Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

megwolensky@gmail.com

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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
Managing Director of Continuing Education
Continuing Education Program Manager

2019—present

Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibition & 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

Freelance
Curator, Juror, Educator, Guest Speaker, Mentor, Writer, Auction Coordinator, Exhibition Manager, Board & Committee Member, Art Handler, etc.
2010—present

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Fever Dream, Banana Factory Arts & Education Center, Bethlehem PA 

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

2016
Artifact, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown PA

2015
Paintings by Meg Wolensky, Saxbys University City, Philadelphia PA

Group Exhibitions

2024
Transformation, The North Museum, Lancaster PA
Daydream: What Women Create, Prism Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
(re)FOCUS: Then & Now, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA, curated by The Future is Us Collective
That Figure in the Long-Off Fog, Da Vinci Art Alliance, CultureWorks in The Philadelphia Building, Philadelphia PA
beLONGING, InLiquid Gallery, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia PA
In Vulnerability, project ieerie X Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State University, State College PA 

2023
Texting (View on Artsy), Emerge Gallery, Saugerties NY
Fall 2023 Staff Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA
Windows to the Inside: Expressions of Mental Health, Woman Made Gallery (WMG), Chicago IL
159th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA
14th Annual Jinxed Heart Show, Jinxed South Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
Nurture, FMC | PAFA Art Initiative, Cira Centre South, Philadelphia PA
Wind Fellowship Exhibition 2023, InLiquid Gallery, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia PA

2022
17th Annual Juried Exhibition, William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia PA
AT HOME: Depictions of Queer Domestic Life, Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA
AT HOME: Depictions of Queer Domestic Life, Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
13th Annual Jinxed Heart Show, Jinxed South Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
LGBTQIA+ Artists & Makers Exhibition (Sponsored by Welcome Project PA), Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA
LGBTQIA+ Regional Artists Exhibition, King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia PA

2021
Do You Mind If I Exist? Womxn Who Paint II, University City Arts League (UCAL), Philadelphia PA
Do You Mind If I Exist? Womxn Who Paint II, University of Pennsylvania Saxbys, Philadelphia PA

2020
First Friday Exhibition & Live Artist Talk, Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter, Philadelphia PA (Virtual)

2019
14th Annual Juried Exhibition, William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia PA
Featured Artist, Root Market, Philadelphia PA
Streets Dept Walls, Fashion District Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, curated by Conrad Benner (Streets Dept)
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 Philadelphia Chapter, High Five Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Face to Face: Portraits by Women from the Linda Lee Alter collection, William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia 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 Gallery, 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 Gallery, 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 (Streets Dept)
Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA, curated by Harry Philbrick
14th Annual AAGA Art Auction, Westphal Building, 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, Westphal Building, 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 AAGA Art Auction, Westphal Building, 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

2022
Fellow, 2022-2023 Wind Fellowship presented by InLiquid and The Dina Wind Art Foundation, Philadelphia PA
Juror, Summer 2022 Juried Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA
Curator, LGBTQIA+ Artists & Makers Exhibition, presented in partnership by Abington Art Center and the Welcome Project, Jenkintown PA

2020
Juror, All That is Purple: 5th Annual Chester County Student Art Contest, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Exton PA

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

2016
Alumni Studio Fellow, PAFA Alumni Studio Program 2016-2017 , PAFA, Philadelphia PA
Honorable Mention, 2016 PHOTOgraphy Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA

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

2014
Dean's Fellowship Award, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
Deena Gu Watercolor Award, PAFA, Philadelphia PA

2013
Selected Speaker & Artist for PAFA 2013 Bacchanal Fundraiser, PAFA, Philadelphia PA
The Thouron Prizes: Student Vote, PAFA, Philadelphia PA
Charles Toppan Prizes: Non-curricular, PAFA, Philadelphia PA
Susan H. Macdowell Figure Painting Competition: Second Place, PAFA, Philadelphia PA

2012
The Packard Prizes: First Place, PAFA, Philadelphia PA

2010
PAFA BFA Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia PA
PAFA Academy BFA Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia PA
Caldwell Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia PA

Press & Publications

2024

(re)FOCUS 2024, "(re)FOCUS: Then & Now" by Jack Stawowczyk and Isabel Kokko, January 2024

Metro Philadelphia, "InLiquid Gallery opens ‘beLONGING’ in celebration of past impactful exhibit" by Molly Given, January 3, 2024

2023

Philly Voice, "New art installation at North Philly's InLiquid Gallery explores queer identities" by Chris Compendio, December 29, 2023

Artblog, "Awards! Creative Capital, USA Fellows, Wind Fellows, Plus Janyce Denise Glasper is on Healing Verse Poetry Line, and Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Arts, March 30" by Roberta Fallon, January 26, 2023

InLiquid, "Wind Fellowship Show 2023 Exhibition Catalog" by InLiquid Staff  
InLiquid, "Meg Wolensky | Meet the Winds Artist Talk" by InLiquid Staff (Video)
InLiquid, "Wind Fellowship Show 2023" and "Wind Fellowship Member Profile" by InLiquid Staff

2022
Drexel University Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, "AT HOME" by Leah Appleton
DrexelNEWS, "Multi-disciplinary Artists Explore Queer Intimacy and Domesticity in Drexel’s Fall Gallery Exhibition" by Emily Storz, September 20, 2022

2019

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

2017
ArtBlog, "The Woodmere 76th Annual Juried Exhibition" by Michael Lieberman, July 14 2017
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

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

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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