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Meredith Drum

Assistant Professor
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Meredith Drum is an interdisciplinary artist working with video, animation, installation, augmented reality, and various modes of public participation. Her projects center around the cultivation of care for others, both humans and non-humans. She is influenced by cinema history, climate justice, swimming in the ocean, feminism, multispecies anthropology, cultural studies, walking in the woods, science fiction, riding bikes with loved ones, contemporary visual culture, and her family, friends, and cats. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CEC Arts Link, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, iLand (Interdisciplinary Lab for Art, Nature + Dance), the Wassaic Project, the Experimental Television Center, ChaNorth, ISSUE Project Room, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Wave Farm Transmission Arts with the New York State Council on the Arts, and others have supported Drum’s work with grants and residencies.

Art and Technology, Cinema Studies, Extended Reality, Gender Studies, Justice Studies

ART 2704 3D Computer Animation
ART 3704/4514/4544 3D Digital World Building
ART 3704/4514/4544 3D Digital Character Building
ART 3704/4544 Animation Research
ART 3704/4544 Animated Documentary
ART 4894 Senior Studio

Selected Solo and Two and Three Person Exhibitions:

2021 Women’s Punk Art Making Parties, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY. Three-person screening included my documentary In Residence: A History of A.I.R. Gallery alongside Johanna Demetrakas’s WomanHouse and Mary Billyou’s edit of Excerpts from the A.I.R. Gallery Opening, 1972.

2020 Search for Delicious, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Solo screening, curated by Andrea Monti, co-director of Microscope Gallery.

2019 People of the Desert 122 degrees, Works on Water project space, Governors Island, New York, NY. Two-person exhibition curated by Nicole Miller. Second artist featured: Nate Dorr.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 InLight 2022, Bryan Park, Richmond, VA. Juried exhibition produced by 1708 Gallery, Richmond. VA. Included Monuments Dissected [collaboration Grisha Coleman]. Juried by Tiffany E. Barber, assistant professor, UCLA, and Wesley Taylor, associate professor VCU.

2022 Light Year 92: If all bodies attract each other, how is it possible the Universe is expanding? Group screening curated by Eva Davidova. Light Year is a monthly screening projected on the Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo Brooklyn, NY, produced by the Leo Kuelbs Collection with the New York City Department of Transportation.

2021 Beyond Beasts and Angels, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria and Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY and online (COVID). Group show curated by Boris Kostadinov. Other artists in the exhibition include: Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Jen Liu, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Eva Davidova.

2021 Mother Water, Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY and online (COVID). Group show curated by Kristen Accola. Other artists in the exhibition include: Mary Beth Edelson, Andrea Chung, Nancy Cohen, Alicia Smith.

2019 Feels Like a New Beginning, ChaShaMa Space to Present, 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY. Group show curated by Brigitta Varadi.

2019 Light Year 47: Tales of Diverted Reality, Brooklyn, NY. Group screening curated by Brigitta Varadi.

2018 Traveling the Space Ways, Another Experiment by Women Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. Group screening curated by Lili White.

2018 Works on Water, House 5B Governors Island, New York, NY. Group exhibition curated by Clarinda Mac Low and Sarah Cameron Sunde.

2018 Green, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK. Peer-reviewed conference exhibition.

2018 Blue Stockings Bookstore, NY, NY. Fish Stories Community Cookbook [collaboration with Rachel Stevens] was for sale for two years at this collectively-owned shop, peer-reviewed selection.

2017 Biopower and Peace, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Universidad de Caldes, Manizales, Colombia. Peer-reviewed group exhibition.

2017 Sex Work: Feminist Art + Radical Politics, Frieze London, UK. Survey of 45 Years of AIR Gallery. Group exhibition curated by Joan Snitzer.

2017 Vagabond Time Killers, Maxon Mills, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. Group show curated by Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.

2016 Underwater New York, Recess Art, New York, NY. Group screening curated by Nicki Pombier in conjunction with Marie Lorenz’s Flow Pool installation.

2016 Appetite for Destruction, Maxon Mills, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. Group show curated by Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.

2015 Happenland, Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY. Group exhibition curated by Eva Davidova.

2015 Deep End, Maxon Mills, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. Group show curated by Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.

2015 Paths to Pier 42, East River Park, NY, NY. Three participatory public art events in spring, summer and fall, included Fish Stories Community Cookbook [collaboration with Rachel Stevens]. Selected through nomination-based peer-reviewed application process; nominated by Kay Takeda.

2015 iLanding Lab, Orchard Beach, the Bronx, NY. Participatory public art event curated by Jennifer Monson, included Mar Sea Sol [collaboration with Grisha Coleman and Estrella Payton].

2015 Deep End, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. Group exhibition curated by Eve Biddle.

2015 Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance (iLand) at Paths to Pier 42, East River Park, NY, NY. Participatory public art event curated by Kay Takeda and Jennifer Monson, included Embodied Mapping [collaboration with Jennifer Wen Ma, Kate Cahill, Meredith Ramirez Talusen, Liza Zapol, Kathy Creutzburg].

2014 Locations, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Al Fahidi Historic District, Dubai. Peer-reviewed group show.

2014 The Last Brucennial, pop-gallery, New York, NY. Group exhibition curated by the Bruce High Quality Foundation.

Secretary, Board of Directors, New Media Caucus 2020 - 2024 Member

Steering Committee, Future Bodies Symposium 2022 (symposium organized by the New Media Caucus at Virginia Tech September 30 - October 2, 2022 ).

Member, Exhibition Committee, Future Bodies Symposium 2022 (symposium organized by the New Media Caucus at Virginia Tech September 30 - October 2, 2022 ).

Education

M.F.A., Digital Arts and New Media, University of California Santa Cruz

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