Meredith Setser (1974, United States) currently holds the position of assistant professor of printmaking at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Germinal Rhizome in Toronto, Canada, Floreal Stratum at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Perform/Install III at the South Bend Museum of Art.

Qijiang International Print Exhibition in Qijiang, South West China and 20/20 Vision 5th Edition, The Art of Contemporary University Printmaking at the Fire House Gallery of Louisville, Georgia.

$20,000 Efroymson Contemporary Artist Fellowship
Artist in residence at Open Studio Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Meredith Setser


Perquisition Argentum/Aurum

06.07.2012 to 20.07.2012

American artist Meredith Setser came to Buenos Aires to make an installation inspired in the etymology of the word Argentina that derives from the Latin argentum(silver). Printmaker and textile artist Meredith Setser’s felt installations are typically composed of small fragments of printed information and patterns derived from many different sources, including biology and geology, and melded into larger, unified pieces. Her works suggest biological commonalities shared by plants, animals and humans, such as dispersion, migration and displacement. During her residence in Buenos Aires Meredith will make a new installation using paper for the first time.


Inspired by the etymology of the word Argentina, I intend to create an installation that explores humankinds pursuit of precious metals throughout history, and the impact this search has had on the environment and indigenous cultures.  This seems like a relevant time to explore this theme, given the state of the global economy.  In my native country, I am constantly bombarded by advertisements offering to purchase metals, particularly gold and silver. My goal is to create an installation of paper transformed into an altogether different sort of substance through the application of printed images gleaned from history books and the surrounding city of Buenos Aires which will be layered and abstracted.  These printed fragments will be stacked, sewn, and assembled into structure that may resemble a wall or a shroud.  Suggestive holes and fissures will exist in areas; parts of the installation will be solid and layered, other parts may be more translucent and delicate.