Bio

As an international artist, Meg has exhibited her work at the Aronson Gallery in NYC, United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville Festival in Brooklyn, NY, and at various festivals worldwide including the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China, the Head-On Photography Festival in Sydney, Australia, and the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad, India.  In 2014, her work was included in a photography and poetry book entitled Love + Lust, published by Open to Interpretation.

Meg wrote and produced the music for the film short Concrete Hearts of Manhattan: A Love Story, filmed by William Heuberger, which depicts a project she has been working on for many years in NYC regarding love stories.  In 2019, she created Make A Wave Productions, which supports musical and multi-media artistic endeavors that give voice to positive change and aims to educate about personal growth and well-being while building self-awareness, connection, and community through sharing our stories and artistic expressions. 

Meg holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design.  She is a multi-instrumentalist and her work is multi-disciplinary. Her academic and personal studies include visual art practices in photography, film and video, drawing, and mixed media; musical studies in composition and production, with a focus on voice and piano; creative arts therapy studies in visual art, sound and music, dance and movement, drama, comedic improv, and creative writing; as well as studies in holistic health and nutrition, energywork and bodywork, and mindfulness and meditation for both adults and children.

Selected Art Exhibitions

2017

Heartstrings, Small Group Exhibition, 70 South Gallery, Morristown, NJ, represented by 20 images

 

2015   

Indian Photography Festival, Portrait Finalist, Hyderabad, India, represented by photographic dyptich

Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY, Head On Photo Festival traveling portrait exhibition 

            

Head On Photo Festival, Portrait Finalist, Museum of Sydney, Sydney Australia, Portrait Finalist

2013    

Mapping: Borders, Bodies, Memories, Filter Photo Festival, David Weinberg Photography, Chicago Art Expo, Chicago, IL

 

It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate, United Photo Industries Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010    

2010 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, Aronson Gallery, NYC, NY

2009    

Young Artists Emerging in America, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

 

Input, Process, Output, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, collaborative project

2006    

Montclair State University Photography Exhibition, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ

2005    

ASMP NJ Jurored Group Exhibition, MFA Gallery, Montclair, NJ

Press & Publications

2014    

Love + Lust Book Review, Amanda Hite-Salvato, Don’t Take Pictures (online magazine, Issue 3, Fall 2014, p37)

            

Open to Interpretation: Love + Lust, book of photography, poetry, and prose, represented by photographic diptych

2013    

MapQuest, Mapping: Borders, Bodies, Memories Exhibition Review, Elin Spring Photography Blog, Elin Spring

2010    

Interview: Patty Chang, MFA Photo Thesis Exhibition Catalogue, Parsons The New School for Design, August 2010

2009    

Young Artists Emerging in America: Place, Body, Technology, Ed. Sean Justice, (Issue 28842, published October 27),Magcloud Publishing, represented by artist statement  

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