Meg Leary began her artistic career as a classical vocalist, which has since become the foundation for the visual and performative work she now produces. Between 2007 and 2012, she has been developing a series of works based on music theory techniques using music materials such as cassette tape and vinyl records.
Meg studied Performance Art both as an academic discipline and studio practice for the past ten years; receiving an MA degree in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA degree in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since that time, she has been working in Chicago as an independent artist and cultural producer as well as working full time with arts and cultural organizations.
Meg’s performance and video work has been shown at Kendall College of Art & Design, The Peanut Gallery, Links Hall, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, LaMama ETC, PAC/Edge Festival, Medicine Park Gallery and the Elegant Mr. Gallery. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Henbane Collective, a group of five studio art graduates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that participate in collective exhibition opportunities, critiques and art blogging.