Meg Hitchcock

Bio

Artist Bio

Meg Hitchcock is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and studied classical painting in Florence, Italy. Her work with sacred texts is a culmination of her lifelong interest in religion, literature, and psychology. Hitchcock's work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Berlin, and reviewed in Art in America, ArtCritical, The New Criterion, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and The Daily Beast. Her work was included in "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.

Education


1996 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1988-89 Fortman and Cecil-Graves Studios, Florence, Italy

Collections

 

Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library, Yale University
Nouf Al-Saud of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia

Christopher Rothko, New York, NY

Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR

Leslie Alexander, Brooklyn, NY 

Lawrence Greenberg, Brooklyn, NY

Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, San Francisco, CA 

Naomi Kremer, Berkeley, CA 

Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

Residencies and Grants

 

2016   MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA: Artist Residency
2011   Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY: AIM Program 
1989   Study Grant: Childe Foundation, Florence, Italy

 

 

Solo Shows

 

2015

Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY: Verbatim

Randall Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD: New Works

Art On Paper, Art Fair with Randall Scott Projects, NY, NY

2013

Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY: The Land of Bliss

2012

ACA Gallery, New York, NY: Different Voices, Unique Visions

2011

Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY: Obsession: The Book of Revelation
from the Koran; an installation

 

Art Fairs

 

2016

Volta, New York, NY: solo booth with Studio 10

San Francisco Art Market, San Francisco, CA: with Seager Gray Gallery

2015

Art on Paper, New York, NY: solo booth with Randall Scott Projects

San Francisco Art Market, San Francisco, CA: with Seager Gray Gallery

2014

Volta, New York, NY: solo booth with Studio 10

 

Select Group Shows

 

2016

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art: This Is Not A Book

White Noise Gallery, Rome Italy: Any Given Book

Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY: Tower of Babel

2015

MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA: Bibliotechaphilia

CODA Museum, Netherlands: CODA Paper Art

Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY: Reconfigured

Hazan Projects, New York, NY: Text Me

Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY:  Duets

Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA: The Art of the Book

2014

Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Scream, London, UK: Telling Tales

Salisbury University Gallery, Salisbury, MD: TXTED

Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID: Filtered

BBAC, Birmingham, MI: Altered Books

Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara, Australia: Re-Writing the Image

2013

Manresa Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Sacred Texts

Towson University, Towson, MD: And the Word Is

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ: Dialogic

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA: Dialoguing with Sacred Texts

Blanc Gallery, Boston, MA

Design Matters, Los Angeles, CA: Wordplay

2012

Artifact, New York, NY: Aftermath

Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY: Text

BRIC Contemporary Art, New York, NY: Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY: Contemplations and Conjectures

2011

Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL: People Don’t Like to Read Art

Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY: AIM Biennial

ACA Gallery, New York, NY: Fragments

Projective City, Paris, France: If Lightning Fell On Low Places

2010

Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY: Tunneling

Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Science Fiction

2009

NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY: Bushwick Biennial

Middlesex College, Edison, NJ: Multiply

Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY: Clamoring to Become Visible

 

Selected Press

 

2016

The Jealous Curator, “Meg Hitchcock”, blog post

Buzzworthy, “Artist Deconstructs Sacred Texts to Show Them in a New Light”, blog post

Colossal, “New Text Drawings Formed by Letters from Religious Texts by Meg Hitchcock”, blog post

2015

The Boston Globe, “The Library, Illuminated Anew, in Bold Mass MoCA Show”,

Stacey Kors

Arte Fuse, “Reconfigured at Margaret Thatcher Projects”, Daniel Gauss

Baltimore City Paper, “Great Scott: Two Very Different Shows”, Rebekah Kirkman and Baynard Woods

2014

Studio International, “Meg Hitchcock: Interview”, Kate Tiernan

Schon Magazine, “Scream London: Telling Tales”, Raoul Keil

2013

Artcritical, “Red Letter Day: Meg Hitchcock’s Cut-and-Pastes from Scripture”, Deven Golden

The New Criterion, “Meg Hitchcock: The Land of Bliss”, James Panero

Hyperallergic, “3 Critic Pick Their Favorites….”

Harper’s Bazaar, Hong Kong, “New York Art Scene: Special Feature”, December Issue

Platinum Cheese, “Art Chat with Meg Hitchcock”

2012

Huffington Post, “Meg Hitchcock Dissects Religious Texts to Create Spiritual
Tapestries”

WNYC, “Meg Hitchcock at Famous Accountants Gallery”, mention on radio program

Inhabitat, “Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries”, Helen Morgan

Quiet Lunch, “Our Type of Lady”

Design Boom, “Cut and Paste Religious Rewritings by Meg Hitchcock”, blog post

2011
Daily Beast, “Is Meditation Selfish?”, Andrew Sullivan
CityArts, “Meg Hitchcock: Obsession: The Book of Revelation from the Koran”,
Nicholas Wells
Hyperallergic, “Weaving the Book of Revelation from the Koran”, Daniel Larken

Gutfire! “Hymns, Mantras, and Meditations: The Art of Meg Hitchcock”

Colossal, “Meg Hitchcock”, blog post

2010
Art in America, “Tunneling” at Famous Accountants, Sarah Schmerler

2003
Artweek, “Review: A Street Gallery”Sandy Thompson

2001
Art in America, "Meg Hitchcock, Quotidian Gallery", Mark Van Proyen

1999
San Francisco Chronicle, "Art Here and Now", Kenneth Baker