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Meredith LR Knight
Growing up in Tuscaloosa, Meredith Knight explored a southern landscape of natural forms around Lake Tuscaloosa and in the woods and fields of Alabama. She has made art with clay (or mud) for almost as long as she can remember. Her work draws on idyllic visions of natural landscapes and the common, everyday experiences of being surrounded by concrete sidewalks, bridges, and structures, and combines natural and synthetic materials including clay, wood, concrete, plastic grocery bags, and packaging foam.
Knight's work is currently on display at the von Braun Center in Hunstville, The Carver Museum in Gadsden, and The Bamboo Park in Northport. Her work can be seen in an upcoming exhibition at the Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in Wetumpka in May 2015 and at the Druid City Arts Festival in Tuscaloosa in April 2015. Her work has been displayed throughout the southeast and across Alabama including The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, the Sella-Granata and Sarah Moody Galleries at the University of Alabama, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa, the Kentuck Gallery in Northport, and the Harrison Gallery in Tuscaloosa.
After graduating summa cum laude with a BFA and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Alabama, Knight moved to Montgomery where she maintains an active studio practice and teaches sculpture and ceramics at Auburn University Montgomery. She also serves as program coordinator for the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project at Auburn University and teaches drawing at the Stanton Correctional Facility. Previously she taught at the University of Alabama and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art. She was also the Co-director of Black Belt 100 Lenses at the University of Alabama and the Visual Arts Summer Program Manager at the MacDonald Hughes Foundation in Tuscaloosa.