MEGAN REED
b. Monterey, CA, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
MFA, Painting, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2015
MA, English Literature, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2001
Parsons School of Design, MFA Painting Program, New York, NY, 1999
BFA, Drama, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 1996
 
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2020 The Remnants, two-person exhibition with Micah Wood, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
2018  Vitamin C, Hausq Gallery, Tucson, AZ 
2017  Rabble-Rousers, two-person exhibition with Jennie Ottinger, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA 
2016 Trilitongue, Trilithong, Trilithon, QUALITY, Oakland, CA
Teenage Mountain, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA 
2011 Tuning In, Zughaus Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2010 Megan Reed - New Work, Unit 24 Gallery, London, England

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021   
Mazes, Microcosms, Mitosis, The Ekru Project, Kansas City, MO
2020 
Beach Break Miami, Johansson Projects (virtual exhibition)
Sense of Place, Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Space Between, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA 
2019 
The Barker Hangrrr at Bozo Mag, Pasadena, CA 
Full Blede: Issue Ten: The Undertaker, Los Angeles, CA 
Alma Mater: Methods, CCA Alumni Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Other Places Art Fair with The Barker Hangrr, San Pedro, CA 
2018 
THIS BODY, Garis & Hahn, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Victori+Mo Gallery, NYC)
Interference, Pt.2 Gallery, Oakland, CA 
Order My Steps, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, New York, NY 
MTV RE:Define Auction for Dallas Contemporary & Staying Alive Foundation, Dallas, TX
2017 
Takeover, Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Our Archive, a Site of Making for 20 Artists, Past & Present, Work by CTRL+SHFT Collective, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Connect & Collect: 37th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Tiny Bubbles, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Relay, CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA 
California College of the Arts Gala Exhibition 
San Francisco Art Market--featured installation (with Johansson Projects)
ME, Nous Tous Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
Apollo on Earth, H I L D E, Los Angeles, CA 
Zoo Labs, Oakland, CA (two-person show with James Chronister, guest curated by Et Al, San Francisco, CA)
2016 
Pop Up, CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA
Landfill/Bedrock, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
A Feeling of Filling, Thirdspace, San Jose, CA 
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Rabbit Rabbit, Big Bad Bettie Press, Boulder, CO
Parking Lot Art Fair, San Francisco, CA (with CTRL+SHFT Collective)
Soft Serve, CTRL+SHFT, Oakland CA
2015 
Beyond the Established Order, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA
Daydreamer, QUALITY, Oakland, CA 
Art Escapists, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA 
Clyde & Co Community Art Project Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
CCA MFA Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 
Parking Lot Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
New American Paintings, MFA AnnualIssue #117
All You Can Eat, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
MFA Now 2015, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 
2014 
Walls Fall Away, Center Gallery, CCA, San Francisco, CA (
Horny Magic, Center Gallery, CCA, San Francisco, CA
Look into My Eyes, College Avenue Galleries, CCA, Oakland, CA
Refraction, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA 
Civic Arts Exhibition, City of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2013 
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Civic Arts Exhibition, City of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Congregating, David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
TRANSPORT: Where we go from here, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
2012 
Wonder!, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Beauty, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 
America, M-Fer!, On the Corner, Campbell, CA
Cover art for "The Death of Flying Things" - collection of poetry by Gabriel Welsch
2011 
New American Paintings, No. 97 Pacific Coast Issue
Studio Visit Magazine, Fall 2011
Cerebral Variety Circus, The Straddler, IRT, New York, NY
2004 
Identity Crisis, Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
 
RESIDENCIES
Artist-in-Residence, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA, 2020
Facebook AIR Program, Menlo Park, CA, 2018, Permanent Commission Installation
Artist-in-Residence #163, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, with Sanford Biggers, 2016
Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2013 

AWARDS
CCA Graduate Painting Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco, CA 2015-16
Clyde & Co Community Art Project Award, San Francisco, CA, 2015-16
Rex Ray Material Support Award, San Francisco, CA, 2015
Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Nominee, 2015
CCA MFA Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2013-15
Dean's Scholarship, Parsons School of Design, 1999
Oscar Kolin MFA Fellowship, Parsons School of Design, 1999
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, 1998-2001
Dean's Scholarship, New York University, 1992-96

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer, 2012-present
Founding Member, CTRL+SHFT Collective, Oakland, CA, 2015
Lecturer, Painting I,  California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2016
Adjunct Faculty, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2007-2015
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Southern Illinois University, 1999-2001
 
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