MAGGIE MEINERS (b.1972, Chicago) is an artist exploring the dichotomy between her perspective of the world and what it actually is. Born and raised outside of Chicago, she holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Colorado-Boulder, a Masters in Education from DePaul University in Chicago. Meiners is currently an MFA (2021) candidate at Maine Media College. Using her background in Cultural Anthropology, she tackles intense internal conflicts by deconstructing her relationship with pop culture, interiors, fashion, food, film and art. She held her first solo exhibition with the Union League Club of Chicago in 2005. Her series, Revisiting Rockwell, debuted in solo exhibitions at Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe, IL (2016) and The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH (2017), and has been part of traveling group exhibitions around the country. Meiners has been awarded Best in Show for Photo Emerge at Center Gallery, The Midwest Photography Center, Wichita, KS (2016). Her film, The Little Black Dress premiered as an official selection at the International Women’s Film Festival and received nomination for Best Mobile Short at the Indie Shorts Fest, LA (2019). Her exhibited works are part of permanent collections with the Illinois Institute of Art, Wheaton College, Harrison Street Lofts, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. Her work has also been privately collected and is currently on loan at the American Embassy in Uruguay. Meiners is represented by Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe, IL.