Megan Pobywajlo



BFA - Photography, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 2014

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Exhibition (forthcoming), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2018     Art at Swiss Re Kansas City, Site Specific Installation commissioned through Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Future/Garden/Growth (new works from Megan Pobywajlo) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

A Dream About My Garden Without the Smell of Dirt (Solo) Front/Space, Kansas City, MO

Philadelphia Art Book Fair by Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Context 2018 Filter Photo Space, Chicago, IL

2017    The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives (Boundaries performance) Open House, Kansas City, MO

TotLuck  Harrison Street DIY, Kansas City, MO

Against the Screen La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

Proximity Trapp Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Photography Portfolio Walk, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2016    Kansas City Flat File and Digital File H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, Kansas City, MO

The One Thing That Can Save America Paragraph + Project Space, Kansas City, MO

2015    Proximity Kiosk Gallery + Trap Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014    Something Better or At Least Different Our House, Kansas City, MO

The Telephone Show Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

Trade Look Ship Regional Postal Cultural Exchange, Kansas City, MO + Chicago, IL + Milwaukee, WI

2013     Something Better or At Least Different Midwestern Musical Co, Kansas City, MO

2010     Out of The Shadows Center for Creative Chaos, Tucson, AZ

Sound of Paint Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ

Selected Curatorial + Public Programming

2018 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Art Book Club + Pop Up Reading Room (featuring Alec Logan Smith), Juice Box Gallery, Kansas City, KS

2017    Archive Collective + Front/Space (month-long event series), Front/Space, Kansas City, MO

Art Forum Lecture Series (guest lecturer), Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Zines and How Pictures talk to Each Other (workshop), ongoing, Kansas City, MO

Care, a Performance (public programs), La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

Ironic Methods with Sincere Motivations (curator), Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2016    Incline / Decline (new works by Adam Long) published by Archive Collective, Kansas City, MO

Big American Picture Paragraph Gallery + Project Space, Kansas City, MO

We Stole This (and so should you)*, published by Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO

2015    Archive Collective Crit Nite #5 Kiosk Gallery Kansas City, MO

Miscellanea The East Gallery at KCAI,  Kansas City, MO

2014    Infrastructures and Inheritance the Red Lady Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Print + Bowl at KU Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Homebodies the Red Lady Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013    Artists Talk : Lens Culture in the Public Eye Paul Turounet via web KCAI, Kansas City, MO

2010    Center’s Material Exchange and Open Workdays Center For Creative Chaos, Tucson, AZ

Stand Up For Kids (Fundraiser) Z Mansion, Tucson, AZ

Awards and Honors

2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Winner, Kansas City, MO

2018-present Drugstore Studio Resident

2016    ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Kansas City, MO

Guest Artist for Nelson-Atkins Photo Scholars, Kansas City, MO

2015    Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency Program, Kansas City, MO

2012    Betty Jean House Award for Photography, San Diego, CA

2011    Jim Noel Award for Alternative Photography, San Diego, CA

Relevant Experience

2017-present    Photography Instructor KCAI School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Kansas City, MO

Assistant to Patty Carroll Fine Art Photographer, Kansas City, MO

Juror for Photography Portfolio Walk at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. MO

2016   Portfolio Reviewer for Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Teen Photo Program, Kansas City, MO

Juror + Lecturer + Instructor for Nelson-Atkins Photo Scholars, Kansas City, MO

2014     Assistant to Diana Heise , Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Kansas City, MO

2013-present    Co-founder, Archive Collective, Kansas City, Missouri

2011-present    Self publishing and nonprofit art book publishing San Diego, CA + Kansas City, MO

2009-2010    Co-founder at Center For Creative Chaos safe space for homeless and at-risk artists, Tucson, AZ