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January 28, 2023 – December 22, 2023
Artist Megan Mosholder has created the site-specific art installation, Spectrum Gradation, on Atlanta Contemporary’s Atrium Wall. Inspiration for this artwork came from the light streaming through the contemporary from windows above the wall where Megan’s work is installed. This sculptural installation is a continuation of Megan’s fascination with twilight, a time of day that the artist refers to as “visually magical,” when even the ugliest things can appear beautifully retooled, painted with lavender light and delicate shadows. The completed artwork is a multi-sensory experience intended to engulf the visual senses and reawaken the simple intrigue of looking.
Visual artist Megan Mosholder reacts to the social-political landscape through site-responsive installations. Her three-dimensional drawings, often enhanced by light, emphasize obscured elements within recognizable places correlating symbolism with lived experience.
A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in painting, Megan boasts numerous awards from institutions such as the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She is commissioned by leading corporations and included in public art programs, museum exhibitions, and art fairs. Interest in her installations led to international interest in her work, evidenced by her inclusion within the European Cultural Centre’s 2022 Personal Structures exhibition presented during the Venice Biennale and a public art space in Sydney, Australia (2017). These works speak to the power of site-specific work to make a lasting impression upon the viewer.
Her large-scale installations also express her tenacity. Following a September 2018 car accident where the gas tank ruptured and ignited, trapping her inside, she endured burns to over sixty percent of her body. While the event left indelible marks, it also provided new heights for her to reach.
Megan continues to create installations that relay her devotion to her work and the communities she engages. Currently, she resides in Atlanta, GA.