Megan M Bent 

www.meganbent.com 

BentMeganM@gmail.com 

 

Education

2012 MFA                               Photography                                               University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

2012 Graduate Certificate      Disability Studies                                        University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

2004 BFA                                Photography                                               School Of Visual Arts [SVA], New York, NY

 

 Grants and Awards

2019 Award of Excellence, 91st Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition, University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI 2018 Honorable Mention, Mixed Media, 23rd Annual Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr, PA 2018  Best In Show, 1st Annual Women's Exhibit, East Hawai'i Cultural Center/HMOCA, Hilo, HI                                2018 Artist Encouragement Award, The Art of Possibilities, Courage Kennedy Center, Minneapolis, MN                    2016 The Thomas and Harriet Blank Award, First Place in Photography, 21st Annual Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr, PA              2014-2015 Artscapes Program Participant, Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
2013 Soup Artist Micro-Grant, Charlottesville Soup, Charlottesville, VA
2012 John Young Scholarship in the Arts, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2011-2012 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2011 John Young Scholarship in the Arts, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, H
2011 Graduate Achievement Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2010 Graduate Achievement Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2009-2010 Graduate Assistant/ Half-Tuition Waiver, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2009 Manoa Opportunity Grant, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2004 Mentors Program, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
2003 First Place, Creative Clash Artists Slam, NY, NY 

 

Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Latency, Hawai’i Pacific University, Kaneohe, HI

2014  There Is A Crack in Everything, That’s How The Light Gets In, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA

2013 Rhizomatic, WNPR, Charlottesville, VA

2013 Wanderlust, Piedmont Council for the Arts at City Space, Charlottesville, VA

2012 Entanglement of Movement and Memories, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Commons Gallery,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Two and Three Person Exhibitions

2017 Animating Archives: Contemporary Chlorophyll Prints, VALA Eastside, Redmond, WA

2007 You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Hello My Name is Gallery, New Haven, CT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

(upcoming) The Handmade Photograph: Contemporary Photographers Working in Historic Processes, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

TALK BACK, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

91st Annual Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery,Honolulu, HI

2018

Tourists: Looking at/Looking As, Analog Sunshine Recorders, Aupuni Space, Honolulu, HI

23rd Annual Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

Contemporary Photography 2018, The Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu HI

1st Annual Women's Exhibit, East Hawai'i Cultural Center/HMOCA, Hilo, HI

Inky Spokes, The Vera Project, Seattle, WA

Art Of Possibilities, Courage Kennedy Center, Minneapolis, MN

Contact Zone: ReImagining Wakiki, Analog Sunshine Recorders, SurfJack Hotel, Honolulu, HI

2017

22nd Annual Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

Inky Spokes, Gigantic Bicycle Festival, Snoqualmie, WA

Critical Junctures: The Work of Art, exhibiting artist, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The Sun Machine Is Coming Down, And We're Gonna Have A Party, Couch, Seattle, WA

2016

6X6 NW, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Shoreline, WA  

21st Annual Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

Park(ing) Day, Downtown on The Go, Tacoma, WA

10 x10 x 10 x Tieton 7th Annual International Small Works Exhibition, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, WA 

2015    

Organic Inclusivity, Woolworth Building, Tacoma, WA

2014    

Bike Art At The Dairy, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO                                                                                                                    

2013      

Charlottesville In Two Dimensions, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

New Members Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA                       

Turning Arrows Into Flowers, The Mudhouse, Charlottesville, VA

2012

Holiday Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton 2012, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, WA

McGuffey Group Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

Proximity, Linekona Art Center, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

FAX, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Rayko’s 5th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2011

Sunmaps of the Phenomenal, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

The Analog Sunshine Recorders: Come Together, Peace Café, Honolulu, HI

Love [Take As Much As You Need], ONG KING, Honolulu, HI

The Analog Sunshine Recorders: Slow Jams the Pinhole Edition, Thirtyninehotel, Honolulu, HI

33rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Now Here From Nowhere: The Future History of Navigation, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

2010

The Analog Sunshine Recorders: A Hodgepodge of Photographic Wonderment, The Manifest, Honolulu, HI

The Price of Freedom, Gallery Without Walls, Honolulu, HI

Body/Mind, Y Center for the Visual Arts, Honolulu, HI

32nd Annual Graduate Exhibition, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2007

Everything Matters, The Wine Loft, Flagstaff, AZ

2006

Wood, Wind, Water, Star Pin Gallery, Shelton, CT

2005

Portafolio Mexicano - FotoSeptiembre, AAVI, Mexico City, Mexico D.F.

Summertime in the City, Hartford Artworks, Hartford, CT

2004

SVA Mentors Show, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY

Mixed Media, Orchard Bar, NY, NY

Chelsea Market, Chelsea Market, NY, NY

2003

True Confessions of a Lawn Junkie, Cynthia’s, NY, NY

Feast 2. Parsons School of Design, NY, NY


2002

Summertime Show, Hartford Artworks, Hartford, CT

 

Bibliography

 

James Charisma, "Field Notes: Analog Sunshine Recorders", Honolulu Magazine, January 25, 2016                            http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/February-2016/Analog-Sunshine-Recorders/ 

 

 Bethany Keener “L’Arche Artist Display Photos In Downtown Tacoma”, L’Arche USA, September 15, 2015                    https://www.larcheusa.org/2015/09/larche-artists-display-photos-downtown-tacoma/ 

 

University Of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History, “Alumni Spotlight: Megan Bent” January 13, 2015    http://www.hawaii.edu/art/people/faculty+staff/?p=923

 

Elizabeth Derby, “Coastal Break: Photographer Megan Bent Shines a Light on Perseverance”, The C’ville Weekly, 2014                                                                                http://www.c-ville.com/coastal-break-photographer-megan-bent-shines-a-light-on-perserverance/#.V_hDC8fwG-I

 

Ann Jastrab & Carlos Arrieta, Caught on Film: Rayko Photo Center 2012 Plastic Camera Show E-Book, 2012            http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/289605-caught-on-film-e-book

 

Felicia Smuts “ A Christmas Story”, The New Haven Independent, 2007                                         http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/a_christmas_story/

 

Residencies

 2015                Artscapes Participant, Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
2012 – 2013     Studio Artist/Resident Artist, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA                                                                  2011                 Orvis Artist in Residence, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI 

 

Lectures, Presentations, Artist Talks

2019 Artist Talk Critical Junctures: Translating Across Boundaries, “Latency: Printing on Organic Matter to Decompose Health Binary Boundaries”, Emory University, Atlanta, /GA

2019 Presentation Symposium on Disability Rights, “ Disability Representation: From Other to Empowered” University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute For Human Rights, Birmingham, AL

2017   Presentation    33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, "The Abject: Flipping the Script to Reclaim and Empower Through Art", Honolulu, HI

2017   Presentation    Different Bodies: (Self) Representations, Disability, and the Media, “Vulnerable Strength: The Power of Self-Representation and Disclosure Through Art“ University of Westminster, London, England

2016    Artist Talk       University of Hawai’i at Manoa Department of Art and Art History, “Alternative Processes” Honolulu, HI

2016   Presentation   32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, “Entanglement of Movement and Memories” Honolulu, HI     

2015   Presentation   57th Annual Western Social Sciences Association Conference, “Entanglement of Movement and Memories”, Portland, OR

2015   Workshop       International Peace and Justice Cafe, “Disability as a Social Construct”, Tacoma, WA 

2014   Artist Talk       The Bridge PAI, “There’s A Crack In Everything That’s How The Light Gets In”, Charlottesville, VA 

2011   Artist Talk        University of Hawai’i at Manoa Department of Art and Art History, “Pecha Kucka", Honolulu, HI

2011     Artist Talk      ThirtyNineHotel, “Emerging Artist Talks”, Honolulu, HI