CV / MEGAN BICKEL

 

b. 1990

EDUCATION

University of Louisville. Masters of Fine Art Candidate, Painting. 2021

Art Academy of Cincinnati. Bachelors of Fine Art, Painting. 2012

WORK

Producer and Transcriptionist. The Conversation: An Artist Podcast. Los Angeles, California. 2018-Present

Instructor for Louisville Visual Art School’s Out, Art’s In Programming. Louisville, Kentucky. 2017-Present

Contributor to AEQAI: The Publication. 2017-Present

Co-Creator of Five-Dots. Covers Midwest Region. 2016-Present.

Community Education Instructor. Art Academy of Cincinnati. Sharonville Fine Arts Center. 2014-2016.

Admissions Counselor. Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2012-2014

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

hope is grounded in memory. Hyland Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

Just Be Nice. Westheimer Gallery / Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2015

I Just Want to Add. Semantics. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2015.

Object/Event. Harvest Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2013.

GROUP

Juried Exhibition. University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for Visual Arts. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018. Juried by Dennis Harrington, Director, Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati); Mark Scala, Chief Curator, Frist Art Museum (Nashville); and Andee Rudloff, artist, curator, and educator (Bowling Green).

University of Louisville’s Inaugural MFA Exhibition. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

Transmissions: The Art of Communicating. Hyland Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

Open to Interpretation: An Abstract Invitational Exhibit. Community Arts Center of Danville, Kentucky. 2018.Abstraction. Kaviar Forge and Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

Juried Exhibition.  University of Louisville's Cressman Center for the Visual Arts. Louisville, Kentucky. 2017

11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2017

Structural Layers. Buckham Gallery. Flint, Michigan. 2017

Minumentals 30. Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2017.

Nasty Women of Kentucky. The Parachute Factory. Lexington, Kentucky. 2017.

Abstract Expressionism. Linus Galleries. L.A., California. 2016

Modes of Abstraction. University of Cincinnati / Blue Ash Gallery. 2015

Inside/Out. Pyro Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2015

Gypsies and Thieves. Tim Faulkner Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2013.

Past is Prologue. Harvest Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2012

Ripe. Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2012.

Minumental 25. Convergys Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2012

Winter Show. Loveland Arts Center. Loveland, Ohio. 2011.

Abstraction. The Mockbee. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2011.

Et Merda. Semantics. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2010.

Juried Show. Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2010.

AWARDS

Hite Scholarship. Hite Art Institute. University of Louisville. 2018

Three Arts Scholarship. Three Arts Foundation. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2011.

Art Academy of Cincinnati Entrance Scholarship. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2009.

St. James Court Arts Scholarship. St. James Court Art Show. Louisville, Kentucky. 2008.

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

“Model Unit: Review and Interview with Megan Bickel”. Kevin Warth. Ruckus: Critical Art Review in Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

“hope is grounded in memory”. Mary Clore. Ruckus: Critical Art Review in Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

PUBLIC with Keith Waits. Interview for Louisville Visual Art at ArtxFM. November 2017.

“Five-Dots”. Sara Elliot, Cincy Chic. March 2017.

“Artist Visualizes Social Anxiety”. Cincinnati.com. November 2015.

“Art: Past is Present”. CityBeat. Alan Pocaro. May 2012.

“Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art in Charleston’s Spoleto Fesitval”. Incliner. 2012

PRESS / HOUSEGUEST

“The Good American”. Jessica Oberdick. Ruckus: Critical Art Review in Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

“The Memory Closet”. Kevin Warth. Ruckus: Critical Art Review in Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

“Model Unit”. Kevin Warth. Ruckus: Critical Art Review in Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

OTHER

Graduate Student Council Member, Research Funding Committee. University of Louisville. 2018-Present

Co-Founder of Houseguest Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2017-Present 

Secretary, Executive Board Member. Squallis Puppeteers. Louisville, Kentucky. 2017-Present

Presenter at Third Annual Dr. Jonathon Riess Annual Undergraduate Art History Colloquium at University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2012