June 24, 2018
Maggie Meiners (b.1972, Chicago) is an artist and photographer whose work investigates American culture. Through deconstruction and appropriation of art, artifacts and various sub-cultures, she recreates the narrative from her perspective. Born and raised outside of Chicago, she holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Masters in Education from DePaul University in Chicago. Maggie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and currently, her work is being exhibited at the American Embassy in Uruguay. Her work also resides in the permanent collections of the Illinois Institute of Art, Wheaton College, Harrison Street Lofts, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey, LLP and an extensive number of private collections. Maggie has been involved in numerous art and photography organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Photography and Filter Photo and is also a member of the photography group, f/8 Collective and founding member of Chicago Women in Photography. Most recently, Maggies current studio space with the artist, Justine Bianco. Together they run, Platform, a non-commission based exhibition space for artists to show experiential work. Maggie grew up outside of Chicago and has an affinity for all things Midwestern. She lives in the small town where she grew up with her two sons and her husband, whom she likes to describe as a Renaissance man. She is devoted to life-long learning and daily picture taking and making. Maggie’s work is represented by Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe, IL.