Artist Statement

I'm a still-life painter pulling together weird little clusters of objects that I'm thinking about, creating cross-sections of the everyday and intense fragments of personal narrative. I understand closeness and separation through layered objects and textures that simultaneously hold sentimentality, vivid memory, myth and history, spontaneity, and pain.

Like many of us, my queerness was identified, rejected and suppressed before I recognized it. My survival depended on queer expression through nonverbal language. Through paint, I reconstruct a home in which my identity is welcome as I meditate on the impact of trauma on the ebb and flow of my relationships. I build cryptic still lives, secret little love notes, nestled into chromatic elements that hold the naturality, joy, tenderness, simplicity, and heartache of authentic love.

Bio

Meg Wolensky is a queer artist who performs oil painting as a healing practice to unveil hidden truths and moments of joy in trauma recovery. In the aftermath, Wolensky translates colorful fragments of experiences, memories, and dreams into a cohesive whole. This evolving investigation takes physical form in paintings, drawings, photography and collages that layer cross-sections of personal narrative. 

Originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Meg now resides in Philadelphia and serves as the Director of Continuing Education at Moore College of Art & Design. Meg is passionate about designing accessible arts experiences and work-readiness opportunities for marginalized professional artists and youth in need. Outside of creating and working, she lends professional curatorial, grant-writing, art handling, and arts nonprofit administration strategy services to other queer artists, students, organizations and initiatives. Meg has also worked as an art educator for creative students experiencing incarceration and re-entry. She continues to advocate for arts access for those impacted by the criminal justice system.

Services

Commission

Interested in commissioning an original piece of artwork? Let's discuss your vision and collaborate on a custom piece! I work with clients year-round on reasonably priced works with a quick turnaround. Please send all commission inquiries to megwolensky@gmail.com.

Curation & Art Handling

I have experience handling, installing, assembling, managing, online auctioning, and presenting artwork collections. Please send all curation and art handling inquiries to megwolensky@gmail.com.

Consultation

When it comes to shaping the future of your organization, it pays to get the right advice. I specialize in nonprofit strategic planning, fundraising, project, and program management consultation. Please send all consultation inquiries to megwolensky@gmail.com.

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