My paintings are a process... a journey in a sense into the unknown with only my intuition to rely upon. I am directed by the work to answer the questions and discover the solutions. My intention is to communicate more of a memory rather than a representation through the use of texture, color, soft geometric shapes, random gestural marks and layered surfaces.
I work primarily with the ancient wax based medium of encaustic paint, a molten beeswax mixed with resin and pigment. I am drawn to the sheer beauty, the tactile richness and the sensual qualities of encaustic. I am continually fascinated by the versatility of this medium which allows me to build up layers and reveal only what I feel is necessary through scraping and sheer manipulation of the surface; all adding to an eventual sense of accumulation and the essence of time.
Megan received her BFA in painting and printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has studied in Europe, South America and throughout the United States. Her work has been featured in multiple groups and juried exhibitions across New England as well as New York and Chicago. Her work is in private and public collections.
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. Summers 1999 through 2002. Studied artists books, printmaking, sculpture, and painting.
- Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn Co. Clare Ireland, July 2001. Studied mixed media painting and collage.
- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, May 1995. Professional Certificate of Art Education, December 1995.
- Foreign Studies, Brazil, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Studied paper-making, textiles and sculpture
- Western Michigan University, Bachelor of Science Degree, December 1992.
2017 Encaustic Works, Hopkinton NH
2015 New Work, Tailored Interiors, Concord NH
2007 Anderson Soule Artists, The Gallery at Pillsbury, Concord NH
2006 Art in Bloom, Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord NH
2005 Artful Environs, Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord NH
2004 The Artful Epicure, Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord NH
2003 New Works, Open Studios, Contoocook NH
2003 Encaustic Works Fourth International Biennial, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie NY. Juror: Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator for Collections and exhibitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
2003 Tomorrows Masterpieces, New Hampshire Antiquarian Society, Hopkinton NH
2002 Musically Speaking, Millyard South Studios, Manchester NH
2001 Summer Abroad Showcase, Burren College of Art
2001 Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth NH
2001 North American Print Biennial, The Boston Printmakers, Boston MA. Juror: David Kiehl Curator of prints and drawings. Whitney Museum of American Art
2001 Fall Salon, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA
2000 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA. Juror: Carl Belz, Director Emeritus, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
2000 Small Works, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY
1998 On My Own Time, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
Bow Times, Concord NH 12/05
Concord Monitor, Concord NH 1/05
Encaustic Works 2003: Fourth International
Biennial Exhibition Catalog
Hippo Press, Manchester NH 2/01
Best of Show, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH 1998
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