If you do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten." - Anita DeAngelis, Professor O'Connor's undergraduate drawing professor at ETSU
Meghan O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Art, Coastal Carolina University
Meghan O’Connor holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University. O’Connor’s research interests include social and cultural power structures and how this can influence decision-making. Her creative process focuses on stone lithography, using modular forms to create larger structures, and creating works in which the audience can interact such as arm wrestling tables, cast fingers, and cast chicken skins!
O'Connor's work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally and can be found in the collection of Columbia College, Chicago, IL; Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Australia; Proyecto’ace Print Collection, Buenos Aires; the Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.; and many other universities around the United States. In addition to this, she has completed artist residencies at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ Pentaculum, Gatlinburg, TN; the Stonehouse Residency, Miramonte, CA; and Arquetopia Foundation for Development.
She currently teaches printmaking and life drawing at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.
M.F.A., Clemson University, 2007
B.F.A., East Tennessee State, 2003
Drawing and Printmaking
Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation Art, Collaboration, Performance Art, Community Engagement