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Megan Klco
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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My paintings address the impact of place. Initially drafted from familiar locations, the surfaces of the works become sites for ritual, memory and contemplation. Familiar spaces transform under the sediment of repeated painting and re-painting. Passages are re-imagined or lost. In my paintings, I aim to create spaces resonant with tension between what is ordered and disordered, plastic and ephemeral, representational and abstract.





born: 1988, Grand Rapids, Michigan



Kendall College of Art and Design, MFA, 2013

Truman State University, BFA, 2010


selected awards/honors

Excellence in Art Student Purchase Award, Ferris State University, 2012

Van Maarseveen / Timermanis Award, Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2011

Student Union Purchase Prize and Juror's Award, Truman State University, 2010

Institute for American Universities Purchase Prize, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2009


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Gray Areas; Doubts, Rankin Art Gallery of Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

Megan Klco, The Office of Mayor George Heartwell, Grand Rapids, Michigan


selected group shows

Here. Now., Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2013

Wide View, Lafontsee Gallery, Douglas, Michigan 2013

85th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan 2013

Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2012



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