Meg Saligman loves local color. As a public artist whose work has a worldwide following, Saligman is a master of transforming public spaces. Using a variety of media that includes paint, light, and glass, she is known for her collaborative process and intricate designs which bring life to new and existing architecture. Meg’s projects are always site specific and collaborative by nature. All elements of her designs come directly from their surrounding environment.
Meg Saligman’s iconic public art works combine the classical with the contemporary, painted with a master’s skill that consistently breaks new ground and elevates the way public art is conceived and executed. Meg painted Philadelphia’s landmark, Common Threads (1998), and has since been at the forefront of the contemporary mural movement. Her national and international works include a fresco in Mexico City (1995); a water tower in Tanzania (2013); Once in a Millennium Moon (2000) in Shreveport, Louisiana; and Fertile Ground (2009) in Omaha, Nebraska, measuring 32,500 square feet. Other well-known works in her native city include Philadelphia Muses (2000), Perspective and Perception (2014) at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Passing Through (2006), seen daily by hundreds of thousands of motorists on Interstate 76.
Meg’s work is widely acclaimed. In 2006, Public Art Review featured Saligman as one of the ten most influential American muralists of the past decade. She has received numerous awards, including the Philadelphia Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Visionary Artist Award, and honors from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia’s Leeway Foundation.
Last updated: Feb 24, 2016