ABOUT ME

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MEIGHAN MORRISON

RECENT NEWS AND EVENTS 

ATELIER NEWPORT, AMERICAN LANDSCAPTE, GROUP SHOW, running from 9/15-10/15, 200 Bellevue Ave. Newport, RI

 

SELECTED FOR 2019 GOVERNORS ISLAND ART FAIR (GIAF), NYC, 8/31 - 9/29 every Saturday and Sunday 

 

ATELIER NEWPORT, PALIMPSEST, 2 PERSON SHOW WITH GAYLE MANDLE, opening 6/30, 2-4, 200 Bellevue Ave. Newport, RI 

 

SHOW BLENDS GALLERY, BLACK AND BLUE, BRIDGEPORT, CT opening nights April 5, 5-9pm, April 6, 5-8 

 

GROUP SHOW SCHELFHAULDT GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT 2/7-2/29

 

SELECTED AS ONE OF 21 ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT AT THE 2019 GREENWICH-WESTCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, JURORS INCLUDE ALLISON BRANT OF THE BRANT FOUNDATION AND GEORGE PALI OF GR ART GALLERY, STAMFORD, CT 

#UNLOAD: PICK UP THE PIECES, AT ELY CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NEW HAVEN, CT, CHAIRED BY MARY HIMES (WIFE OF REP. JIM HIMES) AND HELEN DURING OF CT ARTS COUNCIL, OPENING RECEPTION 10/11, 5-8

HOLLY HUNT SHOWROOM ART SHOW, STAMFORD, CT OPENING RECEPTION 10/2 

WILTON LIBRARY, WILTON, CT OPENING NIGHT JUNE 1, SHOW THROUGH 6/29

FX NETWORK ACQUIRED TWO PAINTINGS FOR A NEW DRAMA SERIES 'POSE' STARRING KATE MARA AND JAMES VAN DER BEEK. SCHEDULED TO AIR JUNE 2018

THE SCHEFHAUDT GALLERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT, OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY APRIL 5TH, 2018. EXHIBIT TO RUN THROUGH APRIL 15TH

MULTIPLE WORKS COMMISSIONED FOR RALPH WALKER'S FAMED ART DECO LANDMARK 100 BARCLAY (FORMERLY 140 WEST ST) RENOVATION IN TRIBECA, NYC

 

MULTIPLE WORKS ACQUIRED BY THE NEW STAMFORD HOSPITAL IN STAMFORD, CT

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am interested in opposites, how they meet and determine each other - black/white, rough/smooth, pain/joy.  I paint on linen or paper laid out onto the floor which adds a physicality and spontaneity, often foiling any plan. The large scale of my stretched paintings seek to amplify the relief found in simplification and the basic nature of materials speak to the essential. I paint as a panacea for the exponential convolution that is modern life. Or as rebellion against it.  On my best days I manage to do both.

I studied at Boston University before attending Parsons School of Design as an illustration major. After careers in textile design, interior design and children's books (meighanmorrison.com) I returned to painting, continuing studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  

I am happy to be continuing the artistic tradition of my great, great grandfather Edmund Garrett, illustrator, painter, and mentor of American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam.  Edmund Garrett's work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other distinctive institutions.

Meighan Morrison's paintings are part of private collections around the world including notable political figures and distinguished members of the entertainment industry.