Megan Shaughnessy is a still and moving image artist dealing with issues of identity and representation through self-portraiture. Megan creates intimate glimpses of herself, becoming both subject and surveyor, and once placed on the wall she offers herself up to the gaze of others. In doing so she creates an environment where the audience is forced to confront issues of her identity, asking themselves what is their role in the world in which she inhabits?
Megan was born in Morristown, New Jersey and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MA from the Norwich University College of the Arts in the United Kingdom. She has exhibited in both the US and UK and during her time in England she worked for a region film archive and lectured on contemporary photographic and collaborative art techniques at NUCA from 2006-2009. In addition to her own creative practice, Megan is also part of an artistic collaboration with British photographer Emma Shipton-Smith. Megan moved to Boston in June 2010.