I am a Dayton, Ohio-raised, Detroit-formed woman of the late 1960s—of Vietnam War protests, mind altering acid trips, and a self-imposed moral mandate to change the world. 

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Meighen Jackson art



CLIMB installation, 2019

And... I’m in love with LINE.  Lines that pulse and dance and writhe their way across a canvas; lines that begin as solid, upstanding geometric citizens and end, like dying fireworks, in an explosion of dots and scratches; unruly ink lines from battered Asian brushes and precisely torn paper stripes.  Line is the heart of my work.

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati                           
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna cum Laude, Michigan State University 
Bachelor of Science, Education, Magna cum Laude, Michigan State University


Meighen Jackson is represented nationally by  Walter Wickiser Gallery  in Manhattan, NY.   In Michigan, her work is available through

 M Contemporary Gallery, Ferndale and  Ward Gallery  Petoskey or find her  online at  ARTSY .


2020    All images copyrighted by Meighen Jackson Art.       Use of any image is prohibited without the written permission of the owner.

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For more images of CLIMB : the installation

http://brucekempphotography.net/photojournalism/

But if line is the heart, then COLOR gives it soul.  My color comes from PAPER, not paint.  I bury my lines in layers of colored papers, then razor some back to the surface, leaving the others in pools of color that define the space between.  It’s a crazy process, but one that preserves the emotion of my original drawing.

2013    Celebrating…Artistic University Community, Rackham Graduate  

             School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
          No Plan B, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
2011    Observation, Gesture, Interpretation: Lim & Jackson, River Gallery, 
             Chelsea, MI
          Gallery Artists Part VIII, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC

           Actual Size Invitational,  CAID Gallery, Detroit, MI
2010    Local Perspectives, Global Reach, Mercedes-Benz Research Center, 
              Redford MI
           Motor City Review, Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI
           Ron Haywood: Remembered in Art, 2739 Edwin Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
           That DAM Box Show 2, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI​

 
PRIOR TO 2010
    Gallery Artists Part VI, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
    The Language of Art, Rackham Graduate School, U of M, Ann Arbor MI
    Women Image Women, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
    Let’s all Gather at the River, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
     Five Tough Broads, Flatlanders Gallery, Blissfield, MI
     Abundance of Nature, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
     Michigan Fine Arts Competition, BBAC, Birmingham, MI
     Members Invitational-168 hour exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI 
     Painting as an Abstraction, PCCA, Rochester, MI  
     Michigan Annual XXX, The Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI
     Gallery Artists Part VI, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
     The Language of Art, Rackham Graduate School, U of M, Ann Arbor MI
     Women Image Women, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

     Michigan Women Artists, Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI
     Sticks, Stems & Greens, Flatlanders Gallery,  Blissfield,MI           
     Works on Paper, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI   
     All But Oil, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit MI
     The Spiritual Element – CAE Invitational, Lincoln Center, NY, NY                            
     1st Annual MI Artists Invitational, O.K. Harris Works of Art, Birmingham, MI     
     Motor City Review, The Institute of Culture, Zacateca Mexico
     Art in the Spirit of Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit 
     Carbonari, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI 
     Out of Solitude, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
     Willis Gallery Benefit, Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI
     Ground/Line: Powell (Jackson) and Zenisek, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
     New Works: Powell (Jackson) & Magsig, CADe Gallery, Royal Oak MI
     Pastel Society of America Invitational, National Art Club, New York, NY
     Midwest Pastel Society Invitational, Silver Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
     May 4 Memorial Proposals Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, OH

RECENT PUBLICATIONS  

2019    The Daily Tribune, Oct 27  - Making Moves

           The Oakland Press, Oct 22 – Pleasant Ridge Paper Artist…….
           Splash:
Dec 2, Exciting Art Exhibits at Janice Charach Gallery
                         
https://youtu.be/pQKWv-Je3n4

2016    The Detroit News, November 2 – Two abstract shows take over Janice

           Charach Gallery                
2015    Art News – February, review 
         
http://www.artnews.com/2015/01/29/meighen-jackson-at-walter-wickiser/
2014    Art News – November 
           Detroit Metro Times,
May 13
2012    Art News – March
           NYC Gallery Guide -March
2011    Ann Arbor News – April 4
           Art News - Summer

TEACHING, SPECIAL EVENTS AND JURY EXPERIENCE
2010–Present 
   Instructor, Birmingham–Bloomfield Art Assoc. in association

                  with Central Michigan University
1986-88    Detroit Institute of Arts Michigan Outreach Program representative

                   Oakland County

1973-74   Instructor, Painting and Drawing      University of Cincinnati. Ohio


Curator / juror for many local arts organizations inc

The Scarab Club, Birmingham Women Painters Society, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Detroit Artist Market, Lawrence Street Gallery,         Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Romeo Art Society, Ferndale Library Regional Art Competition,    Livonia Artist Club, Palette and Brush Club, Visual Art Association of Livoinia

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Alan Jay and Sue Kaufman Foundation, Farmington Hills, MI
The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI
Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Purdy Kresge Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Mercedes-Benz Research Center, Redford, MI
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI
Community Health Resources, Enfield, CT
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020   CLIMB: Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY 
2019   CLIMB: Janice Charach Gallery, W. Bloomfield, MI 
2018   Arts for the Spirit, Beaumont Health Systems, Dearborn MI
2014   Meighen Jackson: Re[de]fined, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC
2012   A Year of Grasses, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC
2008   The Rhythm of the Spheres, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC
2007   Visionary Ecologies, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC
2004   Deconstructed Lilies, Cass Café Gallery, Detroit, MI

​         Leaping Lilies, Flatlanders Gallery, Blissfield, MI
2000  What the Green Grocer Saw, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1996  Meighen Jackson, Start Gallery, Birmingham, MI

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ART FAIRS (2010 -2020)

Art on Paper (The Paper Fair), New York, NY( 2020, 2019, 2018)
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA (2019)
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, Tx (2018)
Form Miami, Miami Beach, FL (2017)
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA (2017, 2014)
Busan Art Show, Busan,  Republic of Korea (2015)
Silicon Valley Contemporary, San Jose, CA, (2014)
Houston Fine Arts Fair, Houston, TX (2013)
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL (2012, 2013)
Art Toronto,  Toronto, Canada (2006 – 2012)
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011, 2010)
Art Miami, Miami Fl, (2010, 2006)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS and CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2020    The Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition: juror, The Scarab Club,

               Detroit, MI
2019     PaperWorks; curated by Meighen Jackson, Janice Charach Gallery
            Landscapes Through Michigan Eyes, Sisson Gallery, Dearborn, M
            Drawings. M Contemporary, Ferndale, MI    

            Michigan Fine Arts, 5 State competition : BBAC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

            ArtWorks Detroit (Michigan Aids Coalition), Detroit (yearly 1999 -

               2019)
2018     Gallery Artists Part XV, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC
            Pulp: M Contemporary, Ferndale, MI
            Women Strong: Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI 
2017     Aligned: Hamrick, Jackson, Youngblood: curated by Meighen

               Jackson,  Sisson Gallery,  Dearborn, MI
            Wet Paint, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2016     Curves and Arches: Meighen & Bill Jackson, Ellen Kayrod Gallery,

               Detroit, MI

            Detroit Artist Market Biennial All Media Exhibition: 2nd Prize
            Detroit Abstraction, Janice Charach Gallery, JCC, W. Bloomfield, MI

            Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Faculty Exhibition, BBAC

            Gallery Artists Part XIII, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2015     The Pink: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI

            Abstraction, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI
            Ward Gallery Featured Artist: Ward Gallery, Petoskey, MI
            Women’s Mixed Media Exhibit, Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit
2014     Je Gallery Inaugural Exhibition: Je Gallery, Shanghai, China
            United States (3 couples show): Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
            Resonance: Lim, Jackson, Ferguson, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
            Ward Gallery Featured Artist: Ward Gallery, Petoskey, MI

            Reaching for the Light: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
            Biannual All Media Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

            If  You Build It, They Will Come, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI