Reach out to me at Meghan@madmegh.com

Education

2014         Instructors Degree 5th Level, Ohara school of Ikebana, Misawa-shi, Japan

2009        BA in Art History, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

2004        Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Grants/Awards

2017                            

Interpretive Grant, Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Weaving the River

Inspiration Grant, ArtsKC, Weaving the River

Rocket Grant Finalist, Charlotte Street Foundation, Weaving the River

Fellowship, Artist Inc Advanced Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

2016

Fellowship, Artist Inc Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Scholarship, Greater Kansas City Fiber Guild, Kansas City, MO

2008

Outstanding Achievement in Art, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

Residencies

2018            Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO

Art 321, Self-Directed Residency, Casper, WY

2017             Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO

2015             Art Farm, Marquette, NE

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions

2019         Omnia, Vernon Nester Gallery, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO

2018         Fondle Friendly, Snap Space, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO

Spooky Action at a Distance, Casper College, Casper, WY

2017         Faded Leavings, Gallery Eight One Five, Kansas City, MO (with photographer Kyle Smith)

2010        Hold Me, Clay Paper Scissors, Cheyenne, WY

                Things Japan, Artful Hand Gallery, Cheyenne, WY

2009       Reworks, with Nick Fruin, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

 

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2018         Ekphrasis, The Box Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Run Riot, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

Signal to Noise, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, MO

4x4 : Midwest Invitational, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

Tangled Roots, InterUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park, KS

Missouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO 

Weaving the River, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, KS

Weaving the River, Quindaro Symposium, Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS

2017         ArtsKC 10 x10 Small Works Showcase, ArtsKC, Kansas City, MO

12 x 12, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

Envelop, Eight One Five Gallery, Kansas City,

Missouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO

Fiber Artists “Traditional Techniques with Artistic View”, Cultural Corner, Chillicothe, MO

SOLAR, Potter Art Gallery, St. Joseph, MO

Kansas City Ikebana Spring Show, Loose Park Garden Center, Kansas City, MO

2016           Missouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO

Mid-Missouri Artists Spring Show, Warrensburg Community Center, Warrensburg, MO

Kansas City Ikebana Spring Show, Loose Park Garden Center, Kansas City, MO

2015          Missouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO

2014          Journey Stories: Life Rings Public Art Project, Laramie County Library, Cheyenne, WY

2013         Hananowa Hitonowa Minnano Katen, Towada Civic Center, Towada-shi, Japan

2012         Hananowa Hitonowa Minnano Katen, Aeon Mall, Shimoda-shi, Japan

2011          4 Artists, 1 Family, CoCOA Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

Laramie: A Gem City Atlas, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY

2010-2013 Touring Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum

 

Print Media

Faith Bemiss, “Rowswell a ‘comulsive creator’,” Sedalia Democrat, August 10, 2018. 1A, 5A.

Andra Stanton, “Dimentional Clothe: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists,” Schiffer Publishing, June 2018

Elysia Conner, “Humanities Festival Explores Fables,” Casper Star Tribune, February 14, 2018. C1-2.

Jessica Melville Goodin, “An Interview with Meghan Rowswell,” Military Spouse Fine Artist Network, March, 28th, 2017. https://milspofan.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/an-interview-with-meghan-rowswell

Alan J. Bartels, "Art Farm: From New York City to his Hamilton County Island, Marquette 'Farmer' Cultivates Crop of Inspired Artists," Nebraska Life, September/October. 32-38.

Laramie County Library, "Life Rings Public Art Project at the Laramie County Library", Cheyenne, WY, Jun 8, 2015. 46-7.

Workshop/Lecture

2018                     Soft Sculpture Workshop, McKendree University, Lebanon IL, November 9.

Soft Sculpture Workshop, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, November 3.

Fiber and Sculpture Independent Study with Stephanie Maskowski, Whiteman AFB, MO May - August

Artist Talk, Mid Missouri Artists Inc., Warrensburg, MO, April 26.

Soft Sculpture Workshop, Casper College, Casper, WY, February 21.

Ikebana Workshop, Cheyenne Botanical Garden, Cheyenne, WY, February 18.

Secrets of Ikebana, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper Wyoming, February 3.

Ikebana Lecture for Natrona County Master Gardeners, Natrona County Fairgrounds, Casper, WY, January 24.

2017-18                   Egg Dying Instructor, 509th Force Support Squadron, Whiteman AFB, MO

2017                        Floral Sculpture Workshop, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2015-17                   Crafting Class Instructor, Warrensburg Community Center, Warrensburg, MO

2015-2016               Ikebana Instructor, Powell Gardens, Bates City, MO

2015-17                   Crafting Class Instructor, Warrensburg Community Center, Warrensburg, MO

2011-14                    Crafting Class Instructor, Misawa Arts and Crafts Center, Misawa-shi, Japan