Margaret Meehan

Margaret Meehan works in a variety of media focusing on gender and revisionist history. With images of feral behavior, medical anomalies and barren landscapes, her work lets the past collide with the present, evoking constructions of race, gender and cultural erasure. Meehan takes on different sources and images from cinema, music, art, feminist activism and suffrage to explore and illuminate present-day hostilities toward women and their rights. She is interested in cycles of representation, in particular, the tendency for women to be depicted as monsters.

Meehan received her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle. Meehan’s awards and residencies include the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant (2015), Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2014), The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY (2013), Bemis Center, Omaha, NE (2009), the Dozier Travel Grant and the Dallas Museum of Art, TX (2008). She has shown at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA; Flowers Gallery, London, UK; David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX, and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX; among others. She currently lives and works in Richmond, VA.

Margaret Meehan; Ruth Gordon, 2015; gouache, graphite, archival photo paper; 10 x 8 in.
Margaret Meehan; I'm for Sexual Freedom, 2015; cabinet card, graphite, gouache, glitter glass
Margaret Meehan; night, rope, noose, ladder, 2013; branch, paint, silk bondage rope, wood, vintage glitter glass
Margaret Meehan; blackbird (shelf 1), 2013; vintage clothing, glitter glass, paint, feathers, wood
Margaret Meehan; songbird, 2013; vintage clothing, paint, silk bondage rope, feathers, leather
Margaret Meehan; patterns of flight, 2013; archival inkjet prints and specimen pins
Margaret Meehan; her eyes were small and far, 2013; archival inkjet print, mirrors; 8 x 12 in.
Margaret Meehan; The Haymakers, 2012; cabinet cards, vintage glitter glass, gouache, latex; 30 x 36
Margaret Meehan; Howl, 2001; tree branch, thread, vintage leather gloves; 34 x 27 x 12 in.
Margaret Meehan; The Circled Square, 2011; cast aluminum, vintage glitter glass, glue, oil stick
Margaret Meehan; We Were Them (Broadside); 2013