Artist Resume

Statement

Meri Brin was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Bay Area in 1994. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Academy of Art University, and has taught for them since 2006. She has shown locally and nationally, and won a materials award from the Monotype Guild of New England in 2008. Besides prints, she also makes books, zines and stationery.

The grime and visual complexity of cities, the interplay of colors and textures that build up and breakdown around us, aging billboards and wheat-pasted walls. Nature reflected off human culture is transformed, simplified, and stylized. Repetition of geometry from textiles and the lulling drone of wallpaper patterns. What is usually overlooked background noise becomes the foreground focus. Layering and transparency create a rich depth out of two dimensional imagery, replicating the complex noise and degradation of the everyday world around us.

Her prints are built up from hand drawings, photographs, and computer designs overlaid using an exploratory process where the direction of the final image is not fully planned. Relief, letterpress, monotype, intaglio, and silkscreen techniques are combined to produce an unpredictable tension between disorder and coherence.

Resume

Solo Shows
2012 Our Favorite Friends Oaklandish, Oakland, CA
2007 Selected Works Cafe Centro, San Francisco, CA

Juried Shows
2014 Mail/Art/Book SFCB, San Francisco, CA
2010 Printing From Perception Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley, CA
2009 Small Works Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 MGNE National Juried Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2006 Impressive Impressions Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Portrait Show Tinhorn Public Works, San Francisco, CA
2006 Spring Show Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2004 Spring Show Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows
2015 SRISA Faculty Show Study Abroad Florence, Italy
2014 Bridges: SGCI Conference In Retrospect: 10 Years of AAU Faculty and Student Annual Print Exchanges, San Francisco, CA
2014 SGCI: Academy of Art University Printmaking and Book Arts Faculty Show, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Art of Giving Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda, CA
2012 Window Treat with Sirima Sataman 24th and Treat, San Francisco, CA
2011 Print Zero Exchange #7 Seattle, WA
2010 Junk Mail The Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Print Zero Exchange #5 Seattle, WA
2007 Faculty Show Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2006 Senior Show Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA with Sarah Scott
2006 ENDTIME, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Open Exhibitions
2014 ArtAuction14 Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco, CA
2011-2006 Faculty Auction Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2008 Post-Post Card 12 The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2007 Art Sale 11 Auction The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2006 Post-Post Card 10 The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2006 Graphic Content Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Post-Post Card 9 The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Education
2006 BFA Academy of Art University, Printmaking Major
Additional studies in Graphic Arts, Book Arts and Fashion.

Awards
2008 Materials Award MGNE National Juried Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2006 First Place Printmaking Award Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Employment
2015 July -Present Academy of Art University Printmaking and Book Arts Study Abroad Instructor, Summer Session, Florence , Italy
2007 January – Present Academy of Art University Silkscreen, Book Arts and Introductory Printmaking Teacher
2006 September – 2010 May Academy of Art University Printmaking Workshop Instructor/Studio
Technician, Printmaking Department
2006 September – 2007 December Mission Grafica Silkscreen Workshop Instructor
2005 December Zeum, San Francisco, CA “Wild Cards” Papercraft Workshop Instructor
2005 June – 2006 Tinhorn Public Works, San Francisco, CA, Gallery internship

Special Projects
2013 Curatorial Sub-Committee, SGCI Exhibitions for 2014 SF, CA
2012 Transmissions Poster, Client: Mobile Arts Platform
1990 Gallery 37, Chicago, IL Summer Arts Program
1989 Gallery 37, Chicago, IL Mural project in conjunction with the Chicago
Public Schools and Keith Haring

Publications
2013 100 Years in Print: California Society of Printmakers contributor
2011 Stoner Coffee Table Book, Chronicle Books contributor
2009 Good Mail Day, Quarry Books contributor

Collections
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Private Collections

Memberships
2006 – Present California Society of Printmakers, Member
2010 – 2015 California Society of Printmakers, Board Member, Positions: Treasurer, Publications
2012 – Present Southern Graphics Conference International, Member

Bibliography
David Pescovitz,”Meri Brin’s Fine Art Prints” Boing Boing April 28, 2008

 

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