S T A T E M E N T & B I O
Through the ancient technique of wool felting, Meghan Purcell explores ideas of genuine connection, sustainability, and the integrity of the human hand in an industrialized society. From sourcing wool locally, to being a part of each sheep shearing and felting each piece entirely by hand, every step of the process is highly intentional. Through the use of raw and found materials native to her surroundings, her innovative and texturally-rich designs redefine Western Landscape Art and transform preconceived notions about this traditional medium.
Meghan studied fine art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and Montana State University - Bozeman. She earned a BFA in Art Education at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2011. Meghan’s work can be found in private collections and designer showrooms across the country, as well as in a myriad of group and solo exhibitions regionally. She lives and works in Livingston, Montana.
O U R W O O L
Meghan works with 100% locally-sourced wool from Wolf Ridge Icelandics, a sheep farm nestled just to the south of Livingston, in the heart of Paradise Valley, Montana. It’s a privilege to be able to work in partnership with our local farmers and this sustainable, community-minded, and environmentally responsible local farm.
Recent Commissioned Work
Recent, Current, and Future Art Shows
June 26, 2015: Murray Hotel, as part of "Livingston Art Walk" Summer Series - Livingston, Montana
July 24, 2015: Murray Hotel, as part of "Livingston Art Walk" Summer Series - Livingston, Montana
August 28, 2015: Murray Hotel, as part of "Livingston Art Walk" Summer Series - Livingston, Montana
September 25, 2015: Murray Hotel, as part of "Livingston Art Walk" Summer Series - Livingston, Montana
February 2016: Lockhorn Cider House - Bozeman, Montana
March & April 2016: Bozeman Oil and Vinegar - Bozeman, MT
May 2016: 406 Brewery - Bozeman, MT
May 12-June 30 2017: Behind the Wool: Honoring the Integrity of Montana Sheep Ranchers - Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture - Bozeman, MT
July 28, 2017: Behind the Wool: Honoring the Integrity of Montana Sheep Ranchers - Flying Squirrel Gallery - Livingston, MT
November 21, 2015: The Cottonwood Club, "The Future is Female": An all-female show. Bozeman, Montana
December 13, 2015: Missoula MADE Art Fair. Missoula, Montana
February 23 - March 19, 2016: Livingston Center for Art and Culture: 17th Annual Community Art Show, Livingston, MT
August 19 2016: Lincoln School Art Exhibit - Livingston, MT
November 12, 2016: Future is Female Art Exhibit at the Cottonwood Club - Bozeman, MT
November 26, 2016: Bozeman Flea Holiday Market- Bozeman, MT
December 11, 2016: Missoula MADE Fair - Missoula, MT
December 15, 2016: Lincoln School Gallery Holiday Art Market - Livingston, MT
Upcoming Solo Exhibitions:
December 2017: Rotating artist at 406 Brewery - Bozeman, MT
Currently Available at:
Architech's Wife - Bozeman, MT
Cactus Blossom Collective - Livingston, MT
Grain - Missoula, MT
The Danforth Gallery/Park County friends of the Arts - Livingston, MT
Wilder Goods - Bozeman, MT
Please visit the EVENTS tab for more info. on future events/showings.
Studio visits are welcomed. Please contact Meghan for an appointment.