B I O
Megan Posas grew up in the Midwest, spending most of her childhood in Indiana. She comes from a family of migrant workers, school teachers, and artisans. She knew she was created to make art since she was very young, and started entering her work into state and nation-wide juried art shows in elementary school. In high school, Megan continued on her creative path by participating in an advanced portfolio development program, where she received the highest score possible and was able to get a head start in art school.
Posas was one of three students accepted into the BFA Painting program at the Eskenazi School of Art at Indiana University, graduating with honors in 2013. Shortly after, she decided to further her career as an artist by moving to San Francisco with nothing but two suitcases and her easel. Posas' career took off from there. Her work has been included in many exhibitions around the Bay Area; including curated shows, exclusive auctions, art fairs, solo exhibitions, private events and more. Posas' work was represented by a commercial gallery in Pacifica, CA for several years, and artworks of hers hang on the walls of collectors' homes around the world.
After eight years in the Bay, Posas recently decided to move her life and studio practice to the island of Kauai, Hawaii, where she will continue to further develop her painting by spending even more time in and near the ocean. She hopes to eventually found her own gallery space.
When she's not creating visual art, Megan is traveling to new coastal locations all over the world and training in the performance art of Mongolian Contortion. She has been professionally trained to perform and teach contortion over the past five years. The circus arts have become a big part of her life and have expanded her creativity to include movement as a vital, regular practice.
H E R W O R K
Megan's art is directly influenced by her environment, the seasons of life, and her own spiritual and emotional growth. Using playful color relationships, she interprets the world around her and within through a vibrant lens.
House Portraits and Urbanscapes, two of her earlier bodies of work spanning over the first few years spent living in San Francisco, are love notes to the city. These paintings embody the beautifully quirky & free spirit of SF. Seaside Revelations and Anemones turn to the ocean as a means of healing and enlightenment, while Poppies, Aerialscapes, Wandering, and Reefscapes were all created during the pandemic and explore themes of abundance & protection, uncertainty, and escape.
Recently, Posas has introduced drone photography and digital painting into her creative process, using these technologies as preliminary "sketches" for larger oil paintings. Her paintings float somewhere between abstract expressionism and realism, challenging the viewer's perception of believable color relationships in representational painting.