Meggan Joy is a self-taught photographic artist currently residing in Seattle, WA. Primarily focused on digital collage, she combines fragments of the natural sciences with her narratives and allegories; often weaving in symbols and motifs from art history to create a new surreal vision.
She fabricates this staged imagery from the ground up, growing most of her subject matter in her garden. Each piece is made by assembling thousands of individual photographs of botanicals, insects and other wildlife - resulting in a final image that is bursting with life and layered with hidden details and anecdotes.
Since emerging as an exhibiting artist in late 2015, this work has been featured in publications such as “Create Magazine” and has been recognized by the 2017 Moscow International Photography Awards with a bronze distinction in the collage category. You can find her imagery on public display internationally.
Education: University of Washington, BFA Sculpture 2003
Gallery Representation: Twilight Gallery, 2005 to present
Core Gallery 2014
Honors: 2002 Awarded “Best in show”- Jacob Lawrence gallery, juried by Ester Claypool
Group exhibition, “Miniature Art Extravaganza”, Twilight Gallery, West Seattle, WA Group Exhibition,
”Miniature Art Extravaganza”, All City Coffee, Georgetown, WA
Solo installation, Link Apartments 4th floor corridors, Seattle, WA
Group exhibition, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Fremont Studios, Seattle WA
Group exhibition, “Morris Graves Invitational”, Rock| DeMent, Seattle WA Group exhibition, “The Birds”, Twilight Gallery, Seattle WA
Three man show, “Bubble Yum”, Twilight Gallery, Seattle WA Group Exhibition,
“Sugar and Spice”, Bherd Studios, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, ”Coupling II”, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
Group Exhibition ”Urgente”, UW School of Art, Rome, Italy
Group Exhibition ”School of Art Juried Show”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA