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About The Artist

Karlin Meehan’s lifelong obsession with pattern and color began as a young girl growing up in Newport Beach, California. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and ceramics from the University of Southern California in 2007. She currently resides in Laguna Beach, where she draws inspiration daily from the ocean views and bustling art scene. Transforming canvases into happy images that ignite emotion in her viewers is her ongoing goal. Meehan works primarily with acrylic paint and non-traditional materials. She is best known for her large florals and abstract work. With each piece of art, she hopes to convey stories of movement through color, shapes, lines, and layers of paint.

About The Work

I am constantly searching for inspiration through good design, nature, people, and experiences. I have a genuine love for color and my intention is to create lively images that excite the viewer. The texture and vividness of my art materials are extremely important in conveying the emotion of the individual piece. As a result, each painting is a documentation of that present moment. It can never be recreated or replaced.

All of my paintings are done intuitively. I carefully place lines and blocks of color on specific portions of the canvas to create balance and movement. I take breaks from time to time to observe, and reflect on each work, before interacting with the piece again. Each stroke is purposeful and significant. There is something beautiful about creating a one of a kind piece to showcase and illuminate a space for years to come. I am always curious and evolving. My hope is to be constantly learning from each work that I create in a lifelong process.

Education

BA, University of Southern California, Painting Major - 2007

Art History Minor & Ceramics Studies Concentration

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Metallic Series, G Galerie, Newport Beach, CA

2015 Simple But Heavy, Newport Beach, CA

2015 Spring Awakening, Costa Mesa, CA

2011 Bliss, Solo Projects Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2009 Floral Display, Newport Beach, CA

2008 As of Lately, Newport Beach, CA

2007 Vessels, Helen Lindurst Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017 Anyon Atelier, “Growing Pains”, San Francisco, CA

2015  AR4T Gallery “Stupid Cute”, Laguna Beach, CA

2010  Happening Gallery, “Fall Exhibition Show”, Marina Del Rey, CA

2008 B.L. Gallery "Nature Nurture", Los Angeles, CA

2007 Fisher Gallery, “Collaborative Installation”, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Thompson Gallery, Ceramic Undergraduate Thesis Show, Los Angeles, CA.

2006 Fisher Gallery, “My Space”, Los Angeles, CA.

2005 Helen Lindhurt Gallery, “Autopoisis”, Los Angeles, CA.

Publications

Locale Magazine, October 2018

Interiors California Magazine, July 2017

LA Times, March 2017

Coast Magazine, March 2017

Studio Visit Magazine,  Vol. 35 January 2017

Modern Luxury Magazine, January 2017

Modern Luxury Magazine, December 2016

LA Times, March 2011

Studio Visit Magazine, October 2010

Roski School of Fine Art Exhibition Booklet, May 2007

COLLaboraTIONS

2017

Lululemon, South Coast Plaza

2016

Los Angeles Art Association

Anyon Interiors - San Francisco, CA

503 Found - Newport Beach, CA

2015

AR4T Gallery, painting collaboration with Artist Sticky Shaw -Laguna Beach, CA

Rinek Wall

Known Collections

University of Minnesota Fine Art Collection