About the Artist

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Meagan Meli received a BFA in Illustration in 2015 from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a freelance illustrator native to Brooklyn, NY, living with her husband and two cats. Meagan’s work is highly influenced by historic symbolism found in cemeteries, medical, and occult illustrations. After a series of devastating events, she began frequenting Green-Wood Cemetery as inspiration. Naturally, the theme of death, grieving, and mourning symbolism became consistent in her artwork. Meagan's motive is not to bring melancholy, but to remind us that death is around us, but to accept it in it's forms. Her focus is to help those who are grieving, and need help working their way through it.

Meagan is releasing special, one of a kind pieces ranging from trinket boxes, to brooches, and other accessories to provide a small keepsake or memorial for those who lost a loved one.

Portrait taken by Jason Blake

All market table photos taken by Katrin Albert

 

Group Exhibitions

2019    Conjoined vs Grotesque Exhibition – Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            OCCULT Exhibition – Mystic Museum, Los Angeles, CA
            Mystico: Art of the Occult Exhibition – Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO

2018    “Darkness Within” Creeping Museum, Portland, OR


2017    “Scary Stories to Tell in the Art” Brick Gallery, Texas
“Incantations” Gristle Gallery, New York
“Grim Manor Gallery presents a Haunted Mansion Tribute” Brick Gallery, Texas
ACEO Mini Art Show Gristle Gallery, New York
FLIPSIDE Arts Fest presents PHOBIA - Greenville, South Carolina
Atlas Obscura & Green-Wood Cemetery present: Into the Veil

2016    “Dystopian Forest” Gristle Gallery, New York
Student Scholarship Exhibit, Society of Illustrators, New York

2015    FIT Illustration Group Show, New York

 

Vendor Events & Classes

2019    Daughters of Darkness Market – Salem, MA
            Spook Show 7 – Halloween Club, Los Angeles, CA
            Midsummer Scream Convention – Long Beach, CA

2018    Spring Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York
           A Mid-Summer Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York
           Oddities Flea Market: Los Angeles, The Globe Theater, Los Angeles
           Weekend Workshops: Drawing from the Afterlife
           Weekend Workshops: Bury Yourself – Pen Your Own Epitaph and Design your Gravestone
           Oddities Flea Market December 2018

2017    Holiday Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York
Witches Night Out, The Bat Haus, Brooklyn
Third Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York
Second Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York
First Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York – Lead Administrator
Pin & Patch Market, Living Gallery, New York
Joy Sneaks In: An Affordable Charity Art Fair, Bat Haus, New York

2016    St Vitus Holiday Market, St Vitus, New York
Morbid Anatomy Holiday Market, Bell House, New York
Witches Night Out Fall Market, Bat Haus, New York
Morbid Anatomy Halloween Market, Bell House, New York
Morbid Anatomy Summer Market, Villain, New York

2015    St Vitus Holiday Market, St Vitus, New York
St Vitus Halloween Flea, St Vitus, New York


Publications

2019   Cult of Weird – “Love You to Death: Valentine Edition” January

2018   Talk Death – “15 Death Positive Artists You Should Know” February
          
Shivers of Delight Blog – “Death Positive Art” May
           Melissa Gandarino – “Meet the Maker – Meagan Meli” October

2017   Haleigh Schaifo  Dear Darkling "Lust List Halloween Edition" October 2017

2016    Haleigh Schaifo “Dirge Magazine Style Guide”, Fall 2016, p. 106
           Haleigh Schaifo “How to Woo Your Dark Valentine with Gothic Cards and Trinkets”
           February 10, 2016

2014    Wyrd Words & Effigies, Issue 1, p. 41-44

2013 Rachel Ellner, FIT School of Art & Design “In Meagan Meli’s Portfolio”