Sandra Meigs

Sandra Meigs

For over 35 years, Sandra Meigs has created vivid, immersive, and enigmatic paintings that combine complex narratives with comic elements. She derives the content of her work from her own personal experiences, and develops these to create visual metaphors related to the psyche. Meigs is dedicated to painting and to the possibilities of enchantment that painting presents through colour and form. Through her work, Meigs wants the viewer to feel richly engaged, jubilant, and most of all, transported to an imaginary universe.

Sandra Meigs studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Dalhousie University. Her work has been featured in number exhibitions internationally including group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the National Gallery of Canada; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Solo-exhibitions have recently included those at the Susan Hobb’s Gallery, Toronto; Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa; and Open Space, Toronto. In addition to her artistic practice, Meigs has been a dedicated teacher at the University of Victoria for over 20 years, and has mentored hundreds of visual art students throughout her professorship.

Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, Courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery

For over 35 years, Sandra Meigs has created vivid, immersive, and enigmatic paintings that combine complex narratives with comic elements. She derives the content of her work from her own personal experiences, and develops these to create visual metaphors related to the psyche. Meigs is dedicated to painting and to the possibilities of enchantment that painting presents through colour and form. Through her work, Meigs wants the viewer to feel richly engaged, jubilant, and most of all, transported to an imaginary universe.

Sandra Meigs studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Dalhousie University. Her work has been featured in number exhibitions internationally including group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the National Gallery of Canada; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Solo-exhibitions have recently included those at the Susan Hobb’s Gallery, Toronto; Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa; and Open Space, Toronto. In addition to her artistic practice, Meigs has been a dedicated teacher at the University of Victoria for over 20 years, and has mentored hundreds of visual art students throughout her professorship.

Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, Courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery