Josephine Meckseper (b. Lilienthal, Germany in 1964) is a New York-based artist known for her large-scale vitrine installations and films that challenge the conventional reading of familiar cultural imagery and the systems of circulation and display. Her work, which encompasses a variety of media—simultaneously exposes and encases signifiers such as art historical references, and everyday objects, to form an investigation into the collective unconscious of our time. Conflating the aesthetic language of early twentieth-century industrial design with her imagery of political undercurrents, she investigates how early Modernism and the avant-garde developed into a form of political and aesthetic resistance to Neoclassicism and capitalism. You can see how she translated her style into a coloring book page in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 9.
In 2022 Meckseper received the Annual Guggenheim Fellowship and was appointed a Princeton University Visiting Fellow. In November 2022 the artist had her first exhibition with Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong.