Donna M Meeks
The University of Louisville, 1984, MAT
The University of Louisville, 1982, BA
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Donna M. Meeks is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Meeks is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Master of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture, and of the University of Louisville where she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in painting and drawing.
Since 1981, Meeks' work has been exhibited extensively from coast to coast in diverse exhibition venues including, but not limited to, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, California), the Alternative Museum (Soho, New York), The Montgomery Armory Art Center (West Palm Beach, Florida), the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio), the Dallas Visual Art Center (Texas), and the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts (Summitt, New Jersey). Meeks has works included in the permanent collections of the Fundación Torre Pujales (Corme, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain); Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont); Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia); Fine Arts Center, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana; the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania; and the Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois; among others.
Most recently, she served as a visiting artist in the Art Department, Northwestern Louisiana University during March 2008 in conjunction with a one person exhibition. During June 2005, she was awarded an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Torres Pujales in Corme, Galicia, Spain. In 2001, Meeks was a recipient of a Knight Foundation Fellowship to serve as a Visiting Artist at Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art, 30th edition.