Artist Bio

Megan Coyle Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh My.I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. As a child, I took several classes at a local art gallery and often wrote and illustrated my own stories. I became more serious about art in high school, but by the time I entered college, I was almost positive that I would someday become a writer. Several writing workshops later, my zeal for writing had passed on—I was a mess trying to figure out if anything I wrote was ever any good. Thus it was time to give up writing and turn back to my roots in art.

In 2008, I graduated from Elon University with a degree in Painting and Creative Writing. For my senior thesis, although I studied painting, I created several portrait collages from magazine strips. This series became my first cohesive body of work, showcasing a technique I call “painting with paper.”

Since then, I’ve continued to work on honing and developing my craft as an artist. I have exhibited my artwork in galleries all over the U.S., including the Ward Museum, Smithsonian Ripley Center, Art League Gallery, Krempp Gallery, and Caton Merchant Family Gallery. In 2010, I was selected to participate as a Visiting Artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2011, I wrote and illustrated my first children’s book, Duck & Fish.

I’m currently working on commission work and selling artwork through my website.


Interviews & Talks

Q & A: How Long Have You Been Making Collages?
I’ve been making collages ever since I was a kid. My first collage was made back when I was in
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Collages Inspired by my Family
Back when I was a senior in college, I created my first cohesive body of collage work where I made
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How my Art Portfolio Site Evolved
I studied painting and creative writing when I was in college. As an art major, I had a project to
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