Los Angeles, CA, USA
Meredith Danluck graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MoMA, PS1 Museum and Venice Biennale. Her short films, feature documentaries and experimental films have screened at a number of festivals and museum venues including Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW and Margaret Mead.
In addition to making films, Danluck has worked producing multi-screen tour visuals for Jay Z, Beyonce and John Legend and has produced a number of films for Vice Media. Her ambitious four channel feature film entitled, North of South, West of East, where four feature length narrative films play simultaneously in perfect symphony, was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and screened at Sundance 2013. That same year she was selected for the Sundance Writers Lab as well as the 2013 Sundance Directors Lab where she developed her feature State Like Sleep which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in January of 2019. She lives and work in Los Angeles.
I love seeing films at old theaters, the Vista, The Theater at Ace, The Nuart and The Egyptian all have great programs. Watching films in those spaces make it feel like going to church. I am an avid surfer so being in and around the ocean are really important to me. Nature in general is important and inspiring as it's truly an unlimited source of beauty. I seek out Photography books and exhibitions. The Annenberg always has something interesting going on as well as LACMA and MOCA. I lived in New York for many years and got accustomed to living around museums. In LA it feels like there's less of that, but in reality they're all around and full of wonderful work. In LA though, it's as if creativity is all around in the most surprising spaces. For example, there are so many murals and hand painted signs here and funny little donut shop marquees. I don't know why but I find those donut shops particularly endearing, as if every single one has a rich interior life and backstory.