Megan Aline Biography

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Born 1981 Thomaston, Maine

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” ~ Jean-Luc Godard

Megan Aline’s realistic landscapes capture the movement of light, water, and trees that echo her childhood in Maine. This series features feminine silhouettes reminiscent of 19th-century cameos, but instead of black silhouettes, the profiles are filled with serene, wooded scenes that convey otherworldly beauty.

Megan says, "As a beginning, I have chosen to explore the theme of serene motion on land and water in several of the series I have produced thus far. The technique of creating motion with brush strokes in a calm nature scene represents much of the childhood nostalgia that simultaneously fascinates me– such as time, nature, recreation, and light. Painting also provides a source of identification for me, as it displays the same nuances as many of my own childhood activities. My images indicate a precision of detail and an attention to form are as important as the easy grace and melodious balance of the overall composition."

Megan Aline grew up in Thomaston, Maine. In this small, mid-coast Maine town, Aline, as a child, was able to take classes at the Farnsworth Art Museum, rub elbows with American Realists Andrew and Jamie Wyeth and photographers from the Maine Photographic Workshop, including John Paul Capinagro. With family lineage including the classical realist, William Davis, Aline was raised with a broad liberal arts education. At the college level, she complemented the humanistic study of literature and art with the practical skills of business administration while attending the Universidad de los Andes in Venezuela, Regent's College in London and receiving her BFA from the University of New Hampshire.

Art became even more of a central focus in Aline's life when she married hyper-realist Robert Lange, a renowned artist sharing her New England heritage. The two learned and practiced fundamental artistic techniques while Lange completed his education at Rhode Island School of Design. After moving to South Carolina in 2003, the couple opened a Fine Art Gallery and much of Aline's time was spent in an administrative role. However, her natural and unique talent became quickly self-evident, and she began painting along side her husband. After five years of working with Lange, Aline decided to focus exclusively on developing her own style.

Aline has chosen to explore the theme of serene motion on land and water in several of the series she has produce thus far. The technique of creating motion with brush strokes in a calm nature scene represents much of the childhood nostalgia that simultaneously fascinate her - such as time, nature, recreation, and light. Painting also provides a source of identification for Aline, as it displays the same nuances as many of her own childhood activities exploring the woods of Maine.  Aline's images indicate that a precision of detail and an attention to form are as important as the easy grace and melodious balance of the overall composition.

Aline's series have been enthusiastically collected by several private and public collectors across the country.

COLLECTED BY SEVERAL PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY


Education

2003 BFA, Fine Arts & Journalism, University of New Hampshire, NH

International Studies, Universidad de los Ande, Venezuela

Photojournalism, Regent's College, London

Private Studies, Farnsworth Museum of Art, Maine


Select Exhibitions

2024 Duet, Lemieux Gallery, NOLA, LA

2024 Whispering Leaves, RLSART, Charleston, SC

2023 Spectrum, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

2023 Pushing Forward, American Women Artists, Brookgreen, SC

2023 Wander Within, RLSART, Charleston, SC

2023 Group Show, M.A. Doran gallery, OK

2022 Deeply Rooted Solo Show, RLSART, Charleston, SC

2021 Mini Solo, RLSART, Charleston, SC

2021 Inner Landscape, RLSART, Charleston, SC

2020 10 x 10 Project, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2019 Many Long Walks, Duet Show with Brett Scheifflee, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2018 This Land Is.. Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA

2017 Exquisite Abandon: Contemporary Miniature Works, Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA

2017 Better Together, Duet Show with Robert Lange, Robert Lange Studios, Charelston, SC

2017 Spectrum, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

2017 Redux, Charleston, SC2016 Into the Garden, Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC

2016 Twelve Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2016 Remnants, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2015 Silver vs Gold, The Vendue, Charleston, SC

2015 LittleBIG with Adam Hall, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2015 TEN, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC 

2014 I See a Pattern, The Vendue, Charleston, SC

2014 40 & Under, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2014 Braving the Elements, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2013 North vs South, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2012 40 & Under, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012 Spectrum, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

2012 Humming Velvet Duet Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC 

2012 Tangled Dreams Duet Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2012 Everything Changes Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 Fortunate Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 What We Choose Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 November, Redux Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 Art Attack, Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2011 Whisper Brightly Duet Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 Show of Strength, The Studio, Charleston, SC

2011 Postcard Show, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC

2010 Art for Sale, Redux Studios, Charleston, SC

2010 Black vs White Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2009 November, Redux Studios, Charleston, SC

2009 Semper Fi, McNay Art Museum, Austin TX

2009 Yellow vs Blue Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2008 Fresh Group Exhibition, RLS Upstairs, Charleston, SC

2008 Ratio Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2008 Kulture Klash, Noisette, North Charleston, SC

2008 Teal Tour, Teal, Boston, MA

2007 The Other Side Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2007 Small Works Group Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC


Collections

Marc & Kay Menchel, NASD, Vienna, VA

Fogg, Norfolk Southern, Virginia Beach, VA

Dolly & Lou Pardi, Washington Group International, New York, NY

Kevin Costner, CA

Hilary & Timothy Farris, CA


Publications

More Disruption, Oct 2023

The New Art History, Sept 2022

American Art Collector, May 2016

Art Mag, Fall 2016

American Art Collector, February 2015

American Art Collector, May 2012

Artist & Galleries Magazine, October 2011

Art Mag, Fall 2010

National Geographic Traveler, Fall 2010

DC Magazine, September Issue 2010

Art Magazine, October 2010

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