Meg Brown Payson
Medium painting | printing
Meg Brown Payson (Maine: 1953) earned her BFA from the College of Fine Art at Boston University and her MFA from Vermont College. She continues to live in coastal Maine working with themes of chaos and order, evolution, perception, materiality and emergent pattern. Payson was Associate Professor of Drawing and Foundation at the Maine College of Art until leaving teaching in 2011. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast United States, including the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Portland Museum of Art and Ogunquit Museums of American Art, The Painting Center and the Hillwood Art Museum in New York; and at university and commercial galleries. Payson is represented in collections which include the deCordova and Portland museums; Neiman Marcus, Duke Energy and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine; and many private collections. Her work has been recognized through numerous grants, awards and residencies, most notably from the Maine Arts Commission, Anderson Ranch Art Center and the Ellis-Beauregared Foundation and a nomination for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grant.