Born and raised in New York City, Meredith Nemirov received a BFA from Parsons School of Design. In 1988, she moved to a small town in Colorado. This change in environment brought a change of theme as she faced the mountains instead of the rush of humanity on the streets. She started painting the landscape and also focused on the aspen tree that she considers the figure in the landscape.
“… being outside painting, in the moment, is so much more than making a painting of the scene observed. It is a record, an act of being a witness of all that is before you, capturing what occurs during that passage of time. The weather and light changing, the wind, and also the agitation from the mosquitoes buzzing about, the urgency to make a painting of the total experience.”
She is offering a series of classes this year, including painting in Guatamala (February 28-March 9) and New Mexico (October 14-20) as well as several classes in western Colorado (Telluride, Crested Butte, Grand Junction and Ouray County).
“My vision for the work is to convey the idea that nature is not observed simply from one particular location. Nor is it fixed in time but has an invisible and intangible aspect…”
Nemirov has received awards from the Colorado Council on the Arts (CCA), the Telluride Council for Arts and Humanities Small Grants, and Artist Fellowships for Residencies at the Anderson Ranch in Snowmass in 2005 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2010. Her work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, The Queens Museum and Yeshiva University Museum.