All images, writing and content © Megan A. Skyvington , 2011

about

A practicing interdisciplinary artist, independent curator and fundraising professional working in Toronto, Canada. Skyvington attended the Ontario College of Art and Design University where she majored in Drawing and Painting. Her work discusses the complicated relationship between fashion, the body, public stigma and private feelings. Dealing with the female body as site through personal narrative Skyvington's work both engages with the historical relationship between women and art while also questioning the role of subject and artist. She has shown her work across Toronto individually and with Woman King Collective.

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Exhibitions

2014

The Politics of Being Ugly, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto

2013

Come Up To My Room/10th Anniversary, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Semblance, Even Better Than the Real Thing, Bev Hisey Studio, Toronto

2012

Shift, Inclusive Design Institute, Toronto

Paint Still Rocks, Silent Auction (Alumni), OCAD University, Toronto

Leap Year, The Department, Toronto

The Sketchbook Project, The Brooklyn Library (and travelling show), New York

Capacity, Bev Hisey Studio, Toronto

2011

Beyond Certainty - Flaws of Form, Propeller Center for the Visual Arts, Toronto

Experiencing Perspectives - Annual Exhibition, Mercedes-Bendz Financial Services, Mississauga (June 2011 - May 2012)

The Show Off – The 96th Annual OCADU Graduate Exhibit, OCADU, Toronto, ON

EnRoute – A Collaborative Painting Project with Will Alsop and the Royal Academy of London, OCADU Great Hall, Toronto

2010

WomanKing, OCADU Transit Space, Toronto

Fabricating Frontiers, OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto

2009

Cocoon, OCADU Transit Space, Toronto

Education

BFA - Ontario College of Art and Design University, Drawing and Painting 2011

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Crafts Council

Member since May 2011

Woman King Collective

Co-founder 2010 - present

Publications

Synonomy –2011 OCADU Drawing and Painting Graduate Catalogue – Co-Editor in Chief and featured artist – May 2011

Echolocation – Featured Artist - Issue 8, April 2008

Selected Volunteer Experience in the Arts Community

January 2011- May 2011

Co-Editor in Chief, 2011 Drawing and Painting Graduate Catalogue

Ontario College of Art and Design University

• Featuring the work of over 80 graduating artists

• Now an acknowledge and successful marketing tool for the OCADU Faculty of Art Office

January 2011 – April 2011

Volunteer Co-ordinator – PaintRocks! 2011 Drawing and Painting Fundraiser

Ontario College of Art and Design University

• Working as an active committee member, taking part in several months of pre-planning, volunteer recruitment and implementing day of set up and night of action