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Ostrom at the Factory Girl premiere in 2007
|Born||Meredith Joy Ostrom
18 February 1977
New York City
Meredith Joy Ostrom (born 18 February 1977) American actress. She is graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts where she got her BFA degree with a double major in Drama and Fine arts with a minor in Cinema Studies from the Tisch program. After graduation she moved to London where she was immersed into the music film and art world. She was linked for many years to Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes.
She has donated art to causes close to her heart, such as in her first solo exhibition in March 2009 which was a successful sell-out show in which the majority of the proceeds went to the Youth for Youth international children's charity, the space was kindly donated by Philips de Pury. Donating works to the Gilda Radner cancer research Centre for recovering patients in the New York area, the World Childhood foundation's annual auction and gala, whose patron is Queen Silvia and Princess Madeline of Sweden. As well as England's Prince's Trust she donated work through Opera gallery in London.
In December 2008 her work was exhibited at the Stanton Barrett Gallery in New York which was a pop up space created by formula one driver Stanton Barret and supported by fellow drivers such as formula one's Brian Vickers.
On April 27, 2009 she demonstrated her body painting to an audience of over 500 at Sketch in London's Mayfair. Appearing in silhouette behind a screen she used her body and various painting techniques to produce a painting which was then revealed to the assembled crowd. The painting was then acquired by Opera Gallery.
In March 2010 her work was included at Vegas Gallery in London's east end, in Keith Coventry's curated, Peep Show a group show of paintings and photography alongside Tracey Emin, Keith Tyson, Alison Jackson, Dan Macmillan, Henry Hudson, Matt Collishaw, Emer O'Brien and George Condo.
In London, Meredith's paintings are now exhibited and sold in New Bond Street's Opera Gallery, in the company of her favorite modern artist such as Warhol, Picasso, Hirst, Mr. Brainwash, Banksy, Dali and Chagall. She also admits she is influenced by conceptual artist Yoko Ono of whom she shares a birthday with, February 18. Her work is also currently in One Hyde Park, the Candy and Candy building. Meredith's works are related to the dialogue of the tension between the female physical form and the idea of colour which represents emotional and intellectual movement. Many of her paintings focus on her own female physical form impressed onto vividly painted canvas.
She played herself in collaborative and photography art projects and was the face to launch Sky T.v.'s Arts channel, photographed and curated by Rankin which was shown as well on Billboards across London calling it Rankin's Sky TV Street Gallery as well collaborative photographic art projects with Ellen Von Unwerth for Italian Vogue, Alison Jackson for GQ and Simon Emmet for the arts and culture magazine, Volt.
As an actress she recently played the character Joany, muse to a conceptual artist, in the 2009 film (Boogie Woogie, based on the novel written by Danny Moynehan, a satire on the NY and London art worlds, for which Damien Hirst curated the art work in the film. She also appeared in the 2006 films Played and Factory Girl (playing the role of iconic German songbird/ muse of Andy Warhol Nico). She starred in the 2005 short film Bizarre Love Triangle, written and directed by George Hickenlooper. She appeared in a 2000 episode of Sex and the City.
- Men Don't Lie (2010) as Miriam
- Boogie Woogie (2009) as Joany
- Nine Miles Down (2009) as Susan
- The Heavy (2008) as Amanda Mason
- Feel the Noise (2007) as Noelia
- Factory Girl (2006) as Nico
- Played (2006) as Nikki
- Bizarre Love Triangle (2005) as Meredith
- The Great New Wonderful (2005) as Anita
- Naked in London (2005) as Callas
- When Will I Be Loved (2004) as Meredith
- "Murder City" as Inger (1 episode, 2004) - Nothing Sacred
- Keen Eddie as Dominique (3 episodes, 2003–2004)- Pilot (2003) - Stewardess Keeping Up Appearances and - Inciting Incident(2004)
- Love Actually (2003) as Billy's Video Vixen
- My Name Is Tanino (2002) as Melissa
- 'R Xmas (2001) as Elfie
- Sex and the City as Lizzie (1 episode, 2000) What Goes Around Comes Around (2000)
- Love Goggles (1999) as Em
- Amica Lane (February 2010). "Peeping Tom at The Vegas Gallery". Amelias Magazine.