Michi Meko (b. 1974, Florence, Alabama) is a multidisciplinary artist. He received a BFA in Painting from the University of North Alabama. Meko focuses on “the African American experience of navigating public spaces while remaining buoyant within them . His work contributes to an important conversation, as African Americans in public space are consistently threatened, now more visibly and openly with the evidence and sharing offered by social media.” His work often incorporates the visual language of nautical wayfinding, the objects of navigation combined with romanticized objects of the American South as a means to communicate the psychological and the physical. In addition to the MOCA GA Working Artist Project, Meko’s work has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA; and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Recent grants and awards include a Joan Mitchell Award, Artadia Award, MOCA GA Fellowship, DashBoard Co-Op Residency Grant, a Flux Projects Grant, a Wonderroot CSA Grant, and a residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Meko lives and works in Atlanta and is represented by Alan Avery Art Company.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: