Josie Merck was born in Canada. As a child she lived in Mexico and Brazil and grew up with a love of art and nature, color and celebration. She has been making landscapes the subject of her paintings for a number of years. Inevitably in the work there is a relationship with fauna and/or something man-made woven into the composition.
Yale University School of Art, MFA
Sarah Lawrence College, BA
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; Art Students League
Merck studied painting at Sarah Lawrence College with Kurt Roesch and received her MFA from Yale University School of Art where she worked with Bernard Chaet, Robert Reed, and John Walker. She also attended Skowhegan School in Maine, the Art Students' League, and SUNY, Purchase. She has had 14 one-person shows and participated in a number of group shows at the Encore and Island Galleries on Block Island, RI, the Piermont Flywheel Gallery, in Piermont, NY, and at the Atlantic Gallery in New York. She has also exhibited her work in invitational and juried shows including in The Art in Embassies program, the Butler Gallery, Marymount College, the Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Commonweal Gallery, Bolinas, CA, ; and has won awards at the New England Annual, Silvermine Guild, Norwalk, CT, and the National Academy of Design, New York, NY.
She is married to James Stevenson, artist and writer, and lives and works in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Website updated 2014.