meet the artist

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megan segre

Recently relocated from San Fancisco to London,

I investigate social issues and especially 

homelessness

from a deeply personal and public perspective.

Having witnessed the homelessness of a close family member has influenced who I am as a person

and who I have become as an artist. 

My work creates a visual language

that focuses on presenting

social issues

with compassion and empathy. My process is slow

as I rip paper, wrap threads and fill spools. Sculpted, stitched and woven together my art evokes emotions such as fragility, resilience, and loneliness while exploring how regeneration and reconstruction

are possible. I seek to both reveal and hide

the fragility of human existence.

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In 2015, I dedicated myself to full-time

making

and earned an MFA in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

in 2018. My art studio is now located in the West London Art Factory in the United Kingdom.

education

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

MFA, 2016-2018

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

AA Studio Arts, 2009-2015

 

University of California at Los Angeles, CA

BA Political Science, 1982

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awards

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Neil/Rubin Graduate Award, August 2018

 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Kathleen ‘Bunkey’ Frame Memorial Award, August 2018

 

Santa Rosa Junior College Continuing Student

Art Merit Scholarship, Spring 2015

 

Santa Rosa Junior College

Riley Street Art Award, Spring 2015

other experience

Assistant Editor and writer for Proximity Arts September 2016-May 2017
 
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, 2001-2011
S.V.M.A. Board Member from 2001-2004.  Founded and Chaired The Arts Rewards the Students Program,

a district-wide, multi-cultural diversity art program for the Sonoma Valley Unified School District

serving eight schools and nearly 1,000 students. 
 

Di Rosa Contemporary Museum of Art, Napa, CA, 2009-2011

Served in the Education Department at the Di Rosa from 2009-2010. Promoted educational opportunities

and Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) training for Bay Area educators and docents.