Vicki Meek

Installation Images

Selected Works

Vicki Meek
No pain, no gain, 2015
Photography collage on paper
4h x 8w ft
Vicki Meek
Time heals all wounds, 2015
Photography collage on paper
4h x 8w ft
Vicki Meek
#born2die?, 2019
Photography on baby burping cloth
15h x 12w in
Vicki Meek
#born2die?, 2019
Photography on baby burping cloth
15h x 12w in
Vicki Meek
#born2die?, 2019
Photography on baby burping cloth
15h x 12w in
Vicki Meek
Where did we go wrong? #1, 2006
Mixed media on paper
43 1/2h x 63w in
Vicki Meek
Where did we go wrong? #2, 2006
Mixed media on paper
43 1/2h x 63w in

Biography

Vicki Meek, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited widely. Meek is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Dallas, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Serie Art Project in Austin and Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was awarded three public arts commissions with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Art Program and was co-artist on the largest public art project in Dallas, the Dallas Convention Center Public Art Project.

Meek was selected as one of ten national artists to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Nasher Sculpture Center with the commissioning of a site-specific installation. Meek’s retrospective “Vicki Meek: 3 Decades of Social Commentary” opened in November 2019 at Houston Museum of African American Culture and marked the end of her concentrating solely on her installation practice as she moves into creating work using video as the primary medium. She dubs these new works video comments since they are no more than 8 minutes in length and are done in a series format.

Vicki Meek has been awarded a number of grants and honors including National Endowment for the Arts NFRIG Grant, Dallas Observer MasterMind Award, Dallas Museum of Art Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant, Texas Black Filmmakers Mission Award, Women of Visionary Influence Mentor Award, Dallas Women’s Foundation Maura Award, nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the African American Museum at Dallas A. Maceo Smith Award for Cultural Achievement and was selected as the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year by Art League of Houston.

In addition to having a studio practice, Vicki Meek is an independent curator and writes cultural criticism for Dallas Weekly with her blog Art & Racenotes (http://artracenotes.blogspot.com) and also wrote a monthly column, ARTiculate for TheaterJones, an online performing arts magazine.

Meek was an adjunct faculty member for UMass Arts Extension Program in Amherst, Massachusetts where she taught a course in Cultural Equity in the Arts. With over 40+ years of arts administrative experience that includes working as a senior program administrator for a state arts agency, a local arts agency and running a non-profit visual arts center, after 20 years, Vicki Meek retired in March 2016 as the Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Dallas. She served on the board of National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network 2008-15 and was Chair from 2012-2014. In 2016, Meek was selected to be a Fellow in the Intercultural Leadership Institute and also became a Voting Member of Alternate Roots, a national artist service organization.

Vicki Meek currently spends time as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of USEKRA: Center for Creative Investigation, a non-profit retreat for creatives in Costa Rica founded by internationally acclaimed performance artist Elia Arce. She is also Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s at-large appointment to the Arts and Culture Commission and the Public Art Committee. Meek is represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Exhibitions

On-site and Individual Works

Off-site

Vicki Meek

The Journey to Me
Art League Houston
September 10, 2021 – February 5, 2022

Vicki Meek

Stony the Road We Trod
Nasher Sculpture Center
January 7 – February 14, 2021

Vicki Meek

3 Decades of Social Commentary
African American Museum Dallas (2020-2021)
Houston Museum of African American Culture (2019-2020)

Videos

Press

Art League Houston

2021 TEXAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR: VICKI MEEK
May 2021

Dallas Morning News

“Artist Vicki Meek brings a tranquil and uplifting ‘love letter to the Black community’ to the Nasher”
by Lauren Smart
February 3, 2021

Dallas Morning News

“After decades of addressing racism and black history, Dallas artist Vicki Meek gets her first retrospective”
by Jeremy Hallock
January 21, 2020

Houston Chronicle

“Artist Vicki Meek’s Houston shows examine racist histories without apology”
by Molly Glentzer
January 16, 2020

Dallas Morning News

“Editorial: City owes so much to South Dallas Cultural Center’s Vicki Meek”
March 4, 2016