STATEMENT

Using film and lens-based media, I produce photographs, installations, and experimental films, occasionally appropriating and manipulating existing imagery: botanical woodblock prints, Japanese Shunga engravings, film stills, erotica, and religious iconography to reveal the persistent and dynamic representations of otherness within a continually evolving visual culture. 

My choice and treatment of materials are bound in layers of Freud's theories of the uncanny, animism, and femininity, and my mergers of archetype and metaphor are engaged with an ongoing dialog regarding the images -- both real and imagined -- we associate with history, memory, and identity.  

EDUCATION

BA Art History (honors), Burlington College
Burlington, Vermont

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2015 An Order, site-specific installations in former orphanage
Burlington, Vermont

2015 The Abject Frontier, St. Joseph's Orphanage at Burlington College
Burlington, Vermont 

2014 Dreams of Arthur and Gilbert, L/L Gallery, University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

2012 The Unseen, Vintage Inspired
Burlington, Vermont

2012 Chapters, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Shelburne, Vermont 

2011 Photo Studio Open House, BCA Center
Burlington, Vermont 

2011 Boudoirs and Landscapes, Piazzo Barsanti
Pietrasanta, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

2015 Local Artists Bring New Life to Former Burlington Orphanage, Seven Days Newspaper

2015 Art Pops Up at Burlington College, Art Map Burlington

2013 Mysteries, Dreams, and Other World Exhibitions, Lenscratch Fine Art Photography 

2013 Abbey Meaker: Discover Itself, Anormal Magazine 

2013 The Consequence of Individualism, Sicky Magazine

2013 The Unseen, Sicky Magazine

2012 Abbey Meaker: Moments that Evoke, Lamono Magazine

2012 Abbey Meaker: Site Seeing, Hunger TV

2012 Suggestive Desires, Pas un Autre

2012 Ode to Maya, Nighthawks

2012 Misread, Orphanwork

2012 Existential Singularity, Tourist Zine

2011 Ode to Francesca, Pas un Autre

2011 Haunted Inn, Hillbilly Magazine

2011 Haystack, Hillbilly Magazine

2011 Interview with Abbey Meaker, Pas un Autre

2011 Shadow Play, Pas un Autre

2011 La Petite Mort, Pas un Autre

2010 The Penumbra of White Shadows, Pas un Autre

PROFESSIONAL

February 2007-Present, Director, Richard Erdman Studios, Williston, VT + Carrara, Italy

July 2014-August 2017, Digital Marketing Director, Jonathan Prince Studio, Southfield, MA

October 2015-Present, Founding Co-Director, Overnight Projects, Burlington, VT

August 2008-September 2010, Events Coordinator, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT

2010-Present, Contemporary Art Editor, Autre Magazine, Los Angeles, CA 

WRITING

Unseen And Immaterial: An Interview with Amanda Turner Pohan

Crackle & Drag: An Interview with Artist TR Ericsson

Art From the Dark Heart of Europe: An Interview with Harlan Levey

Traces In the Snow: An Interview with Artist Isabelle Wenzel

Liquid State: An Interview with Sculptor Jonathan Prince

Southern Gothic: An Interview with Bradley Bailey

VHS Sex: An Interview with Com Truise

What Does Jesus Think of Lap Dancing? 

The World According to KEEFJNAK: An Interview with Alexander Keefe

CURATORIAL

June, 2017 Spurious Brood
Outdoor installation of 200 Timex Watches in the tree branches of Burlington's City Hall Park, Burlington, Vermont

February, 2017 Fluorescent Light in Vacant Storefront
A site-specific light installation by Chris Jeffrey, Winooski, Vermont

August, 2016 Modes of Conduction
Site-specific installations by Germany-based artists Vesko Goesel, Peter Miller, and Viktoria Strecker at the Moran Plant, Burlington, Vermont

February, 2016 Conceal/Reveal
Interactive, video-based installation at Overnight Projects' Winter Location, Burlington, Vermont

January, 2016 Triangle, Circle, Square
Three channel video installation at Overnight Projects' Winter Location, Burlington, Vermont

August, 2015 An Order
Site-specific installations at former St. Joseph's Orphanage, Burlington, Vermont