Boston Women’s Memorial, 2003, Bronze, Location: Commonwealth Ave. Mall, between Gloucester St. and Fairfield St
Boston Women's Memorial, Lucy Stone (Detail), 2003
Boston Women's Memorial, Abigail Adams (Detail), 2003
Boston Women's Memorial, Phillis Wheatley (Detail), 2003
Meredith Bergmann is a sculptor who for over 25 years has been making work that deals with complex themes in an accessible, beautiful and stimulating way. She works both on public monuments and on a private scale. She seeks out public commissions that explore issues of history, race, human rights, disabilities and the power of poetry and music. Her private works often involve visual and verbal puns.
Her largest public commission, unveiled in 2003, was for the Boston Women’s Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay. She is currently sculpting a bronze bas-relief commemorating the history of the Labor movement for the Massachusetts State House and a monumental head of a young girl for the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Meredith lives in New York City with her husband Michael Bergmann, a writer and director, and their son. Her articles, essays, reviews and poems have appeared in The American Arts Quarterly, Iambs and Trochees, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Art, The Tri Quarterly Review, and Sculpture Review. She is poetry editor of The American Arts Quarterly.