Meredith Carruthers is an artist living in Montreal. In 2004 Meredith completed her MFA at Concordia University, where her studies included the exchange program to The Glasgow School of Art. In recent projects she has constructed a life-sized crepe paper swan and created a velour archipelagos for tinfoil cats. Meredith has participated in exhibitions in Montreal, Vancouver and New York.
Meredith is a member of Leisure Projects with Susannah Wesley, an independent artist-curator initiative that seeks opportunities in glamorous hotel basements, tiny modernist apartments and in the gaps of established gallery programming.
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