LUCY MEYLE is an artist and designer working in Tāmaki Makaurau who completed a PhD at the AUT School of Art and Design in 2018. Her practice explores the problems and questions of 'baggy' ideas and forms in connection to plants and non-human animals in our time of climate emergency. Humour and playfulness form key aspects of her works, acting to re-orientate perspectives or subjective interpretations through propositions that seem absurd, yet which materially demonstrate their own potential. Her current research works through sculpture, video, publication, collaboration, and installation to reimagine and re-image types of relationships between humans and the more-than-human, through the dialogues of fashion and interior design.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Soft Spot at Enjoy Gallery, Wellington (2020); Does a Flower Rehearse for Spring? St Paul St Gallery, Auckland (2018) and Bad Actors at MEANWHILE, Wellington (2017). Works by Meyle have also been included in group presentations including: March Mostra at the British School, Rome, Italy (2019); Sporting, at DEMO Gallery, Auckland (2018) and Looking Forwards and Backwards with Ziggy Lever at Blue Oyster Art Project Space in Dunedin (2017). In 2019 Meyle was the recipient of the Wallace New Zealand Residence Award, Rome.