e. meganrea90@gmail.com

i. megan_rea_art

Born 1993, lives and works in London 

My practice centres on creating abstracted architectural spaces through the reinterpretation of buildings. My paintings isolate and glorify the make-up of shapes that surround us, praising aspects of commonly used space that may be passed by.

I am drawn to the everchanging appearance of a cityscape; adjacent contrasting architectural styles, austere facades, and looming glass towers. The paintings are interpretations of sites I have a connection to; meeting points, landmarks that mark the start of an onward journey, buildings that inform me I'm nearly home. The titles of the work form a narrative for the sites in focus.

Capturing architecture in the evening light, I aim to catch a fragment of the inherently familiar as a means to highlight the simple beauty of a routine. Thin washes are gradually built up to create depth and colours are enriched and exaggerated to further disguise each original identity; mimicking the inevitable changes that occur, much like the process of creating an actual building.

Education 

BA (hons) Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art (2013-16)

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University of the Arts London (2012-13)


Awards

HIX Award Shortlisted Artist 2018

RSA John Kinross scholarship 2017

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2017

RSA New Contemporaries Selected Artist 2017

Exhibitions

2019

The Summer Show, The House of St Barnabas, London

The Spring Auction, Menier Gallery, London

2018

HIX Award, HIX Gallery, London

Solo exhibition, An Alternate State, Open Contemporary Young Artist Award prize show, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

RSA John Kinross Scholarship exhibition, Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

2017

Krung Thep, guest appearance, Bridge Art Space, Bangkok

Intersection, DOK Art Space, Edinburgh

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Don Salon, Embassy, Edinburgh

RSA:New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016

Spacious, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

ECA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art

Flux, Gayfield Spaces, Edinburgh

Asbestos Rest Stop, Edinburgh College of Art

Salonathon, Embassy Gallery members show, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Solo Exhibition, Construct, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival, Gayfield Spaces, Edinburgh

2015

Hatch, The Caves, Edinburgh

Auld Alliance Contemporary Exhibitions, French Institute and EDS Gallery, Edinburgh

Low Risk Occupiers, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

F7, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, Sponsored by Propercorn Popcorn

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival, Whitespace Gallery/Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh


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