Biography

 

For the past 25 years, Meg Saligman has produced over 40 permanent public artworks worldwide, her practice stemming from a deep desire to give a voice to communities through public art. With a focus on engagement, collaboration and facilitating social exchange in pursuit of shared experience, Saligman consistently draws from local culture to influence her designs.  She seamlessly combines both the classical and contemporary; using paint, glass, metal and light to give new life to existing architecture. With experience working with budgets from 5,000 to over 1 million dollars, Saligman has partnered with clients both large and small. Saligman has created memorable installations including Knotted Grotto for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in 2015 and Our Common Ground for the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. In addition, Saligman produced a 44,000 square foot mural in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that highlighted the city's racially tense past. 

 

Saligman has received numerous awards, including a Distinguished Alumnus award from Washington University in St. Louis, a Visionary Woman Award from Moore College of Art, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Visionary Artist Award, and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2015, she was invited by the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery as a Guest Lecturer. She was honored as one of the ten most influential American muralists of the past decade in Public Art Review and has been featured in the New York Times, art net, Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, and Huffington Post.