MEGAN OLSON



Born 1971 Connecticut lives and works New York, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Legible Fiction, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
2010 Beyond the Chains of Illusion, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
2009 Spray Paintings, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
2007 Urban Nature, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
2005 Still Movement, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Synapsis, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Organic Abstractions, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013

Fast Forward, Low Gallery, San Diego, CA
Structure, Pendleton Art Center, Ashland, KY
Group Show BAP Istanbul, Turkey

2012

Pulse Art Miami, Davidson Contemporary, Miami, FL
Pulse Art LA, Davidson Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Pulse Art Miami, Davidson Contemporary, Miami, FL
Spread the Word Auction, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Pulse, NY, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
Mirrors of Continuous Change, Taekwang & Ilju Academy and Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Grenzenlos. Vielfaltig. Eins., Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
Charity-Auktion: Bridging the Gap, Beck and Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
2009 Pulse Art Miami, Davidson Contemporary, Miami, FL
Scope Art Fair, Berlin Art Projects, Basel, Switzerland
Heimspiel, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Art Show 1: Vonderbank Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008 Pulse Art New York, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
Hot & Cold, Group Summer Show, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
Auction to Benefit Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation, Philips de Pury, New York, NY
2007 Art Chicago, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 SweetArt New York, a benefit for the New Orleans Art Community Bohen Foundation, New York, NY
Art Chicago, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Art Basel/Miami Beach, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
SF Bayennale, Crossings: A Gathering of Artists, Borderzone Arts, Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Sneak Peek, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Art Show at The Armory, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Anatomy of a Drawing: works by Bluemner, Botero, Calder, Cragg, Dali, Dove, Gabo, Holowell, Leger, Lipton, Magritte, Olson, Rouault and Wesselmann, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Art of the 20th Century, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
Art Cologne, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Cologne, Germany
The Art Show at the Armory, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 New York Studio Program, New York, NY
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Delivery Room, San Francisco, CA


COMMISSIONS
2010 Gabriel and Nina Stricker, San Francisco, CA
2008 Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins, Delafield, WI
Alan Smith and Jo Custance-Smith, New York, NY
2007 Private Collection, New York, NY
2005 Private Collection, New York, NY
2002 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rapaport, Boca Raton, FL
2001 Boyd Converting, Lee, MA


COLLECTIONS
Taekwang, Seoul, South Korea
README Collection, the Netherlands


REVIEWS
Kramer, Hilton, "Painter Megan Olson Has Double Vision: Abstract and Realist." The New York Observer, New York, NY. (6/27/2005): p. 1
Zieher, Scott "Megan Olson: Organic Abstractions" NY Arts. Volume 6, No. 10, (October 2001): p. 91


BIBLIOGRAPHY
El Deeb, Youssef, Love Without Cause. Dubai, UAE, 2009
Ilgen, Fré. Art No Thing!. The Netherlands: PRO Foundation, 2004


EDUCATION
2002 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
2000 AICAD New York Studio Program


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