MARY BETH MEEHAN is an independent photographer, writer, and educator, who has spent more than twenty years embedding herself in communities across the United States. Beginning in her native New England, and continuing in the Midwest, the American South, and Silicon Valley, her work, which combines image, text, and large-scale public installation, stems from her belief in a collaborative process that should function in and for the communities it reflects. Co-opting the scale of celebrity and advertising, Meehan’s portrait banners activate public spaces and spark conversations among and about the people who inhabit them.
This show will comprise recent works from installations in Georgia, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts
Read about Meehan’s 2018 installation in Newnan, Georgia, How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town, New York Times (January 19, 2020).
Learn more about Mary Beth Meehan on her NetWorks RI profile page.
Mary Beth Meehan is a 2020 recipient of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities.