Meredith Pence Wilson

Roadmasters

 

 


Steve Turner is pleased to present Roadmasters, an online solo exhibition by Meredith Pence Wilson featuring five paintings that she made in her hometown of Jefferson City, Missouri after the onset of Covid-19 cut short the final months of her Columbia MFA program. 

According to Wilson, the paintings are “an intuitive amalgamation of distinctly American signs and symbols.” They derive from a midwestern sensibility that she remembers, loves, mourns and condemns. Her images represent biblical disasters, natural beauty, corporate greed and personal disappointment and are painted in a style that is both graphic and painterly. Depictions of a country church, a carnival ride or a football game mean different things to different people, but to Wilson, depicting them enabled her to grapple with the American turmoil, chaos and collapse of the last three years and especially of the last three months. 

Meredith Pence Wilson (b.1992, Jefferson City) earned a BFA at Pratt Institute, New York (2014) and an MFA from Columbia University, New York (2020). She had a solo exhibition at Grease 3 Gallery, St. Louis (2018) and has had work included in group exhibitions at Ki Smith Gallery, New York (2019) and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2020). This is her first solo exhibition at Steve Turner.

Meredith Pence Wilson creates paintings that are an intuitive amalgamation of distinctly American signs and symbols. They derive from a midwestern sensibility that she remembers, loves, mourns and condemns. Her images represent biblical disasters, natural beauty, corporate greed and personal disappointment and are painted in a style that is both graphic and painterly. Depictions of a country church, a carnival ride or a football game mean different things to different people, but to Wilson, depicting them enabled her to grapple with the American turmoil, chaos and collapse of recent years.


Born 1992, Jefferson City, Missouri
Lives and works in New York

Education
2020
MFA, Columbia University, New York

2014
BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

Solo Exhibitions
2020
Roadmasters, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
All at Once, Grease 3 Gallery, St. Louis

Group Exhibitions
2020
Alone Together, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2019
Whams of Summer, Ki Smith, New York
Aesthetically Functional Only, Edsel William/The Fireplace Project, New York

Bibliography
2019
“MFA Annual,” New American Paintings, April/May

2016
James-Wilson, Matthew. “Issue 12: Patience,” FORGE. Art Magazine, July 30