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“I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands...”

― Louise Bourgeois

EDUCATION

2015

Savannah College of Art and Design

Received a BFA in painting with a minor in performing arts.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Volunteer. Organizes and facilities internal and external events. This includes but is not limited to monthly and annual programming event: VAPAVERSARY, VSCS (vapa summer concert series), VAPTOBERFEST, The Holiday Crown Ball, Open Studios, and The Crown Party. 

Present 

2023

Temporary roles. Culture Blocks funding from ASC. Meets once a week.  Instructing mono Gelli printing and cyanotypes. 

2023

Present 

Chair of Programming Committee
The VAPA Center 

Art Teacher
The Light Factory

Arts Plus 

McColl Center

Temporary Role. Teen and adult group classes. Each semester was six weeks meting for once a week. Taught beginner, intermediate, and advance painting techniques. 

Temporary role. Worked along side Felicia Van Bork and hosted figure drawing sessions once a week. 

2022 - 23

Art Teacher
The Arts and Empowerment Project

2022

Assistant Curator
Nine
Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery

Temporary roles and volunteer. Facilitating curriculums for students ages 5 to 18. The Arts and Empowerment Project focuses on children and teens who have come from homes of violence or trauma.

2017 - 2020

Temporary roles and volunteer. Co-curating and assisting with art exhibitions in  Raleigh, Highpoint, and Charlotte. Ms. Meikle also curated and hosted pop-up exhibitions with Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery. 

2018 - Present

Owner, Instructor, and Curator
Unorthodox Studios

Sole proprietor. Studio Gallery. Orchestrated marketing, finances, sublets, class instruction, lead curator in solo and group exhibitions, and class figure modeling.

Figure Modeling

Temporary roles. Figure modeling for artists at various studios, artists, and photographers.

2018 - 2019

Art Teacher
Noahs Art

Worked temporary roles. Created a full curriculum for ages 3 to 13, class size of about 15 to 30 children. Taught and hosted art classes, summer camp, and birthday parties.

2016 - 2017

Curator and Coordinator

Worked in temporary roles—curating and coordinating art exhibitions with Charlotte Art League, Spirit Square, and XFoundation.

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2020

MOFSA Grant Program

Mint Hill Arts in Charlotte, NC. The works in the exhibition were selected from local artists whom published their personal portfolio.

2020

Counting Up

Levine Museum in Charlotte, NC. The works in the exhibition were selected from local artists whom were given the direction of 'making your own ballot'.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Color Block 

Exhibition at Artisans Pallet at 36th and Plaza in NoDa. All of these portraits range from digital to printmaking, all with a color-blocking technique. 

2023

2023

Phases

The exhibition at Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery is in The VAPA Center in Uptown Charlotte, NC. The artwork shown ranged from 2014 to 2023 truly going through the phases of the artist's work. 

2018

2023

Phases

Solo exhibition at Catalyst Apartments in uptown Charlotte. The artwork shown ranged from 2014 to 2023truly going through the phases of the artist's work. 

2017

Phases

This traveling exhibition can be viewed at Free Range Brewery in NoDa Charlotte, NC, and Amor Artis Brewery in Fortmill, SC. The artwork shown ranged from 2014 to 2023, truly going through the phases of the artist's work. 

Private Show

Show at Legion Brewery and Blue Blaze Brewerin Charlotte, NC. The works exhibited were small to medium abstract pieces.

Alchemy

Solo gallery exhibition at Baku Gallery in Charlotte, NC. This gallery is unfortunately closed, but use to be owned Fu's Custom Tattoo's. The works shown varied from photography to paintings.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Unbound

Charlotte Art League Charlotte, NC. Curated by meridith Connely and sponsured by Safe Allaince. This exhbition focsed on artwork created by the survivors of sexual assualt, domestsic violence and much more. 

2016

Et Pingere

Dacia Gallery in New York, NY. The exhibition was a closing ceremony to a figure painting residency with the gallery.

2016

McColl Center Member Show

McColl Center Gallery in Charlotte, NC. The exhibition was held for members only, a great experience all in all.

2015

Drawing Works

Alexander Hall at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah GA. This show glorified the natural line work of sketching, in any shape or form.

RESIDENCIES

2019

Braitman Studio

2017 - 2020

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016

Dacia Gallery

Residences

GRANTS

Creative Entrepreneur Initiative

2023

Charlotte Is Creative 
Charlotte, NC

HUG Micro Grant

2023

Charlotte Is Creative  
Charlotte, NC

GRANTS

AWARDS

Creative Entrepreneur Initiative

2023

Charlotte Is Creative 
Charlotte, NC

Honorable Mention

2020

The Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art (MOFSA)
Mint Hill Fine Arts Center
Mint Hill, NC

awards

DONATIONS

2022

Art for Reproductive Choice

Reproductive Rights Coalition held a silent auction at Bird Song Brewery. Ms. Meikle donated three hand-painted Chalice's for the event. 

The Arts and Empowerment Fundraiser held silent auctions for their annual Shine Fundraiser. Ms. Meikle donated several small mixed-media pieces for the event.

2018

Shine

2022

2016

D’Art for Art

Heart Ball

Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI. Eb and Flow GB1was accepted for a silent auction, proceeds benefited Cancer treatments. 4' x 6' expressionist piece.

American Heart Association at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. Three abstract pieces were accepted for a silent auction where the proceeds benefited heart treatments.

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