Private = Public

February 7 - March 18, 2011

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson is a visual artist based out of San Francisco. She creates large-scale installations that incorporate traditional crafts and decoration as a point of entry and engagement for the issues she addresses conceptually. These include the meaning and value of “home,” Buddhist principles of impermanence and generosity; and the intersections between art/life/architecture/design. Her public projects explore and challenge socio-political structures and their impact on community and culture. Wilson grew up in Montana. She received her BFA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Honolulu, Hawaii; and internationally in Tokyo, Japan; Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Paris, France; Jaipur, India, and Manila Philippines. Wilson is a recipient of grant awards from the Gunk Foundation, Artadia, the Asian Cultural Council, the Ford Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, and the San Francisco Art Commission. Wilson’s work is included in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 75 Years of Looking Forward, edited by Janet Bishop, Corey Keller, Sarah Roberts; Street Art San Francisco Mission Muralismo, edited by Annice Jacoby; and Illustration: Play - Craving for the Extraordinary, Published by Victionary.

Home 1996-2008, Installation/Public Project, 1,600 sq. ft., San Francisco, CA, 2008

Flower Interruption (2003), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Jones/ McAllister/Market Streets, San Francisco, CA

Bungas (2003) mural installation, acrylic on wall and oil enamel on
pavement, Yogyakarta, Indonesia