b. 1988 Providence, RI
2017 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA
2014 BFA cum laude, Studio Art & Art History, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2007 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
2006 School of the Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018 - Present
Teaching Assistant, Department of Art, Film & Visual Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2017 - 2019
Adjunct Professor, Printmaking, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Studio Manager, Print, Paper and Graphic Arts Department, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA
2017 - 2018
Adjunct Professor, Studio Foundations, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Adjunct Professor, Printmaking, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Teaching Fellow, Screenprint, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA
Market Art + Design Fair, V.S.O.P. Projects, Bridgehampton, NY
Degrees of Reality (curated by David Guerra), A R E A Gallery at The Yard, Boston, MA
LANDFALL (curated by Nathan Lewis), Montserrat College of Art at Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA
Remote Reality Residency, Paper-Thin, HUBweek, Boston, MA
A Kaleidoscope: Harbor, Bay, Ocean - A Focus on Conservancy of Our Waters (curated by Mary Dondero), Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
FUTURELAND: Douglas Breault + Mea Duke, Fort Point Arts Gallery, Boston, MA
Boston Printmakers Association 2017 North American Biennial, Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts & Design, Boston, MA
Holding Patterns: Mea Duke + Joanne Hus, Gallery 95, Beverly, MA
Solo show: Mea Duke, Bristol Maritime Center, Bristol, RI
Very Special One-time Performance: The Inaugural Exhibition, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY
Medal Award Gala Honoring James Turrell, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
The Cyclorama Show: MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Inter-Dimensional Ports of Whatsoever (curated by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez), Fort Point Arts at Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA
Transform•nation, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
Wall & Floor: Experimental Painting (curated by Patte Loper), Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
Award Recipients Exhibition (Dana Pond Award), Grossman Gallery, Boston, MA
Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts Exhibition, Weems Center Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
Weight, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
New Landscapes: Mea Duke, Ryan Leitner, and Robert McCann (curated by Douglas Breault), Spark Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Invitational, Imago Foundation for the Arts, Warren, RI
Thesis Exhibition, One Way Gallery, Narragansett, RI
Boston Printmakers Association 2013 North American Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
Boston Printmakers Association Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
Student Salon, University of Rhode Island Art Gallery, Kingston, RI
Carlotti Juried Exhibition (honorable mention), University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2016 Jacob Stewart-Halevy: Dad Paintings, Mom Jeans, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA
Awards & Grants
2017 Dean's Research Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Montague Travel Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
2016 Dana Pond Award (painting), School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
2015 Dean's Scholarship Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
2019 Artists for Amos House, Providence, RI
2018 In Search Of (co-curated with Jonathan Weiskopf), V.S.O.P Projects, Greenport, NY
Panelist, The Providence Art & Design Film Festival, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, April 11.
Panelist, The Providence Art & Design Film Festival, Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI, April 6.
Artist Talk, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, April 27.
Lecture and Artist Talk, Fort Point Arts Community, Boston, MA, February 2.
Artist Talk, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, February 10.
Publications as Author
“The Nominal Truth of Color: Navigating the Visible Spectrum,”The AVE. Magazine, Issue #1, August, 2019.
“Siegel, Combs and Long,” The AVE. Magazine, Issue #1, August, 2019.
Amanda Grosvenor, “Environmental Impact: Mea Duke Explores Maritime Issues Through Art,” Providence Monthly and East Side Monthly, June 27, 2019.
MFA Annual (Juror: Anne Ellegood), Issue #135, New American Paintings, April 2018.
Diana Leane, “‘FUTURELAND’ Reveals Global Shipping Industry’s Effect on Environment,” The Daily Free Press, Boston University, January 25, 2018.
Studio Visit Magazine (Juror: George Kinghorn), Volume 40, Fall 2017.
Stephanie Maida, “24 Hours in Greenport: A Cooler Alternative to the Hamptons,” Guest of a Guest, July 3, 2017.
“Explore Four Fabulous North Fork Art Galleries,” Dan’s Papers, July 13, 2017.
Charles A. Riley II, “ART REVIEW: VSOP Projects’s Debut Show Brings Unexpected Aesthetic to Greenport,” Hamptons Art Hub, June 29, 2017.
“‘Very Special One-time Performance’ Inaugurates VSOP Art + Design Projects,” Hamptons Art Hub, June 20, 2017.