Margaret Meehan

1. How and when you first met Harry Roseman - I first met Harry in October 2005. He and Catherine came to Dallas to lecture about their work. They stayed for a week and we cooked dinner for them at our place on one of the 1st nights.


2. A statement about your work and/or a brief autobiographical statement.

I am an artist currently living in Dallas and teaching in Austin at the University of Texas.

I use children and animal imagery in my work as a way to approach empathy and otherness. Some of the girl’s  have medical anomalies, qualities that might make them freaks. But their forms and malformations remind us that we too are part of and susceptible to the natural world.


- June 2007


margaret meehan




MFA- University of Washington, Seattle, WA ​      1999


selected exhibitions


The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, “Pretty Baby”​ Fort Worth, TX

Mulcahy Modern, “Group Show 2007​  Dallas, TX

Mulcahy Modern, “Introduction: 2007”​ Dallas, TX


Eastfield College, “Innocence and Otherness”​ Mesquite, TX


University of Texas at Dallas, “Unreal”​ Dallas, TX

Texas Christian University, “Art in the Metroplex”​ Fort Worth, TX

​Juror: James Elaine, Hammer Projects, LA,CA

Brookhaven College, “Pity Party on the Mountain of Loneliness”-solo​ Dallas, TX


Gray Matters Gallery, “Great Things in Small Packages”​ Dallas, TX

Southside of Lamar, “Alittle Bit Icky”​ Dallas, TX

HEREart Gallery, “The Fall of Nature”​ New York, NY


Soil Art Gallery, “Specimen”​ Seattle, WA

Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts “Portal Spaces”​ Grand Rapids, MI


Vermont Studio Center, “Storyville”- solo​ Johnson, VT


103 Lexington, “Open Studios”​ Brooklyn, NY

Bank of America Gallery, “Artist Trust Exhibition”​ Seattle, WA

Soil Gallery, “Six of One: Dreaming of Dolly”- solo​ Seattle, WA


Soil Gallery, “Rosy”​ Seattle, WA

Esther Claypool Gallery, “Valentine Invitational“​ Seattle, WA


Henry Art Gallery, “MFA Thesis Exhibition”​ Seattle, WA


professional experience

University of Texas, Austin, TX- adjunct lecturer​  2006-2008, TX- writer-“Elaine Bradford’s Freaks of Nurture”,​ March 2007

UTD Main Gallery, Richardson, TX- Independent Curator “Feral Nature”,​ August 2006

Catherine Lee, New York, NY- Artist Assistant​  2001-2003

Galerie Lelong, New York, NY- Temporary Assistant/Art Handler  2001-2002

Garner Tullis, New York, NY- Temporary Art Handler​  2001

Independent Curator “Menagerie”: traveling sculpture exhibition:​

​Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Dallas, NC​   (2001)

​Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL ​   (2001)

​Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA ​   (2000)

Soil Artist Cooperative, Seattle, WA – ( Member/ Curator​  2000-2001



The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX​      2007

The University of Texas, Austin, TX- lecture and graduate critiques​      2006

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA​      2004

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL​      2001

California State University, Long Beach, CA​      2001





“Art in the Metroplex – Jurors Award, James Elaine, Projects Curator, Hammer Museum, LA, CA​      2005

Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Fellow, NY, NY-Millay Colony​      2003

Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship, Johnson, VT​      2002

Artist Trust, GAP Grant, Seattle, WA​      2000



Artl!es, M.K.Shields, “Pretty Baby” p. 88, #54, Summer 2007., Stephanie Ball-Piwetz, “Photographing the Truth: Pretty Baby and Family Pictures” April 2007.

Fort Worth Weekly, Anthony Mariani, “Where the Wild Things Are” March 28, 2007.

Artl!es Magazine, Charissa Terranova, “Introduction: 2007″ Issue #53, Spring 2007.

Associated Press. Angela K. Brown, “Pretty Baby’ Probes Images Of Childhood” March 17, 2007.

Dallas Morning News. Charissa Terranova. “Modern Considers the Changing Child in ‘Pretty Baby” February 24, 2007.

Pretty Baby, Exhibition Catalog copyright 2007., Charissa Terranova, “Unruly Animal Spirits” September 2006., Charissa Terranova, “Femme, Feminine, Feminist” April 2006.

Dallas Observer. Charissa Terranova, “Innocence and Otherness” March 30 2006.

SOIL: A Seattle Artist’s Run Gallery 1995-2005 copyright 2005.

Seattle Post Intelligencer. Regina Hackett, “Nature Becomes Artificial in the Hands of Artists at Soil” November 14, 2003.

Weekly Planet. Addreinne M. Golub, Tampa, FL. “Viva Covivant” May 5, 2001.

Seattle Times. Cynthia Rose, “Creatures of Clay Gather in an Artful Chaos” March 17, 2000.


“Art in the Metroplex – Jurors Award, James Elaine, Projects Curator, Hammer Museum, LA, CA 2005

“It’s All About Love” – Jurors Award, Jeanne Quinn- University of Colorado, Boulder 2005

Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Fellow, NY, NY-Millay Colony 2003

Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship, Johnson, VT 2002

King County Art Gallery, Exhibition Grant, Seattle, WA 2001

Artist Trust, GAP Grant, Seattle, WA 2000

University of Washington, Kottler/Noritake Scholarship, Seattle, WA 1999

“Pacific Northwest Annual” – Jurors Award, Kathryn Kanjo, Curator Contemporary, Portland, OR 1999