Meredith Mulhearn

Meredith Mulhearn was born in Sayre, PA, but grew up in a small town in New Jersey. Here,
she began feverishly creating from the moment she could grasp a crayon. In fact, her
pediatrician foretold Mulhearn’s future as an artist, based on her fine motor skills as a young

From here, Mulhearn pursued the arts, earning a BA in studio art with a minor in art history,
from Wake Forest University and a MA from NYU in art therapy. Mulhearn’s time in New York
City significantly influenced her focus on the natural world, as she struggled with its absence in
the urban environment. In response, she engaged in intensive study of botanical illustration at
the New York Botanical Garden.
In 2019, Mulhearn became a resident artist at RPAC Art Center & Academy, where she
continues to practice. Mulhearn’s work is part of multiple private collections, including the
Philoche Collection in New York City and Wake Forest University’s General Collection in
Winston-Salem. She is an associate member of Artists for Conservation, the world’s leading
artist group supporting the environment. Mulhearn is also an exhibiting artist at Rowayton Arts
Center and an active member of the New Canaan Society for the Arts.
With a focus on philanthropy, she has participated in collaborative projects, such as the Bow
Wow Art Dog initiative, that give back to the community.
Contemporary artist Meredith Mulhearn’s work is a visual wake-up call. Each piece calls
humanity to consider our impact on the environment, abandon complacency and take action.
With a practice that merges conceptual and conservation art, her analytical bent emerged in
response to a desperate and innate need to reconnect with the natural world. Mulhearn herself
explains, “Nature has always spoken to me in quiet ways, but now I find there’s an inextricable
link between me and the natural world that finds its voice in all my work.”
Exploring imminent environmental threats, Mulhearn’s work knows no boundaries. Driven by
imperative, Mulhearn defines her work by subject matter and employs the most effective media
to manifest her message. Mulhearn utilizes both traditional and unconventional media, bending
each material to her will. The process for each piece is completely unique and often requires
hours of specific training, research and experimentation to achieve the proper technique.
Vacillating between large and small scale, the viewer finds themself immersed, either through
inundation or intimacy. Her work often communicates a subtle urgency, juxtaposed against
nature's seeming tranquility.

While her work is often suggestive, Mulhearn’s commitment to the cause is most certainly
literal, her artwork directly supporting conservation initiatives. She blurs the line between art
and philanthropy