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Born Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives Brooklyn, New York
   
Education  
2003 MFA, Painting | Hunter College, New York City
1998 BFA, Art Education | Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
   
2015 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
  Workshop: Weaving with Christy Matson
1998 Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
  Workshop: Wood furniture with Clifton Monteith
1997 Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
  Workshop: Fine metals
1996 Painting & Art History | Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
   
Solo Exhibitions  
2008 inside there is everything | PEP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 there is a history here, upon my skin | Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
1999 the light fell out of the sky | Base Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1997 messages to the gods and spirits | UAL Gallery, Athens, OH
   
Selected Group Exhibitions  
2015 The Storied Stitch | Azarian McCullough Gallery, Sparkill, NY
2012 The Body | Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
  22 Magazine Presents... | Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
  Brooklyn Museum Go! Open Studio | Brooklyn, NY
2011 This Will Be Our Year | Assemble Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Replanting the Garden | Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis, IN | Curator: Richard Saja
  Corporealities: Bodies in Question | Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2009 Home is Where the Art Is | Pen & Brush Gallery, New York, NY |
  Curator: Stacy C. Hollander, Senior Curator, American Folk Art Museum
2007 Art Mart | PEP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Art on Paper | Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC | Curator: Ron Platt
   
Grants/Awards  
2002 William T. Graf Travel Grant
1998 Ohio Art Education Association Merit Scholarship
   
Residencies  
2015-16 Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
   
Lectures  
2015 "Made in the Artist Studios," Museum of Arts & Design | New York, NY
2013 "The Embroidered Body," National Museum of Health & Medicine | Silver Spring, MD
   
Teaching  
2012 Workshop Instructor | Textile Art Center | New York, NY
2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant | Hunter College Art Department | New York, NY
1998-99 Art Educator (Grades 6-12) | Cincinnati Public School District | Cincinnati, OH
   
Bibliography  
2015 "The Storied Stitch: Megan Canning," Carlaesthetics: The art of the stitch | April 2015
2014 "Art Trend: Megan Canning," 20 Minutos | April 2014
2013 "Interview with Megan Canning," Sci-Art in America | August 2013
  "Portrait of a Creative: Megan Canning" | August 2013
2010 "The Cutting & Stitching Edge - Megan Canning" | Mr. X Stitch | January 7, 2010
2009 "Weekend Bits" | Little Yellow Bird | November 9, 2009
  "Bodies & Thread" | Little Yellow Bird | September 22, 2009
  "Megan Canning - Contemporary Art" | Blog Arte | May 21, 2009
  "Megan Canning" | I do it for the pure joy of doing it | January 8, 2009
2008 "Design Wire" | Interior Design magazine | September 2008
  "How Much Do You Know About Your Body?" by Tara Parker-Pope | The New York Times | May 13, 2008
2007 "Megan Canning" | Design*Sponge | August 14, 2007
  "Hug-Kram" | Camilla Engman | September 28, 2007
2006 Art World Digest: Unambiguous | Premier issue of a curated exhibition-in-print
   
Publications  
2008 "Megan Canning: Inside There is Everything" | Full-color exhibition catalogue with an
  essay by Maggie Wright | Published by PEP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

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