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Meghan Howland
Portland, Maine

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For many years my work has ventured to examine larger cultural and emotional issues from an extremely personal point of inquiry. Through a haze of oil paint, the viewer is confronted by disarmingly beautiful subjects and situations, infused with a sense of yearning, loss, or disaster.

In recent work, subjects are bathed in dark and often strange versions of the natural world, engaged in a dreamlike struggle to merge the present with more ancient attitudes and ways of life. Seemingly naive to or unaffected by their ominous surroundings, figures explore and embody fragility, identity, and isolation. In constructing these environments alternatively as a means of escape or sanctuary, our world melds with an enveloping and sensual subconscious state. In this instant of tension, nature and our somewhat obscure relationship to it are momentarily illuminated.





born: 1985, Haverhill, Massachusetts



New Hampshire Institute of Art, BFA, 2008


selected awards/honors

The Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The Art Students League of New York, 2014
Best In Show, Winter Salon, 100 Market St Gallery, 2011


selected publications

Slice Magazine, Issue 13. Hanover, Pennsylanvia: The Sheridan Press p. 10, 13, 19, 2014
Empty Magazine, The Annual. Sydney, Australia: DesignIsKinky Press p. 96-99, 2014
TOH! Magazine Online; Interview with Alex Vaccini. Milan, Italy, 2013
American Art Collector, Issue 81. Scottsdale, Arizona: International Artist Publishing p. 76, 2012


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2014
No. 27 Gallery, Rochester, New Hampshire, 2012
Mayo Street Arts, Portland, Maine, 2011


selected group shows

Flowering, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, New York, 2014
Hatch, Inside-Out Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts, 2014
Eastern Argus, TNC Gallery, New York, New York, 2013
Animal Dreams, Lewis Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2013



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