The Plants Are Our Allies: New Work by Seven Cherokee Artists

 

America Meredith
Cherokee Nation • San Francisco CA
installation artist, painter | website

America Meredith is a Swedish-Cherokee conceptual painter, who was raised in Oklahoma and resides in San Francisco. She attended seven different art programs before earning her MFA at the SF Art Institute. America explores how visual art can help foster tribal values, promote the Cherokee language, affirm Native identity, and explore the role of tribal peoples in today’s globalized world. She draws influences from Bacone School painting, medieval manuscript illumination, 60s TV cartoons, and Moundbuilder shell engravings. She has shown throughout the United States, Canada and in Europe for the last twelve years and has won awards at the Heard, SWAIA's Indian Market, as well as at numerous competitive shows. She was voted SF Weekly’s Painter of the Year in 2006.

^redwood and moss installation,
Lagunitas, CA

 

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