Megan Rye



Education


2005  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.

2003  MFA, Painting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1998  BFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

1998  Art History Concentration, Rhode Island School of Design



Solo Exhibitions


2022  Foundling: 100 Days, Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN.

2019  Foundling: Portraits of Citizenship, Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS.

2011  I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Forum Gallery, New York City, NY.

2008  Long Night’s Journey into Day, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2007  I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.



Selected Group Exhibitions


2018  

Artists By Artists, Forum Gallery, New York City, NY.


2017  

The American Dream, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany


2016  

American Views, Forum Gallery, New York City, NY.


2015   

Cartography of a Collection, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN.


2014   

Man’s Best Friend, Sommerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware.

Unforgetting Iraq: In Search of Recovery, New Century Art Guild, Kimballton, IA.


2013   

Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX.

Aquatic: A Day at the Beach, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia


2012   

Five Decades of Art and Artists at Forum Gallery, New York City, NY.

Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX.

Wounded City, Regis Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.


2011   

artMrkt Hamptons, Bridgehampton Historical Society, Bridgehampton, NY.

Fresh, curated by Jennifer Phelps, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

ROJO/RED, Galeria Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, New York City, NY.

Navigating the Aftermath, Regis Center, Minneapolis, MN.


2010  

Pig Paintings, Galeria Omar Alonsa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Art of Conflict, Tarnish and Gold Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.


2009  

Selections, Forum Gallery at Four Seasons Hotel, New York City, NY.

McKnight Foundation Fellows, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN.


2007  An Eye for Detail, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.


2006  

New Faces, Forum Gallery, New York City, NY.

Art Chicago, Butler Field, Chicago, IL.


2005  

Jerome Foundation Fellows, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN.

The Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Art of the 20th Century, Seventh Regent Armory, New York City, NY.



Selected Bibliography


2019

“Foundling on Central Standard,” NPR/KCUR, October 15, 2019


2014

“First for Friday,” PBS/WHYY, November, 7, 2014


2011

McElroy, Steven, “New Art Fair to Mix Charity and Contemporary Works,” The New York Times, 

July 8, 2011


Bindley, Katherine, “Megan Rye Paints Scenes From Iraq,” The Huffington Post,

June 2011.


2009

Clayton, Chris, “We Like You. Here’s 25,000” Twin Cities Metro Magazine, June 2009.

Blocker, Jane, “Megan Rye McKnight Artists catalogue essay,” August, 2009.


2008

Combs, Marianne, “Painting the beauty and ambiguity of the Iraq war,” Minnesota Public Radio, November 25, 2008

Marsh, Steve, “Megan Rye’s Long Night’s Journey Into Day @ Burnett Art Gallery,” mspmag.com, November 15, 2008

Hornbacher, Marya, “Essay: Seeing War Through Borrowed Eyes,” mnartists.org.

November 13, 2008.


2007

Abbe, Mary, “Art Review : War at a Distance,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, September 21, 2007.

Ann, Klefstad, “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” The Rake, September 2007.

Abbe, Mary, “See-Worthy : War Mediated,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 30, 2007.

Handelman, Marc, “Essay: One Way Mirror, On the Paintings of Megan Rye,” August, 2007.

Perlman, Tamatha Sopinski, “The Terrible, Beautiful Images of War,” Minneapolis Institute of Arts Magazine, July/Aug 07


2006

Abbe, Mary, “See-Worthy Jerome Winners,” Star-Tribune, October 13, 2006

Makholm, Kristin, “Jerome Artists 2005-06,” mnartist.org, October 4, 2006


2005

Hornbacher, Marya, “A Cacophony of Color,” Mpls St Paul Magazine, October 2005.  



Public Collection


Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN



Awards


2019  Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant

2010  Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship

2009  PVArt Studio Residency, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2008  McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship

2007  Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant

2005  Jerome Foundation Artist Fellowship

2004  Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant

2002  University of Minnesota, Graduate Research Grant

2000  University of Minnesota, Graduate School Fellowship