Photograph by Kirk Decker

Photograph by Kirk Decker

Meghan Rowswell creates organic fiber sculptures and installations inspired by plants using found fabrics and materials. She displays a wide range of textile related processes to create texture and structures that transform space inspired by Japanese flower arrangements.  She has exhibited in galleries and art spaces across the United States. Meghan received a BA in art history from Hastings College in 2009. She has also lived and exhibited in Japan. In 2014 she became a fifth level instructor of the Ohara school of ikebana. She is passionate about bringing the tradition of Japanese flower arranging to American students through teaching workshops at the Kemper Contemporary Museum of Art and Powell Gardens.  Formerly a resident of Art Farm Nebraska and an Artist Inc Kansas City fellow. She is a member of the four-artist group, The Polyartery Collective, that are recipients of the Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC and the Interpretive Grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, as well as semi-finalists for the Rocket Grant in 2017 for their immersive art experience, “Weaving the River”.