HI, I'M MEG JO
I speak in color.
I am proud to present a glimpse at my current collection, We, too, are America. This collection inspired by the poetic genius of Langston Hughes, was birthed from the political tumult of the 2016 election. As an artist, activist, cultural strategist, and scholar, I believe that this moment in time calls for us to pose a strategic fight to protect democracy and alleviate the widening disparities among the American people. I strongly believe art is a key strategy for this mission. For further details, musings, or talks of strategy, please get in touch.
About Meg Jo
Meg Jo is an artist-activist-scholar in Nashville, TN. She began painting just after the 2016 presidential election. Prior to pursuing art, Meg worked as an organizer in her home state of Alabama. Her paintings tell a story of the twisted internal endeavor of activism she has faced and continues to live. Meg is currently a PhD student of sociology at Vanderbilt University where she specializes in power and the arts. Meg employs her art as a tool to supplement her research and deepen its impact. Her inspiration stems from the late-greats Maya Angelou, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ida B. Wells. Meg is also deeply inspired by the following contemporary figures: Ava Duvernay, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. A strong believer in the use of arts for social change, Meg also works as a creative consultant. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"