About

Artist Statement

Meaghan Potter is an Australian artist residing and working in the Blue Mountains where she was born in 1992. She has completed an Honours in Fine Arts from the National Art School, Sydney. Since graduating she has exhibited internationally in Hong Kong, and throughout greater Sydney; from Woollahra to Hill End.

Meaghan’s artwork finds its genesis in the drawn form, continuously evolving through the vibrant capture of watercolour layering a-topped by explosions of dark charcoal and ink.  The nature of the sublime, as it reveals itself in the superb yet disquieting forms of the Blue Mountains, leads the initial expressive movement of Meaghan’s work. Form is carved and achieves salience as the eye finds familiarity in the declaration of charcoal strokes. Each artwork is generated from a mental and physical contemplation of the subject matter at hand. Paper is cut from a voluminous roll allowing for creation on the scale of the energetically large; a full-body drawing experience in which each line and block of colour is placed onto the paper through sweeps and lunges. This bold and animated art-making finds itself in the still mindful meditation of place, punctuated via the sudden projection of the physical form through the brush; a clamour of expressive intent.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
2017
Masters of Teaching (Secondary), Western Sydney University
2014    
Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Drawing), National Art School
2013  
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics), National Art School

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2015  
Sydney Contemporary, Gallery MContemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
Art Central, MContemporary Booth C4, Central Harbour Front, Hong Kong

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Here to There and the Sublime In Between, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney
2015    
Meaghan Potter Exhibition, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW
2016
Chippendale New World Art Prize, The Old Rum Store, Chippendale, Sydney
Elemental, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney
2015    
Considered, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney
Mythology of My Land, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney
Scientia, Art Est. Art School, Liechhardt, Sydney
Hell-O Multi-arts Festival, Projects 107, Redfern, Sydney
2014  
Summer Exhibition, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney
Evolve, MContemporary, Woollahra, Sydney
USELESS by The Corner, The Studio, Marrickville, Sydney
Peculiar Compendiums 24.7.14 – 4.8.14, Gaffa, Sydney
Strung, Drawn and Quartered, Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End, Bathurst
Drawn Out, Art Est. Art School, Leichhardt, Sydney
The Intimate Whole: Chapter II-Closer Than You Thought, The Corner,Chippendale, Sydney
2013
Don’t allow the lucid moment to dissolve, Gallery Eight, Millers Point
Emporio Armani National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition, NAS, Sydney
C3, Library Stairwell Gallery, NAS, Sydney
2012      
National Art School Graduate Exhibition, NAS, Sydney
2011  
Cockatoo Island Drawing Week Exhibition, Building 25 NAS, Sydney

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND LIVE EVENTS
2016
Live Painting Event, MContemporary, Sydney
Egon Zehnder, Sydney Offices

RESIDENCIES
2015  
Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi), Bilpin, Blue Mountains, December

AWARDS, PRIZES AND GRANTS
2017
Winner, Emerging Artist Prize, NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Arts Prize
2016
Finalist, Chippendale New World Art Prize

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2017
Tutor, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
2016
Tutor, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
Tutor, Art Smart Program, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
Tutor, School Holiday Workshops, Art Est Art School, Leichhardt
2015
Tutor, School Holiday Workshops, Art Est Art School, Leichhardt
2014  
Volunteer Invigilator, Wondermountain and Mud Maps, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
2013
Volunteer Workshop Assistant, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
Volunteer Invigilator, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
2012
Volunteer Invigilator, Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
2011
Volunteer Invigilator, Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
Volunteer Invigilator, Post-Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

MEDIA
2017
Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 40, Pages 134-135
2016
Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine, November 2016 Issue
2015
BigCi Residents- http://bigci.org/artists-in-residence-2/
MContemporary’s Artist Q&A- http://mcontemp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Meaghan_Potter_QA.pdf
Art Collector Magazine, July-September, Issue 73
2014
http://issuu.com/paperfinger/docs/the_hunger_issue
http://www.artnewsblog.com/meaghan-potter-cat-studies/
2013
http://www.10magazine.com.au/blog/emporio-armani-national-art-school-graduate-show/

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