Megan Williamson, Consultant, JFK Airport public art installation, New York Times, 2001

Megan Williamson, Consultant, JFK Airport public art installation, New York Times, 2001

 Megan Williamson, Artist & Creative Activist

Megan Williamson, Artist & Creative Activist

    Williamson in talks with mentor, Nicolas Carone at his home in Italy in May 1992. Carone is best know as an Abstract Expressionist painter, a seminal teacher at the New York Studio School, and for co-founding The International School of Art in Umbria, Italy.

 

Williamson in talks with mentor, Nicolas Carone at his home in Italy in May 1992. Carone is best know as an Abstract Expressionist painter, a seminal teacher at the New York Studio School, and for co-founding The International School of Art in Umbria, Italy.

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Megan Williamson has had 23 solo exhibitions and has been in over 70 group shows. Her work has been shown in Italy, Ireland, Canada, in dozens of venues in the US and is in private and corporate collections around the country. She is a member of Zeuxis: an association of still life painters (NYC), The Midwest Paint Group and 7 on Site. November 2018 will see Chicago's Rare Nest Gallery hosting her solo show, Defying Gravity.

Her work has appeared in: The New Art Examiner, The Chicago Tribune, Art New England, American Artist, and Chicago Home and Garden.

Williamson has had residencies at Louisiana ArtWorks in New Orleans and the Ragdale Artist Colony in Lake Forest IL.

In 2014, she had an Innovation Fellowship with the National Science Foundation.

She has taught or been a visiting artist at: The Chautauqua Institute, SAIC, The Block Museum of Art, the International School of Art in Umbria (IT), University of Michigan, Lookingglass Theatre, Columbia College, Anderson University, University of Dallas, and Progetto Perugia (IT).

She has received 3 CAAP grants and a DCASE grant from the city of Chicago.

Ms. Williamson received her BA with honors from Knox College. She studied at the New York Studio School for two years, where she was awarded a full, second-year, Authur B Carles Scholarship. Additional study at Yale’s Norfolk Summer Program and Queens College Landscape Painting Program.


COLLABORATORS & EXHIBITING GROUPS

Midwest Paint Group: An association of American Midwest painters
Seven On Site: A collective of landscape artists who do group exhibitions
White Color Productions: A Chicago-based art production company working with visual and performing arts artists.
Zeuxis: A NYC association of still life painters
Design*Sponge: Grace Bonney's popular online blog in all things design, art and living
Odpowiedz... Please Respond: Artist Stephenie Rowdan's Krakow project, the title of which was inspired by Williamson's Please Respond project


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE ARTIST

Studio Tour & Interview with the Artist – Coming Soon!

Megan Williamson, Studio Visit, White Color Productions, 2014

TAP presents A Studio visit with painter Megan Williamson, Chicago 2014 - 4 Parts
      PART I
      PART II
      PART III
      PART IV

WTTW show "Irish Chicago": Producer Dan Andries featured Williamson, and cites her as one of the inspirations for the show


 April 2018 - The Layered Sounds Project, with Melanie Brown and Ryan Ingebritsen

April 2018 - The Layered Sounds Project, with Melanie Brown and Ryan Ingebritsen

THE ANNEX

Since 2016, I have offered this intimate place to artists and arts organizations for exhibitions, readings, performances, meetings and to present work still-in-development. We don’t charge a fee to use the space and artists handle sales directly. I know how hard it is to get one’s work out into the world, and I like to offer my larger artist community this resource for them to do just that. To inquire about booking this space for your next art project, get in touch.