Upcoming Artist-in-Residence

Meg Hitchcock
Charleston, SC | Fall 2022

We are delighted to welcome painter and text-based artist, Meg Hitchcock to FSA’s Artist-in-Residence program in Charleston this fall (October – November 2022). Her work with sacred writings is an expression of her lifelong interest in religion, literature, and psychology. 

I fell in love with sacred texts in my early thirties [… ] I read many holy books, from the Bhagavad Gita to the Koran to the numerous sutras of Buddhism. Over the years the writings began to lose their distinctive voices, and I realized that they were describing the same experience. Indeed, the varieties of religious expression are based on their cultural differences, but spirituality is a shared experience of the heart […]  In the process of deconstructing and reconstructing sacred texts, I found a way to express my deep reverence for the word of God

 

About the Artist: 

Hitchcock received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and studied classical painting in Florence, Italy. She has shown nationally and internationally with her work included in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, Currier Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum, CODA Museum (Netherlands), Virginia MOCA, and Hudson Valley MOCA. 

About the Artist: 

Hitchcock received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and studied classical painting in Florence, Italy. She has shown nationally and internationally with her work included in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, Currier Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum, CODA Museum (Netherlands), Virginia MOCA, and Hudson Valley MOCA. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Studio International, Art in America, Art Critical, The New Criterion, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and The Daily Beast. In 2014, her work was included in State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. Hitchcock lives and works in New York.

Image Caption: Meg Hitchcock, “Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos,” 2021. Letters cut from the Koran, acrylic, graphite, embroidery thread, ink, colored pencil.

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