Meagan Shein works with drawing, encaustic and installation and currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2014 she founded SIEN Collective with Siobhan Arnold, a San Diego based photography and installation artist. SIEN Collective utilizes historic and new photo processes, drawing, sewing, and installation. We explore and invent present-day mythologies using the natural world as stand-in. The contradiction between looking and seeing (how we mis-see and un-see) is of particular interest to us.
Meagan Shein has shown nationally and internationally including A Ship in the Woods, Escondido, CA, San Diego Space 4 Art, the University of Michigan, the Maya Polsky Gallery in Chicago, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor; the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Ml; the Gallery Project, Toledo, OH, the Ann Arbor Arts Center, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA; the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and Staub(g*fzk!) in Zurich, Switzerland. Her work has been featured in Drawing Magazine and Encaustic Arts Magazine and reviewed in The New York Times and Time Out magazine. She received her MFA from Hunter College, MA in art history from Williams College, and BA with special honors from the University of Chicago.