Meegan Barnes, ‘Buns of Steel Bud Vase’, 2018, The Untitled Space

Meegan is a Los Angeles based artist and sculptor with a unique and playful approach to empowering the female form. The sculptures straddle the line between art and craft by re-imagining iconic ancient artifacts through a lens heavily influenced by modern day pop culture. Her primary focus is voluptuous backsides sculpted in clay or cast in bronze.
The politics of the derriere has become a 21st century phenomenon. Butts have become the focal point in contemporary female sexuality and have permeated the pop culture by way of celebrities, music lyrics and videos, social media, fashion, gym culture and surgical augmentation. Barnes taps into the present day butt obsession and muses on whether self-enhancement and exhibitionism are forms of feminine liberation.
Meegan's long creative career in fashion and editorial in NYC combined with a very influential 4 months in Brazil have all led to her current body of work. She embraces the female figure and society's ongoing obsession for curves, immersing herself fully into creating dynamic works that encapsulated her interests in art, design and feminism. She has a BFA from CCA. She recently did a collaboration with Opening Ceremony and currently has a solo show at New Image Gallery In West Hollywood until July 14, 2018
Her work has also been featured in numerous group shows at galleries including The New Museum, New Image Art, Fifty24SF, The LodgeLA, Modern Eden, MAMA Gallery & Stephanie Chefas Gallery ...and in publications including Vice, Paper, Juxtapose and Paulette.

About Meegan Barnes