Meg Cranston

Meg Cranston

Meg Cranston

Orange Ring Onion Answer, 2012
Oil, acrylic, and silkscreen on canvas
72 x 56 in.

b. 1960 Baldwin, New York
Lives and works in Venice, California

Education
1988
Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands Studio Art

1986
California Institute of the Arts M.F.A.; Studio Art

1982
Kenyon College B.A.; Anthropology/Sociology

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Emerald City.
 LA><ART Gallery One, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2009
Michaela Eichwald / Meg Cranston.
 Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

2008
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems.
 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin - New Zealand
Every Dog in the Pound. Mercer Union, Toronto
Radiator. He Said/She Said, Chicago

2007
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems.
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

2006
Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York
Artspace, Auckland (Survey) New Zealand

2005
Museum for Contemporary Art, Seigen, Germany
Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles

2004
Michael Janssen Gallery, Cologne

2003
Magical Death. ART Unlimited, ART34 BASEL
Magical Death. Gallery Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Recent Works. The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

2002
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica
Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles

2001
Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles

2000
Galerie Michael Kapinos, Berlin, Germany
Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York
1301PE, Los Angeles
Printed Matter Inc., New York

1999
Rosamund Felson Gallery, Santa Monica

1998
Kunstverein Leipzig, Projektgalerie Elsterpark
Galerie Praz de La Vallade, Paris
Dogenhaus Projekt, Berlin
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

1997
Boesky & Callery, New York

1996
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

1995
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
CBD Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels

1994
1301, Santa Monica
Icebox, Athens
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London

1993
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

1992
1301, Santa Monica

1991
Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Ohio
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Ealan Wingate Gallery, New York

1990
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles
Koury Wingate Gallery, New York

1989
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles

1988
Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica

Group Exhibitions

2013
Real Painting (for Aunt Cora).
 Galerie Michael Janssen, Beriln
John Baldessari & Meg Cranston - Keep it simple. Keep it fresh. Michael Janssen Gallery, Singapore

2012
Made in L.A. 2012. 
Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
Paper does not blush. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

2011
Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

2010
Gallery Brandstrup Oslo  

2008
California Video. Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Parcours Interdit. Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

2006 
Oleon
, Mary Younakof Galleri S.E, Bergen
Los Angeles Art Now. (with Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, Monique Van Genderen, Patti Rojani a.o.) I-20 Gallery, New York
KLF. (with Thomas Grünfeld, Julius Popp, Meg Cranston, Markus Huemer, Rachel The Hoeber, Richard Louderback, Jim McDowell, Desmond McVay, Earnest Merritt, Manuel Ocampo a.o.) 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles
Wonder and Horror of the Human Head. (with John Baldessari, Giolliosa Fuller, Julian Hoeber, Richard Louderback, Jim McDowell, Desmond McVay, Earnest Merritt, Manuel Ocampo a.o.) 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
10 Years!.
 Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
A Walk to Remember, LACE, Los Angeles
Echo/Anti Echo. (with Cindy Bernard, Sam Durant, David Hatcher, Jill Miller, Jason Rhoades) Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

2004
Paper.
 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica
Me, Myself 7 I. University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Florida

2003
Golden. 
(with JP Munro, Ry Rocklen, Thaddeus Strode, Rob Thom) Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne

2002
Meg Cranston and Jeffery Vallance.
 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
COLA. Individual Artist Fellowships. Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
Heads or Tails. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2001
Structures of Knowledge.
 Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Featherweight. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2000
The L.A. Scene.
 Numark Gallery, Washington
Focus on Pain, on Destruction, Power, Death. Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York L.A. – ex Performances. Museum Villa Stuck, Theater im Marstall, Munich

1999
A Girl Like You. 
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Painting: Fore and Aft. ACME, Los Angeles
Art/Journalism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica
Life is Elsewhere. Theoretical Events Gallery, Mailand / Theoretical Events Gallery, Naples

1998
Deep Storage - Arsenal der Erinnerung.
 Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf / P.S.1, New York / Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life: The Judy and Stuart Spence
Collection.
 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
The Unreal Person: Portraiture in the Digital Age. Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

1997
Display: An International Exhibition of Painting.
 Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
L.A. Drawings. Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Performa 97. Performance Festival, Berlin

1996
It's Only Rock and Roll
. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio / Lakeview
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois / Virginia Beach Center for the Arts,
Virginia / Tacoma Art Museum, Washington / Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida / Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California / Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix / Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida / Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee /Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1995
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection: As Revealed by Kim Dingle.
 Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica
From L.A. With Love. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
I Love What I am Doing. Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Biblio Vertigo. Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Chicago
Meg Cranston, Chris Wilder. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

1994
LOS ANGELES: Mind Quakes.
 Breda Fotographia '94, Breda
Arrested Childhood. Center for Contemporary Art, Miami
[cut] - Los Angeles - 90'ernes. Kunstscene, Konstforeningen, Copenhagen
I Myself & Me. The Interart Center, New York
Jenseits von Eden (East of Eden). Museum Schloss Mosigkau, Dessau
The Media & Art Exhibition '94. Magic Media Company, Hurth

1993
Paper Trails: The Eidectic Image
, Contemporary American Works on Paper. Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Into The Lapse. Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London / Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin
Influx. Gallery 400, The University of Illinois, Chicago
Space of Time: Contemporary Art from the Americas. America Society, New York Kontext Kunst. Künstlerhaus Graz, Neue Galerie am Landsmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Open '93: Emergency, Aperto, '93. Venice Biennial, Venice

1992
Flux Attitudes.
 New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
120 Minuten! Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne
Histories. Galerie Karin Schorm, Vienna
Untitled. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience. Whitney Museum in Equitable Center, New York
Helter Skelter. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1991
The Lick of the Eye.
 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
When Objects Dream and Talk in Their Sleep. Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Tres Instalaciones. Galeria Sloane Racotta, Mexico City
Körper und Körper. Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Facts and Rumors. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

1990
I to Eye. 
Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Spirit of our Times. Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara
Meg Cranston, Sarah Seager, Thaddeus Strode. Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart
CologneShow. Galerien Grunert, Hetzler, Sprüth a.o., Cologne

1989
Hand Made: The Nature of the Object.
 Bard College, New York
Sculpture. Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York

1988
Girl's Night Out: Femininity and Masquerade. (curated by John Baldessari) The New Museum of Art, New York and Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles

1987
The New Who's Who.
 Hoffman Borman Gallery, Los Angeles
2001 1/2. Loughelton Gallery, New York
Breaking the Looking Glass (East). Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Breaking the Looking Glass (West). Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

1986
TV Generations.
 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
The Travel Grants Fund for Artist (Mexico), Arts international, NEA

Performances

2005
Riot at Pandora’s Box: The Secret Art History of Sunset Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Navajo of Bunker Hill, LACE Los Angeles

2004
William Faulkner Museum, Patricia Fuare Gallery, Santa Monica

2003
Artist For President, United Divas, Los Angeles

2002
Woman Who Would Play Me If I Paid Them, Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles, Written by Meg Cranston, various performers

2000
Dental Physiognomy, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York, performed by Meg Cranston
Long Story Short, text, sound and video performance works written and performed by Meg Cranston, Marstell Theater, Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Munich, Germany
Life Death Misc., music arranged by Meg Cranston, Villa Stuck, Munich
Good Morning Evil Genius, text and image by Meg Cranston, Galerie Michael, Kapinos, Berlin

1999
Life Death Misc., music/sculpture, music arranged by Meg Cranston, performed by various artists

1998
God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

1997
God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1995
God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, CBD,Gallery, Sydney

Public Projects

2004
Public Art Work, commissioned by Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department for the Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, Hollywood

1999
Public Art Work, commissioned by CIM associates for the city of Brea, California
Sculptural Water Feature awarded 2000 Architectural Foundation of America, Art in Public Places Award

1995

Public Art Work, commissioned by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit
Authority for the Metro Green Line Norwalk Station

Awards and Grants

2004
Anonymous Was A Woman Artists Grant

2001
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist’s Grants, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs

2000
Architectural Foundation of America, Art in Public Places Award

1994
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

1990
Penny McCall Foundation (Artist Grant)