Figureworks
fine art of the human form

The Art of Meridith McNeal

 


Inside/Outside Filaments(Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn)
Ink and watercolor on paper, 75x55"
, 2019


In“Inside/Outside - Coney Island News
ink and watercolor on paper, 19" x 19", 2017

meridith mcneal lady liberty ellis island
“Liberty Cloudeds”, pencil and watercolor on paper,21" x 28", 2014

meridith mcneal
“The Guards”, ink on paper, 77” x 34”, 2013


“The Judge was an Old Ape of the Gorilla Family"”, ink on paper, 55" x 65",, 2013

 


Inside/Outside Salone (Gianicolo, Rome)
Ink and watercolor on paper, 75x55", 2014


Inside/Outside Djembe(Gowanus, Brooklyn)
Ink and watercolor on paper, 75x33", 2016


meridith mcneal
Romano, nib pen and ink on paper, 32" x 32", 2009

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Talking With Two Cherubs

Wallpaper silhouette with black velvet underlay in elaborate gilded frame
10" x 12" (art size), 17" x 19" (outside frame)


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021    Graceful Confusion, Magazzino Gallery, Palazzo Polignac, Venice, Italy
2019    Portrait of My Mother, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
            French Windows, Appetit Bistro, Port Chester, NY
2018    Grand Windows, 705 Driggs, Brooklyn, NY
            Buonappetito, Capers, Port Chester, NY
2017    Inside/Outside Windowphilia, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
            We Are All Puppets, HEREart, NYC
            In Reflection, Torre Truglia, Sperlonga, Italy
            The View from Here, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY
            é vero, Tramonto Bistrot, Sperlonga, Italy
2016    Finestre e altei oggetti, Il Tramonto, Sperlonga, Itlay
2015    Hot Town, Summer in Italy, Gorilla Arté, Sperlonga Italy
2013    Camera con vista: incantevole windowphilia, Hyunnart Studio Gallery, Rome, Italy
            Seer, Aita, Brooklyn, NY
2012    50/50: Brooklyn/Sperlonga, ex chiesa sanctae mariae de Spelonchae, Sperlonga, Italy
            “Rome and a Villa”, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Cream & Sugar, NeroDoro, Brooklyn, NY
2010    La Dispensa, Santi, Roma, Italia
            In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
            Cream & Sugar, NeroDoro, Brooklyn, NY 2010-2014
            Italian Lessons, Gnarly Vines, Brooklyn, NY
2009    Golose Necessità, Santi, Roma, Italia
2008    Magical Things, St. Joseph’s College Alumni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            When We Were Six, Cannon’s Walk, South Street Seaport, NYC
            Dress Up, Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ
2007    Keeping Room, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
2006    Threads of Memory (project room installation), Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2005    Another Place, Another Time, H.A.C. Gallery, Kobe City, Japan
2004    You Must Remember This, Figureworks, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
            Uncharted Territories, Wood, Rafalsky & Wood, Brooklyn, NY
            Romantic Places, Berlitz, NYC
2002    Beautiful Necessity, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020    Home for the Holidays, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI
            Out of Isolation, The Firefly Artists, Northport, NY
            State of the Arts 2020, Prairie Village Arts Council, Prairie Village, KS
            30/30 Small Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
            Another Moment in Time, Old Town Guild Fine Art & Crafts Center,Cutchogue, NY
            WASH 2020, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
            Artists Who Teach 2020, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
            In Reflection, Kentler International Drawing Space, ART YARD, Brooklyn, NY
            Works on Paper, The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
            Endless Horizon, Gestalt Projects, Los Angeles, CA
            Expressions 2020 exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CASan Rafael, CA 94901
            Summer Play, Cape Cod Art Museum, Dennis, MA
            Open Art Show, Grey Cube Gallery, online platform
            2020 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
            Reflections, St. Joseph’s College Alumni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            20 years: 2000-2020, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
2019    Arizona Aqueous XXXIV, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac AZ
            Black and White National, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC
            National Juried Painting Exhibition, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
            Artists Who Teach, Fayetteville State University Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
            Small and Smaller, Site : Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
            The Room, Gestalt Projects, Santa Monica, CA
            Aqueous, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
            Imagine, Gallery by the Lake, Lake Charles, La
2019     Contemporary Art Survey, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
            Loss, Redemption and Grace, EBD4, Chamblee, GA
            ART & DEMOCRACY VI 2019, Visual Artists Guild, Los Angeles, CA
            Brooklyn Vanguard, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC
            Piezas Exquisitas / Exquisite Parts, Mar Vista, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
            Transformers, St. Joseph’s College Alumni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018    Landscape: Real and Imagined, Site : Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
            Echo Echo, Curated by Nancy Bowen, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
            Black Out, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
            October Show, OSSAM Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Cat and Dog in Art, OSSAM Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            connect + collect, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2017    New Additions, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
            STATE PROPERTY, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY
            Place, A Point of View at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
            FabrianoInAcquarello 2017, Torre Truglia, Sperlonga, Italy
            FabrianoInAcquarello 2017, ex chiesa sanctae mariae de Spelonchae, Sperlonga, Italy
            The Four Seasons, Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
            Political Unrest Revisited, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
            Notes from Abroad, 107 Bowers Gallery & Art Space, Jersey City, NJ
2016    Making Music, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
            Wearable Arts, GCCA, Catskill, NY
            Collage, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY
            Outdoor Banner Project, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY
2015    Cautionary Tales: Old Visions Through New Eyes, President’s Gallery, John Jay College, NYC
            In Pursuit of Freedom, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn NY
            Sodom by the Sea Salon, Coney Island Museum, Coney Island USA, Brooklyn, NY
            Crystal Anniversary, Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Useful Objects, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
            We Got Spirit, Yes We Do, Unity Gallery, Fairfield, IA
            Without/Color, Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014    Liar, Liar, (with Giuseppe Di Lelio) Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Friend of a Friend, Lovey Town, Everywhere 
            Circumstances, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
            Get Up, Stand Up!, The Distillery Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
            My Sisters Doll, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
2013    Toast of Bed Sty, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Co., Brooklyn, NY
            Day After Day, Museum at SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
            Art Barn 2013, Amy Simon Fine Arts, Westport, CT
            Word, Rotunda Gallery at Mount Vernon Public Library, Mount Vernon, NY
            Faces of Figureworks: Self Portraits, Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Contemporary Cartographies, Lehman College Art Gallery/CUNY, Bronx, NY
2012    Word, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Summer Has Just Come, Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan
            Art Barn, Amy Simon Fine Arts, Westport, CT
            The Influential Female - Drawings Inspired by Women in History, Kentler, Brooklyn, NY
2011    Fashioned in Time, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Common Threads, Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ
            Human Form: An Enduring Inspiration, Ann Street Gallery, Newburg, NY
            The Heights, Distillery Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
            Italiana, St. Joseph’s College Alumni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010    Topology of Dream Time, HAC Gallery, Kobe City, Japan
            Meridith McNeal, Ed Rath & Shiro Sasaki, Nuovo e Vecchio Gallery, Kobe City, Japan
            Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
            Exploring 100 Years of Figurative Art: The Edith Halpert Influence, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
            In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger (one person) Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
            Fan, Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan
            A Light Above the Rest, MyPAC, Miami, FL
            Water, Atlantic Gallery, NYC
            Figureworks 10th Year Anniversary, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY

PRESS
“Reflecting in Red Hook”, Red Hook Star, July 3, 2020
“Five Fun Spots to see in Red Hook”, Brooklyn Eagle, Feb. 28, 2019
“Sui Generis Artist”, The Red Hook Star Review, Jan. 4, 2019
“Meridith McNeal: Portrait of My Mother”, What I Watched And Read, Diana Rickard, Jan. 11, 2019
“107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace: Artist Conversation with Meridith McNeal”, Growing in Jersey City, May 31, 2017
“9 Books About City Life You Must Read This Fall”, CITYLAB, Janet Leigh Hester & Ellie Anzilotti, Oct. 16, 2016
“Gorilla Arté Esposizione are contemporanea: l'esposizione di Meridith McNeal”, HeyeEvent and Where’s UP?, 2015
“On view now at Figureworks”, Greenpointers.com, Ona Abelis, January 14, 2014
“Without/Color at Figureworks”, What I Read and Watched (and Saw), Diana Rickard, January 10, 2015
“Attualità Manierista”, Quaz-Art: Arte Esperimentale, April 27, 2013
"The Mapmakers," The Envoy, March 23rd, 2013
"Charting a New Course," Bronx Free Press, February 6 – 12, 2013
"Artists ‘map’ out their creativity in a new exhibit that re-invents and re-imagines the craft of map making," New York Daily News, Jan 31, 2012
“Word”, What I Read and Watched (and Saw), Diana Rickard, September 16, 2012
“Coats of Arms, Shoes of Feet”, ARTslant and Mappa Mundi, Lisa Peet, January 23, 2010
“The Presence of Time Within "In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger”, ARTslant, Odetta Dangerfield, January 19, 2010
“The Map As Art" ARTNET DESIGN, (Brooklyn Day Dress pictured) January 6, 2010
“Sightlines: Map Art” Wall Street Journal, Kate Auletta, December 11, 2009
“Own This City: Seven Days with Jamie Hook”, (Brooklyn Day Dress pictured) Time Out NY, Linnea Covington, November 26–December 2, 2009
“Magical Things: Spring  at the American Academy in Rome” Feminist Review, Eleanor J. Bader, November 21, 2009
“Romantic Journey…” Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs, Rachel Lucie, November 19, 2009
“The Map as Art” What I Read and Watched (and Saw), Diana Rickard, November 6, 2009
“Sic Transit Gloria Exhibit Glorifies Biking in a Crowded City” The Indypendent, Julia Dunn, July 10, 2009
“Last-Minute Plan: Reinventing the Wheel” TimeOut NY, Sharon Steel, July 9, 2009
“Recycling Paper: Not Just Good for the Environment” Jinnie Seo (Artists Pension Trust Beijing) 2009
"Where Fashion Meets its Artistic Match" The New York Times, Benjamin Genochhio, January 8, 2009
“Clothes calls: What the artists say about style” New York Newsday, Steve Parks, December 23, 2008
“Meridith McNeal, Magical Things” Daily News, Gayle DeWees, September 16, 2008
“Brooklyn People” Brooklyn Eagle.  Caitlin McNamara, September 4, 2008
“Stitched” The Independent. Joan Baum. May 23 2007
“Needlework Scratches the Surface at Gallery” South Hampton Press. Pat Rogers. May 2007
“Keeping Up Appearances” AOL Video, James Kalm May 2007
"Brooklyn Dispatches" The Brooklyn Rail, James Kalm, May 2007
“Works That Speak Volumes in a19th-Century Poet’s Voice” The New York Times, Benjamin Genocchio, March 18, 2007
 “How a Solitary Poet of the Past Speaks to 10 Artists of Today” The New York Times, Martha Schwendener, March 9, 2007
“The Belle of Wave Hill” The New York Sun, Amanda Gordon, March 1, 2007
“Coney Island Divas” WNBC, Cat Greenleaf February 19, 2007
“Wearable Art?” Brooklyn Papers, Sasha Vasilyuk, Sept 16, 2006
“Threads of Memory” ARTnews, Ann Landi, May 2006
“Brooklyn Art to be Featured at Arts Center” Westport Now, December 26, 2005
“Brooklyn Accents Turn up in Westport” Connecticut Post, Philip Eliasoph, February 5, 2006
“Dateline Brooklyn” Artnet.com Magazine, Stephen Maine, September 30, 2004
“Balancing Act” New York Times, Ken Johnson, February 20, 2004
“Meridith McNeal” Brooklyn Heights Press, Don Evans Jan 1, 2004
“Paper Cuts” New York Times, Arts & Leisure, Sunday January 5, 2003
“Meridith McNeal” New York Arts Magazine, James Kalm, September 2002
“Beautiful Necessity” New York Arts Magazine, Rachael Stark, September 2002

AWARDS, BOOKS, FEATURES AND HONORS
2020    Vox Viola Literary Magazine: amplifying women's voices through poetry, prose, and visual arts.
            Art in Social Isolation, Duende Art Magazine, UK
            Awarded Curators Choice for Excellence, WASH 2020, Sacramento, CA
            Finalist Visual Art Open 2020 UK & International Emerging Artist Awards, Chester, UK
            35x35 Art Project & permanent collection of Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece
            Finalist Summer Play, Cape Cod Players Playbill Print Cover, Dennis, MA
            Artists of the Year (Painting), Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France
            Awarded Honorable Mention, Open Art Show, Grey Cube Gallery, March 2020
            Awarded Curators Choice for Excellent Artwork in Open Exhibition Art Room Contemporary, 2020
            Freebird Books featured in Reed Magazine, San Jose, CA, Winter 2020
            Inside Outside Windowphilia featured in The Stirling Spoon, January 2020 issue
            Graceful Confusion featured in Up the Staircase Quarterly, issue #48
            Meridith McNeal: Liberty Clouded; Liar, Liar; Inside Outside featured in Barzakh Magazine, 2020
2019    Awarded BEST IN SHOW inArizona Aqueous XXXIV at Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac AZ
            Awarded Curators Choice in 2019 Contemporary Art Survey at Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
            Jury Top Merit Award in Loss, Redemption and Grace, EBD4, Chamblee, GA
            BAC (Brooklyn Arts Council), Brooklyn Arts Fund Program, Artists Grant
            Artists of the Year (Painting), Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France
            Included in: UPPERCASE Magazine issue 42, Magically Mundane, Alberta, Canada
            Inside Outside Windowphilia included in: Genre: Urban Arts' No. 9, print and online magazine
            Published: A Portrait of My Mother, Blurb 2019
2017    American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
            Arte Laguna Prize International Art Award: Finalist/Painting
2016    Included in: You Are Here/NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, Katharine Harmon
2014    American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
2013    American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
2011    Published: In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger, Blurb 2011
            Artslant, 1st 2011 Showcase Winner in Sculpture
            Hooper of the Month, Artwork featured and award, hoopnotica.com, February 2011
2010    American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
            Artslant, 6th 2010 Showcase Winner in Drawing
2009    Published: Meridith McNeal, Magical Things, Blurb
            American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
            Included in: Map As Art, The: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Katharine Harmon,     
2008    American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency

MEMBERSHIPS/COMMITTIES
Kentler International Drawing Space Artists Advisory Committee 2006 – present
The Brooklyn Public Library Curatorial Advisory Committee 2004 – 2015
Romare Bearden: 20th Century American Master, Artist/Curator 2011
Curate NYC: A Multi Venue Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Curatorial panel
Fund for Teachers Program Selection Committee 2010
Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAMart Curatorial oversight 2006/07
Skylight Gallery/Bed Sty Restoration Co. Curatorial & Program oversight 2006/07
The Gallery at Horticultural Society of NY Artists Advisory Committee 2006-2008
Coney Island Museum Artists Advisory Committee 2006-2008
Project Diversity Curatorial Committee/Brooklyn 2004-05; Curatorial Liaison Queens 2006/07
New York State Council on the Arts Panelist 1998, 2005-06
DCA Site Specific Selection Panels Panelist 1997, 2007

EDUCATION
Vermont College Norwich University, Montpelier VT MFA 1998
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY BFA 1985
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 1980-1982