Megan Perra is a UBCO alumnus. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Zoology. In the final year of her degree, she decided to take the two courses in Introductory-level screen printing to satisfy six elective credits. Megan’s all-encompassing interest in drawing convinced the professor to waive the prerequisites for the courses. And, since that time, she has not stopped drawing and pictorializing her unique vision of the natural world. Once she learned the basics of the process of ultra-violet screen printing, she set about making images that combined her interest in the academic study of the natural world with that desire to record the things she saw.
Since graduating, Megan has continued to pursue and combine her many varied interests. She has completed a Graduate Diploma in Visual Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal; a Master of Science from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and is currently working on a PhD in Environmental Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Along the way, she has participating in over 40 international art exhibitions, solo exhibitions, collaborative art projects, and artists residencies where she continues to engage with scientific knowledge in her creative practice.
Megan has returned to the UBCO printmaking studio numerous times since her graduation and the Bachelor of Fine Art’s Teaching Collection has benefitted from continued donations of her work. This exhibition was organized from that collection and highlights selected work from a remarkable seven years of her artistic production. The Teaching Collection exists to provide tangible examples of excellence in printmaking as an aid in the education of young artists in the BFA program.