Merritt brings his idiosyncratic, interior world into clear focus within his drawings. Black and white lines become a large matrix, appearing as city streets and waterways filled with numbers and arrows, manhole covers and cat faces. Many times Merritt’s drawings are also game boards, filled with repetition and detail. Creating this work is a soothing outlet for the artist.
Merritt’s drawings served as inspiration for fashion designer Erica Tanov’s 2013 Spring/Summer collection of clothing and home goods. He has exhibited internationally in New York, Berlin, Paris, and Korea. Merritt attended Creative Growth 2005-2013.
Born 1963, Japan.