Meghan Stratman

  • Lincoln, NE

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I make art because I want to create characters and tell stories. Each piece is a little vignette, like a frame from a film or a comic-book panel. I am drawn to stories and lore in all forms – books, movies, video games, theatre, myths, and urban legends. Recurring subjects in my art include ghosts, girls, monsters, animals, and themes of friendship and loneliness. I like to include bright colors and a sense of humor in my art and enjoy combining elements to humorous effect, such as badgers sporting fezzes or weasels wearing rocket packs. I am also drawn to urban decay, abandoned places, and ghost stories: people and places that are lost and forgotten. My art world is populated with secretive, isolated girls and silly creatures that may or may not be wearing space helmets. I create my work with cut, layered paper, which allows for a sense of texture and dimensionality.

Education

BFA at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

September 2000 – December 2004 Lincoln, NE

BFA in Studio Art (emphasis on Graphic Design) with a minor in Film Studies.

Exhibitions

Lord of the Thrones Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

30 Years Later Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Idiot Box Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

"Unusual Creatures" 2-Person Show

Gallery 9 Lincoln, NE

"Idiot Box" Group Show

Gallery1988 Los Angels, CA

“La couleur de l’etrangete” Group Show

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

"Postcard Correspondence" Group Show

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

"Quotes, Lines, & Lyrics" Group Show

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

"Is This Thing On #4" Group Show

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Console Wars Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Bower Bird Group

Light Grey Art Lab Minneapolis, MN

Art Awakens Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Crazy4Cult9 Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Bad Dads Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

CLUE Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

No Sad Stuff Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

CUTEPOCALYPSE Group

Clutter Gallery Beacon, NY

Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed: Paper Group

Museum of Nebraska Art Kearney, NE

"Crazy 4 Cult" Group Show

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Gaming in the Gallery Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

33 and 1/3 Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

From The Toy Box Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Bad Dads Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Joss Whedon Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

A Tribute to Stanley Kubrick Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Press Start III Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Fantasy in the City Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Cowabunga! 30 Years of TMNT Group

iam8bit Los Angeles, CA

Quentin vs Coen Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Paper Cuts Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Far From Home 2 Person

Gallery 9 Lincoln, NE

Kings of Cult Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Gallery 1988's Adventure Time Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

The Subtle Art of Pop Culture Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

MINTcondition 3 Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

King for a Day Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Winter is Coming Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

In Dreams Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

The Adventure Show 2 Person

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

CATZ! Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Twisted Fairy Taies Group

Lux Center For The Arts Lincoln, NE

The Humorist Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Weapon of Choice Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Young Adult Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Oscar Legends Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

MINTcondition Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Lil Bub Art Show Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Bleeding Metallics Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Edgar Wright Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

We Made Them Do It Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Saturday Morning Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Nautical Nonsense Group

Gallery Nucleus Alhambra, CA

Arch Nemesis Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Tentacles! An Art Show Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Righteous Rides Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

The Official Bad Robot Experience Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

The Nickelodeon Show Group

iam8bit Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Seuss Show Group

Translations Gallery Canton, OH

Martin Scorsese Show Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Over The Line Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Hero Complex Gallery Celebrates AMC’s The Walking Dead Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Crazy4Cult Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Bad Dads Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Smile You Son of a Bitch! Group

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA

A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange Solo

Gallery 9 Lincoln, NE

A Tribute to Judd Apatow Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Bad Dads Group

Spoke Art San Francisco, CA

Pop 2 Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Steve Martin Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Step Brothers Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

B: A Tribute to B Movies Group

LTD Gallery Seattle, WA

Crazy4Cult New York Group

Gallery1988 New York, NY

Arrested Development Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

The Devil You Don’t Group

Apollon Omaha, NE

Ghost Stories Solo

Tugboat Gallery Lincoln, NE

Is This Thing On? 2: The Weird Years Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

MEMES show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Bill Murray Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Garbage Pail Kids Show Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Crazy4Cult5 Group

Gallery1988 Los Angeles, CA

Wet Hot American Summer Tribute Show Group

Gallery1988 Santa Monica, CA

Louder Than Sirens Solo

Gallery 9 Lincoln, NE