Artist Meredith Stern obtained a BFA in Ceramics at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is a member of the International printmaking group called The Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. She has a multifaceted practice that includes printmaking, zine publishing, ceramics, and gardening. She has been playing drums in a feminist rock band for the past eight years. She has collaborated on several large-scale art installations at Space 1026 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, at the Union Art Gallery at The University of Wisconsin at Madison, and in Ljubliana Slovenia as part of the 29th Graphic Arts Biennial. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, Harvard University, the Book Arts Collection at the MOMA, and in Universities and Museums around the world. Her work has been used as set dressing in Hollywood movies, in magazines including Rethinking Schools andIn These Times, and by organizations including NARAL. She lives in Providence with her husband, child, and two cats.
Awards, Fellowships, and Grants:
2017. Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Merit Fellowship in Drawing and Printmaking. Providence, RI.
2016. Kickstarter. Launched and successfully raised over $10,000 to self publish a book on the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Completed in 2016. Providence, RI.
2015. Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Scholarship to attend the 2015 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA). Providence, RI.
2013. Puffin Foundation Ltd. Project Grant. Teaneck, NJ.
2012. Kickstarter. Launched and successfully raised over $6,000 to create an art and writing project titled “This is an Emergency!” Project completed in 2012. Providence, RI.
2010. New England Foundation for the Arts. Presenter Travel Fund Grant. Applied through my program director position while working at AS220. Received funding to travel to South By Southwest (SXSW). Boston, MA.
2009. Justseeds won the Grand Prix of The International Biennial of Graphic Arts. Slovenia.
2006. Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Project Grant for “Pocket Change Show.” Co-organized, co-curated with Pippi Zornoza. Providence, RI.
2005. Puffin Foundation Ltd. Project Grant. Teaneck, NJ.
2005. Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. Project Grant. Bronx, NY.
2005. RI Foundation. Project grant for PAC (Providence Artist Collaborative). Joint Director with Paul McCarthy. Providence, RI.
Visiting Artist Lectures:
September 7, 2018. “Cultural Collaboration: Historical and Contemporary Examples of Radical Visual Art.” Artist talk. Dodd Center. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.
September 7, 2018. “Documenting Dissent: Exploring Art Collaboration with Social Justice Movements.” Archive lecture. Dodd Center. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.
July 18, 2018. “Visiting Artist.” New Urban Arts. Providence, RI.
February 23, 2018. “Visiting Artist.” Amy Schneidhorst’s class, Secular Spirituality, Creativity, and Social Transformation in the Late Twentieth Century. RISD. Providence, RI.
September 11, 2015. “Creative Activism: Art and Social Justice.” Panel Discussion with Ann Fessler, Dana Gluckstein, Andrew Mroczek, Juan Jose Barboza- Gubo, and Meredith Stern. Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute. Brown University. Providence RI.
April 24, 2015. “Activism + Prints.” Panel Discussion with Mildred Beltre, Gene Tempest, and Dan Wood. Moderated by Walker Mettling. AS220. Providence, RI.
November 7, 2013. “Artist Panel with Sue Coe and Meredith Stern.” Keene State College. Keene, NH.
September 2012. Artist Lecture. “Hear Us Roar: Surviving Contemporary Patriarchy through Subversive Creation.” Brown University. Sarah Doyle Center. Providence, RI.
October 2012. Artist Lecture. “Hear Us Roar: Surviving Contemporary Patriarchy through Subversive Creation.” University of Connecticut. Women’s Center. Storrs, CT.
Solo Exhibitions & Two Person Shows
September 2018. “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Sutton Street Gallery. Providence, RI.
2017. “Universal Declaration of Human Rights Portfolio.” David Bishop Skillman Library. Lafayette College. Easton, PA.
2017. “Universal Declaration of Human Rights Portfolio.” Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.
April 2014. “Generations | 8 Chapters Blooming.” Solo Exhibition. AS220 Project Space. Providence, RI.
February 2009. “Prints and Collages.” Solo Exhibition. Morning Glory Coffee House. Pittsburgh, PA.
February 2006. “Rude Awakenings.” Two-person exhibition with Erik Reuland. Art of This Gallery. Minneapolis, MN.
March 2013. “Uprisings: Images of Labor.” Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. Southern Graphics Conference. Union Gallery. University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI.
May 2012. “Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative Agit-Prop and Intervention.” Neurotitan Gallery. Berlin, Germany.
September-December 2011. “2011 Pittsburgh Biennial.” Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA.
September- October 2011. “29th Biennial of Graphic Arts.” Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. International Center of Graphic Arts (MGLC). Ljubljana, Slovenia.
March 2009. “Which Side Are You On?” Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative. University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI.
July 2008. “Out of the Shell of the Old.” Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. Space 1026. Philadelphia, PA.
Recent Group Exhibitions
· September – November 2018. “Lines Drawn.” DiverseWorks. Houston, TX.
· August – October 2018. “What We Make.” Ross Art Museum. Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, OH.
· May 2018. “Making Change: Featuring Prints by Justseeds.” Paragon Arts Gallery. Portland, OR.
· January- February 2018. “Celebrate People’s History.” Stamps Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI.
· December 2017. “Feeding Her Fire: An Exploration of Female Identity.” Providence City Arts for Youth. Providence, RI.
· September 2017- January 2018. “Be of Love and Other Stories.” A curation of art in the Newport Art Museum’s permanent collection including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and others. Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI.
· September 2017- May 2018. “We are the Storm.” McColl Center for Art and Innovation. Charlotte, NC.
· August 2017- March 2018. “Justseeds: Migration Now!” The Box Gallery at Express Newark. Paul Robeson Galleries. Newark, NJ.
· June- August 2017. “Immigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed.” Spaceworks Gallery, Tacoma, WA.
· March 2017. “2017 RISCA Fellowship Show.” Imago Gallery. Warren, RI.
· January 2017. “We Are The Storm.” Verso Books. Brooklyn, NY.
· 2016-2017. “Networks 2016.” Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI.
Selected Art and Writing in Publications
· September-October 2017. “Art in Print.” Artwork published. Editor in chief Susan Tallman. Chicago, IL.
· 2016. “When We Fight, We Win: Twenty First Century Social Movements And The Activists That Are Transforming Our World.” Greg Jobin- Leeds and AgitArts. The New Press. New York, NY.
· 2016. “Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality.” Artwork published. Edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, Melissa Bollow Tempel. Milwaukee, WI.
2010. “Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book Of Resistance and Revolution.” Edited by Josh MacPhee. Feminist Press. New York, NY.
2010. “Green Patriot Posters: Images for A New Activism.” Edited by Dmitri Siegel and Edward Morris. Metropolis Books. New York, NY.
2010. “Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas.” Justseeds Artist Cooperative Book Project. Edited by Shaun Slifer and Bec Young. Microcosm Publishing. Portland, OR.
2009. “Complicated Conversations and Confirmed Commitments: Revitalizing Education for Democracy.” Artwork utilized in the cover design.
2008. “Wack!: Art and the Feminist Revolution: Pop rally presents: Dirt Palace.” P.S.1, New York, New York. Art piece in the zine accompanying performance.
Documentaries on my work
· 2016. “Female Forces: Women in RI Art. RI Art Archive Project.” Film. Curated by Holly Gaboriault. Rhode Island.
· 2016. “NetWorks 2016.” Showcasing and recording the work, achievements, methods, and profiles of RI artists. Film and portrait. Curated by Dr. Joseph Chazan. Rhode Island.
Film & Video
· 2018. “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Artwork used for set dressing. Director Marie Heller. Fox Searchlight Pictures. United States.
· 2015. “American Odyssey.” Artwork used for set dressing for television series. Director Peter Horton. Universal Television. United States.
· 2014. “Annie.” Artwork used for set dressing. Director Will Gluck. Sony Pictures Entertainment. United States.
· 2014. “True Story.” Artwork used for set dressing. Director Rupert Goold. Plan B Entertainment. United States.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), The Jaffe Book Arts CollectionMigration Now!
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Louise M. Darling Biomedical LibraryResourced
Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural CenterResourced