Meredith Jack, Texas Sculpture Group
From Houston, Texas
Prior to my career as a sculptor, I worked in the family industrial construction business. That initial experience has influenced my professional work in that it taught me that processes
are not mysterious, proper tools are important, and that craftsmanship is essential. The bulk of my work has been as a steel fabricator; however, I have an academic reputation as an iron foundryman.
I do not work from sketches or maquettes; I begin with a piece of material that has an “incomplete-ness”, I make or look for a form that would complete it and then look for what would further complete the combination. Sometimes these decisions are correct, sometimes not; the process continues with additions and deletions until decisions such as, is this a vertical piece? how is it supported? have to be decided. I never know what a piece will look like until the process is close to completion. The discovery in the making is the exciting part of what otherwise would just be a job.
In spite their ages, of the three pieces I submitted, the two Styrofoam pieces haven't been outside my studio and the steel piece was only show twice. This seemed an opportune time to let folks see them.
Master of Fine Arts – Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Proprietor – CSH Turntables & Ware-carts, Houston, TX
Manufacturer of equipment for professional & student ceramicists
Emeritus Professor of Sculpture – Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Recent Outdoor Exhibitions*
“On the Bayou”, Redbud Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Houston, TX
( I Can’t Breathe ), 2021
“Celebration”, Texas Sculpture Group, Museum of Religious Art, Dallas, TX
(Searching for Pearl), 2021
Annual Outdoor Exhibit, University of Texas, Tyler, Tyler TX (Spirit), 2020
“Art on the Tracks”, Palestine TX (Spirit & Carnival), 2019
“True North”, Heights Boulevard Sculpture Project, Houston, TX (Big Boy), 2019
“State Wide”, Texas Sculpture Group, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX (Searching For Pearl), 2019
“Sculptour”, 35th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Abilene, TX (Mr Bean Is Anxious Too), 2018
Outdoor Exhibit, Museum of Religious Art, Dallas, TX (Domesticity), 2018
"Profusion in the Void", Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX (Domesticity), 2017
"Texas 12", Brazos County Arts Center Texas Gallery, College Station, TX (Rediscovering Cubism in the Age of Anxiety 3), 2016
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
DelMar College, Corpus Christi, TX
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
Village of Wiseman, Wiseman, AK
City of Houston - George Bush International Airport Collection
• It should be noted that the exhibits listed are only ‘public art’ scale pieces; there were extensive additional exhibits in museums, galleries, art centers, or ‘artist run’ spaces.