Megan Euker

HAE's Boxing Shoes 1939, Sioux City, Nebraska to San Francisco, California (big version) / 2016 / Poplar wood, enamel paint / 18" x 16" x 6" / PLS INQ
HAE's Boxing Shoes 1939, Sioux City, Nebraska to San Francisco, California (life-size version) / 2016 / Poplar wood, enamel paint / 10 3/4" x 12" x 5 1/2" / PLS INQ
Installation view of "The Richard Project: Beginning to End" 2014
Installation view of "The Richard Project: Beginning to End" 2014
Installation View," Solo Exhibition The Richard Project: Beginning to End at Linda Warren Projects Chicago, 2014-2015
Big Richard (Ply) / 2014 / Reclaimed Baltic Birch Plywood / 57" x 15" x 15" (with pedestal, 46" x 20" x 20") / SOLD
(detail) Big Richard (Ply) / 2014 / Reclaimed Baltic Birch Plywood / 57" x 15" x 15" (with pedestal, 46" x 20" x 20") / TBD
One-Third Richard / 2014 / Poplar wood, wood dye / 5.75" x 42.5" x 9" (with pedestal, 40.5" x 48.5" x 12" / TBD
Richard (Brown Head) / 2014 / Brown Heart wood / 5" x 3" x 3.5" (with pedestal, 37" x 11" x 10") / TBD
Richard (Brown Head) / 2014 / Brown Heart wood / 5" x 3" x 3.5" (with pedestal, 37" x 11" x 10") / TBD
Richard (Draped/Filled) / 2014 / Plywood, wood dye, acrylic / 22" x 9.75" x 3.25" / TBD
Richard (Small Poplar) / 2013 / Poplar wood / 20.5" x 6" x 6" (with pedestal, 69.5" x 7" x 7") / TBD
Richard (Small Poplar) / 2013 / Poplar wood / 20.5" x 6" x 6" (with pedestal, 69.5" x 7" x 7") / TBD
Big Richard (Poplar) / 2014 / Poplar wood / 46” x 15” x 9” (with pedestal, 57” x 16” x 11”) / TBD
(front view) Big Richard (Poplar) / 2014 / Poplar wood / 46” x 15” x 9” (with pedestal, 57” x 16” x 11”) / TBD
Three 3D Prints / 2014 / 3D printed PLA plastic, acrylic shelf / total dimension: 9.25" x 24" x 5.75" / TBD
Richard (3D Print/Black) / 2014 / 3D Printed PLA plastic / 9" x 5.5" x 3" / TBD
Richard (3D Print/Blue Bust) / 2014 / 3D Printed PLA plastic / 5.5" x 4" x 5" / TBD
(side view) Richard (3D Print/Blue Bust) / 2014 / 3D Printed PLA plastic / 5.5" x 4" x 5" / TBD
Richard (3D Print/Clear Bust) / 2014 / 3D Printed PLA plastic / 3" x 1.5" x 3" / TBD
Small Richard (Butcher Block) / 2014 / Maple Butcher Block / 16" x 6" x 4.5" (with pedestal, 76" x 13.25" x 14") / TBD
(back view) Small Richard (Butcher Block) / 2014 / Maple Butcher Block / 16" x 6" x 4.5" (with pedestal, 76" x 13.25" x 14") / TBD
Bust of Richard (Ply) / 2014 / Plywood and Milk Paint / 12" x 7" x 12" (with pedestal, 56" x 18.5" x 26.5" / TBD
Richard Back (Small Ply) / 2014 / Plywood / 23.5" x 9" x 2.5" / TBD
Richard Front (Small Ply) / 2014 / Plywood / 26" x 8" x 2.5" / SOLD
Draped Richard / 2014 / Walnut and Oak / 18.5" x 7.75" x 4" / TBD
Little Richard (Back) / 2013 / Poplar wood / approx. 16" x 4" x 2" / TBD
Little Richard / 2013 / Poplar wood / approx. 16" x 4" x 3" / TBD
Bust of Richard / 2013 / Coated Polystyrene / approx. 20" x 30" x 20" / TBD
Andrew / 2013 / Coated Polystyrene / approx. 48" x 20" x 8" / TBD
Richard Head / 2013 / Vacuum-Formed Styrene / 12" x 12" x 2" / TBD
U.S.S. Wasath, July 7, 1944 / 2012 / Digitally colored photograph, inkjet on paper / 25" x 33", framed / TBD
U.S.S. Wasath, July 7, 1944 / 2013 / Sandblasted painted aluminum on wood / 22" x 30" / TBD
Installation View", Solo Exhibition at Linda Warren Gallery Chicago, 2011
Installation View", Solo Exhibition at Linda Warren Gallery Chicago, 2011
Installation View", Solo Exhibition at Linda Warren Gallery Chicago, 2011
Installation View", Solo Exhibition at Linda Warren Gallery Chicago, 2011
Installation View", Solo Exhibition at Linda Warren Gallery Chicago, 2011
"Capoeira Performance at Reenactments Solo Exhibition," Linda Warren Gallery Chicago, 2011
Good Intentions #4 (Dammi i Sacchi) / 2011 / Chicken wire armature with plaster, latex paint, fabric and wood / TBD
Good Intentions #3 (The Calling) / 2011 / chicken wire armature with plaster gauze, latex paint and wood chair / 56" x 54" x 32" / TBD
Chamada / 2011 / Chicken wire armature with plaster gauze, latex paint and wood base / 74" x 74" x 65" / TBD
Division Street Bath (small version)
 inspired by photograph by Josh Hawkins / 2008 / Oil on canvas / 63" x 100" / TBD
The Bricklayers / 2006 / Oil on canvas / 84" x 100" / TBD
Puxada de Rede in Brazil #1 / 2011 / Oil on canvas / 69" x 96" / TBD
Good Intentions #1 (O Holy Night) / 2009 / Oil on canvas / 47.25" x 67.5" / TBD
Bullicame (Bacchus) / 2009 / Oil on canvas / 52" x 67.5" / TBD
Female Dancer with Feathers / 2009 / Oil on canvas /27.75" x 36.4" / $3,000
Batizado (raising fishing net) / 2009 / Oil on canvas / 15.75" x 20.5" / $2,400
Saturnia / 2008 / Oil on canvas / 52.75" x 68.5" / $8,500
La Mola / 2007 / Oil on linen / 56" x 116" / $12,000

MEGAN EUKER

EDUCATION

2007
M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2005
B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chautauqua Institute School of Art (summer 2005)

2003, 2004
International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy

2000
Pre-College Program, Savannah College of Art and Design

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016
-Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2012
-CAAP (Community Arts Assistance Program) grant, from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council

2011
-CAAP (Community Arts Assistance Program) grant, from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council

2010
-Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. Grant (New York)
-Change, Inc. Artist Assistance Grant (est. by Robert Rauschenberg)
-Evolving Artists Competition, Honorable Mention Award, Beverly Arts Center
-Professional Development Grant, Illinois Arts Council

2008-2009
-U.S. Student Fulbright Fellowship, Florence, Italy

2009
-Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Nominee

2008
-Individual Artist Grant, Illinois Art Council

2006
-Honorable Mention, Civic and Arts Competition, Union League Club of Chicago

2001, 2002
-Nominated for Merit Scholarships, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2001
-M.I. Hummel Scholarship for the Arts

2000
-Academic and Merit Scholarships, Savannah College of Art and Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, 2008-Present)

2018
-(Upcoming) (Title Forthcoming), University Club of Chicago, Chicago

2014-2015
-The Richard Project: Beginning to End, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago

2011
-Reenactments, Main Gallery, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

2009
-Project Space, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

2008
-Project Space, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
-Curated Group Exhibition, Gallery O at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago

2014
-Authentic Fakes, Exhibition of CNC work, AIADO Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2013
-Exhibition with Gallery Artists, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago
-Artwork 6, Exhibition of Faculty and Staff at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago

2011
-NEXT Art Fair with Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

2010
-Evolving Artists Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
-Art Chicago, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

2009
-Faculty Exhibit, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
-Painters Painting: Stanley Lewis, Don Southard, Jeremy Long, and Megan Euker, Project space, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

2008
-Several Landscapes, Western Exhibitions, Chicago
-Submerge: Servando Garcia and Megan Euker, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
-Artwork 5, Exhibition of Faculty and Staff at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2, Chicago

2007
-Group Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago

-This is Not a Self-Portrait, curated by Sean Fader and Jill Frank, Gallery 2, Chicago
-Lobby Exhibition, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
-Lollapalooza Music Festival, Chicago
-MFA Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2, Chicago
-Group Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
-Juried Exhibition by Philip Pearlstein, Prince Street Gallery, New York
-Nippon 14: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presidential Awards Competition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago

2006
-Balls Out, 518 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee
-Union League Civic and Arts Competition, Union League/Club of Chicago, Chicago
-Nippon 13: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presidential Awards Competition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago

2005
-Juried Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
-Paintings from Montecastello, Tina Day Harber Gallery, Chicago
-Chautauqua School of Art show, Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, New York
-The Nature of Space, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, New York
-BFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2, Chicago
-Artwindows 2005: Salvatore Ferragamo on Michigan Avenue, Chicago
-Reframed, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago
-Nippon 12: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presidential Awards Competition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago, IL

2004
-Group Exhibition, Claudia Andersen Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Chicago
-Group Exhibition, International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Gallery in Umbria, Italy
-Artwindows 2004: Optica on Oak Street, Chicago
-Artwindows 2004: Mark Shale on Michigan Avenue, Chicago

2003
-Nippon 11: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presidential Awards Competition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago, IL
-Benefit Show, Mental Health of Greater Chicago, Shelle’ Jewelers, Glencoe, IL
-Group Exhibition, International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Gallery in Umbria, Italy
-Artwindows 2003: Hugo Boss, Chicago

2002
-Exposed: Drawings of the Human Figure: Juried Exhibition, Creative Alliance, Baltimore
-Art Bash, Gallery 2, Chicago
-Collaboration project: LIPA Gallery, Chicago

2000
-Rising Star Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

SELECTED TEACHING

2016-Present
-Lecturer, Arts Administration and Policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-Grant Writing Lab (Spring 2016)

2015-Present
-Lecturer, Early College Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Courses:
Portfolio Prep (Fall 2015, Fall 2016); Exhibition Prep (Spring 2016); Figure Drawing (Summer 2016); Oil Painting (Summer 2016); Inside Innovative Minds (Fall 2016)

2015
-Visiting Critic and Advisor, Department of Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-“Living in the Past and Present:” FYSP students that attended study trip to Siena, Italy (Spring 2015)

2015-2016
-Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago

Course:
-3D Modeling and CNC Milling (Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Winter 2016)

2014
-Instructor, Columbia College Chicago (Spring 2014, Summer 2014)

Course:
-CNC Intensive for Faculty and Staff

2014-Present
-Panelist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-Interdisciplinary Graduate Critiques (Spring Semesters)

2013
-Present Lecturer, Department of Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Courses:
-Research Studio I (Fall semesters 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); Research Studio II (Lost/Found in Translation) (Spring 2014, Spring 2015)

2011
-Present Lecturer, Continuing Studies Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Courses:
-Figure Painting (2011-2013); New Directions in Painting (2013-Present); Professional Preparation (Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016); CS Digital: Intro to 3D Modeling (Spring 2016); Studio: Surface, Space, and Time (Fall 2016); Multi-Level Painting (Fall 2016)

2011-2016
-Instructional Specialist, Columbia College Chicago

2009-2011
-Adjunct Professor, Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, College of DuPage, Illinois

Courses:
-Life Drawing I and II; Introduction to Studio Art; Painting I Drawing I; 3-D Design/Sculpture I; 2-D Design

2010
-Teaching Artist, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Course:
-Figure Drawing Instructor, Early College Program (Painting and Drawing), School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-Figure Drawing

2007-2008
-Assistant Manager, Sharp Instructional Shops, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007-2008
-Teaching Assistant, First Year Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-3-D Design

2007
-Teaching Assistant, Sullivan Fabrication Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Courses:
-Architecture; Interior Architecture; Designed Objects; Furniture Design

2006
-Instructor, Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-Multi-Level Figure Drawing Teaching Assistant for the Early College program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Courses:
-Drawing into Painting; Figure Painting

2005-2007
-Teaching Assistant for First Year Program, Sharp Instructional Shops, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Course:
-3-D Design

INTERNSHIPS

2007
-Castello di Santa Severa, Rome, Italy: Guided, installed, and assisted with exhibition

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS

2014, 2015, 2016
-Exhibition Catalogue: “The Richard Project: Beginning to End,” three editions, designed by TJ Fulfer

2015
-Haddad, Amy, “Repetition: the Art of Observing,” http://www.artdiversions.com/repetition-the-art-of-observing/ January 27, 2015

2014
-Paintings Featured in Continuing Studies Brochure (Summer 2014), School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2013
-Maman, Jackie, Interview http://jmaman.com
-De La Pena, Alicia, Interview http://www.lichaatoktoberstudio.blogspot.com/

2011
-McNary, Jeffery, “‘Reenactments’ at Linda Warren Gallery,”’ Opensalon.com, Painters’ Table, and Neoteric Art, May 2, 2011
-Cinar, Bedirhan, “Roda Magazine Interviews Megan Euker, A Capoeira Painter,” Roda Magazine, March 31, 2011
-Keagy, Dale, Susquehannock Alumni Newsletter

2009
-Roberts, Darrell, “Painters Painting at Linda Warren Gallery,” Chicago Art Examiner, September 23, 2009

2009
-Midwest Paint Group Blog, September 2, 2009
-The Green Sheet (College of DuPage news digest), Volume 40, Number 44, September 4, 2009
-Hildwine, Jeriah, “Painters Painting and Megan Euker at Linda Warren,” Chicagonow.com, September 11, 2009

2008
-Gunn, Dan, “The History of Art is a History of Bathers/review of Linda Warren Gallery,”
-New City, Chicago, July 24, 2008
-Foumberg, Jason, “Summer Camp”, New City, Chicago, July 2008
-Alumni Calendar, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007
-“At the Table with Terry Myers, Jerry Saltz, and James Yood,” podcast by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007
-Painting on cover of Professor Raja Halwani’s book, Sex and Ethics

2006
-Union League Civic and Arts Newsletter
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

PUBLIC LECTURES AND VISITING ARTIST INVITATIONS

2016
-Faculty Candidate Presentation, Oregon State University Visiting Lecturer, NAEA (National Art Education Association) Student Chapter, Basics of Grant Writing Workshop, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010
-Visiting Artist, Carol Jackson’s class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007
-Issues in Figuration Class, taught by Paola Cabal, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
-Second Year Graduate Student Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE/EVENTS

2016
-Faculty advisor, Adult Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2015
-Admissions Event, ArtBash, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2014-15
-Wrote and conducted instructional podcasts for Columbia College Chicago

2012-2016
-Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Courses:
-Photoshop (Spring 2012), Rhino (2 courses: Summer 2012, Fall 2012), Illustrator (Fall 2012), CNC Integrated Fabrication (3 courses: Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014), Artist Start-Up: Small Businesses (Spring 2016), InDesign (Summer 2016), Foundry Basics (Fall 2016)

2014
-Co-authored CNC manual for Columbia College Chicago

2008
-Benefit auction for The Society of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2007
-Auction, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago Cultural Center

2004-5
-Pianist at Fly Me to the Moon Piano Bar, Chicago

2003
-Wood/metal shop assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
-Volunteer and committee member for Student Union Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

– Member of College Art Association (since 2006)
– First Aid and CPR certifications (since 2012)

LANGUAGES

– Proficiency in verbal and written Italian
– Basic Brazilian Portuguese

Megan Euker
Artist Statement 11-24-14

My boxing coach keeps reminding me of a Bruce Lee quote, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” The more often I hear this quote, the more I realize how it relates to and reflects my current art practice. I have been working with 3D scans of a single subject for almost two years, attempting to gain a high sense of proficiency, experimentation, and playfulness with my subject and process. In January 2013, I 3Dscanned Richard and have been working with the scans ever since. I am using repetition of subject matter as a way to extinguish anxiety and fear about a process, to fully realize and exhaust an idea/image/subject, and to explore numerous possible outcomes based on a single and simple starting point.

I did my first scan of Richard as a quick class exercise for a course I was taking in CNC Integrated Fabrication. I never had intentions or expectations that I would spend two years working with the scans and producing figures from them. I became intrigued and determined to make the originally sloppy and disjointed scans “right” and to get the figure “right.” I thought perfection and correctness was an inherent outcome of this process due to the powerful technology. While these expectations for 3D output are not unreasonable given the utilization of such processes in the fields of medicine and biology, to create precise machine components, and to build houses, I have yet to experience the process of creating sculptures without encountering technical glitches or “flawed” files. Although I do want to achieve a high degree of realism in my work, these failures keep me intensely interested in a process that is constantly evolving, advancing, and is far from perfect.

The pose was not choreographed; rather, I asked Richard to stand however he normally stands. I am drawn to the somewhat anti-heroic nature of the pose: the baggy pants, the slouching posture, and wrinkled shirt. While my intention is not necessarily to negate or challenge the virtuosity of classical sculptures, I am interested in seeing how capabilities with technologies such as 3D scanning and CNC milling contribute to (or fail to contribute to) the long history of figurative realism. I am additionally investigating what these technologies offer beyond what can be achieved by other means such as casting or entirely manual construction. I spent many years making work depicting and/or incorporating family, partners, and close friends, and I liked the idea of working with a person that I respect as a colleague, artist, and acquaintance, but that I do not have any involved relationship with. My curiosities about human behavior and psychology, as well as the method of making work that emphasizes materials, observation, labor, physicality, movement, and process have always fueled my artistic practice.

Most of my CNC milled sculptures are fabricated out of wood. I am attracted to the durability, feeling, and toughness of the material. The actual machining of the piece is the least time consuming part of the process, and I love the milling, joining, cutting, carving, finishing, and modeling that happens before and after the CNC milling. I aim to create pieces that have a raw, slightly crude, and tough elegance to them both in process and product. Currently training in boxing, I parallel my attitude for making work with my attitude toward the sport, in that I desire a physically demanding, timeconsuming, and challenging process with a broken cadence workflow.