Professor, Fabric Design
M.F.A. University of Georgia, 2002
B.F.A. University of Georgia, 1999
Meredith Re’ Grimsley received her MFA in 2002 and her BFA in 1999 in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Her work, including wearable art, installation, performance, two-dimensional and three dimensional forms, has been shown in numerous national venues. Recognizing the parallel presence of joy and pain in her life, Meredith Re’ Grimsley generates work that reflects moments of meditation over spiritual growth, faith, sacrifice and a pursuit of grace. She reveals a longing which drives her to seek God. Each piece confronts her fears, loss of innocence, intolerances and moments of life changing transition. Examining her coupled questioning and celebration of her spiritual practices, Meredith reaches for a deeper psychological connection with the viewer through simultaneously revolting and comforting imagery.