b. 1990


University of Louisville. Master of Fine Arts Candidate, 2021
Art Academy of Cincinnati. BFA, Painting. Magna Cum Laude. 2012.


Founder and Gallerist, houseguest Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2017-Present

Transcriptionist and Producer. The Conversation: an Artist Podcast. Los Angeles, California. (remote) 2018- Present

Instructor for Louisville Visual Art Programming. Louisville, Kentucky. 2017-Present

Louisville / Lexington contributor to AEQAI: The Publication. 2017- Present

Co-Creator & Editor of Five-Dots. Covers Midwest Region. 2016-2019.



PLAY THAT ONE BACK, JOHNNY. Megan Bickel and Louis A. Edwards. Erie Art Gallery. Erie, Pennsylvania. 2019

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.


Mental Misconceptions. Schneider Gallery. Allen R. Hite Art Institute. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2019

She’s Silver and Orange 4. Tim Faulkner Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky. 2019.

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

MFA Inaugural Exhibition. Rowan MFA Building. University of Louisville. 2018

Future is Now. 849 Gallery / Kentucky College of Art and Design, Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

Open to Interpretation: An Abstract Invitational Exhibit. Community Arts Center of Danville, Kentucky. 2018.

Structural Layers. Buckham Gallery. Flint, Michigan. 2017

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

Abstract Expressionism. Linus Galleries. Los Angeles, California. 2016.

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

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

Ripe. Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2012.

Et Merda. Semantics. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2010.


Graduate Student Council, Fine Arts Representative, Research Selection Committee. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018-Present

Docent, KMAC Museum. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018-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



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

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

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


“Megan Bickel: hope is grounded in memory.” WERKS. 2nd Edition. David Downs. Chicago, Illinois. 2019

“Artists to Collect: Megan Bickel”. Claudia Eng. 10011 Magazine in partnership with Claudia Eng Gallery. New York, New York. August 2018

Artist Interview. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018

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