Meridith McNeal, Oh The Indignation !, 2022, watercolor on paper, 55x65"

Meridith McNeal is a Brooklyn-based artist represented by Figureworks Gallery (Saugerties, NY), the Flat Files of Kentler International Drawing Space (Brooklyn, NY), and Embrace Creatives (Detroit, MI). 

She has been a frequent Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.  Her work has received numerous awards, most recently The Shelley Lazarus Award 2023 for Excellence in Watercolor, TAG Gallery, LA, CA; Curators Award in All The World’s a Stage, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA, Association Award Winner, Brand 49, Brand Library& Art Center, Glendale, CA; Shortlist Finalist, Visual Art Open 2021 UK & International Emerging Artist Awards; Best of the Net 2021, nomination by The Lumiere Review; Silver Medal, Curators Award, PAPERWORKS 2021, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY; Jurors Top Choice in Arizona Aqueous XXXV at Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ; Meridith was honored as a 2020 Artist of the Year by the Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France. She is included in You Are Here/NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, Katharine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press, 2016; Map As Art, The: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Katharine Harmon, published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. 


Meridith regularly exhibits her artwork throughout the US and abroad.  Her recent solo exhibitions include Inside Out, PlusSpace at FiveMyles, Brooklyn NY and Brooklyn Queen: Magical Things e altri dipinti is on view at laDama de Capestrano, Capestrano, Italy, included an international simulcast opening and artist talk in English and Italian.  In 2023 her work was included in Art of the Word, Sasse Museum of Art, Pomona, CA; Covers, the record shop, Brooklyn, NY; Type Speaks, Dane Leddit Gallery, Thibodaux, LA; Earth Mothering, The Gallery at 180 Franklin, Brooklyn, NY; and in Incarceration Affects Families & Community, Curated by Dianna Long on view at the Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center & Women's Residence. In 2024 her work will be featured in Amplified: Art, Music, Power at the National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Meridith is a featured artist on the CaFE website.

Meridith has curated over 100 exhibitions and is on the artist advisory board of Kentler International Drawing Space and has served on the Artist Committee of Coney Island Museum; and the Curatorial Committee of the Brooklyn Public Library.

Meridith is the co-founder and Director of ART YARD BKLYN.