Meg Black is an experienced artist, having been a practicing artist using fibrous pulp for over twenty-four years. As one of a handful of artists working in this exciting medium, she is something of a pioneer, internationally recognized by galleries and collectors. Her focus on nature and the environment yields stunning landscapes, seascapes, New England scenes and garden views. Her works are acclaimed for their wonderful color, freshness and luminosity.

Meg received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the State University of New York, a master's degree in studio art from the Massachusetts College of Arts, and a doctorate in educational studies from Lesley College. She has extensive teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including a term as a visiting instructor on artist books and paper and print making at the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. Meg has had many exhibitions in New York and New England. Her original paintings have has been acquisitioned into numerous private and public art collections, including Fidelity Investments National and International, General Foods, and Bain Capital. Her artist books can be found in the collections of the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Rhode Island School of Design Print Library, the Boston Public Library and the Smith College Library.

As a pioneer artist and recognized painter, Meg has been asked to contribute to several art publications including The Arts, Aesthetics, and Education, and Hand Papermaking Magazine. She has appeared on Home and Garden TV and New England Chronicle.

Meg lives with her husband and two children in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

. . . Meg Black turns handmade paper into stunning works of art . . . They are subtly colored– she often chooses complementary colors – and the handmade paper gives the surface a texture, like an impressionist would render with a brush.” 

“Painterly Perspectives”, Cape Cod Life, September, 1998

Selected Exhibitions:

2012First Anniversary: Paper.  Juried show, juror: James Welu, Dir. Emeritus Worcester Art Museum.  Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA.

2011Solo Exhibit, Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

2009        Home is where the Art Is, Children’s Hospital and the Urban Arts Institute,

                Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

2008Pulp Function, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2006Complex Layers, L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA

2001Solo Exhibit,  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

2000Solo Exhibit, J. David Broudo Gallery of Art, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

1998Solo Exhibit, Grand Opening, Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield, MA

1997Paper Impressions.  Eureka Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Impressions from France.  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

1996The New Storytellers: One of a kind Artists’ Books in Boston Libraries and Museums.                     

                Widener Library, Harvard University

Women and Fibers.  South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

1995Books Arts: Images and Words.  Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA

New Paintings in the New England Tradition.  Hammond Gallery, Lancaster, OH

1994Massachusetts College of Art 2D Faculty Exhibit.  Copley Artists’ Society, Boston, MA

1993Curator’s Choice Exhibit.  Mast Cove Gallery, Kennebunkport, MA

Solo Exhibit.  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

Selected Alumni Exhibit.  Tyler Art Gallery, State University of New York, College at Oswego (S.U.N.Y.)

1992Paperscapes.  Eureka Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Selections of works on Paper.  Rome Art Center, Rome, NY

1991Meg Black: New Work.  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

1990Read the Sky for Signs of Snow:  Alchemie Gallery, Boston, MA

1989M.F.A. Thesis Exhibit.  Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1988Sculpture Exhibit.  Prudential Center, Boston, MA

1985Emerging Women Artists.  Sound Shore Gallery, Port Chester, NY

Public and Private Collections (Partial Listing):

                MFS World Headquarters, Boston

Worchester Medical Center, Worchester, MA.

HRMP, Danvers, MA

                EBSCO Ipswich, MA

Bain Capital, Boston

Law Firm of Peabody and Arnold, Boston

Children’s Hospital, Boston

Worchester Medical Center, Worchester, MA.

Fidelity Investments, Worldwide

Meditech Corporation, Westwood, MA

Lincoln Bank, Syracuse, NY

General Foods, White Plains, NY

Tyler Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. College at Oswego, NY

Law Offices of Brown, Rudnick, Freed, and Gesmer, Boston

                BL Companies, Meridan, CT.