Figureworks
fine art of the human form

The Art of Meridith McNeal

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014
Liar, Liar, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY,
2013           
Day to Day, Museum at SUNY Albany, Albany, NY           
2012           
Word
, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
50/50: Brooklyn/Sperlonga (one person), ex chiesa sanctae mariae de Spelonchae, Sperlonga, Italy
“Rome and a Villa” (one person), Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art Barn, Amy Simon Fine Arts, Westport, CT
The Influential Female - Drawings Inspired by Women in History, Kentler International Drawing Space, 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
é vero (one person) Tramonto Bistrot, Sperlonga, Italy
The Heights, Distillery Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Italiana, St. Joseph’s College Alumni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Cream & Sugar (one person) NeroDoro, 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: I, II & III – The Edith Halpert Influence, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
La Dispensa, (one person), Santi, Roma, Italia
In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger (one person) Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
Cream & Sugar (one person) NeroDoro, Brooklyn, NY
Italian Lessons (one person) Gnarly Vines, 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
2009
Map as Art, Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC
The Exquisite Corpse, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark NJ,
Funny Face Invitational, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Future Figure curated by K. Saito, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
Magical Things/For the People (exhibition and book release with Ed Rath) James Cummins Bookseller, NYC
Golose Necessità (one person), Santi, Roma, Italia
Sic Transit Gloria, Atlantic Gallery, NYC
Tote Bag, Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan
2008
Magical Things
(one person), St. Joseph’s College Alumni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fashion Forward, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
When We Were Six (one person), Cannon’s Walk, South Street Seaport, NYC
Dress Up (one person), Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ
Brooklyn Is A State of Mind, 95 Lexington, Brooklyn, NY
Represent Brooklyn, TRA Gallery, Brooklyn
Heart & Soul (Younity), Alphabeta, Brooklyn, NY
ART @ Forte, Forte Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Flow: Miami Invitational Art Fair,
Amy Simon Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Punchbowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Highlights 2007, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
Crossover: Fusion of Female Stylez, Ideaz and Skillz, The Showroom, NYC
Well Dressed, Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC
Money, Hewitt Gallery of Art, NYC
Keeping Room (one person), Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY
Beside Your Shimmering Doorway in Emily Dickinson Rendered, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Hot Summer Art Battle, Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan
Stitched, Surface Library Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Playing For Keeps, Atlantic Gallery, NYC
Summer Rotation 2007, Amy Simon Fine Arts, Westport, CT
ART @ Forte, Forte Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
The Spirit of Color, Amy Simon Fine Arts, Westport, CT
The Handmaking, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
2006    
Personal Geographies
, Hunter 42nd Street Gallery, NYC   
East Wind: West Wind (w/Ed Rath & Shiro Sasaki), H.A.C. Gallery, Kobe City, Japan
Trashion, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
Music to my Eyes, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art re-FASHION-ed, Harriet’s Alter Ego, Brooklyn, NY
Trash: What We Value & What We Throw Away, Atlantic Gallery, NYC
Here Comes the Bride, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Women’s History, Community Gallery, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn NY
Neighborhood Divas, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Racing Pages,  LGB&T Community Center, NYC
Threads of Memory (one person project room installation), Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Brooklyn, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2005
A Sense of Place,
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
Another Place, Another Time (one person), H.A.C. Gallery, Kobe City, Japan
Art Bar, Gallery on the Ithaca Commons, Ithaca, NY
Figurations, Kentler Satellite Flatfile at Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Kicks Ass, Gallery D3, Brooklyn, NY
Breaking Ground, New York Horticultural Society Gallery, NYC
Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Benefit 2005 and Works from the Flat File, Momenta, Brooklyn, NY
Got Quirk?, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il
Distance Made Good, Fading Ad, Brooklyn NY
2004
You Must Remember This
(one person), Figureworks, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Uncharted Territories (one person), Wood, Rafalsky & Wood, Brooklyn, NY
Romantic Places (one person), Berlitz, NYC
Pattern & Decoration, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Memory, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Balancing Act, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
Uncharted Territory: Subjective Mapping by Artists & Cartographers,
Julie Saul Gallery,  NYC
She Must Have Looked Lovely in That Dress (w/ Laura C. Hewitt)
Edward Hopper House Art      Center, Nyack, NY
Distance Made Good, gallerythe, Brooklyn, NY
2003
Multiple Memorials, Viridian Gallery, Chelsea NYC
Postcards From The Edge, Galerie Lelong, NYC
Small Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Paper Cuts, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
2002
Peace
, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Necessity (one person), Figureworks, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Postcards From The Edge, Sperone Westwater, NYC
Ground Zero, Detroit Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
Souls of Humanity, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Reactions, Exit Art, NYC
2001
Assumed Presence (w/ Laura C. Hewitt), ACT, Indianapolis, IN
Chair City, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
eMotion Pictures, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA
Heel To Toe, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY
2000
Misinterpretation: Naming the Thing One Sees (w/ Laura C. Hewitt)TAI Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Personal Mythologies (w/ Laura C. Hewitt), Alpha Art Gallery, Ester, AK
New Work (w/ Laura C. Hewitt), Waverly Studio, Brooklyn, NY
1999
Heavy Meddling (w/ Laura C. Hewitt), 103 Lexington, Brooklyn, NY
A Gathering of Women, Robeson Gallery, University Park, PA
The Mapping of Desire: Idols, Icons and Legends (w/ Laura C. Hewitt)
Alaska Pacific University Galleries
Return Address: Care of the Heart (w/Laura C. Hewitt), Dolce Vita, Fairbanks, Alaska
International Book Art, Bunnell Gallery, Homer Alaska

PRESS

“Sic Transit Gloria Exhibit Glorifies Biking in a Crowded City” The Indypendent, Julia Dunn, July 10, 2009
“Last-Minute Plan: Reinventing the Wheel” Time Out NY, Sharon Steel, July 9, 2009
“Recycling Paper: Not Just Good for the Environment” Jinnie Seo (Artists Pension Trust Beijing
"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
“Paper Doll” Brooklyn Papers, Lisa J. Curtis, July 22, 2002
“Beautiful Necessity” Brooklyn Journal of Arts and Urban Affairs, July 4, 2002
“A Search for Shards is Not What It Seems” The New York Times March 10, 2002
Time Out New York April 2002
“Palette” Anchorage Daily News, September 3, 1999
“Misinterpretations: Naming the Thing One Sees”, Courier Lifestyles (Arts & Leisure), August 28, 2000
Between Us edited by Kay Turner, Chronicle Books, 1996
"Mighty Power Painters" by William Walker, Brooklyn Bridge September/October 1995
"Budding Artists of the Month: A Day For Young Creators", Brooklyn Woman June, 1995
Time Capsule edited by Robin Kahn, Creative Time, NYC 1995
"What Watercolorists Can Do" by Vivien Raynor, The New York Times February 13, 1994
"Watercolors" by Eileen Watkins, The Sunday Star-Ledger February 13, 1994
"Frohnmayer's Folly" by John Loughery, New Art Examiner February 1990

AWARDS AND HONORS
2009 
American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
Included in:  cARTography: Artists + Maps, Kitty Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009
2008 
American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
2007
GGP exhibition support When We Were Six, NYC
Women’s Action Network, Featured Artist, Online project, Lexington, Kentucky
2005
Ithaca Fine Art Chocolates, Art Bar artist, Ithaca, NY
2001
Lilly Foundation Exhibition Sponsorship Assumed Presence, ACT Indianapolis, IN
1986
Change Inc. Robert Rauschenberg Artists Grant
1985 
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency Fellowship awarded by SVA   

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

 

meridith mcneal
In“Inside/Outside - Music Lessons”, ink and watercolor on paper, 36" x 24", 2016

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

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

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

 



 

 

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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 , 2007, 10" x 12" (art size), 17" x 19" (outside frame)


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Brooklyn Day Dress (in Installation)
Contemporary Subway Maps, full scale (57" high), 2006
,SOLD