Meredith Kooi is a conceptual and experimental performance, process-, research-, experiential, time-based artist. Each project or concept determines the materials and process(es) that I use, and is co-constituted by the places and spaces in which they take place. Like an archaeologist, I dig. Sometimes literally in the ground, but sometimes the digging occurs in archives or I mine my own culturally-conditioned programming and history.
Meredith was the recipient of Creative Loafing Atlanta’s inaugural Influentials Award in Art & Culture (2018), a recipient of the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Award (2014-15), a was a WonderRoot Hughley Fellow (2017-18). She has held artist residencies throughout the US, including at Wave Farm, Plyspace, and Elsewhere, among others. Meredith received her MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her PhD in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and Emory University. She currently teaches Art History at Metro Re-Entry Facility for Common Good Atlanta, and is completing her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 200) from YogaOasis.