About Meredith Stricker
Paintings, Mixed Media and Poetry
“For Stricker, the search becomes an effort to regain all of our losses, 'the bee hum of all languages.'"
––The Village Voice
I’m interested where the human intersects and elides with animal and plant realms and where ocean meets land in our coast littoral region–– using mixed media, video, found objects, recycled materials, paint, words, ink, watercolor to explore living densities of water, trees, seeds, spores carried by the wind, transmittals of bees, animistic traces.
I would hope that art and poetry reclaim their communal role,in ways that give full voice and place to the displaced and endangeredand the beauty of this world we inhabit
is an artist, poet and designer working in cross-genre media.
She received a B.A. in Studio Art in from Sonoma State University where she was awarded a two-year Trione Family Fellowship and an M.F.A. from the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, followed by a year-long postgraduate interdisciplinary fellowship. Her areas of study include performance, sculpture, printmaking, paper and book arts, painting modernist and interdisciplinary poetics,.
Her artist books, paintings and videos have been exhibited throughout the U.S.,most recently in performance at Flytrap Studio in Oakland, the Berkeley Art Center and the juried exhibit at the Monterey Art Museum. Her work is collected in New York, California, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Washington D.C., Hungary and France.
She is the recipient of national awards and grants. Her books include: Our Animal, winner of the Omnidawn Open Book Competition, Alphabet Theater, a collection performance poetry and Tenderness Shore which received the National Poetry Series Award, mistake, winner of the Caketrain chapbook competition and Anemochore, winner of the Gloria Anzaldua prize. Recent collections were finalists for the National Poetry Series Award, the Nightboat Book Award, the Colorado Review Poetry Prize and Ahsata Press Book Award.
She co-directs visual poetry studio focusing on architecture and projects to bring together artists, writers, musicians and experimental forms. With architect Thom Cowen, she designs residences, furniture, interiors and site-specific projects, primarily in Big Sur.