Sorcha pronounced “Sorr-ah-kha”
Sorcha Meek is an award-winning contemporary artist and art educator who has been showing her work regionally, nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Her vibrant, earthy, textured surfaces contain imagery and symbolism to convey ideas and concepts about humanity.
Sorcha recently received the juror’s choice award for Best in Show (Oregon Art Educator’s juried exhibition) at Maryhill Museum of Art and has been featured in numerous publications such as: 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, Artisan Northwest Magazine, Oregon Humanities Magazine.
After working along-side other contemporary artists at the Graphic Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland, Sorcha moved to Hood River and co-founded the Alpinee Art Studio where she taught printmaking classes and weekend workshops along with a variety of art classes in the public school system through Arts in Ed. In 2005 she opened Solo Studio and Gallery, a contemporary gallery space that provided artists with the opportunity to have a solo show. Sorcha joined the New Vision School teaching team in 2012 and also served as the assistant director for many years.
Sorcha studied both classical and conceptual painting and drawing at the Art Institute of Florence, Italy. She holds a B.A. in Visual Communication cum laude and an M.A. in Education with honors. She has recently joined the 301Gallery in Hood River and will be showing work in the Abstract Gorge group show in August, and the Hot-off-the-Press printmaking show in September 2021.
Sorcha is currently volunteering in the community, helping with the vaccination program, working in her studio, and teaching ‘in person’ and ‘live’ on-line classes to adults, children and teachers.