Megan Van Wagoner / Art



Born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Megan Van Wagoner grew up in a community filled with artists, musicians and lots of mid-west practicality. After starting out in engineering, she majored in ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and completed an MFA in the Mount Royal School at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her focus on mixed media sculpture and installation, along with her background in ceramics, forms the foundation of her current studio practice.  

Megan has exhibited work extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-west regions. She regularly travels to give workshops on ceramic studio techniques and presentations on professional practices for artists. She has also participated in a number of artist residencies around the country.

Megan is the recipient of a 2009 Maryland Arts Council Individual Artist Award. She lives and works in the Baltimore-Washington area. Her studio is in Brentwood, Maryland. She teaches art and design at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

1998-2000 Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, MD
                Master of Fine Arts, Mount Royal School of Art
1992-1997 Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, OH
                  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics

Select Exhibitions
2015 Growing Dilemma, solo exhibtion, Mount St. Mary's College; Emmitsburg, MD
2015 Saturated in the SubConsious: A Collaborative Installation, Flashpoint Gallery; Washington, DC
2014 Growing Dilemma, solo exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center; Laurel, MD
2014 Things That Scare Me, Howard Community College; Columbia, MD
2014 Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and Their Impact, Capital Art Network; Rockville, MD
         Curator: Claudia Rouseau, Art Historian
2013 Crafted Objects, Two-person Exhibition, The Tree of Life Gallery; Chestertown, MD
2013 Artists of DC Glassworks, Montpelier Arts Center; Laurel, MD
2013 Slippage, Center for the Arts, Towson University; Towson, MD
2012 Faculty Exhibition, King Street Gallery, Montgomery College; Silver Spring, MD
2012 Monsters, Marlboro Gallery, Prince Georges Community College; Largo, MD
2012 Ceramics Invitational, River Gallery; Rocky River, OH
2011 Intersections: Where Art Meets Science, Blackrock Arts Center; Germantown, MD
         Curator: Claudia Rouseau, Art Historian
2011 Scultpure NOW, Artery Plaza Gallery; Bethesda, MD
         Juror: Tom Ashcraft, Founder of Working Man Collective
2011 Pushing Process, Reagan National Airport; Washington, DC
2011 WPA ArtNight, Hickok Cole Architects; Washington, DC
         Curator: Lauren Gentile, Founder/Director of Contemporary Wing Gallery, Washignton, DC
2011 Clay Invitational, River Gallery; Rocky River, OH
2010 Functional Ornament, River Gallery; Rocky River, OH
2010 Cream: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Exhibition, American University Museum; Washington, DC
2009 The Common Element: Glass Sculpture, ArtDC Gallery at the The Lustine Center; Hyattsville, MD
2009 Small Works, 1212 Gallery; Richmond, VA
         Juror: Andrea Pollan, Director and Curator of the Curator's Office, Washington, D.C.
2008 Craft of Politics, Montpelier Arts Center; Montpelier, MD
2008 Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marlboro Gallery, PGCC; Marlboro, MD
         Juror: Kristen Hileman, Assistant Curator, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
2008 CIA Ceramics: 1978-2008, Borelli Edwards Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA and Convivium 33; Cleveland, OH
         Jurors: George Bowes and Deirdre Daw, ceramic artists
2007 Mini-Curated-Micro-Books Show, Baltimore Book Fair; Baltimore, MD
2007 Two-person ceramics exhibition, Artworks; Chestertown, MD
2006 Micro-Monumental, Flash Point Gallery; Washington, D.C. and Xavier University; Cincinnati, OH
         Juror: Kristen Hileman, Assistant Curator, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

2009 Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award Grant
2009 Vermont Studio Fellowship/Work Grant
1999 Mount Royal School of Art Graduate Teaching Assistantship; Maryland Institute College of Art
1997 Resident Artist at Art Farm; Marquette, NE.

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