Meena Matocha
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  • Pflugerville, TX
  • United States
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Philip McMullen left a comment for Meena Matocha
"Welcome Meena, Your website shows some excellent work. warmest regards, Philip."
Dec 9
Meena Matocha is now a member of CIVA Network
Dec 7

Profile Information

Contact Email
meena.matocha@gmail.com
Website
http://meenamatocha.com
Art Interests
Drawing, Painting
Artist / Personal Statement
Matocha uses oil, charcoal, acrylic and wax to create large-scale paintings, combining abstraction and figuration, exploring the space between grief and joy, the place where heaven and earth converge. Meditation, Scripture and contemplation play large parts in her creative process. Her current body of work combines her love of the portrait and figure with the dramatic expression of abstraction. Matocha's curiosity about how material contributes to the meaning and emotion of an art work has caused her to explore the use of charcoal as a prominent medium, the ash symbolizing humanity's finitude. Matocha was born to Indian immigrant parents in 1977 in the suburbs of Austin, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, focus on painting and drawing from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. After a long break during which time she lived overseas serving with a non-profit organization, Matocha returned to her native home of Central Texas where she lives with her husband and seven year old son, and now makes art full time.
Accomplishments / CV
Meena Matocha
Visual Artist

American, b. Austin, Texas 1977

Lives and works in Pflugerville, Texas

Education
2017 Figure Painting Master Class with portrait and figure painter Jennifer Balkan, 6 weeks
2010 Art Institute of XinJiang, China, Studied Chinese and Uyghur Traditional Art and Ink Painting
2000 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, The University of Texas at Austin, focus on Drawing and Painting
1995-1997 Texas Woman's University, Studied Pre-Med Biology, Chemistry and Art

Solo Exhibitions
2017 April, Solo Show – "And the Distance Dissolves Into the Love," Asian American Resource Center; Austin, TX

Group Exhibitions
2018 October, "Chasing Ghosts III," Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Juried Show, Portland, OR
2018 August, "Get the Lead Out," Art Space, Round Rock Arts Council Juried Show, Round Rock, TX
2018 July, Pflugerville Artists Show, The City of Pflugerville Library, Pflugerville, TX; Curator and Exhibitor
2018 "Destination I and II," The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2018 Retrospective, The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2017 EAST Austin Studio Tour; The Parish House, Austin, TX; Curator and Exhibitor
2017 "Build Hope, Not Walls," Charity Auction curated by Nick Ramos; Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX
2017 "Memories", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2017 "Unity/Diversity", Pop-Up Gallery at Cianfrani Coffee Co., Cedar Park, TX
2017 "Passageway", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2016 Austin Art Space, Austin Visual Arts Association Juried Show, Summer Show; Austin TX
2016 Retrospective, The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2016 "Open Spaces", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2016 "Crossroads", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2015 Retrospective, The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2015 WEST Austin Studio Tour, Austin Art Space; Austin, TX
2015 "Oasis", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2015 "Hallelujah", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2014 "Love", Austin Art Space, Austin Visual Arts Association Juried Show, Austin, TX
2014 "Dia de los Muertos", ArtSpace, Round Rock Arts Council Juried Show, Round Rock, TX
2014 "Gratitude", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2014 Retrospective, The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2013 "Psalms", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2013 Austin Art Space, Austin Visual Arts Association Juried Fall Show; Austin, TX
2013 "Poetic Collections", The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX
2005 Gelato's Italian Ice Cream (now out of business); Austin, TX
2000 Northwest Austin Gym (now out of business); 2 large fitness murals; Austin, TX
1997 Texas Woman’s University, Voertman’s Juried Student Show; Denton, TX

Associations
2018 Since 2013, ArtPACT of Austin, hcbc.com/art
2018 Since 2015, Austin Visual Arts Association, avaaonline.org
2018 Since 2018, CIVA – Christians in the Visual Arts, civa.org

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At 1:27pm on December 9, 2018, Philip McMullen said…

Welcome Meena, Your website shows some excellent work. warmest regards, Philip.

 
 
 

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