ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR   

STREET ARTIST & MURALIST

CURATOR

ADJUNCT TEACHING ARTIST AT THE SCHOOL OF BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

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 the moment, giving the viewer the opportunity to witness the subject's momentary existence. 

Exhibitions/Installations/Mural Festivals

More Beautiful and Amazing. Group Show. Seton Gallery. Santa Fe, NM. August 2019 - June 2020.

Ingrained 2.0. Understudy. Installation collaboration with Anthony Garcia Sr. Denver, CO. February 2020.

Reconstructing Western Landscapes. Solo Show: We Were Wild Collaboration with Risa Friedman. Alto Gallery. Denver, CO. November 2019- December 2019.

Crush Walls Urban Art Festival. Mural Collaboration with Anthony Garcia, Sr. Denver, CO. September 2019 - present.

 

Rino Arts Fest. Urban Cyclist. Art and music festival. Denver, CO. July 2019 - present.

 

Home/Maker. Fundraiser for Mercy Housing. Denver, CO. April - May 2019. 

 

Learn and Skate. Group Show and Fundraiser. Les Abattoirs Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. Toulouse, France. April 2019.

Crush Walls Urban Arts Festival. We Were Wild Collaboration with Risa Friedman. Denver, COSeptember 2018- September 2019.

Gilded Paper Installation. Kindness Yoga.  Denver, CO. Permanent Installation (removed July 2020 upon closure).

Meredith Feniak. Solo Show. Bloom by Anuschka. Denver, CO. November 2017 - March 2018.

 

Propagate. 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. Featured Artist. Alto Gallery. Denver, CO. November 2016 - December 2016.

 

Edible: Botanical Art & Illustration Juried Show. Denver Botanic Gardens. November 2016 - February 2017.


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

Drawn From Nature and Graduate Exhibition. Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver, CO. 2014.

 

Fungi Pharmacy. Traveling Juried Show. Adventist Hospitals. September 2013 – April 2014.



Recently Completed Commissions

 

40'x10' Abstract Botanical Mural. Highlands Integrative Pediatrics. Denver, CO. 2020.

6' x 9' Collaborative Mural with Marsha Robinson. Mission Ballroom. Denver, CO. 2019.

30'x12' Cactus Flower Mural. Private Residence. Scottsdale, AZ. 2018-2019.

Cacti 3D Color, Cut and Assemble Activity. Adventure Guide to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. Denver Arts & Venues. Denver, CO.

Contemporary Mixed Media Botanical Illustrations. Private Home. Denver, CO.

Botanical illustrations for seed packets. Botanical Interests. Broomfield, CO. ​2016 - 2019.

 

Water Gilded Library Mouldings. Private Home. Denver, CO.

Large scale abstract Maps on Board. Restaurant Chain. Denver and Longmont, 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.

14'x12' Raised Gilded Wall 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

Untitled: Entanglements. We Were Wild Monet instpired wheatpaste workshop. Denver Art Museum. 2020.

Demonstration Artist and Community Outreach Representative. Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver, CO. 2015 - 2020.

 

The Illustrated Urban Garden: Artist Demonstration. The Collective Community Arts Center. Lafayette, CO. June 10, 2017.

Girls & Science Role Model. Denver Museum of Nature and Science annual event attracting 10K girls and their families to meet female scientists. Denver, CO. March 2017


Roundtable Discussion on Scientific Illustration. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. Boulder, CO. April 2014.

Demonstration Artist: Drawing Studio. Denver Art Museum. 2013.

Untitled: Shady. Lesson on Science of Light and Shading in Scientific Illustration. Denver Art Museum. 2013.

 

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

Publicity

Colorado Creatives: We Were Wild (Meredith Feniak and Risa Friedman). Westword. February 3, 2020.

“Between the Cracks: Meredith Feniak and Risa Friedman Roam Denver As Were Were Wild” Westword. February 6-12, 2020. Volume 43. Number 23. p16.

The Untitled Series at the Denver Art Museum Is Changing Direction in 2020. 303 Magazine. January 23, 2020.

Creative Collaborators Give Their Take on Entanglements Theme. Denver Art Museum: Blog: Untitled Creative Fusions. January 10, 2020.

Art Attack: The Ten Best Things to Do for Denver Arts Week. Westword. October 30, 2019.

We Were Wild Reimagines “The Hut” in a New Installation at Alto Gallery. Westword. October 29, 2019.

“Broke Down Palace: We Were Wild Digs into the History and Ruin of The Hut” Westword. October 31-November 6, 2019. Volume 43. Number 9. p16-17.

Ten Must See Murals in Progress at Crush Walls. Westword. September 6, 2019.

RiNo's Street Art Festival CRUSH WALLS Announces Artist Roster for 10th Anniversary. 303 Magazine. July 9, 2019.

“Where Wood Meets Steel” Urban Life Wash Park. April 2019. Issue 28. p18-21.

14 Women Street Artists You Should Know in Colorado. 303 Magazine. March 8, 2019.

Wheatpasting in Denver: We Were Wild. Westword. February 14, 2019

“We Were Wild” Create Magazine. Volume 11. October 2018. p106-7.

We Were Wild: Interview with Risa Friedman and Meredith Feniak Create Magazine. September 2018.

Crush 2018. 1/1 Magazine. September 24, 2018.

Crush 2018: The Walls are Changing. Westword. September 6, 2018.

“The Photography of Risa Friedman” Urban Life Wash Park. August 2018. Issue 20. p18-21.

From the Editor:"What I'm Loving". Colorado Homes and Lifestyles. September/October 2018. Volume 38, Number 7. p14. 

Meredith Feniak: A Long Time Blooming. Colorado Homes and Lifestyles. June/July 2017. Volume 37, Number 5. p53-58.

"Botanic Gardens’ illustration classes help students find beauty in details". Denver Post. April 14, 2017.

School of Botanical Art and Illustration Chronicles Traveling Sketchbook. (link to Facebook post). 2017.
"Art Appetite: Local Artists Featured in Denver Eateries". Eater.com. Sep 15, 2014.

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.
Color Gamuts in Botanical Illustration. James Gurney’s blog: Gurney Journey. November 27, 2013.

 

Teaching

 

Adjunct Teaching Artist. Denver Botanic Gardens. School of Botanical Art & Illustration

July 2020 - present

Guest Teacher: Wheatpaste Workshop. Firehouse Art Center. Longmont, CO

July 2020

Botanical Illustration Teacher & Community Outreach Representative. School of Botanical Art and Illustration: Denver Botanic Gardens. 2015 - July 2020


Guest Artist Teacher. Denver School of the Arts.
February 2015

Summer Camp Teacher. Scientific Illustration Workshops. Grades K - 5. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.

Summer 2014

 

 

  • Instagram - White Circle