Margaret Meehan



Margaret Meehan is an artist living and working in Richmond, VA. Her 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. Meehan’s 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, and Ulterior Gallery in New York. Awards and residencies include the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant, Artpace International Residency, The Lighthouse Works Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency, the Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship. Meehan’s work has been featured in the Guardian, Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, and Artforum, among others. In the spring of 2021, a solo exhibition of her work opened at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art acquired a work from the exhibition.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2022 The Bunker Art Space, Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, Palm Beach, FL
2022 Migration, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, FW, TX
2022 Texas Collects: Carter/Wynne Collection, Site 131, Dallas, TX
2022 Modern Billings, The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth
2022 At Six & Seven, Ulterior Gallery, New York, NY
2021 Amplify, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
2020 Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
2020 Body, Object, Image, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
2019 Declarations, Shirley Fiterman Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Ulterior Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Ulterior Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Flowers Gallery, London, UK
2016 Bye Bye Blue, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
2016 and she was, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
2014 Artpace, Decoration Day- New Works 14.1, San Antonio, TX
2013 David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
2013 Dallas Museum of Art, DallasSITES: Available Space- Curated by The Art Foundation
2013 Sam Houston State, Huntsville, TX
2012 SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
2010 Marwen, Chicago, IL
2010 Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2009 BEMIS, Omaha, NE
2009 Road Agent Gallery, Dallas, TX
2007 The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, TX