Meagan Stirling is an artist and educator who holds a BA from Whitworth University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Meagan lives and works in Santa Barbara, California where she is Assistant Professor of Art at Westmont College. Previously, she taught art at Whitworth University, the Beijing International College, and the University of Colorado Denver. Her artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States.
The paradox of daily life as safe and comfortable, juxtaposed with its polar opposite – the uncertainties of life – appears to bully the American Dream itself. By combining multiple print processes, painting, and installation, my work focuses on how Americans perceive safety and its relation to material environments and physical objects that provide illusions of safety.