exploring the surface thru mark making, layers & blurts
moving , scraping, scrubbing, melting, blending , uncovering, glimpses into, onto and around the surface
" Playing on the Surface "
~ mfk ~
MEAGHAN FENNESSY KEELEY: BIO /CV PAGE
Corporate & Commercial Installations:
- Prime Fish, Charlotte, NC
- Omakase by Prime Fish, Charlotte, NC
- Signature Healthcare, Charlotte, NC
- Laurenti Psych Services, Charlotte, NC
- Technicon Acoustics, Concord, NC
- Up - And - Coming Charlotte Invitational , Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC , July 16, 2021
- Up - And - Coming Charlotte Invitational , Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC , August 14, 2020
- Karen Saks Showroom & Karen Saks Art, Winter 2020, Charlotte, NC & Raleigh, NC
- Karen Saks Showroom & Karen Saks Art, Summer/Fall, Charlotte, NC & Ralaigh, NC
- Art House Charlotte, Spring 2019, Charlotte, NC
- Art House Charlotte, Fall 2018, Charlotte, NC
- Art House Charlotte, Summer Show 2018, Charlotte, NC
- Art House Charlotte, Art Crush , Winter 2018, Charlotte, NC
- Art House Charlotte, Spring 2017, Charlotte, NC
- Art House Charlotte, September, 2017, Charlotte, NC
- Art House Charlotte, Spring/Summer Show, 2016, Charlotte, NC
- JWV Artists Charlotte in Bloom, April 8, 2016 @ The Frock Shop, Charlotte, NC,
- Galleria 360, Florence , Italy, "Arte Donna ", March 2016
- JWV Artists Pop Up Show, Charlotte, NC, February 2016
- JWV Artists Winter Show, Charlotte, NC, November 2015
- Galleria 360, Florence , Italy, "Colors of the Soul ", November - December 2014
- Galleria 360 @ Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi , March 2014 - March 2015
- JWV Artists Spring Show, Charlotte, NC, March 2014
- Galleria 360, Florence , Italy, "Summer Art Florence", June - July , 2013 and thru their permanent collection
- Christs Church, Charlotte, NC "Collective Artist Show September 2014 "
- Sundae Art Gallery, Concord, NC , Summer 2013 thru Spring 2014
- Agora Gallery, NY,NY, "The Essence of Abstraction" Collective Show, March 2013
- JWV Artists Spring Show, Charlotte, NC, March 2013
- Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte ,NC " Braitman Studio Artists' Juried Exhibition", January / February 2013
- Signature Healthcare, Charlotte, NC , office space installation
- Artist in Residence with the Braitman Studio, Charlotte, NC , Spring 2012
- Teacher: Assistant to Fundamentals class, Braitman Studio, Spring 2012 - Fall 2012
- Past Student: Charlotte Zweber (figure work)
- Past Student: Susan Matthews, Charlotte, NC (color palette)
- Past Student: The Foundry, Charlotte, NC (bronze sculpture techniques)
- Past Student: Vaino Kola (printmaking, figure drawing and painting)
- Past Student: Nancy Helfant (sculpture techniques of clay, wire and found objects)
- Degree: B.A. Art History(studio art), Wheaton College, Norton, MA
- AHA Fine Arts Hall of Fame Honoree, The Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ , October 2018
- Braitman Studio ( figure class), Painting of the Month, October 2015
- Charlotte Talent Magazine, February 1st, 2013 (on line publication)
- ARTisSpectrum , The Chelsea Perspective, Volume 28 , November 2012, (page 82)
- mfk designs, inc. ( art and floorcloth design company) 2005-2010
- Gardner- Moross Inc., NY, NY and Charlotte, NC (floorcloth design company)1992-1994
- John Lewis, Inc. Boston, MA ( jewelry designer) 1988-1990
- Edith Schroeder Restoration, Gloucester, MA 1987-1988 (art restoration apprentice)
the Artist's Story:
A former floorcloth artisan, Meaghan has experimented in mixed media and collage techniques using canvas as the building block to create positive and negative space relations. Pure Primary colors and bold lines bring out the full potential of the large canvases from which she worked. Shapes ebb and flows across the foreground creating both positive and negative space and a sense of depth and weight to her images.
Diving straight into abstract painting, with the guidance of acclaimed artist Andy Braitman, Meaghan is working in mixed media. Thriving on the larger canvas and its capacity for drama and viewer interaction , she is experimenting with pastels, oils , acrylics, charcoal, resin and encaustic applications.
Meaghan's strong element of line and architectural shapes and her fascination with surface interplay, has exploded and brought her latest big works to another level . It's all about the process for her; build up of texture and media play creates a beautiful depth and intrigue to her work.
She is coming into her own unique style and truly enjoying her dialogue with the surface of the canvas.
Personal note : She has battled both Hodgkins Lymphoma and most recently, Breast Cancer in 2017. With her fabulous family behind her , she is thriving and back in her studio.
Her bold expressive works show her zest and and undaughting passion. She is WINNING .