BORN

      1979, Coshocton, OH

 

EDUCATION

      2000  BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2014  "From These Roots," SKyPAC, Bowling Green, KY

      2014  "Private Landscapes," Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2013  "Documenting the Landscape," Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH

      2012  Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2012  Gateway Arts Council, Sidney, OH

      2010  Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA

      2009  “A Place Within,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

      2008  “Sense of Place,” Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2008  “A Quiet View,” Aliya Linstrum, Atlanta, GA

      2007  “Mystic Fields,” Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN

      2007  “Divided,” Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport

      2006  “New Works,” Michael Orr Gallery, Columbus, OH

      2005   “Landscapes,” Belle Meade Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2004   “New Beginnings,” Michael Orr Gallery, Columbus, OH

      2004   “Safe Places,” Bockrath Gallery, Cleveland, OH

      2003   “New Paintings,” Michael Orr Gallery, Columbus, OH

      2000  solo exhibition at Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2016  “Grafted to the Past,” Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, OH

      2015  “Small Works,” Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

      2015  Southern Living Showcase Home, Charlottesville, VA

      2014  “Blottr,” Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2014  "Essence of the Landscape," Art Access Gallery, Bexley, OH

      2013  "New Work/New Space," Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2012  "Guest Work," Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC

      2012  "Southern Artists Paint Southern Scenes," Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

      2012  "Exhibit Your Symptom," Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2011  "Inspired by Coshocton," Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, OH

      2010  "Fresh Air," Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA

      2009  “Art in Open Spaces,” Terrazzo/Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN

      2009  “Draw!” Linstrum + Matre Artworks, Atlanta, GA

      2008  “Dialogues: Painting,” Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

      2007  “New Views,” Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

      2007  “Altered Vision,” Nashville Public Library

      2006  “Small Wonders,” Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

      2006  “New Works,” Firewalker Gallery, Marshall, NC

      2006  “Beauty,” Joanna Burke Consultants at Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

      2006  “Grillin & Chillin,” Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

      2005    ARThouse [06] Atlanta, GA

      2005  “New Landscapes,” Michael Orr Gallery, Columbus, OH

      2004  “Recent Works,” with Brent Oglesbee, Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY

      2002   “Standing Their Ground,” Gallery of Franklin, Franklin, TN

      2002   “Creating Spaces,”  Michael Orr Gallery, Columbus, OH

      2001   Ohio Art League Annual Exhibition

      2000   “Re-Evolution,”  Tribeca Arts Club, New York, NY

      1999   “The Visual Letter,”  Art Director’s Club, New York, NY

 

TEACHING/ LECTURE EXPERIENCE

      2017  Workshop at Channel to Channel Gallery

      2011-12  Workshop series at Pomerene Center for the Arts

      2003, 2007  Watkins College of Art and Design, Community EducationDept.

      2002  Ohio University, guest lecturer

      2000-2002   Artist-in-Residence, Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

       Music City Center

       FirstBank (The Ayers Foundation)

       Vanderbilt University Medical Center

       Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

       Martha Ingram

       Kix and Barbara Brooks    

       Brown-Forman Group    

       The Turner Family Foundation

       OMS Records

       Coshocton Public Library

 

ARTICLES/ REVIEWS/ FEATURES

  • "Art Access Gallery: Pastoral Scenes in Paintings Soothe Soul," The Columbus Dispatch, April 13, 2014, Christopher Yates
  • Unconventional-- Nashville's Music City Center, released 2014
  • Documenting the Landscape: Views from Coshocton County, exhibition catalog, Pomerene Center for the Arts
  • “Wide Open Spaces,” Critic’s Picks, Nashville Scene, April 5, 2012, Joe Nolan
  • “Zeitgeist Gallery Looks West with Megan Lightell’s Dramatic Vistas,” The Tennessean, April 1, 2012, MiChelle Jones
  • “Megan Lightell, Contemporary Tonalist,” Nashville Arts Magazine, March 29, 2012, Daniel Tidwell
  • “Variety Makes for Compelling Viewing,” Columbus Dispatch, August 7, 2011, Amy Davis 
  • Featured on Blog Cabin 2009, DIY Network
  • “Flying High,” Southern Living Magazine, June 2007
  • ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, four paintings featured in the Hawkins home, October 2006
  •  “Summer Painter Becoming One for All Seasons,” Columbus Dispatch, September 2006, Christopher Yates
  •  “Painter’s Landscapes Reflect Versatility,”  Columbus Dispatch, March 2004, Christopher Yates
  •  “Land Lover,” Cleveland Scene, January 2004, Nadia Michel
  •  “Landscapes Reveal Portrayer’s Inner Self,” Columbus Dispatch, April 2003, Christopher Yates      
  •  CMYK vol. 15 featured artist