After a career in teaching, Maggie Meiners discovered her true passion was photography and never looked back. Her artistic style is varied and diverse and she is currently focused on her immediate surroundings and the effect they have on her. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of the Illinois Institute of Art, Wheaton College, Harrison Street Lofts, and numerous private collections. She was the winner of the 2008 Multimedia Exhibition, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, the 2009 Ragdale Prize and was part of the Official Selection 2011 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris . Maggie had her first solo exhibition in 2005 at The Union League Club of Chicago-- one of the most esteemed private collectors of art in the country.
Maggie’s work has most recently been seen as part of the Chicago Project-Catherine Edelman Gallery, Photo Independent, LA, The Art Center-Highland Park, and the Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe, IL. She has also exhibited at various museums and colleges around the country.
Maggie gives private lessons and critiques, teaches classes, and speaks regularly about her work. Maggie currently serves on the Board of the Filter Photo Festival, is a member of the Advisory Committee at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and is a member of the photography group, f/8 collective.
Maggie grew up outside of Chicago and has an affinity for all things Midwestern. She recently moved back to the small town where she grew up with her two sons and her husband, whom she likes to describe as a Renaissance man. She is devoted to life-long learning and daily picture taking and making.