From Körper Magazine:
Meryl was born in 1951 in the Bronx and grew up on Long Island, New York. Inspired by Diane Arbus, Jacques Henri Lartigue, her father Jack and her grandfather Murray Meisler, she studied photography with Cavalliere Ketchum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and with Lisette Model in New York. Meisler frequented and photographed New York’s legendary nightclubs. After retiring from 31 years as a New York public school art teacher, she began publishing unpublished works, including her books A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (Bizarre, 2014), Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City (Bizarre, 2015) and New York PARADISE LOST: Bushwick Era Disco (Parallel Pictures Press, forthcoming 2021). Meisler lives in New York City and Woodstock, NY. ClampArt represents her work. And her collections have been exhibited in numerous museums and institutions.