About Meredith Stoudenmire

Meredith Stoudenmire Art

Artist Statement:

I discovered volcanoes in a Geology class in college and became fascinated. I poured through books for illustrations of what was going on underground. There is so much heat and pressure that the molten insides of the earth must release by pushing through the surface in a great explosion. Volcanoes became a symbolic inspiration in my work. The themes in my most recent series have taken a turn towards adventure and a childlike draw to risk taking. The volcano is a destination and the characters are on a journey to seek answers. Here is a poem that sums it up:

We went wandering for answers
Drawn to the soul that is older
Brave and perilous, not idle
Buried potential will smolder

Education:
1999 Atlanta College of Art, BFA in Printmaking

Press:

July 2020, 80 Jours Voyages interview

Meredith Stoudenmire, interview d’une artiste

2019 Foundwork Guest Curator, Kalup Linzy
https://foundwork.art/guest-curators

“Stoudenmire’s works are powerful because they create a feeling of innocence and a sense of danger. Euphoric feelings experienced in childhood are paired with environments that appear to be on the verge of a nightmare. Maintaining their innocence and oblivious to the dangers surrounding them, the children in these works move through the forecasted perils unaffected. With no conclusions in sight, the viewer may find themselves fearing for her subjects and hoping they find their way to safety before what feels like the inevitable happens.”

Exhibitions:

Oct 2-4, 2020 Artisphere Art Festival, Artists of the Upstate juried exhibit, 2nd place award for „Throwing Caution“

June 5-July 31, 2020 Artistry Gallery and Workshops, Greenville SC. Two person show entitled “Passing Peril” 

Nov 5-Dec 31, 2019 Greenville Downtown Library, Greenville SC. Two person show, Art in the Library series

Sept 19-Oct 13, 2019 Warehouse Theatre, Greenville SC. Solo show in conjunction with the play, “The Crucible”

Jun 3-29, 2019 West Main Artists Co-Operative, Spartanburg, SC. Group show entitled “Out of the Box”, Spartanburg Fringe Festival

May 30, 2019 Downtown Alive, Greenville SC. Solo exhibition, Metropolitan Arts Council 

Jan 19, 2019 Blue Ridge Creamery, Travelers Rest SC. Two person show entitled “Randomania”

2005 Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta GA. Solo Exhibition entitled “Free|Secure”