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Meridith McNeal, Magical Things from QuarantineLola and Lamp, 2021, watercolor on paper, 12x12"

Meridith McNeal is a Brooklyn-based artist. Meridith has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2008, in the spring of 2009, in summer 2010, spring of 2013, summer 2014 and in the spring 2017. Her work is represented by Figureworks Gallery in Brooklyn, New York and in the Flat Files of Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY and Embrace Creatives, Detroit, MI.

Meridith’s exhibition Graceful Confusion will be on view at Magazzino Gallery, Palazzo Polignac, Venice, Italy in 2022. Her recent solo exhibitions include "Portrait of My Mother" at Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn; "Grand Windows" at 705 Driggs in Brooklyn, "Inside Outside Windowphilia", Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY; "The View from Here" at FiveMyles Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and "In Reflection", Torre Truglia, Sperlonga, Italy. Currently on view is her site-specific exhibition "French Windows" in Port Chester, NY and Norwalk, CT. In 2017 Meridith represented Sperlonga Italy in the renown Fabriano Paper Festival.

Meridith was featured in A View From the Easel During Timesof Quarantine in HYPERALLERGIC February 19, 2021. In both 2020 and 2019 Meridith was recognized with Artists of the Year awards by the Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France. Her work received Juror’s Top Choice in "Arizona Aqueous XXXV" and Best of Show in "Arizona Aqueous XXXIV", Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac AZ ; was cited for top merit in "2019 Contemporary Art Survey" at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO and she received the jury top merit award for her work included in "Loss, Redemption and Grace", EBD4, Chamblee, GA. In 2017 she was a finalist in painting for Arte Laguna Prize International Art Award. 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.

Her recent curatorial efforts include "Reflections", St. Joseph’s College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, "In Our Nature", Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and "Natural Causes", 107 Bowers Gallery & Art Space, Jersey City, NJ.

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


meridith.mcneal@gmail.com