Meredith Kooi (b 1985, Chicago, IL) is a visual and performance artist based in Atlanta. Her recent performance and installation work has been presented by venues across Atlanta including Eyedrum, MINT Gallery, High Museum of Art, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Mammal Gallery, Big House, and art|DBF. She is a Hambidge Fellow and a recipient of the 2014 – 2015 Emerging Artist Award through the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
Since 2011 she has been the editor for Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform, which received a Propeller Fund grant for its 2014 series GRIDS. Her art and cultural criticism has been featured in ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, Bad at Sports, Burnaway, Temporary Art Review, and Dilettante Army.
She received her MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University, focusing on immaterial art practices through the discourses of phenomenology, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and classical philosophy.
Her academic publications include a chapter in Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline, edited by James Elkins (Routledge 2013), and an article in the Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin (2014).
She has a nine-year-old mutt named Belle who was found wandering the Ohio countryside. Belle enjoys walking, chewing on bones, eating bananas, and generally being awesome.