Meika Fields was born and raised in western Baltimore City, Maryland. The urban landscape of Baltimore, including urban blight, has had a profound impact on her artwork. Meika moved to North Carolina to purse undergraduate study at Davidson College. Painting, world arts and cultural anthropology were interests of her which lead to travel; exploring the arts of Florence, Italy, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, Ghana, and Mexico. The texture and the richness of the so-called “third world”, called her to reconsider pattern, texture, and meaning in the urban American landscape.
Meika has exhibited in North Carolina, Maryland, as well as internationally. She is also muralist with interests in public art.
Her abstract and representational paintings are influenced by natural forms, urban forms, portraiture, and the physicality of history as expressed in everyday environments. During the art making process, she often uses patterns, torn papers, debris, found objects, house paint, and vintage wallpapers reflective of personalized spaces.
Meika currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.