Jonathan Meyer was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1966. He studied Architecture and Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, graduating with Honours in Architecture in 1990.
In 1991 he moved to London to work as an architect, having several small projects built. Between the years 1992 and 1994 he assisted and collaborated with several painters including Tom Phillips.
Jonathan Meyer began painting his own work whilst teaching architectural design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Many of the ideas developed in the teaching work crossed over into studio production, and vice versa.
Meyer left the Bartlett to become a full time painter in 1997. Since then he has had three one-man shows in London: in 2000 and 2002 at the Beardsmore Gallery and at Artscope in 2004. In November 2005 there was an exhibition of his work entitled WHITEOUT at Level 4 in Brussels. He has also participated in many group shows and contemporary art fairs and has work in private and corporate collections in the UK, France, the Netherlands, USA and Australia.