Catherine Meier explores the meaning of “open space” through animation, site-specific installations, and large-scale prints and drawings. Representing a state of mind as well as a state of being, these expansive works are redolent of the artist’s own travels crossing the Great Plains of North America and the Mongolian Steppe where her experience of freedom and boundlessness also fueled feelings of fear and paranoia. Meier has shown her work in gallery and museum settings in the Midwest, South, and Japan, at film festivals, and in the very landscapes that gave rise to her drawings. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently, she was an Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and her awards include a national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate study, three from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship.