Meher McArthur
Meher McArthur

Originally from the UK, Meher McArthur is an independent Asian art historian, author and educator based in Los Angeles. She has two exhibitions currently touring the U.S.: "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami" (through 2015) and "Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami" (through 2017). She worked for many years as Curator of East Asian Art at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, has collaborated with several Southern California museums, and advised for the V&A Museum in London. Her books include "Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols" (Thames & Hudson, 2002), "The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles" (Thames & Hudson, 2005), "Confucius: A Throneless King" (Pegasus Books, 2011), "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami" (International Arts & Artists/Tuttle, 2012) and "An ABC of What Art Can Be" (The Getty Museum, 2010) for kids. She has also written for The V&A Magazine, The Royal Academy Magazine, Artillery, Fabrik and is a regular contributor to www.buddhistdoor.com.

Recent Articles
Strokes of Genius and Gratitude: The Calligraphy of Souun Takeda
Strokes of Genius and Gratitude: The Calligraphy of Souun Takeda
Souun Takeda's calligraphy has a uniquely intense emotion that energizes his work; his eager strokes laden with ink often drip down the fragile, washi paper.
The Dry Landscapes of Zen Temples Meet California's Drought
The Dry Landscapes of Zen Temples Meet California's Drought
The Japanese dry landscape tradition goes back over a thousand years. Though not originally designed in Japan to save water, drought-friendly gardens may have a role to play in helping to meet the long-term needs of California's increasingly dry state.
Farzad Kohan: Layering Life and Love in Paintings
Farzad Kohan: Layering Life and Love in Paintings
Farzad Kohan's mixed media paintings reflect the complex identity of the immigrant.
Calming Currents: The Ceramic and Video Art of Mineo Mizuno
Calming Currents: The Ceramic and Video Art of Mineo Mizuno
Japanese sculptor and filmmaker Mineo Mizuno reflects the various qualities and functions of water in his work.
Armenian-American Artists Reflect the Diaspora Experience
Armenian-American Artists Reflect the Diaspora Experience
Zareh is among 27 Armenian artists featured in the Glendale exhibition "life100." Featured works explore the impact of the Armenian diaspora and artists' connection to their culture.
The Visible Light Paintings of Fawn Rogers
The Visible Light Paintings of Fawn Rogers
Artist Fawn Rogers' "Visible Light" series aims to bring awareness to the disenfranchisement of the elderly population in the U.S.
The Optimistic Edge: The Reduction Linocuts of Dave Lefner
The Optimistic Edge: The Reduction Linocuts of Dave Lefner
Dave Lefner's linocuts are iconic representations of the great energy and optimism associated with the nation's golden age of traveling and exploration.
Preserving Cultures: The Getty's Global Conservation Work
Preserving Cultures: The Getty's Global Conservation Work
The Getty undertakes a wide range of conservation projects around the world at important historic and cultural sites, helping to preserve the artistic heritage of diverse cultures.
Beauty in Battle: The Refined Artistry of Samurai Armor
Beauty in Battle: The Refined Artistry of Samurai Armor
A new exhibition at LACMA spotlights Samurai and their battle gear.
Where Color Meets Spirit: The Paintings of Vera Arutyunyan
Where Color Meets Spirit: The Paintings of Vera Arutyunyan
As Armenian-born Vera Arutyunyan struggled to adapt to her new home in the Los Angeles, she turned to painting to express her innermost emotions.
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