Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fantastical Dialogue: Tulsa Art Studio Tour Artist Megan Curtis

This post is part of our series on Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's Tulsa Art Studio Tour 2014. A self-guided tour, the Tulsa Art Studio Tour showcases the talent of artists who live and work in Tulsa.Today we are featuring Tour artist Megan Curtis.

Megan Curtis was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and received her degree in Studio art at Oklahoma State University. Curtis works in watercolor and oil. Her work is based on biblical narratives and children's fairytales, with a focus on the women in these stories. "The concept/idea behind the piece is the most important aspect in my work," said Curtis.

Tour artist Megan Curtis
By juxtaposing whimsical fantasy with harsh reality, her ultimate goal is to stir emotional contradictions within the viewer. "By using religious iconography and symbols from fairy tales I can construct images that are familiar yet unsettling," added Curtis.

inside the studio of Megan Curtis
She studied abroad in Japan, and learned Sumi-e painting, and likes that in Sumi-e, there is an exploration of negative space, line, and rhythm. "Artwork can be a tool to communicate without having to directly talk with me, so that the art speaks for me instead," she noted "Painting allows me to have a dialogue with myself and the viewers in a way that no other medium allows."

Meet & see the working studio of Curtis along with 13 other artists on April 12-13, noon until 5 pm on the Tulsa Art Studio TourFor more info, or to purchase tickets, visit

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