Megan Dickie creates objects and images that are humorous, tactile and interactive. She investigates ideas of artifice by making sculptures out of sensuous materials that turn functional forms into exaggerated novelty gadgets. Megan finds novelty compelling in how it rejoices in excess and is truthful about its moral shortcomings. It is a form that promotes curiosity over intimidation which allows the viewer to lean in and discover through touch. Through this tactile experience the viewer ends up struggling between their desire for amusement and their desire for reason.
Megan has exhibited her work across Canada and has had recent exhibitions at Grunt Gallery, Vancouver BC, the Nanaimo Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria the Ministry of Causal Living, the Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, and Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC. She was also the recipient of a Canada Council emerging artist creation grant in 2004 and a BC Arts Council grant in 2007 & 2009. She will be presenting a new project at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in January 2012.
Megan completed a BFA in printmaking from the University of Calgary in 1997 and received a MFA in sculpture from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002. She currently teaches sculpture at the University of Victoria.