Los Angeles based painter-printmaker Megan Riera approaches the built and natural environment and their inhabitants as something to be understood through close visual observation and documentation. Sometimes this is conveyed through highly rendered and detailed images; at other times it might be that the “capture” is more openly abstracted: a realistic representation of a mood or an adjective.
Megan is originally from the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts, a picturesque, salty old town where the winding streets, harbors, and rock beaches marked her aesthetic sensibilities from a young age. She attended Washington University in St Louis, University of California in Berkeley for her Masters of Architecture and the Academy of Art in San Francisco for her Masters in Fine Art Painting. She also has studied independently for years with artist Leslie Laskey, her mentor and friend from undergraduate school.
She lives with her family in Los Angeles.