Megan Wilson

Artadia Awardee

Megan Wilson is a visual artist based out of San Francisco. Wilson received her BFA from the University of Oregon and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Wilson’s large-scale installations and public projects utilize a broad range of pop culture methodologies and aesthetics as a point of entry and engagement for the issues she addresses conceptually.

Wilson’s work as been exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA; Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA; the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA; Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID; Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; thirtyninehotel, Honolulu, HI; Green Papaya, Manila, Philippines; Print It!, Barcelona, Spain; and LIP, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In addition to the San Francisco Bay Area, she has created public projects in Tokyo, Japan; Yogyakarta & Bali, Indonesia; Jaipur, India, and Manila Philippines.

Wilson’s work is included in FRESH 1: Cutting Edge Illustrations in 3D and FRESH 2: Cutting Edge Illustrations in Public edited by Slanted; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 75 Years of Looking Forward, edited by Janet Bishop, Corey Keller, Sarah Roberts; Street Art San Francisco Mission Muralismo, edited by Annice Jacoby; Mural Art: Murals on Huge Public Surfaces Around the World by Kirakoss Iosifidis; Illustration: Play – Craving for the Extraordinary, Published by Victionary; Sama-sama/Together: An International Exchange Project Between Yogyakarta and San Francisco, Published by Jam Karet; and The Gallery at Villa Montalvo: Selected Exhibitions from 1996-2000, edited by Theres Rohan. Wilson’s work is featured in the book Street Messages by Nicholas Ganz.

Wilson is a recipient of grant awards from the Gunk Foundation, Artadia, the Asian Cultural Council, the Ford Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the San Francisco Art Commission.