Meg Lyding is a visual artist and musician who makes work about intimacy, vulnerability, and connection with interest in the therapeutic benefit and social impact of creative expression. Her multi-disciplinary practice results in projects that speak through a combination of photography, video, music, and essay.
Meg received her MFA in photography from The New School's Parsons School of Design. Her art work has been exhibited in New York City at the Aronson Gallery, United Photo Industries, and Photoville Festival, and internationally at 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, Love + Lust, published by Open to Interpretation.
As a musician, Meg was a co-writer on a 2020 Grammy Award winning music therapy-based children's album and wrote a children's choral piece that premiered at Radio City Music Hall. For the film short Concrete Hearts of Manhattan: Share Your Love Story, filmed by William Heuberger, Meg wrote and performed the song Follow Your Heartbeat, which tells the story of her personal journey searching for concrete heart love stories inscribed in the sidewalks of Manhattan for the project Concrete Hearts of Manhattan. Meg is also certified in Integrative Sound and Music through The Open Center in New York City. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, she works therapeutically with sound and music offering regular live events and workshops.
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, massage therapy and bodywork, and mindfulness and meditation for adults and children.
In 2019, Meg founded Make a Wave Productions LLC, as a way to integrate her creative and therapeutic endeavors in positive contribution; offering multi-faceted projects and experiences to creatively share our stories and promote compassion and community.