Brickell, Meredith K., MFA
Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Chair of the Art and Art History Department
Meredith Brickell joined the Department of Art and Art History in 2008 and teaches courses including Introduction to Ceramics, Handmade and Homegrown: The Relationship Between Ceramics and Food and Community-based Art Projects. She has led a Winter Term course to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico with Steve Timm and is currently the campus representative for the New York Arts Program.
Brickell’s studio work is based in her long-standing interest in place, both the physical realm and intangible impressions of it. Most recently, Brickell has been experimenting with various ways of describing a place through a display of objects—both made and found. These “place portraits” are not an attempt to reconstruct a scene, but rather a way of translating the unique physical, sensory and historical qualities of a place into alternate presentations that speak about how we experience and interpret our surroundings.
Brickell exhibits her work internationally and has been an artist-in-residence at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center (Denmark), Watershed Center (Maine) and Threewalls (Chicago). Brickell holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Art and Design from North Carolina State University.