Photos by Kristin Gladney
Megan Canning is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Canning moved to New York City in 1999
to pursue her Masters degree in Painting at Hunter College.
At Hunter, Canning studied with Nari Ward, Andrea Blum,
Valerie Jaudon, Drew Beattie, and Robert Swain,
among others. It was during this time that she began experimenting with fiber materials
and teaching herself the art of embroidery, so that she could
incorporate them into her mixed-media drawings, paintings, and installations.
After receiving her MFA in Painting, Canning established her studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Since that time, her work has been collected and exhibited nationally,
and featured in several publications. She has had solo exhibitions in New York and in Ohio.
Her group exhibitions include "The Storied Stitch" in Sparkill, NY; "The Body" in Bridgewater, MA;
"This Will Be Our Year" in Seattle, WA; and "Art on Paper" at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC.
She is the recipient of the William T. Graf Travel Grant and is currently an artist-in-residence
at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. In 2013 she was a visiting artist
at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Canning holds an MFA in Painting from Hunter College and a BFA in Painting
and Art Education from Ohio University. She also studied at
the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Craft, and Charles University in Prague.
Read a recent interview with Megan >