Margaret Meehan’s work is a research-based, multidisciplinary exploration that pulls from film, music, popular culture, folklore, and traditional crafts. She considers the origins of outcasts through their representation – in particular, the tendency for women and societal “others” to be seen as monsters. Her research includes teratology and medicine, ornithology, the esthetics of cuteness, materiality in high and low culture as well as modes of feminist protest. This all stems from her curiosity about the lines that separate what is protected from what is feared and how gendering plays into these expectations.

Her work has been shown at ArtPace San Antonio, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Dallas Museum of Art, Flowers Gallery in London, Conduit Gallery in Dallas, TX and Ulterior Gallery in New York. Awards and residencies include the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant (2015), Artpace International Residency (2014), The Lighthouse Works Residency (2013), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency (2009), Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art (2008) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship (2020). Meehan’s work has been featured in the Guardian, Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, and Artforum, among others.

Selected Exhibitions: Solo

2021
Conduit Gallery, “After Laughter”, Dallas, TX
2019
Shirley Fiterman Gallery, “Declarations”, New York, NY
Ulterior Gallery, “Bare teeth. Grow wings.” New York, NY
2018
Conduit Gallery, “Hope is the Thing With Feathers“, Dallas, TX          
2016
Flowers Gallery, “Artist of the Day”, London, England
Old Jail Art Center, “Bye Bye Blue” Albany, TX
Art League Houston, “And She Was”, Houston, TX
2015
David Shelton Gallery, “Every Witch Way but Loose “, Houston, TX
2014
Conduit Gallery, “Paper Moon“, Dallas, TX
Artpace, “Decoration Day- New Works 14.1”, San Antonio, TX
2013
David Shelton Gallery, “We Were Them”, Houston, TX
Sam Houston State University, “The Legacy of Lily White”, Huntsville, TX
2012
Conduit Gallery, “Hystrionics And The Forgotten Arm“, Dallas, TX
Soil Gallery, “The Pugilist”, Seattle, WA
2011
Women & Their Work, “Hystrionics and the Forgotten Arm”, Austin, TX
2008
Road Agent Gallery, “On Sugar Mountain. Up Shit Creek”, Dallas, TX
2006
Eastfield College, “Innocence and Otherness” Mesquite, TX
2005
Brookhaven College, “Pity Party On The Mountain Of Loneliness”, Dallas, TX

Selected Exhibitions: Group

2020
Conduit Gallery, “Exquisite Corpse”, Dallas, TX
Artpace, “Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace”, San Antonio, TX   
Candela Gallery, Body, Object, Image. Richmond, VA
2017
Ulterior,“Rachel Grobstein and Margaret Meehan”, New York, NY 
2014

500X, “CO-Action”, Dallas, TX
Helmuth Project, “Object Object”, San Deigo, CA
db14, “500 singleton”, Dallas, TX
Houston Arts Alliance, Michael Bise: Artist’s Picks, Houston, TX
2013

Dallas Contemporary, “Acceleration”, Dallas, TX
Centraltrak, “Sadie Hawkins”- Curated by Leigh Arnold, Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, “DallaSITES: available space”, Dallas, TX
Barry Whistler Gallery, “Now Then & Again”, Dallas, TX
Shamrock Hotel Studios, “Mystery Achievement”, Dallas, TX
2012

David Shelton Gallery, “Prelude”, Houston, TX
2011

Centaltrak, “Gun & Knife Show”, Dallas, TX
The Mac, “Beasts and Bunnies”, Dallas, TX
2010

Marty Walker Gallery, “Small Sculpture”, Dallas, TX
Marwen Center, “By Your Powers Combined”, Chicago, IL
Texas State University Gallery, “New Fables For Our Time”, San Marcos, TX
Curated by Thomas Feulmer and Christina Rees, “Modern Ruin”, Dallas, TX
2009

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery, “Death of a Propane Salesman”, Fort Worth, TX
Road Agent Gallery, “Far From the Maddening Crowd”, Dallas, TX
CADD Art Lab, “Flash: Photography”, Dallas, TX
2008

Domy Books, “Monster Show 3”, Austin and Houston, TX
Centraltrak, “Vicious Pink”, Dallas, TX
Road Agent Gallery, “Party at the Moon Tower”, Dallas, TX
University of Texas at Dallas, “Pix2″, Richardson, TX
2007

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, “Pretty Baby” , Fort Worth, TX
Zerodegreesart.com, “Featured Artists”, LA, CA
Mulcahy Modern, “introduction: 2007”, Dallas, TX
2005

University of Texas at Dallas, “Unreal”, Dallas, TX
Texas Christian University, “Art in the Metroplex”,  Fort Worth, TX
2004

Gray Matters Gallery, “Great Things in Small Packages” Dallas, TX
Hereart Gallery, “The Fall of Nature”, New York, NY
2003

Soil Art Gallery, “Specimen”, Seattle, WA
Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, “Portal Spaces”,  Grand Rapids, MI

Lectures

2021 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2019 Sam F Houston State University, Nacogdoches, TX
2017 University of California, Los Angeles, CA 2018Modern art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2015
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
California State University, Northridge, CA
Layola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Texas A&M Commerce, College Station, TX
2014 Artpace, San Antonio, TX
2013
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
2010
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2009
Metro State College, Denver, CO 2009
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Bemis Contemporary Art Center, Omaha, NE
2006 The University of Texas, Austin, TX
2004 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2001 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
California State University, Long Beach, CA

Residencies

2014 Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program, San Antonio, TX 
2013 The Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY
2009 Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
2003 Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY 
2003 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY 
2002 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 
1996 Alfred University, Masters Figurative Workshop, Alfred, NY 

Awards

2020 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Fellowship, Richmond, VA 
2015 Nasher Sculpture Center, Micro Grant, Dallas, TX
2014 Tasa Conference, Paul Hanna Award, Dallas, TX 
2008 Dallas Museum of Art, Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas, TX 
2003 Milton & Sally Avery Arts Fellow, Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY
2002 Vermont Studio Center Scholarship, Johnson, VT
2001 King County Arts Exhibition Grant, Seattle, WA
2000 Artist Trust, Gap Grant, Seattle, WA 

Professional Experience

2010-13 Blogger, Glasstire .com
2010-2011 Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX – Gallery Manager
2001-2003 Catherine Lee, New York, NY- Artist Assistant,
2000-2001 Soil Artist Cooperative, Seattle, WA- (www.soilart.org)- Member 

Online Projects

2020 Quartz Inversion, Round Two
2012-2021 Artaxis, Margaret Meehan
2008-2020 Up Like Toast, Research blog
2015 Pastelegram.org, Artist Project – We Belong Dead”
2012 Might Be Good, Project Space: Margaret Meehan+ Andy Campbell”, Issue 192

Curatorial Experience

2020 “Soft Pleats”, Visarts Center, Richmond, VA
2016
“Lips Like Sugar”, Beefhaus Gallery, Dallas, TX
“The Treachery of Objects”, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK
2014 “The Stuff of Legends”, Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012 “Under The Table”, Fort Worth Arts Contemporary, Fort Worth, TX
2006 “Feral Nature”, UTD Main Gallery, Richardson, TX
“Menagerie”: traveling exhibition:
2001
Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Dallas, NC
Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL 2001
2000 Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA 2000

Selected Teaching Experience

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA- Visiting Professor
2017-18, 2019
Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX- Adjunct Lecturer 2014-17, 2003-2005
University of Texas, Austin, TX- Lecturer 2011-12, 2005-2006
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO- Visiting Lecturer 2009
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX- Adjunct Lecturer 2012, 2006
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX- Adjunct Lecturer 2010, 2005
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX- Adjunct Lecturer 2009, 2005-2006         

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