Brought up in the crisp light of Southern Colorado, Meghan Wilbar has always been drawn to the landscape as a subject matter. She works with a pared down sensibility to capture the experience of the land and sky through both drawings and paintings. In 2002, she earned her BA from Knox College and continued to earn her MFA in 2005 from the New York Studio School. She’s been awarded artist in residences from Chautauqua Institute Intensive Studio Program, Bronx Museum: Artist in the Marketplace, Spiro Arts Foundation, Jentel Arts Foundation, History Colorado and the Wurlitzer Foundation. She’s been collected into private and public collections including the University of Colorado Art Museum, Denver Hilton Gardens and the Westminster Westin. Michael Warren Contemporary represents her work in Denver, Colorado. She lives and works in Pueblo, CO.
As the clouds shift and change the landscape, I’ve been watching and drawing. I’m drawing the intimate story that exists by looking into the vastness of the open road and selecting the story through torn paper and drawn line. Following the 710 miles of road between Sheridan and Taos, I’ve been drawing in my car with a pencil and an assortment of pre-painted paper. It’s a process of careful looking and deciding what story gets told through the lens of shifting impermanence. My aim is to pare down the natural world in shades of white and brown to reveal both a simplified and more complex view of the world.