born St Louis Missouri
I realized at a young age that I process the world through my hands. While drawing, painting, sculpting and sewing I work through and make sense of my life as it unfolds. For me it is a natural way to examine and get closer to my experience. I have a twin sister who lost her mind over a decade ago while involved in a small spiritual community in Los Angeles. An awakening she was not ready for turned into a long transformational period for us where I developed a deep fascination for epigenetics and ancestry as she very slowly found her grounding. The mirror images of animals in my work are a personal study into the relationship of identical twins while the lone creatures represent my move towards identity separation. The groupings I paint represent the dance of our ancestors and our connection to them and every thing around us. I use animals as my main subject matter because they have a purity and beauty that help me observe without a narrative. Here I can break down shape into its simplest form of light and shadow and at the same time observe my singular interpretation based on my own life experience and ancestral influences. It is during this pairing down process that new layers come into awareness and I am able to witness the process of creation itself.

Meagan lives and works in the Bay Area with her young daughter Ada.
For inquiries on private commissions, art instruction for children and curating please leave a message here or contact her directly at meagan@meagandonegan.com