Meghan Brady Nelson’s ‘Purple Empathy’ Selected as ‘Art of Nashville’

Meghan Brady Nelson's large acrylic piece
Meghan Brady Nelson's large acrylic piece "Purple Empathy"

Assistant Professor of Art Education Meghan Brady Nelson’s large acrylic piece called “Purple Empathy” was recently selected as this week’s “Art of Nashville.” Much like other works she’s published around the world, “Purple Empathy” focuses on societal questions.

“For my ‘American Flag’ series, I am exploring the ways critical visual literacy can be used to promote empathy for bipartisanship among students in time of political unrest,” shared Nelson.

“Purple Empathy” serves as an entry point to a series by Nelson that presents her work as a painter and also explores her thought processes and theoretical approaches as both a professor and as an artist.