Meryl Truett is a fine art and editorial photographer whose work is exhibited and collected nationwide. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003. She holds a Master’s degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina with additional art training in France. She has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Among the many publications featuring her photographs are: Darkroom Magazine, Petersen’s Photographic, and Camera Austria. Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies, a book of fine art photographs depicting the quirkier side of southern living was released in 2003.

Her clients include Polygram Records, Sony Music, and the Ingram Group. Her works are represented in the private collections of Roseanne Cash, Chet Atkins, Ashley Judd, Vanderbilt University, BellSouth Corporation, and the University of South Carolina.

She currently lives in Savannah with her husband, artisan home renovator, John Dodge Meyer and her four spoiled pets.

Please contact Meryl to purchase her works or for any questions.

Meryl Truett studio – 912/656-2270 e-mail – mtruett@comcast.net

 


EDUCATION

2003 Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design ______________________________________________________________________________

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-present

2007-present 2003-2007 2004 2002-2004 1993-1997 1991-96 1995 1992-95

Distance Learning Faculty and Online Course Developer, Savannah College of Art and Design
Adjunct Photography Faculty
, Savannah College of Art and Design Photography Instructor, The Workshops of Savannah

Adjunct Photography Instructor, Florida State College
Writing Consultant, Savannah College of Art and Design
Photography and Filmmaking Instructor, Cheekwood Museum of Fine Art Film Studies Instructor, Vanderbilt University Film Festival
Photography Teacher, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC Film and Photography Teacher, Sarratt Studios, Vanderbilt University

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SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014 Relics, Ruins and Artifacts, SlowExposures: Celebrating Photography of the Rural South, Zebulon. Georgia

2014 Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, Georgia 2013 Relics and Ruins, Kalmanson Gallery, Swainsboro, GA

2011 Out of the South, Artstream Gallery, Manchester, NH
2008 Picturing the Beltline, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 You Can’t Get There from Here, Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies, Barbara Archer Gallery,

Atlanta, GA
2001 Lost and Found: Images and Objects, Gallery S.P.A.C.E., Savannah, GA
1999 Together At Last, Off the Wall Gallery, Savannah, GA
1993 new york/nashville, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, GA
1992 New Work, Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, GA
1990 Nashville Images, The Mad Platter Restaurant, Nashville, TN ______________________________________________________________________________

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Morris Museum of Art, Local Color, exhibit of color photographs from the permanent collection of the museum including William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Birney Imes and John Baeder.
From the Telfair-Jespon Museum Permanent Collection, Jepson Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2011 HOME: Spring Group Show, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA Out of the South, Guest Curator, Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH

2010 Telfair Museum of Art Art Fair, Savannah, GA
2009-2010 Great Things/Small Packages, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2009 Telfair Museum of Art Art Fair, Savannah, GA

Southern Landscapes with Lucinda Bunnen, Clyde Butcher, John Duckworth, Lynn Wright, Paul Hagedorn and Jack Leigh. Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
deep south with Katie Runnels, Denise Falk, Lilian Farag and Tim Wirth, Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH

2008 You Can’t Get There From Here by Meryl Truett and Rebecca Nolan,

TruSpace, Savannah, GA
2007 Road Works by Meryl Truett and Lind Hollingsworth, Jewish Educational

Alliance, Savannah, GA

Open Studio with Meryl Truett, Marcus Kenney, Julio Garcia, Imke Lass,

Lorie Corbus and Summer Wheat, Savannah, GA
2006 Studio Artists Exhibit, Rosewood Studio Gallery, Savannah, GA

Featured Artist, ShopSCAD, Savannah, GA
Benjamin Jones and Meryl Truett, Barbara Archer Gallery, Savannah, GA Guinea Hens and Green Acres: Photographers Explore the American South Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005 Going South, Georgia State University Rialto Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA

Re-Defined: Found Objects, Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design,

Savannah, GA
2004 The Second Time Around, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
2003 Southern Exposure, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA
2002 4th Annual Krappy Camera National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New

York, NY

Collective Conscious, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
1996-99 Artists for Oasis, Selected artists exhibit to benefit Oasis Center, Nashville, TN 1995 From the Mountains to the Mississippi: Women Artists, Traveling exhibit of

Tennessee women artists
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995 Vaanguard '94, Visual Artists Alliance of Nashville, Nashville, TN 1994 Windows on Tennessee, Traveling exhibit of works by five Tennessee

photographers exhibited at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee State University, Cheekwood Museum of Fine Art, Nashville, and University of Memphis

1991 P.E.A.C.E. Group Artists Show, Marathon Village, Nashville, TN

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SELECTED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011 Out of the South, Guest Curator, Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH
2010 Lens-Based, Guest Curator, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
2009 You Can’t Get There from Here, Lecture Presentation, part of Image-maker

Symposium, Sprawl: 46th Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Dallas, TX

2004 Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies, Lecture, Society for Photographic Education Southeastern Regional Conference, Athens, GA

2003 Dancing, Dying, Dining, Drive-ins: Rites and Rituals of a Disappearing South, Panel Moderator, 17th Southern Writers’ Symposium, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC

1994 Windows on Tennessee, Lecture with Baldwin Lee and Mike Smith, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2009 Loft Life, photo essay www.southernist.com, featured artist

www.artsjournal.com, featured artist www.guardian.co.uk, featured artist www.burnaway.org, exhibition review

2008 The South Magazine, photo essay
2007 HOME Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Modern Masters Series

Connect Savannah, artist review
2006 Savannah Morning News, artist review

www.pdnedu.com, featured artist

www.dailycandy.com, Arts & Culture featured artist 2005 www.coudal.com, featured photographer

2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution, review Creative Loafing, review

Savannah Morning News, review

deep magazine, photo essay
2004 Skirt Magazine, contributing photographer

2003-04 Coastal Art and Antiques, photos and stories, reviews 2002 Savannah Magazine, Photographs and articles 2000-04 Connect, photos and articles
1998-99 Creative Loafing, photos/articles

1991-97 Vanderbilt Review, photos
1995-97 Nashville Life, review/articles/photos 1991-1997 Nashville Scene, review/articles/photos 1990 Camera Austria, Graz/Austria

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AWARDS

2012 Artist Residency, Virginia Center of the Creative Arts 2009 Honorable Mention, Telfair Museum of Art Fair
2009 Society for Photographic Education Adjunct Scholarship

2005 Named one of FIVE ARTISTS TO COLLECT by Savannah Morning News and Coastal Art and Antiques Magazine

1986 Individual Artist Fellowship in Media, Tennessee Arts Commission
Purchase Award, 18th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition judged by Ivan Karp

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COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Telfair Museum of Art/Jepson Center, Savannah, GA Morris Museum, Augusta, GA
Troutman Sanders, Attorneys-at-Law, Atlanta, GA University of South Carolina Art Collection, Columbia, SC Vanderbilt University Art Collection, Nashville, TN

The Merchants Restaurant, Nashville, TN Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Other private and corporate collections: Ashley Judd, Roseanne Cash, Chet Atkins, Baron and Budd P.C. Dallas, TX, King & Spalding, LLP Atlanta, GA, BellSouth, Ingram Group, Sony Corporation, Tony Brown, Roger Miller, Richard Leo Johnson, Rosemary Daniell, Andre 3000, Delbert Mann, and Tom Schulman.