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
Originally from northeast Tennessee, Meghan O’Connor received her BFA from East Tennessee State University and her MFA from Clemson University. In the summers, you can often find her teaching workshops at Tennessee State Governor’s School for the Arts or Frogman's Print Workshops. She is a member of Southern Graphics Council International, Mid America Print Council, and FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education).
O'Connor's work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to solo exhibitions, she has had work included in the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition in Kenosha, WI; Southern Graphics Council International Members Exhibition, Knoxville, TN; and A Curious Bestiary: Chimeras and Cryptozoology from American Printmakers at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA. Her work can be found in the collection of Columbia College in Chicago; Gippsland Centre for Art and Design in Australia; Limerick School of Art and Design in Ireland; Proyecto’ace Print Collection in Buenos Aires; and, most recently, the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. O’Connor loves to travel as a visiting artist, going to other colleges to teach workshops, give lectures, and interact with people (human interaction being a main inspiration for much of her work). She has completed artist residencies at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ Pentaculum, in Gatlinburg, TN; the Stonehouse Residency, in Miramonte, CA; and Arquetopia Foundation for Development in Puebla, Mexico.
M.F.A., Clemson University, 2007
B.F.A., East Tennessee State, 2003
Drawing and Printmaking
Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation Art, Collaboration, Community Engagement