Megan Craig is an artist and mother of two girls living in the Northeast. She has a rich and diverse art practice which began with painting and over time has evolved to incorporate performance and textile based work. In this episode Megan shares about this transformation, beginning with her time as a cityscape painter living in New York and moving us through recent fabric collaborations that involved hand-sewing large-scale works in the studio.
Megan and I chat about her career path…how she has struggled to keep certain parts of her life and herself separate, particularly her career as a philosophy professor and her career as an artist. She talks about the freedom she experiences when she stops holding up the walls and allows the identities of artist/philosopher/mother intermingle.
Megan’s paintings have been exhibited across the world and she has been awarded residencies and grants from many prestigious places including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Vermont Studio Center and the New York Arts Foundation. Megan is an associate professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University.