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Meg Saligman (b.1967)

meg@megsaligman.com | megsaligman.com | 215.485.7358

2016

Our Common Ground
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Republican National Convention, Cleveland, OH
Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Installation work produced as a safe space for discourse during the 2016 election.

Ping An
Philadelphia, PA

2015

We Will Not Be Satisfied Until
Chattanooga, TN

43,000 sq.ft mural highlighting the complex cultural dynamics of Chattanooga’s history. As gentrification encroaches on cultural endangerment, the work reclaims an entire city block with a multi-directional narrative that reconciles the past with a hopeful future.

Knotted Grotto
Philadelphia, PA

Temporary installation commissioned by Project HOME for the 2015 papal visit and the World Meeting of Families. The interactive installation drew over 150,00 participants and served as a place of reflection and religious pilgrimage.

Wishing Wall, Growing Free, Fire Beacon
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Homes, Project HOME, Philadelphia PA

Series of three multimedia installation works comprised of stained glass, light elements, a water feature and mosaic tile. Works are integrated into the lobby of the Project HOME facility.

2014

Woven Sanctuary
Philadelphia, PA
Beyond the Paint: Showcasing 30 Years of Community Engaged Art-making in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 15 2013 - April 04 2014

2013

Water Tower, Water Tale
SEGA School for Girls,
Tanzania, Africa

Water tower painted in collaboration with students from the United States and the SEGA School for Girls.

2012

Magic Hour
New Mexico State University Center for the Arts
Las Cruces, NM

Multimedia theatre comprised of a 5,000 sq. Ft. ceiling mural, light sculptures and a six panel lobby mural.

Hues of the Heart
Haverhill, MA
3,500 sq.ft.

Safety Net
Project Harmony
Omaha, Nebraska

2011

Pathways
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Multimedia mural incorporating found objects sourced from the Fox Chase community.

The Mustard Tree
Connelly House Condominiums
Philadelphia, PA

2010

Evolving Faces of Nursing
Intersection of Broad & Vine Streets
Philadelphia PA
6,000 sq. ft.

Mural exploring the evolution of caregiving throughout history. Work incorporates lights, sculptural relief and paint.

2008 - 2009

Fertile Ground
Omaha, Nebraska
32,500 sq. ft.

Community Threshold
Bala House Montessori School
Bala Cynwyd, PA

2007

Bahdeebahdu
Philadelphia PA
October - November
Curator: R.J. Thornburg, Philadelphia, PA

Room 414
Philadelphia, PA

2005

Oh World I Can Not Hold You Close Enough
Wynnewood, PA
1,200 sq. ft.

The Family Portrait: A Perfect Community
2nd and Race St.
Philadelphia, PA
2,000 sq.ft.

2003 - 2004

Passing Through
Multi part site specific installation made up of a central 5,000 sq.ft mural with 13 satellite locations.
15,000 sq. ft.

2002

Theatre of Life
Intersection of Broad and Lombard Streets
Philadelphia, PA
6,000 sq. ft.

2000 - 2001

Once in a Millennium Moon
AT&T Communications Center, Shreveport, LA

At 30,000 sq. Ft. this is the largest publically funded mural in the United States. The process also involved over 2500 community participants.

1999

Philadelphia Muses
Intersection of 12th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA
6,000 sq. Ft.

1998

Journey
Philadelphia, PA
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
2,200 sq. Ft.

1996

One Year
Norristown, PA
2,000 sq. Ft.

1995
La Vida de Teatro Venustiana Caranza
Mexico City, Mexico
1,800 sq. Ft.

1994

Phoenixville
Phoenixville, PA
3,200 sq. ft.

1993

The Gateway
Philadelphia, PA
3,500 sq. ft.

Awards & Honors

MOORE College of Art and Design Visionary Woman Award, 2016
Award for Distinction, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University, 2011.City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Visionary Artist Award for “outstanding vision and groundbreaking achievement, 2006.
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship, 2002.
National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-Atlantic Artists Create for the Millennium Resident Artist, 2000.
Leeway Foundation Award for Excellence, 2000.
National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 1996.
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship, 1996.
National Endowment for the Arts, International Residency, 1995.
Rutgers University/Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts,
Resident Artist, 1994.Pew Charitable Trust Disciplinary Finalist, Painting, 1993.
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Roster Artist, AIE, 1993-1996.
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship, 1992.

Selected Press

Featured in Public Art Review as one of ten artists in the country who has had a decade long influence on the mural movement, 2006.
Featured in “Spotlight on Muralists” Public Art Review, Fall/Winter, 2005.
Feature in Public Art Review, 1999.
Spotlight in the Franklin Institute IMAX Film Philadelphia Anthem.

Education

B.F.A. - Painting: Washington University - School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO, May 1987.
Freshman Core Program: Parsons School of Design, New York , N.Y.