Meredith Nickie is a New York-based visual artist who was born in Toronto, Canada. Her work focuses on pleasing gestures that paradoxically assure and menace, creating sculptures and installations that actively work to complicate iconographies of position and possession – teasing out how our lived experience is organized and subjugated, to construct new spaces and the possibilities for arrest and challenge.
Her solo exhibitions include Lodge in Your Throat, AXENÉ07, Gatineau, Canada (2014); You Done Slip, Centre D’exposition Circa, Montréal, Canada (2013); and This is Going Down, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2010). Her group exhibitions include Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2015) and In Practice Projects, Sculpture Center, New York, NY (2009).
She was an artist-in-residence at the Triangle Arts Association, New York, NY (2014) and – Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2007). She was a Studio Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY (2009) and an Artist Fellow at DAAD, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2008). She received an Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada (2014). She received a B.F.A. from York University in Toronto, Canada and an M.F.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Watchful, Mocking Distance, Marble, Brass, Cement, Rubber, and West Indian Black Cake, 14½” x 107″ x 14½” (2015).
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Lodge in Your Throat, C-Prints, Wood, Film Transparency, Acrylic and Overproof Rum Infused Air, 48″ x 36″ x 1½” (2014).
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. You Done Slip [Exhibition], Mixed Media, Variable [Installation View] (2013).
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Coldstream, Printed Aluminum Plate, Extruded Aluminum Plate, Packing Blanket, and a Rag, 43″ x 54″ x 12″ (2013).