Meg Hitchcock


Meg Hitchcock Biography

Meg Hitchcock
is a multi-media artist living and working in the Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in fine painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She also had the opportunity to study classical painting in Florence, Italy. 

Hitchcock's lifelong affinity for the intersectionality of religion, literature, and psychology are consummate in her utilization of the materiality of myriad scriptures. Works incorporate letters clipped from the pages of such scriptures as the Bible or Quran to then reassemble the disconnected individual letters into a novel synthetic prayer and or song. Hitchcock believes this practice is meant to highlight the shared humanity that illuminates these sacred tomes. The religions and belief systems offer culturally specific expressions of profound sentiments and passions demonstrative of the essence of the human condition. 

Hitchcock's work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Berlin, and reviewed in Art in America, ArtCritical, The New Criterion, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and The Daily Beast. Her work was included in "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.



BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Fortman and Cecil-Graves Studios, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

Volta, solo booth, Studio 10, New York, NY
San Francisco Art Market, Seager Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Works on Paper, Randall Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD

The Land of Bliss, Studio10, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

Reconfigured, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
Telling Tales, Scream, London, UK
Art and Literature, Rosalux Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Filtered, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Rebound: Turning Books Into Art, BBAC, Birmingham, MI
Re-Writing the Image, Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara, Australia

And the Word Is..., Towson University, Towson, MD
Sacred Texts, Manresa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dialoguing with Sacred Texts, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Blanc Gallery, Boston, MA
Wordplay, Design Matters, Los Angeles, CA
Dialogic, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Aftermath, Artifact, New York, NY
Text, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
Different Voices, Unique Visions, ACA Gallery, New York, NY
Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order, BRIC Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Contemplations and Conjectures, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

People Don’t Like to Read Art, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
AIM Biennial  Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
ACA Gallery, New York, NY: Fragments
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
If Lightning Fell On Low Places, Projective City, Paris, France
Obsession: The Book of Revelation from the Koran; (site specific installation), Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY:

Gaga Gallery, Swampscott, MA
Tunneling, Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY
Science Fiction, Storefront Gallery, NY

Bushwick Biennial, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
Multi[ply], Middlesex College, Edison, NJ
Clamoring to Become Visible, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

Empty, Hammerfriar, Healdsburg, CA

New Work, MeSH Gallery; Sebastopol, CA
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Works on Paper, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gallery 341, San Pedro, CA
Journals of Being, S•MOVA, Santa Rosa, CA

New Drawings, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Works, Michael Cross Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Awards and Grants


Bronx Museum: AIM Program

Study Grant: Childe Foundation, Florence, Italy

Selected Collections

Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
Susan and Joel Leitner, Brooklyn, NY
Leslie Alexander, Brooklyn, NY
Lawrence Greenberg, Brooklyn, NY
Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, San Francisco, CA
Naomi Kremer, Berkeley, CA

Selected Bibliography

Golden, Devon, Red Letter Day: Meg Hitchcock's Cut-and-Pastes from Scripture, ArtCritical, November
Heddaya, Mostafa, 3 Critics Pick Their Favorites at Bushwick's Beat Nite, Hyperallergic, October 28
Panero, James, Gallery Chronicle, The New Criterion, November

Meg Hitchcock Dissects Religious Texts to Create Spiritual Tapestries, Huffington Post, April 9, 2012

Larken, Daniel, Weaving the Book of Revelation from the Koran, Hyperallergic, February 22
Sullivan, Andrew, Is Meditation Selfish, Daily Beast, August 28
Wells, Nicholas, Meg Hitchcock: Obsession: The Book of Revelation from the Koran, CityArts, March 8

Peters, Charlene, Artist Creates Visual Experience Beyond Paint, Wicked Local, October 13
Schmerler, Sarah, “Tunneling” at Famous Accountants, Art in America, November 16

Thompson, Sandy, D.A. Bishop, Meg Hitchcock, and Frank Ryan at A Street Gallery, Artweek, April

Van Proyen, Mark, Meg Hitchcock, Quotidian Gallery, Art in America, January

Baker, Kenneth, Art Here and Now , San Francisco Chronicle, November 14