Nick Meehan is from Wilmington, Delaware where he grew up working in his Dad's vintage car parts shop. A multimedia artist, architect, and eternal lover of drawing whose studies have taken him from Rhode Island to Tokyo to Copenhagen and Rio de Janeiro, Nick graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelors of Architecture in 2018. Working in and around themes of sublime ennui, camouflaged forces, and queer darkness, his projects narrate a post-capitalistic metamodern landscape where banal components are aggregated into sensual space and even love stories. Nick received the Thesis Award for his senior thesis Come and Go, an exhibition/performance/urban model that proposed a virtual architecture of gay cruising culture.
Revolution: Thesis at ALN together with the Summer Residency created the framework for Summer at ALN 2019. Revolution: Thesis at ALN was led by David Gersten, structured as a four week program and included a regular schedule of studio time, one-on-one studio visits with David, ALN Fellows and Visiting Artists, as well as, weekly seminars and listening critiques. The Summer Residency was a 2-4 weeks focused residency for artists interested in the opportunity to interact with ALN’s other ongoing programs and overlapping events. The Residency was structured to provide creative opportunities while developing meaningful relationships with other artists. While each of these programs had its own unique character, they both offered space for people to pursue their questions in conversation with others and create emergent works within a creative community.
Arts Letters & Numbers started the new year of 2019 with an immersive session, Digital Living Hybrids Lab, conducted by our fellows Keren Mendjul and Nick Meehan. The session is an invitation to co-construct a laboratory for scientific and artistic collaboration using the nearby island in Burden Lake as its testing ground to explore the boundary between human intuition and computational systems.
This Fall we had the great honor of contributing to the ‘Future Unknown’ Chancellor’s Summit held at The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China. The project grew from careful consideration of the mission and vision of CAFA and the principles driving the “Future Unknown” initiative to move art and innovation forward by building linkages to many educational and cultural locations around the globe.