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Meredith G Bergmann
New York, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: Artist's Statement My work has always seemed cut out for me. I give myself assignments or I take commissions to find challenges to make heroic work in which the themes must be expressed with beauty and with irony. Light touches on dark subjects help me break away what’s monolithic or opaque. No thing, for me, embodies mystery, gives life to clay, or conveys narrative enduringly as can the human form. Loving to sculpt and to manipulate ideas, I’m happiest when I can give new meaning to old urges, or can warm a concept into art that’s worth the weight.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Meredith Gang Bergmann

Born: Passaic, N.J.
B.F.A. The Cooper Union

SELECTED COMMISSIONS:
Semifinalist: Rosa Parks, U.S. Capitol 2009
Labor Memorial Plaque, Massachusetts State House, Boston 2009
Marian Anderson Memorial, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 2006
Boston Women's Memorial, Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 2003
Alma Mater, Alabama Inst. for Deaf & Blind, Talladega, AL 1997
Memorial to Countee Cullen, Bronx Council on the Arts 1995
Sister City Commemorative Bas-reliefs: Montclair, NJ and Barnet, UK 1993
Growing Up, Outdoor Installation for Westside YMCA, NYC 1992
Finalist for New York City Percent for Art: Harriet Tubman Memorial
Finalist for Virginia Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond, VA
Finalist for Queens Korean Veterans Memorial, Kissena Park, NYC
Finalist for University of Mississippi Civil Rights Memorial
Finalist: 3 New York City Percent for Art projects:
Walton Ave. Firehouse
Williamsburg Day Care Center
ACS Foster Child Care Center
Finalist for Florida Art in State Buildings/Dept. of Transportation, Bartow, FL
Finalist for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Morrell Station

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: (* solo shows)
2009 Interpreting Brooklyn, Brooklyn Historical Society, NY
2007 Common Ground, Westchester Community College, NY
2006 Marian Anderson*, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Making Monuments & Murals, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
2002 Response to September 11th, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY
2002 Reactions, Exit Art, NYC
2002 Celebration of the Spirit, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
2001 Just the Thing, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1999 Just the Thing, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
1998 Mouse: An American Icon, Alternative Museum, NYC
1997 Annual Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, NYC
1996 Biography Memorials, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx NY
1994 Wildlife in Midtown, National Sculpture Society, NYC
1993 Surprise!, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1992 Growing Up*, West Side YMCA, NYC
1991 Daphne Reconsidered*, Asser Levy Center, NYC
1990 Vital Signs, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
1989 The Little Soldier*, sculpture installation, Brooklyn, NY
1989 Noah's Art, Central Park, NYC
1984 N. J. State Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition, Hunterdon Arts Center, NJ
1983 Terminal New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal, NY
1982 Traffic Frieze*,10 on 8, NYC
1979 New Work*, Center For the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS:
Abington Friends School
Atlantic Chemical Company
Benco Dental Supply Inc.
City of Boston, Massachusetts
Converse College
Goldring International Group
McGraw Hill
New York Public Library
Tampa Children’s Medical Services

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Anisfield, Saddle River, NJ; Ardythe Ashley, NYC; Shimon Dotan, Pelham, NY; Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gag, Boston, MA; Jennifer Gallagher Lansdale, Baltimore, MD; Mr. & Mrs. Morris Goldberger, Nutley, NJ; Mr. & Mrs. Bridgford Hunt, Shelter Island, NY; Ellen Hymowitz & Charles Maltz, NYC; Dr. Otto Kernberg, NYC; Val Kilmer, NYC; Dr. Joyce MacDougal, Paris, France; Judith Young Mallin, NYC; Bruna Nardelli, Venice, Italy; Lisa Nesselson, Paris, France; William Orbe, NYC; Preston Phillips, Bridgehampton, NY; Jeffrey Scheuer, NYC; Mark Schwartz, Bryn Mawr, PA; Dr. Joseph Simo, NYC; Regina Skyer, NYC; Michael Sivy, NYC; Nicolas Collins, Chicago; John Bigelow Taylor, NYC; Paul Warchol, NYC; Sujata Gupta & Richard Winfield, Athens, GA; Sara Winkler & Simon Leopold, NYC; Deborah Zabarenko, Bethesda, MD

AWARDS:
2008 Brooklyn Historical Society Residency
2003 Grand Circle Foundation for Boston Women’s Memorial
2002 Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund for Boston Women’s Memorial
2001 Barbara Lee Family Foundation for Boston Women’s Memorial
1997 Fellowship for Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts
1983 Fellowship for Sculpture, New Jersey State Council On the Arts
1982 Project Grant, New York State Council On the Arts
1977 The Eliot Lash Award for Sculpture, The Cooper Union

EDUCATION:
1978-1980 Art Students League: Sidney Simon, Jose De Creeft
1978 Apprentice, Palla Marble Atelier, Pietrasanta, Italy
1975–1977 The Cooper Union, NYC (B.F.A.)
1975 Apeiron Photography Workshop, Millerton, NY
1974–1975 Parsons School of Design, NYC
1972–1974 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

LECTURES, PANELS, INTERVIEWS:
Boston Architectural College
Converse College
Dahesh Museum
D.A.R. NYC Regents Roundtable
Ford Hall Forum
The Franklin Institute
New York Public Library
Questar Library
WalkBoston
West Chester University Poetry Conference
WGBH

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Monuments: America’s History in Art and Memory by Judith Dupre,
Random House 2007
The Outdoor Gallery: 40 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks, Sept. 2007
American Arts Quarterly, Winter 2007: “Re-energizing Public Sculpture”
by Gail Leggio
The London Guardian, Dec. 7, 2006, “Computers Transform the Cutting
Edge of Sculpture” by Wendy Grossman
Fine Arts Connoisseur, Nov/Dec 06 pg. 80
Philadelphia Tribune, 9/5/06: “Gold Voice Honored in Bronze”
American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2005: “The Boston Women’s Memorial”
At Cooper Union, Winter 03/04: “Making A Metaphor Concrete”
The Boston Globe, Oct. 26, 2003: “Women Pioneers Take a Bow”
Sculpture Magazine, June 2000: Remember The Ladies: New Women’s
Memorials in Boston & Contemporary Commemorative Public Art”
by Nick Capasso
“Just The Thing” catalog, June 1998: essay
American Arts Quarterly, Fall 1997: “An Alma Mater for the Helen Keller School”
The New York Times, 9/3/95: “Exhibition Draws Spotlight to Woodlawn
Cemetery’s Famous”
The Newark Star Ledger, 10/8/93: "Sculptor links Montclair and sister city"
The Montclair Times, 9/30/93: "Bergmann Chosen to Create Barnet
Sister City Sculptures"
Pictorial Maps by Nigel Holmes, Watson-Guptil 1991: photos of two sculptures
Greenline, December, 1989: "Tooth Fairy Visits Greenpoint Park"
The New York Observer, September 25, 1989: "The Observatory"
on "Noah's Art" show
The New York Times, September 25, 1989: editorial on "Noah's Art" show
“Noah's Art” catalog, September 1989
 








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