For the past 25 years, Meg Saligman has produced over 40 permanent public artworks worldwide, including some of the world's largest public murals. Though she has produced works internationally, Saligman's seminal murals originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and are considered a catalyst for the contemporary mural movement. Her practice stems from a deep desire to give a voice to the systemically marginalized through public art. With a focus on community 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 and light to give new life to existing architecture. In addition to her iconic murals, Saligman takes on the same challenging subject matter in her installation and architectural works. Most recently, Saligman created public installations for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in 2015 and the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. In addition Saligman and her team produced a 42,,000+ square foot mural in Chattanooga, Tennessee that highlighted the city's' racially tense past.
Saligman has received numerous awards, including the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Visionary Artist Award, and honors from the national endowment for the arts. She was featured as one of the ten most influential American muralists of the past decade and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post. Her work resides in the permanent collections of both the Johnson and Johnson works on paper collection and Rutgers University Museum of Fine Arts print collection.