MEMBER MONDAY: MEGAN BIDDLE

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MEMBER MONDAY: MEGAN BIDDLE

posted on 11:40 AM, November 6, 2017
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Tell us about yourself! 
I grew up outside of New York City in the Hudson Valley. In my last year of High School, we were given the opportunity to take on an internship of our choice. I worked in a production glass studio in Carmel, New York. This was my first experience with glass and the best thing I got out of High school. I studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, initially as a sculpture major and soon a glass major. I later received my MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. I currently teach in the glass program at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA

What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
Glass is natural and manmade, ancient and modern, full of so many contradictions. It can be formed endlessly and continue to surprise. I don’t have a specific process that I feel committed to, but more so the material in all of its different states and outcomes. 

What themes do you pursue in your work?
I'm currently pursing themes relating to the earth, such as rocks, erosion, time, cycles, and scale shifts.

What is your dream project?
Making a positive impact on our environment or making people more environmentally conscious. Awareness. Change.

What's something about you that most people don't know?
I am a third-generation artist. My parents are both practicing artists and my grandparents on my father’s side were both notable artists. I grew up in a house my grandfather built, surrounded by art and making. This has shaped me in every way.

See more of Megan's work here

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