Meier holds an M.A. from Concordia University in Art History. Since curating her first exhibition at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in 1990, she has mounted numerous exhibitions, mostly in artist-run centres. In 2002 she curated Nadia Myre’s first major solo exhibition Cont[r]act: new work by Nadia Myre at Oboro Gallery. Her most recent co-curatorial project, The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art was shown at Concordia’s FOFA Gallery in May, 2015.
A former educator at the Musee d’art contemporain, she has worked extensively with artist-run centres, including articule, where she is currently president of the board. In addition, she is an administrator on the board of VIVA! Art Action performance festival. Meier has published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and in Changing Hands for the Museum of Art and Design, New York.
There may be slight differences each time you look at it, so it consistently provokes, surprises, or intrigues. When it occupies a place in your home, it may become a counterpoint to your daily experience–it questions, it provokes, it interjects—a reminder of another perspective, another existence, another reality which may grace your physical place, and stimulate your mental space.
For this first edition of Partage, I am particularly interested in artists who explore ideas and modes of gathering and assembling. Within these actions are notions of repetition, recurrence, and emergence which resonate with the Partage project itself and also reflects back on my own interest in work that is layered and divulges more meaning over time.