Biography

An abstract painter for over the past twenty years, my work is an intuitive, visual diary of my interior language. The foundation of my work is in the balancing of shape and line with color, texture, and atmosphere. I enjoy creating meditative places to get lost in, as well as dynamic spaces to explore relationships — such as how we dance between our inner and outer selves and each other. My work uses color to explore our connection to the world as we navigate the push and pull of life. 

My paintings are in collections throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. I was born and raised in Fayetteville Arkansas, earned a BFA with honors in painting from the University of Oregon, and currently live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Selected solo and featured exhibitions

  • 2016 A Delicate Balance, The Tide, Edinburgh
  • 2014 The Ghosts of the Past Exposed, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University Of Arkansas
  • 2013 The Ghosts of the Past Exposed, Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh
  • 2013 Through time and distance, Cross Street Arts, Standish, England
  • 2012 Hush, Reading Room, Fayetteville Public Library, Arkansas
  • 2012 A Place Called Home, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2012 I Thought I Would Find You Here, NWACC, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • 2011 A Certain Trajectory, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2011 Sometimes I Love You and Other Stories, Fayetteville Underground, Arkansas
  • 2010 Falling Into Sound, Fayetteville Underground, Arkansas
  • 2009 Selective Evidence, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2009 Fire and Noise, River Market ArtSpace, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2008 Evidence of the Disappearance, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2007 Secrets Revealed, Remy Fine Art at the Town Club, Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 2007 Spellbound, Julie Wait Designs Gallery, Rogers, Arkansas
  • 2007 Intuition, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2007 The Path That Light Takes, Mullins Library, University Of Arkansas
  • 2007 According to the Vapors, Gallery Fraga, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • 2006 New Works, A.I.R Studio, Paducah, Kentucky
  • 2006 Unearthed, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2004 Within the Twilight, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2004 Within the Twilight, Tulsa Artists' Coalition, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1999 Books, BFA Terminal Exhibit, Laverne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2017 Winters Edge, The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • 2017 Welcome to the Jungle, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2017 Portobello Mon Amour, The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • 2017 The Colour Purple, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2017 Fenix & Friends, Walker Stone House, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2016 ReUnion, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2016 Abstract ARt, Zarrow Center, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2015 Presents/Presence, Cuppola Contemporary Art, Sheffield, England
  • 2015 Abstract ARt, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2014 Sit in/Take away, Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • 2014 Christmas Exhibition, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2014 Abstract ARt, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
  • 2014 Here we are, Little Ox Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2014 Royal Blind Week Exhibition, Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh
  • 2013 Abstract ARt, Butler Center Atrium Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2013 Summer Tenants Exhibition, Arts Complex, Edinburgh
  • 2013 Arkansas artists and their work, Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2012 Snowflake Salon Biennial Winter Invitational, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 Winter Wonderland, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2011 Art for the Holidays III, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2011 9th Annual 5 by 5 Art Exhibition, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2011 5x5, Tulsa Artists Collective, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2010 Snowflake Salon, 110 Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2010 Thirteen Underground, Shift Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • 2010 More Than a Picture, Vault Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville Arkansas
  • 2010 Chaosmos, View Two Gallery, Liverpool Independents Biennal, Liverpool, England
  • 2010 Crafting Place, Sugar Gallery, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • 2010 Panache, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2009 20th annual small and miniature works, Aaron Gallery, Washington, D.C
  • 2009 Now and Again, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2009 Selected Works, Wear Art Thou, Austin, Texas
  • 2007 The Holiday Show, M2 Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2007 The Best of the Northwest, M2 Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2007 The Blue Moon Gallery 10th Anniversary show, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2006 Small Works, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2005 Keep the Promise, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University Of Arkansas
  • 2005 Ladies Only, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2005 Tabriz XIX, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005 38th Annual Ball and Auction, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2005 Artists Hands With Open Hearts, J Gallery, Fayetteville Arkansas
  • 2004 10th Annual Artists of NW Arkansas Exhibition, ACO, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2002 8th Annual Artists of NW Arkansas Exhibition, ACO, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2001 7th Annual Artists of NW Arkansas Exhibition, ACO, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2001 Exposure, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1998 The Mayors Art Show, Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1997 Art for all Seasons, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1996 New Talent, Lane Community College Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1995 Annual Lane County Art Show, The New Zone Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

Awards & honors

  • 2002  Stan & Eleanor Krueger Award, Annual Artists of NW Arkansas Exhibition
  • 1999  The Phillip Halley Johnson Scholarship, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1998  McCosh Scholarship in Painting, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Publications

  • 2017 Interim: a Journal of Poetry and Poetics, cover, Volume 34, Issue 3
  • 2016 Sogo Magazine, The Beautiful Mind Laid Open, Review by Brian McFie, Glasgow
  • 2014 Letters, Yale University Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School, Issue 2
  • 2012 Calyx Journal, Volume 27:1
  • 2008 Olivine and Secrets Revealed, Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1
  • 2007 A Small Gathering, Art Galleries & Artists of the South, Volume 5, Issue 1
  • 2004 Five Works, River City: The University of Memphis Literary Arts Magazine
  • 2001 Four Untitled Works, Exposure: The University of Arkansas Literary Arts Magazine

Articles & reviews

  • 2017 Artist Interview: Megan Chapman, Art Scotland 
  • 2016 Meet the artist Megan Chapman, Portfolio Oomph, Scotland
  • 2012 A view from the easel, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2012 A place called home, The Free Weekly, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012 A place called home, The City Wire, Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 2012 Two Artists With One Goal, NW Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012 Chapman-Bremner show, Arkansas Times, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2012 A painter at no loss for words – Hailey Ray, University of Arkansas
  • 2012 Artists search for home in joint show – ACO's Callboard, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2012 I thought I would find you here, NW Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2009 Small Works & Miniature Show, Aaron Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • 2006 Light Through Windows, NW Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006 Light Through Windows, The Springs Magazine, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2006 Unearthed, The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2006 Light through Windows, Art Notes, Arkansas Times, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2006 Unearthed, Fayetteville Free Weekly, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2005 Lagoon by Megan Chapman, Art Notes, Arkansas Times, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005 Once Upon a Blue Moon, AY Magazine, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005 Hot Springs Spring Appeal, AY Magazine, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005 Artists seek venues, collectors, Arkansas DemGaz, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2004 Imaginary Journeys, Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2003 The Artists Eye, Fayetteville Free Weekly, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2001 The Art Zone Online, Northwest Arkansas Morning News, Springdale, Arkansas

Corporate collections

  • First National Bank, Berryville, Arkansas
  • Legacy National Bank Headquarters, Springdale, Arkansas

Current gallery representation

  • The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Past gallery representation

  • Boswell-Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Boswell-Mourot Fine Art, Miami, Florida
  • Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • The Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Gallery Fraga, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • J Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • M2 Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky
  • River Market Art Space, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Rocky Creek Art Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Wear Art Thou, Austin, Texas

Education

  • 1999  University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, BFA Painting, Cum Laude
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