'Ones to Watch' May - June 2021, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds
'Artizan Small Works' April - May 2021, Artizan Gallery, Torquay
'Simmer' July 2020 - Online
'HomeTurf' October 2019 - Leeds
'Weight and Wonder' April 2018 - Lady Beck, Leeds
2016 - 2020 - University of Leeds, Faculty of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
2018 - 2019 - Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa
Meri Croft (b.1998) is a recent BA (Hons) Fine Art Graduate from the University of Leeds and the University of Lisbon. She is currently working from her studio in Cambridgeshire.
Primarily an abstract painter her work explores thresholds, namely, the border between inside and outside.
Thresholds are not an end-point but a mid-point that allows for the fluid crossing of, or a wavering between two worlds. Focusing on capturing the ever-changing state of the in-between Croft’s paintings attempt to contain and solidify the fluid and transient. Working with the materiality of oil and acrylic paint, Croft uses fluid washes of colour against vivid impasto shapes. Scratching into and removing paint from the canvas to reveal multiple layers, Croft’s paintings highlight how two worlds can exist simultaneously, and be brought together to create a new and entirely different whole.