BIOGRAPHY

 

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 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are considered a catalyst for the contemporary mural movement. Her practice stems from a deep desire to use public art to give a voice to those who have been marginalized. With a focus on community engagement, collaboration, and facilitating social exchange in pursuit of shared experience, Saligman consistently amplifies local culture in her designs. She seamlessly combines both the classical and the 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 temporary and architectural installations. Most recently, Saligman created public installations for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in 2015 and for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2016. Additionally in 2015, Saligman and her team produced a 42,000+ square foot mural in Chattanooga, Tennessee that highlighted the city's complex racial and cultural dynamics.

Saligman’s work has been featured by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the new York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Public Art Review, the Today Show and numerous others.  She has received honors from the National Endowment for the Art and the Mid Atlantic Council for the Arts. She has received the Moore College of Art & Design Visionary Woman Award, Washington University in St. Louise Distinguished Alumnae and Mural Arts Philadelphia Visionary Artist Award.