Meredith S. Kopelman

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Painting and Drawing

Meredith S. Kopelman graduated cum laude with both Arts and Political Science Bachelor degrees from Knox College in 2008. Meredith earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from SAIC in 2020, and is graduating with an MFA in Painting and Drawing from SAIC in May 2022. Galleries exhibited include the Zolla Lieberman Gallery (2020), the Evanston Art Center (2018), and Art + Wine Pairing at Chicago City Winery (2015). Meredith currently lives in Evanston and creates in Chicago, IL.

Meredith’s process reflects everyday experiences through unexpected prisms. She draws on vibrant colors, material explorations, and luminosity through form and line. Painting can be a stage to illustrate life from an emotional reality. By exploring personal narrative, her work interweaves abstraction and representation with memory and fantasy. Meredith’s physical painting process uses the entire body, which allows playfulness, confidence, and spontaneity. Life can be beautiful in all its imperfection and mess.