In this talk, artist Megan Hildebrant provides an insight into the creative process behind "The Living Room Rug" exhibition part of the "Load We Carry" exhibition at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center. The artist will present some of the key elements that characterize her artworks, followed by an open-discussion with the audience.
The Living Room Rug exhibition, centered around motherhood, feels simultaneously enormous and intimate. The artist invites the viewer to understand their body as one that both gives care and receives care. Audiences of all ages and backgrounds will see themselves their lives, their lived experiences- reflected in this exhibition. The artist uses drawing and animation to examine her experience of motherhood, employing a variety of scales and techniques- from small, postcard-sized works to large-scale animations.
About Megan Hildebrandt:
Megan Hildebrandt received her BFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design in 2006, and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of
South Florida in 2012. Hildebrandt has exhibited widely, including: The Painting Center, New American Paintings, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Arlington Arts Center, Detroit Contemporary, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, the
LIVESTRONG Foundation, Hyde Park Art Center, The Torpedo Factory, and The Painter’s Room. In 2018, Hildebrandt received an Art
Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Aesthetics of Health Course she developed for Interlochen Arts
Academy. Hildebrandt has also recently had her writing on arts pedagogy during the pandemic published in Art Education, The Journal
of the National Art Education Association. Forthcoming publications include an article in the American Medical Association Journal of
An artist, educator, cancer survivor, and mother of two, Hildebrandt currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, where she is the
Associate Chair and Director of the First-Year Core Program in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas.
Load We Carry Exhibition will be featured Jul 1 - Sep 27 View Details