Project Space Residency

Meredith Davenport lives in Lima, New York and teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her current project Membering is a collection of layered narratives using images and words from found documents related to her family story that begins with a slave ship and ends with the death of her father in Louisiana. The work is a form of accounting of a history that is not uncommon but is at times unbearable.

Levee in Monroe, Louisiana from the series Membering (2018 – present) by Meredith Davenport © Meredith Davenport, courtesy of the artist


This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.