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Megan Wilson is an American visual artist based in San Francisco. Known for her large-scale installations and public projects, she incorporates a broad range of pop culture methodologies and aesthetics to address conceptual interests that include “home,” "homelessness," social and economic justice, challenges to capitalism, impermanence and generosity. Notable projects include:
Wilson grew up in Montana. She received her BFA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, and Southern Exposure. She has created public projects and murals in San Francisco California; Tokyo Japan, Yogyakarta Indonesia, Jaipur India, and Manila Philippines. Wilson is a recipient of grant awards from the Gunk Foundation, Artadia, the Asian Cultural Council, the Ford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and the San Francisco Art Commission. Wilson’s work is included in FRESH 1: Cutting Edge Illustrations in 3D and FRESH 2: Cutting Edge Illustrations in Public edited by Slanted; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 75 Years of Looking Forward, edited by Janet Bishop, Corey Keller, Sarah Roberts; Street Art San Francisco Mission Muralismo, edited by Annice Jacoby; Mural Art: Murals on Huge Public Surfaces Around the World by Kirakoss Iosifidis; Illustration: Play - Craving for the Extraordinary, Published by Victionary; Sama-sama/Together: An International Exchange Project Between Yogyakarta and San Francisco, Published by Jam Karet; and The Gallery at Villa Montalvo: Selected Exhibitions from 1996-2000, edited by Theres Rohan.
Wilson is also a writer and art critic. She co-founded the San Francisco based arts Website www.stretcher.org. Her writings have appeared in stretcher.org, ArtPractical, afterimage, Digitalcity, Public Art Review, and Art Practical; and in the book Street Art San Francisco Mission Muralismo (edited by Annice Jacoby with Forward by Carlos Santana).