Born in Manhattan, raised in the NY suburbs, and living in the mountains, Meg Wachs considers herself a New Yorker through and through. She received her BFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2012 and recently graduated with her MFA in Craft & Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited in China and throughout the United States, most recently at Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, for her MFA thesis exhibition.
Meg’s past work has aligned with ideas of physiology, mental health, and adornment. While in residence here at HCCC, her most recent work has developed into a cross-disciplinary experimentation of color theory and adornment. Although she considers herself a metalsmith, she uses her background as a painter and her skills as a maker to straddle the line that seemingly divides craft and fine art. Her goal is to transform the materials of traditional painting practices through the lens of a jeweler.
For more information or to see more work, visit www.megwachs.com.