Bernard Meyers graduated from RIT in 1977 with a BFA in Photography and 1990 with an MFA in Printmaking.
After graduating, Meyers founded and operated a fine art printing business, Portland Photographics in 1978 that specialized in Cibachrome color photographic printing and had access to some of the world’s most renowned photographers.
Meyers continued his career as a commercial photographer and specialized in architecture and art reproduction. He took his rich and diverse experience to teach courses in photography, 2D design and traditional printmaking.
Bernard Meyers describes himself as “artist” not a photographer. The camera gathers the material that Meyers interprets and molds through the intent of each project. Experience, desire and software are his tools. He embraces the digital capture and print process as hybrid craft informed by his history as a traditional printmaker and photographer. “Prints are the jewels of my expression.”
“Since my time at RIT, I never stopped making and exhibiting art. The past five years have been the most creative and productive of my life. I am a voracious student of photography and my influences range well into the world of painters and printmakers. Abstract Expressionism and the more visually ambiguous photographers provide my visual nourishment.” - Bernard Meyers