portrait of Jeff Buckley” and has recently completed her second book “25 Years of Grace”, a project commissioned by Rowman and Littlefield, to be released September 2019. For both books, she created the photos, conducted interviews, and executed the graphic design as well. Her photography is represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles.
Earning her MFA in design/digital art at UMass Dartmouth in 2019, Merri graduated with honors and now focuses her attention on projects incorporating social practice ideas into her teaching, artworks and curatorial practice.
If you would like Merri to photograph your next event please fill out the form on the contact page with as many details as possible, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for rates. You can see her wedding images at Southcoast-Wedding.com.
Available now- 25 Years of Grace, An Anniversary Tribute to Jeff Buckleys Classic Album. The 12x12” book includes lush photographs and interviews by Merri Cyr, with additional interviews by music author Jeff Apter, including bandmates and all creatives involved in the production of Jeff Buckley’s seminal album. Click here to order from Amazon.
The Q Art images pictured above were created by Merri Cyr using a free online code generator, and manipulating the images in Photoshop to digitally simulate well known art works. Audience participation is relied on to “activate” the works. Please point your camera phone at an image to reveal what is hidden.
This Q Art project and the digital installation, “The Great American Novel, Part 2”, are both generative and engaged works whose manifestation depend on a collaboration between artist, audience, and an autonomous system to exist in their entirety. To see more please visit the digital arts page on this site.