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

18.07.2012 to 01.08.2012

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.