Meg Atkinson's work juxtaposes modernist geometry with vivid text and cartoon imagery to create spatial ambiguity and self-referential commentary on the act of painting. The painting included in Known Unknowns, however, steers into the language of pure abstraction through its use of color “I don’t know why, but there are certain paintings that behave as test cases.” The artists explains, “They lend themselves to experimentation. Frequently, they are outliers and always they allow me to push through to something new.”
Meg Atkinson is an artist and art educator who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 1984, and her MFA from CUNY, Queens College, in 1991. Meg has exhibited in New York City and the tri-state area, including shows at Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ; Cooler, Brooklyn, NY; ODETTA, Morgan Lehman Gallery; Geoffrey Young Gallery, and Storefront Ten Eyck. She’s maintained Artist Residencies at Kunstraum, LLC and received an Edes P. Gilbert Travel Grant, Summer 2014, to Turkey and Italy. She has also contributed to the blog Painters on Paintings, and has had fiction published in BookCourt's literary magazine, Cousin Corinne's Reminder. Meg lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.