Nadia Meadows

2023 North Carolina Fellow for Visual Arts

Nadia Meadows

Recipient Information


Charlotte, North Carolina

Year of Award


Grant or Fellowship

Southern Prize and State Fellowship

Grant Amount


Nadia Meadows is a sculptor and visual storyteller based in Charlotte, North Carlina. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2020 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she won the sculpture area award and was named junior of the year. Since graduating, her work has been showcased in many galleries and exhibitions, receiving rave reviews and sparking conversations that promote communal growth and change.

Artist Statement

Nadia’s sculptures facilitate intercultural exchange and understanding that defies social, economic, and political norms. She does this by molding wood and uncommon mediums—such as human hair—creating interactive installations that narrate experiences and perspectives that have largely been muted in public discourse. Nadia is revolutionizing what can be done through the medium of sculpture by designing experiences that open eyes and hearts to what it truly means and will take for us all to be united, understood, and permitted to be; fully.