About

Megan Eckman’s overactive imagination has fueled her creativity since childhood. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2009 with a degree in drawing. Afterwards she moved to Silicon Valley and began selling prints of her work to pay the high rent on her apartment. In 2013, she moved to Vancouver, WA, where she currently resides with her husband, Jeffrey Opp, a fine art photographer. Her latest series of work plays with pattern on pattern aesthetic.

 

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Education

2009 Bachelor of Arts in Art, emphasis in Drawing, and English, emphasis in Creative Writing

 Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), Moorhead, MN

Solo Exhibitions

2018 City Hall, Bothell, WA

2018 Art on View, City Hall, Auburn, WA

2013 Ordinary Birds, The Rare Bird, Oakland, CA

2012  The Ghosts of Storytelling, Shala Yoga Studio, San Jose, CA

2011 The Border of Illusion, Santa Cruz, CA

2010 The Illustrated Works of Megan Eckman, Fargo, ND

Group Exhibitions

2018 Family Corvidae, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2017 Open Studios Preview Show, Cave, Vancouver, WA

2017 Red Show, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2015   First Friday Vancouver Art Walk, Vancouver, WA

2013  Figure It Out, Paolo Mejia Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 Tiny, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 Sci-fi and Fantasy, Art Ark, San Jose, CA

2012 Cali Love, Collector Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2011  Group show at Kalied Gallery, San Jose, CA

2009 Annual Juried Show, George Bowes as guest juror, MSUM gallery

 2009 Reflections, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

 2009 AOPX, T.L Solien as guest juror, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

 2008 Give Way Scotland 2008, MSUM gallery, Moorhead, MN

Publications

1000 Portrait Illustrations - 2012, published by Quarry

How to Outsmart Tea Pirates (and other sailing tips) – 2012, self-published

Aethelred and the Wand of Woe by Roy Sakelson – 2012, published by Roy Sakelson

Red Penny Papers ‘The Darkest Shade of Grey’ Serial – cover art

UK Clare Market Review – Volume CVII, Issue II, feature on Studio M.M.E.

Gwendolyn and the Seed of Destiny by Roy Sakelson – 2011, published by Roy Sakelson

Red Penny Papers – Spring Issue 2011, inside illustration

UK AMMO Magazine – Issue 7, 2011 “Deep Sea Dreamer”

SMALL Magazine – July 2011 issue, fashion feature

Michigan Quarterly Review – Summer 2010, book illustrations for ‘Dakota’

Alice Magazine – April 2010 issue, feature on Studio M.M.E.

Blanket Magazine – Black and White 2009 issue, “Sleep and Beauty”

Northland Arts Magazine – November 2009 issue, “The Hungry Purple Wallpaper”

Murals

City Map for SE Uplift - Portland, OR, 2018

Press

Bothell Kenmore Reporter - Bothell opens its own art gallery - April 5, 2018