Meg Brown Payson

b.1953, Portland, Maine


Solo Exhibitions

2021. Meg Brown Payson: "a silence fell with the waking bird", Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME

2020. Shallows, Costal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor, ME

2019. Shift, The Cube Gallery, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2014. Chiasm: New Work by Meg Brown Payson, McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

2010. Hydrosta>c Pressure, Eo Art Lab, Chester, CT

Paper Works, Walker Contemporary, The Back Room, Boston, MA

2009. Horizon, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA

2008. Liquid Space, Eo Art Lab, Chester, CT

2007. Meg Brown Payson: Prints from Anderson Ranch, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME

2004. Felt, Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Meg Brown Payson: To Sing the World, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

2002. Meg Brown Payson New Pain>ngs: Breath and Depth, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

2001. Meg Brown Payson: Pain>ngs, Dana Art Gallery, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, ME

1997. Reciproca>ons, Eliza Sweet Gallery, Waldoboro, ME

1994. Meg Brown Payson: New Pain>ngs and Construc>ons, O’Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, ME

1993. Marina: Pain>ngs by Meg Brown Payson, South Gallery, T.H.Wood Art Gallery, Vermont

College, Montpelier, VT (MFA thesis show, one of five selected for solo shows)

1991. Water’s Edge, Congress Square Gallery, Portland, ME

1988-1990. Congress Square Gallery, Portland, ME

1987. Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, ME

1985. Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, ME

1982. The Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020. Autumn, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, ME

Clarity, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, ME

2019. Psych Out!!!, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

Living With Art, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, ME

2018. Reflection, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, ME

2017. That Third Thing, Speedwell Projects, Portland, ME

Power of Place, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells, ME

Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters, 1950 to Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Embracing Earth, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, ME

2016. The Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, New York City, NY

Autumn, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, ME

2015. DiCarta/Papermade, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, Italy

The Art as Science, The Science of Art, Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Worcester State University,

Worcester, MA

Poetics of Place, June LaCombe Sculpture, Pownal, MA

2014. The Boston Drawing Project @ Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA

Unhinged, Pierogi, New York, NY

Prints: Breaking Boundaries, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

2012. Pressing On, Landing Gallery, Rockland ME

2011. Contemporaries: Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

2010. Sacred and Profane: Eye of the Beholder, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH

Shared Response, Eo Art Lab, Chester, CT

Mirare, Chapel Art Center, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH (three person)

2009. Archeology Above Ground, Institute of Contemporary Art@Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

The Boston Drawing Project: 10 Years On and Going Strong, Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA

Abstract New England: Six Perspec>ves, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

2008. Inaugural Exhibi>on, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA

Betwixt and Between: Color, Line and Texture, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME

2007. Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

Graphite, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2007 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2006. 2006 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

MECA/Connections, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

ab-‘strak-shen, The Clown, Portland, ME

2005. Water, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2004. Natural Response: Artists from the Boston Drawing Project@Bernard Toale Gallery, Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH

2003. Drawing, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

The Abstracted Landscape, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2002. 9/11: Prelude to an Apocalypse, Art Gallery at University of New England, Portland, ME

2001. Beyond Our Vision: Contemporary Paintings and Drawings, Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, MN

2000. Land, Sea, Sky,: New Visions in Landscape Pain>ng, Artworks at Dover Street, New Bedford, MA

Winter, O’Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, ME

Unbridled Eclecticism: Works from the Collection of Woody Dana, Art Gallery at University of New

England, Portland, ME

1999. Inner Landscapes, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA

Maine College of Art Faculty, River Tree Arts Center, Kennebunk, ME

1998. Celebrating Diversity: Contemporary Women Painters, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY

Sanctuary, Maine Audubon Center: Falmouth, ME

Twentieth Annual Juried Exhibition, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME

Breaking the Ice, Between the Muse, Rockland, ME

1996. Between The Muse Gallery, Rockland, M

1995. 1995 Artstravaganza, Hunter Art Museum, Chahanooga, TN

B.U. Visual Arts Alumni Drawing Exhibition, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Nature and Culture/Harmony or Conflict, Nacul Environmental Design Center Gallery,

Amherst, MA

1991. Beyond the Mantle, Old York Historical Society, York, ME

Inaugural Exhibition, Maine House, Nagoya, Japan

1990. Color ‘90, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

New Work for the Nine>es, Boston University Sherman Union Gallery, Boston, MA

1989-97. Judith Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

1980. Reflections, Open Space Gallery, Bangor, ME

1979. Spectra 1, The Payson Gallery, Westbrook College, Westbrook, ME

1978. The Portland Show, Barridoff Gallery, Portland, ME