About the Artist

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Philosophical Statement:
Art exists as a causeway between the objective and the subjective; a provocative link between our factual understanding and our fanciful interpretations; a spiritual bridge between life’s day-to-day demands and the sustaining power of ritual and myth.  Art transports us from the comparatively limited domain of our mundane obligations into an ever-expanding realm of engaging possibilities - informing, inspiring and elevating us all.

Jerome B. Meadows is a full time studio artist working and residing in an historic Ice House in Savannah, Georgia.  Originally from New York City, he’s been living in Savannah since 1997.  A graduate with a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA degree from the University of Maryland, Mr. Meadows has been self-employed as a visual artist and public space designer since 1992.  His focus in the arts has been in the design and fabrication of large scale public art projects, including site layout, landscape issues, along with the conceptualization and fabrication of sculptural components all fully integrated into a cohesive whole. These projects are located throughout the United States.

Mr. Meadows' sculptural work for the Portsmouth, NH African Burying Ground was awarded a 2013 NEA Art Works Grant for "The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence."
In 2010 Mr. Meadows was the recipient of a Brown Foundation Residency Fellowship at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France - in residence along with the noted educator and poet Cleopatra Mathis and Rachel Stella, art critic, scholar and the daughter of famed artist Frank Stella. The Brown Foundation program is directed through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  In addition he was commissioned in 2009 to undertake a precedent setting exhibition at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia entitled: Reframing A Perceptual Paradigm (RAPP).  The exhibition, like others taking place at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City and the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, afforded Mr. Meadows the opportunity to function as both artist and curator in selecting over 130 works from the Museum’s collection and juxtaposing them in a multi-gallery installation along with his own original artworks serving as both commentary and counter point to how people perceive art and experience museums.

His academic background includes teaching positions and residencies at the University of Maryland, College Park, Howard University, the College of Charleston, Maryland Institute College of Art and a year long Fulbright Lecture Award to the National College of Art in Lahore, Pakistan, to name a few.  He was also the recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes study tour of Pakistan, traveling throughout the country with other educators and artists while studying traditional crafts and processes.