Underpinning all of Meadows’ sculptural work is a strong skill base (especially in wood), allowing him to deliver ideas in a forceful and compelling manner. In recent years he has experimented ceaselessly, exploring not only new media and techniques, but also new ideas. Thus he has been able to supplement these skills with the use of a range of additional materials, such as resins, soil, plaster, organic material (e.g. cabbages), photographic prints, and an assortment of found objects.

All this experimentation was not, however, pursued as an end in itself. Meadows’ work is also characterized by an interest in narrative and other forms of conceptual content. For example, he is continuing to develop an earlier strand of work (Without Thinking)in which the initial starting point for each piece was provided by a suggestion elicited from a friend or acquaintance. An element of chance was thus introduced into the work as part of its conceptual agenda. But the one thematic concern that has remained constant throughout is an interest in the vicissitudes of nature and the natural world.

Anthony J. Meadows is an American born artist. His current practice draws on, and aims to pair, the natural and the unnatural. He is interested in the proceeding relationships developed/formed/forced between the two and the idea that what exists outside eventually comes inside.

Anthony J Meadows
anthonyjmeadows@gmail.com

Education

2013 MFA. Glasgow School of Art. UK
2011 University of North Carolina Greensboro. USA
2009 BFA. Mississippi State University. USA
2008 Penland School of Crafts. USA

Selected Shows/Awards/Recognitions

2016 pa{E/S}saggi. Tirano, Italy
2016 SulcisHub. Artists Residency. Sardinia, Italy
2016 Yeah Maybe. St. Paul, MN

2015 Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennale. Milan, Italy
2015 Intern Artist. Franconia Sculpture Park. USA
2015 Ecoismi. Cassano d'Adda, Italy
2015 A Moment of Clarity. Corris, North Wales
2015 Artist in Residence. Corris, North Wales
2015 Before Their Time. Colvard Union Gallery. Mississippi State University

2014 Spanish Milk. Ctra Priego-San Pedro km 4. Priego, Spain
2014 Clipperton Project. Barcelona, Spain
2014 Doom Deluxe. Old Hairdressers. Glasgow, UK
2014 Read Herring. Schandauer Str. 15. Berlin, Germany
2014 Significance of St. George. Schandauer Str. 15. Berlin, Germany

2013 Waking Molly. 23/3 East London St. Edinburgh, UK
2013 Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Scholarship.
2013 Canoe Hat. Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow, UK
2013 Perfectly Hidden. New City Space. Glasgow, UK
2013 Vacancy Chain. 134 Renfrew St. Glasgow, UK
2013 MFA degree show. The Glue Factory. Glasgow, UK
2013 It's All Around You. Shawlands Arcade. Glasgow, UK

2012 Perfectly At Home. New City Space. Glasgow, UK
2012 Natural Formations. Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery. Glasgow, UK
2012 Southside Arts. Glass Houses Queens Park. Glasgow, UK
2012 The Interim Show. Mackintosh Museum. Glasgow, UK

2011 100 for 100. Center for Visual Artists. Greensboro, NC
2011 Untitled. Gatewood Gallery. UNCG
2011 Close the door, come to bed. Gatewood Gallery. UNCG

2010 Dear Anthony: Best Wishes. Creative Warehouse. Starkville, MS
2010 Us and Them. McComas Gallery. Starkville, MS