Meena uses charcoal, ashes, soil and wax to create paintings, combining abstraction and figuration, exploring the space between grief and joy, the place where heaven and earth converge. She earned her BA in Studio Art, focused on painting and drawing, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. After a long break from creating art, during which time she lived overseas serving with a non-profit organization, Meena returned to her native home of Austin, Texas where she now makes art full time. She had her inaugural solo show in 2017 at the Asian American Resource Center in Austin,TX and has exhibited at Women and Their Work in Austin, TX, The Gallery at Atelier 1205 in Austin, TX, and Big Medium Gallery in Austin, TX, among other venues. She has been listed as an artist to see by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin's Sightlines Magazine, Austin Monthly Magazine and Art Profiler. Her work is held in private and public collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
I use charcoal, ash, soil and wax to create paintings that combine abstraction and figuration, exploring the space between grief and joy, the places where heaven and earth converge.
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