United States of America
Meredith Setser, is an American artist, Associate Professor of Engraving. Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, USA.
Inspired by the etymology of the word Argentina, which comes from the Latin argentum (silver), Meredith Setser, graphic and textile artist, worked during her production residency on an installation, in which for the first time, she was the protagonist of the work.
During the work process, she also investigated on silicone as a new element to weave a text that integrated the work. Her installations are usually done on felt and composed of small fragments with printed information and drawn textures from different sources, including biology and geology, which finally merge and unify into large pieces.
Her works suggest the organic, which refers both to plants and animals and to human beings, tales such as dispersal, migration and displacement.
PERQUISITION ARGENTUM / AURUM (by Meredith Setser)
Inspired by the etymology of the word Argentina, I intend to create an installation that explores the search for precious metals throughout history and the impact that this search has had on the environment and on indigenous cultures.
This seems to be the right timing to tackle this issue, given the state of the world economy.
In my country (USA) I am constantly bombarded by the advertising offered to buy metals, especially gold and silver. During the residency my goal is to create a paper installation that will be transformed into a totally different substance through the incorporation of the printed images extracted from the history books and the city of Buenos Aires, in an abstraction of multiple meanings. I will then stack these printed fragments, sew them together and assemble them to build a structure that seemed to us both as a short one or as a shroud.
1974 | USA.
2004 | MFA. University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA.
1997 | BA. Indiana University. Herron School of Art. USA.
1994 | Edinboro University. Pennsylvania, USA.
2011 | Installation Germ Rhizome. Toronto Canada Open Studio.
2011 | Installation Estrato Floreal. Pennsylvania College of Technology. Pennsylvania College of Technology. Pennsylvania, USA.
Perform / Install III. South Bend Museum of Art. Indiana, USA.
Qijiang International Printing Exhibition, Chongqing, China; Vision 20/20 5th Edition. The Art of Contemporary University Printmaking, Fire House Gallery Louisville. Georgia, USA.
Efroymson Contemporary Art Grant – CICF. Indianapolis, USA.
2011 | IAHI Award Council. IUPUI (Institute of Arts and Humanities). Indianapolis, USA.
2011 | Annual Artlink National Engraving Exhibition Award. Fort Wayne. Indianapolis, USA.
2010 | Print Award. Target Gallery. Alexandria Virginia, USA.
2010 | Award 71st Open Exhibition of the American Color Print Society. Philadelphia, USA.
2007 | Merit Award. Days of the Dead Exhibition. Brown. Alabama, USA.
Open Studio Center, Toronto, Canada.
Setser - Kepple
El miércoles 18 de Julio a las 19 hs. inauguramos las instalaciones de los artistas en residencia Meredith Setser (Indianápolis, EE. UU) con su obra Perquisition Argentum/Aurum y Mil ocho setenta y cinco de Wayne Kepple (Boston, EE. UU); en conjunto con una exposición colectiva Ejercicios del taller de Oscar Smoje.
Entrelíneas, la próxima ´aceNITE, celebrará el uso de la línea como protagonista en los trabajos de todos los artistas expuestos y nos dará la posibilidad de disfrutar de este medio primigenio de representación.
Los esperamos de 19.00 a 22.00 hs!