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Lara Meintjes
Williamstown, MA

About the Artist

Agnes Meintjes, also known as Lara, is a South African and American artist, illustrator, and student happily living in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is particularly interested in anthropomorphism and the colonizing properties of ink. Lara is fascinated by the dividing line between fact and fantasy, and the lingering imprint of childhood on our adult lives. She likes to play in the negative space between objects. Her work has appeared in books and magazines and has been shown in diverse venues all over the world ranging from an exhibition of T-shirts in Hong Kong, through group shows at p…

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About the Artist

Agnes Meintjes, also known as Lara, is a South African and American artist, illustrator, and student happily living in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is particularly interested in anthropomorphism and the colonizing properties of ink. Lara is fascinated by the dividing line between fact and fantasy, and the lingering imprint of childhood on our adult lives. She likes to play in the negative space between objects. Her work has appeared in books and magazines and has been shown in diverse venues all over the world ranging from an exhibition of T-shirts in Hong Kong, through group shows at private galleries in South Africa, to original paintings at museums in California. Her work has been featured in collaborations with many exciting organizations including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, the Gap and others.

Artist’s Work

Monkey redecoration party
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Monkey Redecoration Party

By Lara Meintjes

Sleeping fox pair
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Sleeping Fox Pair

By Lara Meintjes

Napping fox
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Napping Fox

By Lara Meintjes

Tanja rollerskating giraffe
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Tanja Rollerskating Giraffe

By Lara Meintjes

Evangeline lamb sheep portrait with flower crown
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Evangeline Lamb Sheep Portrait with Flower Crown

By Lara Meintjes

The finkelsteins thanksgiving tradition
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The Finkelstein's Thanksgiving Tradition

By Lara Meintjes

Leapfrog
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Leapfrog

By Lara Meintjes

Sylvia sooty owl portrait in red floral dress
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Sylvia: Sooty Owl Portrait in Red Floral Dress

By Lara Meintjes

Bird party
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Bird Party

By Lara Meintjes

Marching band
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Marching Band

By Lara Meintjes

Lafayette singing alligator watercolor painting
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Lafayette: Singing Alligator Watercolor Painting

By Lara Meintjes

Pablo the lion portrait
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Pablo the Lion Portrait

By Lara Meintjes

Eloise anthropomorphic deer portrait with camera
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Eloise: Anthropomorphic Deer Portrait with Camera

By Lara Meintjes

Thelma and louis lion and chicken bicycle couple
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Thelma and Louis Lion and Chicken Bicycle Couple

By Lara Meintjes

Tropical leaf birds
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Tropical Leaf Birds

By Lara Meintjes

Lucky fish pelican portrait in inky watercolor was
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Lucky Fish: Pelican Portrait in Inky Watercolor Wash Painting

By Lara Meintjes

Selected Exhibitions

  • Wide Eyes Open Palms
    California, USA, 2019
  • Salon91 Gallery
    Cape Town, South Africa, 2019
  • ArtX Gallery
    California, USA, 2017
  • Museum of Latin American Art
    California, USA, 2016
  • Wolves Gallery
    Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015
  • Pauline & Zena Gatov Gallery
    California, USA, 2013
  • Enormous Tiny Art Show: Nahcotta Gallery
    New Hampshire, USA, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • https://lbpost.com/hi-lo/local-artist-from-south-africa-lets-viewers-into-artistic-process-at-viento-y-agua-coffee-house/
    December 9, 2016
  • https://scribendi.unm.edu/get-to-know-our-staff-choice-award-2018/
    September 18, 2018
  • https://lbpost.com/hi-lo/art/the-anthropomorphic-imagination-of-lara-meintjes-on-display-at-viento-y-agua
    November 6, 2013
  • https://signaltribunenewspaper.com/24389/imitating-life/imitating-life-posing-questions-to-artist-lara-meintjes/
    July 18, 2014
  • http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-lara-lee-meintjes-artist/
    June 25, 2019