EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, California College of Arts, 2014, San Francisco, CA   

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Humboldt State University, 2005, Arcata, CA    

Accademia Di Belli Arti, Florence, Italy, 2004-2005, CSU study abroad Florence, Italy

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Making Our Mark,  The Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (Forthcoming)

2016 New Works, Folie Douce, Arcata, CA

2015 Intime: Small Paintings and Drawings, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

2015 15th Annual Monster Drawing Rally,  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2015 New Paintings, Studio 424, Eureka, CA (Solo exhibition)

2014 Hang/Over, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA

2014 14th annual Monster Drawing Rally,  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 Expand:18th Annual New Generations Showcase, de Young, San Francisco, CA

2013 20 Jay Street, College Ave Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013 TSFF & SOMArts Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award Exhibition, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2013  That Didn’t Work,  DoubleBread, San Francisco, CA

2013 Scouting Oakland,  The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013 Painting Expanded, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013 Tear it out, Issues, Oakland, CA

2013 MFA Now , Root Division, San Francisco, CA   

2012 Point of No Return,  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2012 Family Portrait, Cafe 504, Oakland, CA (solo exhibition)

2011 Contemporary Rural Landscapes, Buzz Gallery, Oakland, CA  (solo exhibition)

2006 Senior Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, CA   

2006 The Annual Student Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, CA   

2005 Made/Fatto, Accademia Di Belli Arti gallery, Florence, Italy   

2005 City Wide Art, St. James Church, Florence, Italy   

2004 The Annual Student Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, CA   

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2014 CCA MFA Painting Teaching Fellowship Award

2013 TSFF & SOMArts Cadogan Scholarship

2012 California College of the Arts Scholarship

2005 Art center Award        

2004 Glenn Berry painting award   

2004 Martin Wong scholarship


 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2014 Kelly Jones, "Megan Atherton" Little Paper Planes, July 2014

2014   Sarah Thibault, Review: “2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition at California College of the Arts”, SFAQ, May, 2014

2014   Ben Valentine, “Standouts from a California MFA Show Worth Seeing”,  Hyperallergic, May 19th, 2014.  

2014  MFA Now Archive Project, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2014

2013  MFA Now Archive Project, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2013

2012 Adam L Brinklow,  “Southern Exposure debuts “Point of No Return””, San Francisco Informer, December 2012

2011 John Casey, “Megan Atherton @ Buzz Gallery”, BunnyWax, January 2011

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 Fall, Adjunct Lecturer, Life 1, Drawing II, Portfolio Development,  Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. (forthcoming)

2016 Spring, Summer, Fall, Associate Faculty, Basic Drawing, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA.

2016 Spring, Adjunct Lecturer, Color & Design, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

2015 Explorations in Drawing, Drawing instructor, Young Artist Studio Program, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2015 Spring, Adjunct Lecturer, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, Intermediate Painting. Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

2014 Artist Talk, Notes from the Studio, Painting Department Lecture Series, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 Painting 1, Adjunct lecturer, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2014 Painting department Lecture Coordinator, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 Explorations in Drawing, Drawing instructor, Young Artist Studio Program, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 SF Atelier and Young Artist Studio Program Coordinator, California College of Arts

2014  Guest Critic, Senior project, Instructor: Libby Black, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014  Guest Critic, Painting 3, Instructor: Jovi Schnell, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013 Artist talk, Painting 3, Instructor: Stephen Beal, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013  Teaching Assistant, Color Theory, Instructor: Sydney Cohen, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013  Artist talk, Narrative drawing, Instructor: Libby Black, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013 Flower Press Workshop,  Maker, Music & Mimosas event, SOMAArts, San Francisco, CA

2004  Teaching Assistant, Beginning and intermediate painting. Instructor: Teresa Stanley, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA