About

I create animated portraits that capture fleeting emotions while offering critique on who portraiture historically favors

As a teenager, I agonized over my facial hair. Obviously, I had too much of it – other 14-year-old girls didn't have eyebrows half as thick as mine. I spent an embarrassing amount of time in front of the bathroom mirror, just myself and the tweezers, trying to remedy the situation. Thankfully me and my eyebrows made it mostly unscathed through those years, but that hyper-awareness to facial details lingered. The fine sums that comprise our expressions, in both physicality and emotion, are amazing and terrifying.

These days, instead of being held hostage by insecurities, I channel that compulsion into my studio work. I create ceramic portraits that capture inner dialogues frequently absent in fine art depictions of the female form. I'm interested in how the minutiae of a singular moment can crystalize, distilling the emotive into something expansive and universally experienced. Often, that means being vulnerable. Let's be honest; if you meet me, you're 100% thinking about my facial hair.

Bio

Megan rocks a classy 5’3” stature while simultaneously crushing any fragile masculinities under her utilitarian workman’s boots. If she needs a dining room table, she’ll just make it herself. She’s the kind of lady who owns a slackline and a unicycle because working out is gross. But if you make it a game of “how long can I balance before falling,” suddenly she’s in it to win it. Sometimes, jalapeños magically appear on your bedside table when she’s in town. She grew them herself, and she loves you. On any given day, she will have tended to her garden, spent all day in her art studio, and eventually settled down with her rescue pup with some hot tea to watch her latest season of Midsummer Murder Mysteries.

– Milena Corredor, Best Friend

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Awards

2022 – Best in Figurative Work
2021/22 – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship
2019 – Honorable Mention
2016 – Anderson Ranch Art Center Scholarship
2015 – Honorable Mention
2013 – Hompre Foundation Award
2011 – 2013 Baugh-Barber Trust Fund
2010 – 2013 University Grant
2009 – 2013 Promising Artist Award
2009 – 2013 College of Art and Design Student Grant

Residencies

Fall 2024 – Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, NM

Fall 2022 – Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO

Education

May 2013 – Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

          2025

  • Upcoming – Solo Exhibition, VAE Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

    2024

  • Rendered Fusions: Clay, Connection, Attention 2024 NCECA Annual, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA (Jurors: public historian Dr. Lauranett Lee and independent curator N. Elizabeth Schlatter) (Catalogue)

    2023

  • Transformative Craft, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA (Juror: Kate Dockery, artist & Exhibition Manager at Contemporary Craft)
  • COSO 2023 Biennial: COSO 10, First place winner, VAE Raleigh, Raleigh, NC (Jurors: Maya Brooks, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, NCMA & SECCA, Kaya Clark, artist & Gallery Manager at MINT, “JP” Jermaine Powell, artist)


    2022

  • Sauvage: Fall Artists-in-Residence, Patton-Malott Gallery, Snowmass, CO (Juror: Skye Weinglass, artist & curator, Aspen, CO)

  • Southern Miss Ceramics National, Best in Figurative Work, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Juror: George Rodriguez, artist)

  • Materials: Hard + Soft, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX (Juror: Tanya Aguiñiga, artist, activist, designer & educator) (Catalogue)

  • Made in VA, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (Juror: Grace Deveney, curator and art historian)

    2021

  • Little Things Matter: Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Juror: George Beasley, artist)

  • Amplify, invitational group exhibition, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (Curated by Alison Byrne, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Education, & Heather Hakimzadeh, curator)

  • Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (Juror: Kensuke Yamada, artist)

  • Crocker Kingsley, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (Juror: Carrie Lederer, artist & curator, Oakland, CA) (Catalogue)

  • New Waves, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (Juror: Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum)

    2020

  • Southern Miss Ceramics National, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Juror: Richard Notkins, artist, Vaughn, Washington)

  • Visions in Clay, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, California (Juror: Nancy Selvin, artist & professor at California College of the Art)

  • 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (Juror: Jo Lauria, curator, Los Angeles, CA) (Catalogue)

  • 30 Under 30, Viridian Artists, New York City, NY (Juror: Kelly Kivland, Curator Dia Art Foundation, NYC, NY)

    2019

  • Art Unleashed, invitational group exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • New Waves, Honorable Mention, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (Juror: Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator for the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art)

    2018

  • Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (Juror: Lauren Mabry, artist, Philadelphia, PA)

  • Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Royal Nebeker Art Gallery, Astoria, OR (Juror: Arvie Smith, artist, Portland, OR)

    2017

  • Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, New York City, NY

    2016

  • Faces of Value II, Say it With Clay, Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2015

  • Cups, Kondos Gallery at Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA (Juror: Tony Natsoulas, artist, Sacramento, CA)

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tour, MAngolia Studio, Philadelphia, PA

  • Making IT: Alumni Works ’05 – ’15, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • America’s Clay Fest III, Honorable Mention, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (Jurors: Tip Toland, artist, Seattle, WA & Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center) (Catalogue)

  • Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2013

  • Thesis Show ‘Quintessence’, Great Hall, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (Catalogue)

  • Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2011

  • New Ideas In Medallic Sculpture, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (Catalogue)