CONTACT

megkatkinson@gmail.com

@megatkinsonartist

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

COOLER GALLERY. Meg Atkinson. Brooklyn, NY. (forthcoming) January, 2018

PARAMOUNT GALLERY, Long Island University. Meg Atkinson. Brooklyn, NY. 1993

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

MORGAN LEHMAN. Twenty by Sixteen Biennial. New York. April (Curator, Geoffrey Young)

106 VAN BUREN. Talking Pictures 1st Invitational. Bed Stuy, New York. March (Curators, Paul D'agostino, Jeffrey Bishop, Cathy Nan Quinlan)

NOYES MUSEUM OF ART. A Dark Wood. Atlantic City, New Jersey. January - April

KNOCKDOWN CENTER. Nasty Women Exhibition. Queens, New York. January

2016

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB. The Warmth of Winter. New York, N.Y. December - January

DRAWING ROOMS. Big Small Works Show. Jersey City, N.J. December - January

TRESTLE GALLERY. Winter Benefit. Brooklyn, N.Y. December

GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY. Chronic Blooms. Great Barrington, MA. October

ART HOUSE GALLERY AND CURIOUS MATTER. A Dark Wood. New Jersey. (Curators, Raymond Mingst and Arthur Bruso)

DAVID & SCHWEITZER CONTEMPORARY. Making the Future. Brooklyn, N.Y. (Curators, Julie Torres and Michael David)

CENTOTTO. NOMENCoLorATURE at Studio 10. Brooklyn, N.Y. August (Curator, Paul D'Agostino)

ODETTA. Child's Play. Brooklyn, N.Y. June

2015

DRAWING ROOMS. Big Small Works Show. Jersey City, N.J. December - January

TRESTLE GALLERY. Winter Art Sale. Brooklyn, N.Y. November. 

OUTPOST GALLERY. Checkered History: The Grid in Art & Life. Ridgewood, N.Y. October (Curators, Ruth Kahn and David Weinstein)

THE ART HOUSE. The Art Project. Jersey City, N.J. September (Curator, James Pustorino)

CENTRAL BOOKING. Going Big. LES, New York, N.Y. July-August

DRAWING ROOMS. Color Rules. Jersey City, N.J. July

ARTS@RENAISSANCE, Last Dance at the Old Gem. Brooklyn, NY. June

STOREFRONT TEN EYCK. Making HistoryBrooklyn, N.Y. April (Curators, Krista Saunders and Dexter Wimberly) Catalogue

MORGAN LEHMAN, Twenty by Sixteen, New York, NY. March - April (Curator, Geoffrey Young)

500X, Family Ties, Dallas, TX. April. (Curators, Julie Torres and Bonny Leibowitz)

ARTS@RENAISSANCE, A Weekend at the Old Gem. Brooklyn, NY. February

MOMENTA ART. New Work City. Brooklyn, NY. January. (Curator, Julie Torres)

2014

DRAWING ROOMS. Big Small Works Show. Jersey City, N.J. December - January

THE PAINTING CENTER. 21 & Counting. Anniversary Benefit Exhibition. NYC. December

TRESTLE PROJECTS. Grab Bag. (Curators, Will Hutnick and Polly Allison Shindler). Brooklyn, N.Y. November 

STOREFRONT TEN EYCK. Abstraction and its Discontents. (Curator, Deborah Brown). Brooklyn, N.Y. October - November

2 RIVINGTON STREET. Second Family. (Curator, Julie Torres). LES, NYC. September 

GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY. Elements of Style. Great Barrington, MA. August

(FORMERLY) POCKET UTOPIA. Family Style. (Curator, Julie Torres). LES, NYC. July - August

STOREFRONT TEN EYCK. 8th Annual Arts in Bushwick Benefit. Brooklyn, N.Y. May

2013

BERNARDUCCIO MEISEL GALLERY. NURTUREart Benefit.  New York, N.Y.

2012

MURIEL GUEPIIN GALLERY. To Be Considered. Brooklyn, N.Y.

TWO COATS OF PAINT @ BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS. Inquiry. (Curator, Austin Thomas). 2012.

2011

BROOKLYN ARTISTS' GYM, Voyeur: See and Be Seen. Brooklyn, N.Y. 

(full resume available upon request)

PUBLISHED WRITING

"Margaret Atkinson on Louise Fishman," Painters on Painting, December 22, 2014

"Illuminated Manuscripts," Cousin Corrine's Reminder, Issue No. 3. Summer 2011

LECTURES/TALKS

TRANS-CEN-DER, Session 01.04, Artist's Talk, April 2017

Artist's Talk, ODETTA, June 2016

"The PM, Some Thoughts on Mondrian" Staged reading of written work at Pratt Institute, September 2015

Bushwick Art Crit Group, May 2014, Spring Session 3

National Art Education Association, March 2007. Co-Panelist in slideshow and discussion re the artistic challenges posed by adolescent beginners. 

AWARDS

Edes P. Gilbert Travel Grant, Summer 2014. Turkey and Italy. 

BLOGOSPHERE/YOUTUBE/PRESS

The New Criterion, April 2017. Gallery Chronicle by James Panero. http://jamespanero.com/writing/2017/4/gallery-chronicle-april-2017.html

New York - Zeit für das Beste by Karin Hanta. Photo.

http://www.young-space.com/blog/2016/12/meg-atkinson?rq=meg%20atkinson Interview and photos

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "BOS Studio Visit with Meg Atkinson." Photos. (2016). https://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/2016/10/bos-studio-visit-with-meg-atkinson.html

Making History BUSHWICK, Arts in Bushwick Catalogue 2016

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "Child's Play at ODETTA." Photos. (2016). https://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/2016/06/childs-play-at-odetta-gallery.html

Paint Pulse Magazine "Currently Featured Artists," Issue #4  Photos (2015) (Juror, Will Hutnick) http://www.paintpulsemagazine.com/currently-featured.html

Playspace Magazine "Meg Atkinson Artist's Diaries" Photos (2015) http://www.playspacemagazine.com/

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "Color Rules" at The Drawing Rooms. Photo. (2015). http://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/2015/08/color-rules-at-drawing-rooms.html

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "Meg Atkinson Studio." Photo. (2015). http://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/2015/06/meg-atkinson-studio.html

Modelmenagerie.com "Open Studios" Photo. (2015)

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "New Work City" Photo. (2015). 

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "Grab Bag at Trestle Projects." Photo. (2014).

Paintings On View: BUSHWICK  (Video) November 2014. Review of Abstraction and its Discontents by James Kalm (Loren Munk). 

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "Abstraction and its Discontents at Storefront Ten Eyck." Photo. (2014).

Two Coats of Paint "The backstory: Abstraction and its Discontents" by Sharon Butler. (2014).

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town "Second Family" at 2 Rivington Street. Photo. (2014).

Two Coats of Paint "Outside the City: Great Barrington" by Sharon Butler. Photo. (2014).

Two Coats of Paint “Painting IRL: 2013 Bushwick Open Studios” by Sharon Butler. Photo. (2013).

BushwickDaily.com in "Two Coats of Paint moved to Bushwick", a review of the show Inquiry, curated by Austin Thomas (May 2012).

The Great Gray Bridge in Bushwick Open Studios, June 2—Shared Blog Post by Kyle Gallup & Philip Turner (June 2012). Photo.

Drawing on the Utopic in "I have an inquiry..." (May 2012)   

 

EDUCATION

Queens College, CUNY, MFA, Painting.

Pratt Institute, BFA, Drawing. With Honors.

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences. I lasted two years.

 

STATEMENT

My paintings exist in multiple worlds. While embracing color and imagination, they also serve the masters of representation and abstraction. When I started making the kinds of paintings that I like to look at not only did the work improve but it also got easier to finish. This is another way of saying that it took me a long time to realize that the ideas that I like, which are processed through my intellect and imagination, are finally making it to the canvas. Throwing off the shackles of the burden of proof is turning out to be liberating. The engine that drives my work is my love of color. I like thinking about it and using it in satisfying ways. I am also drawn to complex patterns and sometimes to renditions of known images. To be creative is to have ideas.