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Artwork 

Megan “Meg Jo” Jordan is a contemporary mixed media painter,  illustrator, and researcher based in Nashville, TN. She bridges her work as an artist and as a PhD Candidate of Sociology to examine the lived emotional experiences of activists across various social movements and translate complex social issues for wide audiences. Meg’s use of colors provides an intersectional lens of interconnected fates across race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.  Her plant and cloud imagery serve to remind her audience that we are of nature and in relationship with nature—a relationship in need of improvement. Meg's work takes a hopeful approach depicting ‘people power’ and our ability for change.

 

Meg has been commissioned and featured by organizations like Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood of Tennessee, Workers’ Dignity, PolicyLink (Oakland, CA), The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative, and various other organizations to make artwork to respond to this precarious time period we find ourselves in. Meg is a 2021 national award-winning artist of the Tanne Foundation and a 2022 fellow of the Nashville Soho House Creative Futures Collective Program.

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Exhibitions

currently on view:

 

July 2021-December 2022

Art of Healing Exposition

Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy

featuring works from W.H.O. Art to Act for Health

Nashville, TN

June 2022-September 2022

Care

duo show with Jesse Hofner

Bongo Java, Nashville, TN

past:

February 2022

Art & Jazz

Vanderbilt University, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, TN

 

December 2021

Love Notes to Abortion

Planned Parenthood Pop-up Gallery, Nashville, TN

August 2021 - September 2021

Art of Craft

Centennial Arts Center, Nashville, TN

August 2021 - October 2021

Vignettes

Fido, Nashville, TN

April 2021

Solidarity & Power

Lead Artist, community mural

Sponsored by Workers’ Dignity, Black Nashville Assembly, Nashville People’s Budget Coalition, PATHE Nashville, The Frontline, and Unemployed Workers United. Nashville, TN

April 2021

For the Children

Black Lives Matter Nashville, Black 3rd Space, Nashville, TN

February 12-13, 2021

Radical Imagination

Salon de Idaho (pop-up anti-gentrification gallery)

Nashville, TN

October 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Street Mural

Lead Artist Team, Community Mural

Nashville, TN

September 2020

Go to the Ground

Black Lives Matter Nashville, Black 3rd Space

Nashville, TN

July - October 2019

When Private Meets Public

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

August 2019

Breaking the Data Jar

PolicyLink, Oakland, CA

June 2018

We, too, are America

Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN