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Meryl Engler

Meryl Engler

Profile Location
Akron , OH

Meryl Engler grew up in Huntington Beach, California playing lots of different sports, hanging out on the beach and drawing as much as possible. Meryl made a big transition to attend Syracuse University where she studied sculpture, printmaking, religious studies and history, and also competed on the women’s rowing team. Next she attended graduate school at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. This is where she developed her love of colorful woodcut prints. Meryl has shown in Lincoln, Syracuse, Los Angeles, Houston, and internationally. For the past three years, Meryl coached rowing at Lake Oswego Community Rowing outside Portland Oregon. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Rubber City Prints in Akron, Ohio.

Artist Statement

Lately my work has become more about memory and how I relate to different places. My experiences are clouded in emotions, relationships and growth. I find I can look back to a place I’ve lived and identify the type of person I was then and how I have changed. I can see how my surroundings framed who I was at the time and who I’ve become since. In this way my work is my way of keeping a record. I find that I remember things in landscapes. I remember playing in the ocean waves as a child, the first time I saw snow in New York, rowing on rivers and lakes, seeing a large open sky in Nebraska, and being surrounded by tall trees in Oregon. I create landscapes from objects of memory that relate to my relationship with a certain person. The pattern from a blanket becomes rolling fields or crashing waves. A pile of rocks or crumbling wall near my home gets reconstructed through scale and color into expansive scenes. The term landscape implies one’s specifically perceived view of the world. Anything can transform into landscape if viewed a certain way. It becomes an active way of looking and seeking to understand my relationship with the things I encounter and places I interact with.

Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Joanna Anos
Cameron Bailey
Diana Behl
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Chandler Brutscher
Hunter Bryan
Anne Burton
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Julian Davies
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Colin Gillespie
Jean Gumpper
Amy Haney
Melissa Harshman
Cheryl Hochberg
David Johnson
Nina Jordan
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Jun Lee
Charlene Liu
Jennifer Martin
KyeongAh Min
Brooke Molla
Steven Munoz
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Bonnie OConnell
Ali Osborn
Jager Palad
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Piotr Stachlewski
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Catherine Wild
Josh Winkler
Una Scott
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper

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