Meghan Howland

 

Meghan Howland

b. 1985  Haverhill, MA

 

Education

BFA      2008      Painting     New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

Study Abraod    2007    Firenze Arti Visive, Florence, Italy

 

Group Exhibitions

2010    10 for 2010: Ten emerging Artists to Watch, Robert M. Larson Gallery, Concord, NH

2010    A-B(o)MB II: The Fallout hosted by Arto Connecto, Miami, FL

2009    Art InterView Online Magazine, Exhibition Finalist, ArtInterview.com

2009    Alumni Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH

2008    Look6: An Exhibition of Comtemporary New Hampshire Artists, Peterborough, NH

2008    Sixth Annual Minumental, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Amherst Street Gallery, Manchester, NH

2008    2008 BFA Student Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH

 

 

Statement

 

It has been said that new emotions surface when we see the beauty in something that has almost been destroyed, and I agree with this.

In recent bodies of work there has always been this common origin, created though a careful and methodical undoing of the “shackles of the present”, and a retreat into the past. Both fictional and actual, biographical, and even autobiographical at times, caught in a hybrid world of fantasy and existence, of love and hate, euphoria and cruelty.

A lot of it stems from an emotional kinship, the concept of portraying and establishing communication with the excluded or neglected, the niave, but also the exposure of the false, and the wicked.

There is also an awareness of what some say is the rotting underbelly that is our inherited world of decadence. With that said, my work sometimes references social media, fashion, and art history, representing the consequences of indulgence, greed, and sloth, and by using the powers of paint, injecting it instead with a new range of emotions, of possibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

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