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Meryl Engler

Meryl Engler

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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

I am an artist using woodcut to create layered prints that evoke intimate, magical moments within the hidden landscapes of our environment. Woodcut is incredibly physical and energetic, but also requires a level of intimacy and care in carving each mark. The resulting work is subtle and bold, careful and rash, reflecting my own state of being as the artist.

Each one of my series of works chronicles a relationship, either with a person, place or specific time period of my life. I find that I remember things in landscapes. I remember playing in the ocean as a child, watching the light dance along the waves. I remember the piles of fabric and yarn surrounding my mother as she sat to sew blankets. In my mind the patterns from a quilt she makes becomes rolling fields or crashing waves. Looking through a chain link fence, I see the space beyond, either a future or a memory, or something even more than that. Lately I have been adding figures to my work, characters to interact within these places, and most recently, started a series of self portraits to chronicle my own growth into adulthood.

Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Anne Burton
Paul Coldwell
Kathleen Neacy
Emmeline Solomon
Taro Takizawa
Valerie Syposz
Wendy Ketchum
Amy Haney
Noah Breuer
Brooke Molla
Sarah Kinard
Denise Brady
Adrian Tio
Una Scott
Endi Poskovic
Barbara Duval
Ali Osborn
Elizabeth Powell
Thomas Faulkner
John-Mark Schlink
Enrique Figueredo
Meryl Engler
Kyle Chaput
Annie Bissett
Drew Etienne
Cheryl Hochberg
Laura Bigger
Eric Rewitzer
Floki Gauvry
Charlene Liu
Mark Rice
Roberto Torres
Mia O
KyeongAh Min
Colin Gillespie
Jonathan Fisher
Cameron Bailey
Marilyn Propp
Josh Winkler
Julian Davies
Chandler Brutscher
Melissa Harshman
William Evertson
Jennifer Martin
Hunter Bryan
Catherine Wild
Piotr Stachlewski
Jager Palad
Joanna Anos
Nina Jordan
David Johnson
Jean Gumpper
Jun Lee
Diana Behl
Steven Munoz
Bonnie OConnell
Una Scott
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper
Brett Anderson
Paul Coldwell
Amy Haney
Endi Poskovic
Meryl Engler
Cheryl Hochberg
Mia O
Cameron Bailey
Julian Davies
Joanna Anos
David Johnson
Jean Gumpper
Aric Russom
Bernhard Cociancig
Brian Kreydatus
Cynthia Back
Ian Huebert
Merlyn Chesterman
Ben Bohnsack
Patrick Casey
Joselyn Andreasen
Mary Claire Becker
Anne Beidler
Ann Bissett
Derek Buckley
Evan Charney
Cathie Crawford
Michael Dal Cerro
Andy Farkas
Henry Gepfer
Susan Howe
Stephanie Hunder
Dariusz Kaca
Adam Larsen
Elizabeth Melnyczuk
Kaoru Morita
Rod Nelson
Adam Pitt
Joanne Price
Emelia Robinson
Roxanne Sexauer
Lynita Shimizu
Robynn Smith
Jeff White
Sara Woodburn
Malgorzata Stanielewicz
Jill Jepsen
6/21/24 to 8/31/24
Print / Paper

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