BOTANICAL ARTIST   

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATOR   

STREET ARTIST

I search for signs of life - especially tenacity and fragility. Initial sketched impressions and studies reveal movement from previous postures and forms, lively spontaneous lines, brushstrokes, and washes capture fleeting luminosity, and areas of untouched canvas conserve breath. Within one image, whether a drawing, painting, or collaborative collage, I hope to capture more than one moment, giving the viewer the opportunity to witness the subject's momentary existence. 

Exhibitions/Installations

We Were Wild Collaboration with Risa Friedman

Crush Walls 2018

September 2018-September 2019

Denver, CO

Kindness Yoga

Gilded Paper Installation

Permanent Installation

Denver, CO

Solo Show

Bloom by Anuschka

Denver, CO

November 16, 2017

shown through March 2018 in Cherry Creek North and Union Station

Bloom Location & Contact Information

 

Propagate

https://msudenver.edu/cva/exhibitions/965-propagate-a-backyard-revolution/

Installation

Center for Visual Arts

Denver, CO

August 4 - October 21, 2017

 

The Illustrated Urban Garden

Group Show

The Collective

Lafayette, CO

June 2017

 

Rush Before the Reaping

https://www.altogallery.com/single-post/2016/12/29/Q-A-with-Meredith-Feniak

Featured Artist

Alto Gallery

Denver, CO

November 19, 2016 - December 31, 2016

 

Edible: Botanical Art & Illustration Juried Show

https://www.botanicgardens.org/sites/default/files/2017_exhibitions.pdf

Denver Botanic Gardens

November 20, 2016 - February 12, 2017


Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Members Exhibit
2014 International, Juried Show
Boulder, CO

Drawn From Nature and 2014 Graduate Exhibitions
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO

 

Fungi Pharmacy

Traveling Juried Show

Adventist Hospitals 

September 2013 – April 2014

Recently Completed Commissions

Cacti 3D Color, Cut and Assemble Activity

Adventure Guide to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (p7-10)

Denver Arts & Venues

http://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/assets/doc/2018-Youth-One-Book-One-Denver-Activity-Guide-WEB-bdb428ba8a.pdf

Denver, CO

Contemporary Mixed Media Botanical Illustrations

Private Home

Denver, CO

Botanical Interests

botanical illustrator

2016 - present

see in "ILLUSTRATIONS" tab

ONE EXAMPLE: https://www.botanicalinterests.com/products/view/1191/Sunflower-Moulin-Rouge-Pollenless-Seeds

Broomfield, CO

 

Water Gilded Library Mouldings

Private Home

Denver, CO

 

Custom Lettering and Gilded Decoration of Powder Coated Jewelry Safe

Retail Jeweler

Denver, CO


Star Vaulted Ceiling, Paint and Gilding
Private Home
Denver, CO

Custom Lettering and Window Signage Gilding
Using Traditional Water Gilding Techniques
Bloom by Anuschka
Denver, CO

Freeform Flora Window Paintings
Cherry Creek Florist
Denver, CO

Artichoke on Paper
Private Commission
Chicago, IL

Wall Panel Mural
Restaurant
Chicago, IL

Garden Portrait
Private Collection
Denver, CO

10’x50’ Exterior Mural of Flowering Vegetables
Restaurant Rooftop Patio
Glendale, CO

14’x5’ Interior Mural
Collaboration with Anthony Garcia
Union Station Restaurant
Denver, CO

Appearances

 

Demonstration Artist and Community Outreach Representative

2015 - present

Denver Botanic Gardens

School of Botanical Art & Illustration

Science Pyramid

Denver, CO

 

The Illustrated Urban Garden: Artist Demonstration

June 10, 2017

The Collective Community Arts Center

Lafayette, CO

Girls & Science Role Model

(annual event attracting 10K girls and their families to meet female scientists)

March 2017

Denver Museum of Nature and Science


Roundtable Discussion

Scientific Illustration, April 2014
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History 
Boulder, CO

Demonstration Artist: Drawing Studio
Holiday Season 2013
Denver Art Museum
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/article/press-release/december-2013-explore-passport-paris-through-special-programming-drawn-action

Untitled: Shady
Lesson on Science of Light and Shading in Scientific Illustration
Fall 2013
Denver Art Museum
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/article/staff-blogs/season-finale-joan-and-charlie-more-untitled-62-shady

 

Untitled: Cross-Pollinate
Presentation on the Research, Design and Construction of "Pasture Raised", an exterior installation at the Denver Art Museum
August 2015
Denver Art Museum

Publicity

 

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles 

Wallpaper Design Sneak Peek "What I'm Loving"

September/October 2018

Create Magazine

(print edition and web feature)

We Were Wild Street Art Collaboration with Risa Friedman

https://createmagazine.com/features/we-were-wild

Fall 2018, Issue XI

Crush Walls 2018

We Were Wild Street Art Collaboration with Risa Friedman

https://www.crushwallsartists2018.com/artists#/we-were-wild/

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles 

Featured Artist

http://www.coloradohomesmag.com/Style/Meredith-Feniak-A-Long-Time-Blooming/

June/July 2017

 

Denver Post

"Botanic Gardens’ illustration classes help students find beauty in details"

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/14/denver-botanic-gardens-botanical-art-illustration-program-classes/

April 14, 2017

 

School of Botanical Art and Illustration Chronicles Traveling Sketchbook

(link to posting featuring my artwork in the sketchbook)

2016-17

 

Odessa

https://www.odessadenver.com/eventcalendar/2016/11/19/rush-before-the-reaping

 

BLOOM by anuschka

Professional Partner Announcement

https://www.bloomdenver.com/blogs/professional-partners/50578949-meredith-feniak-botanical-artist-muralist-gilder


Eater.com

https://denver.eater.com/2014/9/15/6157355/art-appetite-local-artists-featured-in-denver-eateries http://denver.eater.com/archives/2014/08/12/the-kitchen-next-door-unveils-mural-by-local-artists.php

 

The Kitchen American Bistros and Nonprofit Community

http://thekitchenbistros.com/meet-the-kitchen-purveyors-meredith-feniak-anthony-garcia/

 

Colorado Public Radio
Interviewed with two other local artists as we had a sneak preview to Denver Art Museum’s critically acclaimed “Passport to Paris” show.
Fall 2013

James Gurney’s blog: Gurney Journey
Color Gamuts in Botanical Illustration
Gourds in Watercolor
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2013/11/color-gamuts-in-botanical-illustration.html

 

Northern Colorado Public Radio (KUNC)
Denver's School Of Botanic Art Teaches Students To See Nature With Fresh Eyes
http://www.kunc.org/post/denvers-school-botanic-art-teaches-students-see-nature-fresh-eyes

 

 

Teaching

 

Botanical Illustration Teacher &

Community Outreach Representative

2015 - present

School of Botanical Art and Illustration: Denver Botanic Gardens


Guest Artist Teacher
February 2015
Denver School of the Arts
 

Summer Camp Teacher

2014

Scientific Illustration Workshops

grades K - 5

University of Colorado 

Museum of Natural History