Zesty Meyers was born in Providence, RI in 1969. In 1990, Meyers formed the radical installation and performance art group the B Team, which also later included R designer, Jeff Zimmerman and R co-founder, Evan Snyderman. When he moved to New York in 1995, Meyers expanded the B Team into one of the first non-profit arts organizations comprised of visual artists using installation and performance with molten glass as their primary medium. The B Team integrated craft, fine art and performance in groundbreaking ways and served as an inspiration for a deeper interaction and dialogue between art forms.
In 1997, Meyers founded the gallery R 20th Century (now, R & Company) with fellow B team member Evan Snyderman. R & Company has since established itself as one of the most prominent and groundbreaking design galleries in the world and contributed to creating a renewed global interest in collectable design. Through their research, exhibitions and publications R & Company has resurrected interest in now-iconic designers Verner Panton, Wendell Castle, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues, to name a few.
In 2016, Meyers contributed to the publication of Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture, the first internationally available inquiry into that country’s richly significant design history
Evan Snyderman was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1970. He received his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1992, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1994. As a professional artist, Snyderman received a Wheaton Fellowship in 1995 and a teaching position at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York that same year.
In 1997, Snyderman founded the gallery R 20th Century (now, R & Company) with Zesty Meyers. R & Company has since established itself as one of the most prominent and groundbreaking design galleries in the world and contributed to creating a renewed global interest in collectable design through their research, exhibitions and publications program.
Snyderman has contributed to multiple publications since 2000 including titles on designers Wendell Castle, Cees Braakman, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Poul Kjaerholm, Renate Müller, Verner Panton, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Jeff Zimmerman and David Wiseman.
Snyderman’s curatorial debut was the touring exhibition Greta Magnusson Grossman: A Car and Some Shorts. The exhibition opened at the Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden in February 2010 and traveled to the Price Tower Art Center, Oklahoma, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art in 2012. In 2012 he co-curated the exhibition, Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms, Works from 1959-1979, at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut and also contributed to the accompanying publication.