Monroe, Louisiana-born Meredith Pardue (B.F.A., painting, 1998) is widely known for her dynamic, large-scale compositions featuring colorful abstract forms derived from nature. In her paintings, Pardue aims to extract singular experiences from life’s cycles of growth and decay to transform the public, universal worlds of nature and human dynamics into sites of private knowledge. Her work is included in numerous notable private and corporate collections, including ExxonMobil Houston Headquarters, J. Crew Corporate Headquarters, Genstar Capital, BBVA Compass Bank, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Oceania Cruise Lines, Ritz Carlton at Tyson’s Corner Virginia, and others. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in a variety of periodicals including Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and New American Paintings.