Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
megwolensky@gmail.com

Education

Experience

Drexel University
Master of Science, Arts Administration
2014—2016

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
2010—2014

Moore College of Art & Design
Continuing Education Program Manager
2019—present

Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibition, Administrative, & Project Manager
2016—2019

Drexel Arts Administration Graduate Association
Art Advocacy Director
2014—2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Visitor Services Assistant
2015—2016

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Visitor Experience Associate & Development Events Intern
2014—2015

Larry Becker Contemporary Art
Gallery Intern
2013—2014

Freelancer
Curator, Teacher, Juror, Mentor, Writer, Auction Coordinator, Exhibition Manager, Board & Committee Member, Art Handler, etc.
2010—present

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Paintings by Meg Wolensky, A Novel Idea, Philadelphia PA


2016
Artifact, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown PA


2015
Meg Wolensky, Saxbys University City, Philadelphia PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
14th Annual Juried Exhibition, William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia PA
Works on View, Root Market, Philadelphia PA
Streets Dept Walls, Fashion District Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA (Mural Project)
Brick by Brick: Juried Exhibition Celebrating Stonewall 50, Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's, Philadelphia PA

2018
The "What's Happening?" Happening, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA
In Process: Work by Resident Artists, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA
Opening Up: Sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art, High Five Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Face to Face: Portraits by Women (with works from Linda Lee Alter's collection) The William Way LGBT Community Center, Phila PA
Paintings by Santiago Galeas and Meg Wolensky, Presented by the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs, Imperfect Gallery, Germantown PA
Being Seen: Paintings by Santiago Galeas and Meg Wolensky, 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program, Philadelphia PA
Down to Earth, Plays and Players Gallery, Philadelphia PA
155th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
Life / Death, House Puppo, Philadelphia PA


2017
Hello Girls! Material Girls at No Vacancy 3, Alt Escape Platform, Brooklyn NY
Of An Age/In These Times, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA
Strong, Tender, and True, Brob Din Gnag International, Phoenixville PA
Transformation, Plays and Players Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Fall/Winter 2017 Exhibition, PAFA Northwest, Chestnut Hill PA
Staff Exhibition, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia PA
2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS
Wall Ball 2017, Mural Arts Philadelphia, The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, curated by Conrad Benner
Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA, curated by Harry Philbrick
14th Annual AAGA Art Auction, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
154th Annual Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
More Delicate Things, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA


2016
Close and Lost: Works by Laren Wilcox and Meg Wolensky, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA
2016 PHOTOgraphy Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
Summer Group Exhibition, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia PA
153rd Annual Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
Paths That Cross, Cameron Street Gallery, Winchester VA
DNCC Installation, Democratic National Convention Committee Main Offices, Philadelphia PA
Made In Philly: 13th Annual AAGA Art Auction, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA


2015
Reflections: November/December Group Exhibition, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia PA
Eraserhood Forever, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Paper Dolls, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Resident Emergency Fund Annual Resident & Alumni Exhibition, International House, Philadelphia PA
152nd Annual Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
12th Annual Arts Administration Graduate Association Art Auction, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA


2014
Insider Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
113th Annual Student Exhibition, Fischer-Brooks Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA


2013
112th Annual Student Exhibition, Frances A. Maguire Gallery & Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA


2012
111th Annual Student Exhibition, Fischer-Brooks Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA


2011
Returning Students Exhibition, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
Anatomy/Academy: Juried Exhibition, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

Residencies, Fellowships, and Awards

2019
Alumni Council Member & Alumni Scholarship Committee Member, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Alumni Studio Fellow, PAFA Alumni Studio Program 2019-2020, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2018
Resident Artist, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA
Resident Artist, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA

2017
Special Notice in "Strength" and "Tenderness" Award Categories, Brob Din Gnag International, Phoenixville PA
Alumni Studio Fellow, PAFA Alumni Studio Program 2017-2018 , Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Resident Artist, Bunker Projects Artist Residency Program, Pittsburgh PA
Maurice Freed Memorial Prize for Oil or Mixed Media, 76th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum

2016
Alumni Studio Fellow, PAFA Alumni Studio Program 2016-2017 , Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Honorable Mention, 2016 PHOTOgraphy Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club

2015
Best In Show: Third Award,152nd Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club
Karen Murdoch Memorial Scholarship, Arts Administration MS Program, Drexel University

2014
Dean's Fellowship Award, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University
Deena Gu Watercolor Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2013
Selected Speaker & Artist for PAFA 2013 Bacchanal Fundraiser, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Thouron Prizes: Student Vote, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Charles Toppan Prizes: Non-curricular, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Susan H. Macdowell Figure Painting Competition: Second Place, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2012
The Packard Prizes: First Place, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2010
PAFA BFA Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
PAFA Academy BFA Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Caldwell Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Press & Publications

2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer, "11 Philadelphia artists are behind the murals at the Fashion District" by Siani Colón, September 23 2019, web.
Caldera Magazine, "Streets Dept Walls: A new Project from Philly's Own Conrad Benner" by Nick Shon, September 13, 2019, web.
Streets Dept, "Everything You Need to Know About Streets Dept Walls" by Conrad Benner, October 10, 2019, web.

2017
ArtBlog, "The Woodmere 76th Annual Juried Exhibition" by Michael Lieberman, July 14 2017, web.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, "A Measure of the Political Climate" by Thomas Hine, June 18 2017, p. H6-H7
Philadelphia Arts and Urban Literary Review (PAUL Review), “Woodmere Edition: Celebrating the 76th Annual Juried Exhibition,” p. 66
Bunker Projects, "Tour: More Delicate Things" by Tara Fay, April 30 2017, web.

2016
Bunker Projects, "Close and Lost: Lauren Wilcox and Meg Wolensky," September 2 2016, web.

2015
Poets/Artists Magazine, "50 Memorable Painters" by John Seed and Didi Menendez, Issue #70, p. 14

2014
CityBizList, "PAFA's 113th Annual Student Exhibition: A Celebration of Tradition and the Art of Today"
Broad Street Review, "Arty Party: PAFA's 113th Annual Student Art Sale" by Jerome Pryzbylski

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