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Meredith Stern

I currently reside in Rhode Island, the ancestral territory stewarded by the Narragansett, Nipmuc, Wampanoag, Niantic, and Mashapaug Nahaganset nations.

Meredith Stern grew up in a small, conservative, rural town where her mother taught her how to grow vegetables and ride horses. Her Jewish family fled the pogroms in Belarus and Austria in the early 20th century. This history and childhood experiences with anti-semitism led her into social justice work and anti-zionism. Her family discovered Quakerism where she was introduced to consensus decision making process, anti-militarism, and prison abolition. She obtained a BFA in Ceramics at Tulane University in New Orleans where she lived in a collectively run warehouse space which hosted music events, film events, started a screen-printing studio, and a small backyard garden where she planted her first strawberry plant. Her multifaceted practice includes printmaking, ‘zine publishing, drumming, collage, gardening, and ceramic arts. She views art as a powerful medium of communication, which can call out injustice, visualize a more just world, and to celebrate the power of collective mutual aid and resistance. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, The RISD Museum, the Book Arts Collection at the New York MOMA, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2012 she curated a portfolio on gender justice titled "This is an Emergency!" She has given presentations about the project at universities, community centers, and gender studies classes. In 2015 she created 14 large scale linoleum block portraits of several of her colleagues as a series titled "Craft in Time." In 2016 she created a series of 32 prints on the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Her website which has one of a kind work including print collages and ceramic art is at www.meredithstern.org

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Papergirl-Brooklyn, Brooklyn Art Project

Papergirl-Brooklyn, Brooklyn Art Project

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Outpost Remote Residency

Outpost Remote Residency

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The Street Are Queer

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Activation Residency

Activation Residency

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