Megan McPherson







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Megan McPherson is a practicing artist and printmaker who works with paper investigating notions of identity, affect and agency in space and place. Her work is informed by feminist critical theory and pedagogic approaches to think about the ways we show materially affective ways of being, doing and making. She has exhibited artwork nationally and internationally since 1989. Megan is also an educator and writer and is currently completing her PhD in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, writing a thesis on the role of the crit in the art school.

Individual Exhibitions  
2010                       Grey Pearls, little window of opportunity, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2005 Forest of No Distance, WestSpace, Melbourne
House of Moths, Dollshouse Gallery, Melbourne
Forest of No Distance, Switchback Gallery, Monash University (GCAD)
2001                                          Icy Cold, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
1997                                                                  MA Presentation, Gossard Project Space, RMIT
1996     Installation, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions
1988, including

2015     Burnie Print Prize 2015, Bernie Regional Art Gallery, Bernie, (juried).
Paramour Prize 2015, Casurina Powerhouse, Sydney, (juried).
2014   Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, (juried).
2011  Burnie Print Prize 2011, Bernie Regional Art Gallery, Bernie, (juried).
International Lace Award, interdisciplinary and untraditional approaches to lace, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney July 2011- June 2013, (juried).
2010                                          Small and Unique Summer Salon, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne.
exLibris Awards, finalist, Mackay Art Space, QLD, (juried).
Exchange, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne.
On paper, in time and in others' minds, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2009 Magistry, Monash University, Faculty Gallery, Caulfield
Magistry, La Trobe Valley Regional Gallery, Morwell
Swan Hill Print Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Swan Hill (juried)
Mars, Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne
2007     Burnie Print Prize, Bernie Regional Art Gallery, Bernie (juried)
City of Perth Art Prize 2007, Perth City Hall, Perth (juried)
Electric Valley, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland
Swan Hill Print Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Swan Hill (juried)
City Of Hobart Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (juried)
Editioned/Additions, Banyule Art Space, Ivanhoe
2004    Placemade, NGA, Canberra, touring nationally.
Found, La Trobe Valley Regional Gallery, Morwell.
2003   The ‘cabinet of curiosities of George Psalmanazar’, first site, RMIT Melbourne
2001      The Illuminated Calvino, The Coningsby Gallery, London
Collection, Platform, Melbourne

Korea-Australia Print Exchange Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Australian Paper Art Awards, UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth; Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide; QUT Gallery, Queensland, University of Technology, Brisbane.
Proof Positive, Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne
Lightfingered, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania; Hamilton Regional Art Gallery; University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld; RMIT Dept of Art and Culture Gallery, Melbourne.
Cutting Comments – Contemporary Linocuts 1995 – 1998, McClelland Gallery, Langwarren, Vic., touring nationally.
Australian Paper Art Awards, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne; Drill Hall Gallery, The Australian National University, Canberra; Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW; James Cook University, Townsville, Qld
Impressions, Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne
Geelong Print Prize, Geelong Regional Art Gallery

Commissions and Awards  
1999       Australian Paper Art Awards
1996 Canson Student Print Award 
1992  Print Council of Australia Member Print Commission
2015 Visiting Artist, Australian Tapestry Workshop (Oct-Nov)
2010   Visiting Artist, ArtVault, Mildura
2010   Visiting Artist, with R Atkins and M Crawford, Penders, (Mimosa Rocks National Park) NSW
1998                             Visiting Artist, Megalo Access Arts for Putting it in Print, Craft ACT, Canberra
Invited Artist, RMIT Digital Imaging Research Studio, Transformations Australia
1993  Visiting Artist, Engramme Workshop, Quebec City, Canada
Selected Public Collections including  
  Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales 
Australian Paper
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Canson Australia PtyLtd.  
Monash University - Gippsland
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Print Council of Australia Inc.
Silk Cut Foundation  
Sydney College of the Arts
Warrnambool Art Gallery  
Wollongong City Art Gallery
Megan McPherson
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