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. 



SOLO AND FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016  Selected Works: Open Studios, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2016  A Delicate Balance, The Tide, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2015  Selected Works: Open Studios, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2014  The Ghosts of the Past Exposed, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • 2013  The Ghosts of the Past Exposed, Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2013  Through time and distance, Cross Street Arts, Standish, England
  • 2012  Silently and Still, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012  Hush, Reading Room, Fayetteville Public LIbrary, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012  A place called home, with Stewart Bremner, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2012  From Across the Ocean, Embo, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2012  I Thought I Would Find You Here, with Stewart Bremner, NWACC, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • 2011  A Certain Trajectory, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2011  Sometimes I Love You and Other Stories, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville Arkansas
  • 2010  Falling Into Sound, Hive Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville 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
  • 2008  Selected Paintings, Arkansas World Trade Center, Rogers, 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, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2007  According to the Vapors, Gallery Fraga, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • 2006  Twilight Revisited, Arsagas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006  New Works, A.I.R Studio, Paducah, Kentucky
  • 2006  Unearthed, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2005  Selected Paintings, Flora, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2004  Within the Twilight, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2004  Within the Twilight, Tulsa Artists' Coalition, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2004  Selected Paintings, The Fayetteville Town Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2003  Selected Paintings, The Common Grounds, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1999  Books, BFA Terminal Exhibit, Laverne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1997  Selected Paintings, Keystone Café, Eugene, Oregon


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 The Colour Purple, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • 2017 Fenix & Friends, Walker Stone House, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2016 ReUnion, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 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, Scotland
  • 2014 Christmas Exhibition, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2014 Abstract ARt, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
  • 2014  Here we are, Little Ox Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2014  Royal Blind Week Exhibition, Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh Scotland
  • 2013  Abstract ARt, Butler Center Atrium Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2013  Summer Tenants Exhibition, Arts Complex, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2013  Summer Art Market, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2013  Spring Art Market, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2013  Arkansas artists and their work, Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2012  Snowflake Salon Biennial Winter Invitational, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2012  East prospect exhibition II - Art for the Holidays, East Prospect, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012  Selected Works, Community Creative Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012  East prospect exhibition, East Prospect, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012  Selected Works, Block Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2011  Winter Wonderland, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 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  Salon 1, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2009  Small Works, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2009  Project Feed Local, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 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, Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2007  Olivine by Megan Chapman, Pop Experiment Art/Music Community
  • 2006  Small Works, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006  Art Market, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2005  Keep the Promise, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 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:  Tsunami Relief Show, J Gallery, Fayetteville Arkansas
  • 2004  10th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition, ACO, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2002  8th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition, ACO, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2002  Selected Paintings, Whalelane Journal of Writing and Visual Arts, Albany, New York
  • 2002  Selected Paintings of Megan Chapman, Abstract Earth Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2001  7th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition, ACO, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2001  Exposure, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1998  The Mayors Art Show, Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center for Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1997  Art for all Seasons; Annual Membership Show, 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 AND HONORS

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


PUBLICATIONS

  • 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 (Vol. 27:1)
  • 2008  Evidence of the Disappearance, Exhibition Catalog
  • 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
  • 2002  Tornadic Lineage, The Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition Catalog
  • 2001  Four Untitled Works, Exposure: The University of Arkansas Literary Arts Magazine


ARTICLES AND 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: A Life Together, Northwest 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, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2012  Artists search for home in joint show – ACO's Callboard, Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2012  I thought I would find you here – What's up, Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2009  Small Works & Miniature Show, Aaron Gallery, Dupont Circle Arts, Ron Riley, Washington D.C.
  • 2006  Light Through Windows by Megan Chapman, Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006  Light Through Windows by Megan Chapman, The Springs Magazine, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2006  Unearthed by Megan Chapman, The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 2006  Art Notes, Light through Windows by Megan Chapman, Arkansas Times, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2006  Unearthed by Megan Chapman, Fayetteville Free Weekly, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2005  Art Notes, Lagoon by Megan Chapman, Arkansas Times, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005  Once Upon a Blue Moon, there were eleven artists, AY Magazine, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005  Hot Springs Spring Appeal, AY Magazine, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2005  Artists seek venues, collectors, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2004  Imaginary Journeys, Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2003  The Artists Eye featuring Megan Chapman, 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
  • The Scarbrough Agency, Fayetteville, Arkansas


CURRENT GALLERY REPRESENTATION

  • Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland


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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