Bobbi Meier is a Chicago-based visual artist working in sculpture, drawing, photography and installation.
Through her abstract soft sculptures and domestically focused installations Meier explores themes of sensuality, emotional struggle and loss. Ambiguity is a primary consideration as she encourages the psychological impulse to see implications of the body in her abstract forms. Inspired by Louise Bourgeois and Sarah Lucas, these strong feminist artists have provided inspiration and guidance for Meier’s work through their reference to the body, psychological trauma, and use of domestic materials. Most recent exhibitions include; Fugitive Narratives and Front & Center at Hyde Park Art Center, Soft Sculpture at International Museum of Surgical Science, Exhaustion and Exuberance at Chicago Artists Coalition, Perspiration Glitz at Roots and Culture, Chicago; Evanston Art Center 24th Biennial, Evanston, IL; The Second Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL. She has been awarded residencies at; The Ragdale Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, Anderson Ranch, Sanskriti-Kendra, in New Delhi, the HATCH Residency Program at the Chicago Artists Coalition, and was a participant and member of The Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center in 2017. Meier earned her MAAE (2000), and MFA in Fiber and Material Studies (2011), from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.