Bio and Resume
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Solo Exhibitions
I Will Follow You Into the Dark, 2011
Forum Gallery, New York City

Long Night’s Journey into Day, 2008
Burnet Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis

I Will Follow You Into the Dark, 2007
Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Group Exhibitions
The American Dream, 2017
Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany

American Views, 2016
Forum Gallery, New York City

Cartography of a Collection, 2015
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Man’s Best Friend, 2014
Sommerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware

Unforgetting Iraq: In Search of Recovery, 2014
New Century Art Guild, Kimballton, IA

Texas Contemporary, 2013
Houston, Texas

Aquatic: A Day at the Beach, 2013
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia

Five Decades of Art and Artists at Forum Gallery, 2012
Forum Gallery, New York City

Texas Contemporary, 2012
Houston, Texas

Wounded City, 2012
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

artMRKT Hamptons, 2011
Bridgehampton Historical Society, New York

Fresh, 2011
Burnet Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis

ROJO/RED, 2011
Galeria Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pig Paintings, 2010
Galeria Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Selections, 2009
Four Seasons Hotel, New York City

An Eye for Detail, 2007
Forum Gallery, Los Angeles

New Faces, 2006
Forum Gallery, New York City

Art Chicago, 2006
Butler Field, Chicago

Jerome Foundation Fellows, 2006
MCAD, Minneapolis

The Figurative Impulse, 2005
Forum Gallery, Los Angeles

Art of the 20th Century, 2005
Seventh Regent Armory, New York City



Museum Acquisition
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, 2012



Awards and Fellowships
Bush Artist Fellowship, 2010

McKnight Foundation Fellowship, 2008

Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant, 2007

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2005

Jerome Foundation Fellowship, 2005

Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant, 2004

Graduate Research Grant, University of Minnesota, 2002

Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2000

European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, 1998

Art History Concentration, Rhode Island School of Design, 1998



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


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.


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


Blocker, Jane. Essay.
McKnight Artists Catalogues. May 2009.


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


Marsh, Steve. “11.14.08 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.


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


Klefstad, Ann. “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. “One Way Mirror, On the Paintings of Megan Rye.”
August, 2007.


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


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


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


Hornbacher, Marya. “A Cacophony of Color.”
Mpls/St Paul Magazine, October 2005. (pp 264-265, 318-319.)



Education
M.F.A. in Painting, University of Minnesota, 2003.

B.F.A. in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, 1998.