Andie Meadows is an exhibiting artist with Patty Carroll.
For over seven years, Andie Meadows and Patty Carroll have worked together on building custom environments in Patty Carroll’s studio on the “Anonymous Women” series of photographs. This series is about a lone woman in her fictional home encountering her various tasks and obsessions. Simultaneously, Andie has created her portrait series, “Queens Who Bathe,” in her own studio/bathtub. This series is a tribute to Chicago LGBTQ community through personalized and constructed sets. There are many visual and conceptual similarities in the process for both projects; dependance on color, appreciation for all things vintage and elaborate details. Both series are based on personal experiences with the intention of addressing larger, more focused feminist issues. The working relationship between Patty and Andie has grown into a collaborative venture complete with idea development, physical craft and setbuilding, with laughter and arguments along the way.
Andie Mckenzie Meadows is a Chicago based photographer, historian and organizer. Her multi-diciplinary work facilitates visibility for the members of the queer community not represented or supported by the BOY in former Boystown. While receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Meadows began documenting her community with the series Girls in Boystown and continues today with her latest series Queens Who Bathe. She has served on the Chicago History Museum’s (CHM) OUT Committee, and the Field Museums Out Fielders as well as developed historical queer walking tours for CHM, Chicago for Chicagoans and Janes Walk Chicago. Whether she’s drawing a hot bath for a portrait or giving a walking tour in January, Andie is working to create platforms of visibility for Chicago’s unique innovation and diversity.
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