Megan Ender

Education

2015     MFA Studio Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2005     BA Studio Art & English/Writing; concentration Women’s Studies,
             Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Solo Exhibitions

2013     Significant Moments in History, Urban Legend, Oakland, CA
             Historical Coverage, Blue Door, Oakland, CA

2005     Deciduous Trio, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
             Intuitive Language, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

2004     660 Army Men, Nelda K. Balch Playhouse, Kalamazoo, MI
             138 Forms of Line Extension, Light Fine Arts Building, Kalamazoo, MI

2003     Born Under A Concrete Sky, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

2002     21 Cleats, Grounds of Light Fine Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Group Exhibitions

2015     SuperStrata, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
             Off the Grid, EN EM Art Space, Sacramento
            Terra Incognita MFA Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
            Dig In!, Free Oakland UP, Oakland, CA
            MFA Now 2015, Root Division, San Francisco, CA  selected by Lisa Ellsworth (Curator at the Palo Arts Center)

2014     Side Projects, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012     You Are Beautiful Exhibition, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA

2008     The Presence of Living Space, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006     Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Juried Exhibition 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA
            14th Annual Sculpture in the Garden, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
            Flora and Fauna, Hobby Horse Gallery, Berkeley, CA
            Catch-22, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
            Overhung 2 Hung Over, Boontling Gallery, Oakland
            Unrequited Love, Hobby Horse Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2005     The Postcard Show, The LAB Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Kitchen Cabaret, Studio of Zachary Starer, Chicago, IL
             Contemporary Cast Iron, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
             Senior Art Exhibit, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
             Women’s Art, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
             Snowbird Iron Pour, New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, LA

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2015     Jay DeFao Prize

2014     Herringer First Year Graduate Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2010     Artist in Residence, Starflower Pottery, Monroe, ME

2009     Professional Development Grant, Emerging Arts Professionals, San Francisco, CA

2003     Experiential Learning Grant, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Publications

MFA Now 2015 Catalogue, Root Division

Press

2015      Jeffrey Edalatpour , “Plastic Fantastic: Amazing 3-D Printed Art at Compound Gallery,” SF Weekly

2015     Sarah Hotchkiss, “The Terrible Truth About MFA Shows,” KQED

2015      Aaron Harbour, “Mills // Terra Incognita : MFA exhibition,” Curiously Direct

Professional Experience

2012- Present     Co-owner, Seedling Design, Oakland, CA

2014–2015          Teaching Assistant: Ceramics, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2007–2009          Program Director, Young Audiences of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
                            After School Teaching Artist, E.R. Taylor Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
                           3D Teaching Artist, Lu Sutton Elementary School, Novato, CA

2006–2007         Gallery Administrator, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005                   Artist Intern Fellow, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2004                   Sculptor’s Assistant, New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, LA
                           Sculptor’s Assistant, The Studio of Kinzey Branaham, New Orleans, LA

2003                   Ceramics Assistant, Starflower Pottery, Monroe, ME

2002                   Photographer’s Assistant, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA