MAEGAN KIRSCHNER - Artist, Director, Curator
Maegan Kirschner - Artist, Director, Curator
Maegan Kirschner created The Artist's Circle Online Art Gallery as a platform
for both emerging and established artists to share their work publicly. Unique
themed calls for art will open opportunities for all mediums of work to be
shared with collectors, galleries, and art admirers around the world.
Maegan is a mixed media artist whose work continues to inspire and amaze as
she challenges herself to explore art as a bridge across the gaps in our
society (gender, race, sexuality, economic inequality, and other social
issues) in addition to the expression of emotion through the use of organic
shapes and vibrant colors. Maegan's work has been featured in more than 55
art exhibits between March 2017 and January 2020.
Two of those shows (2017 and 2018) have been with the AASH - Arcadia Art Show
in Tyler Texas.
The third international art show that Maegan's work has been featured in is
The Biennial Project Biennial 2019 at the Venice Biennale. The Project website
describes this juried show as a "Biennial Project presents an open call to
artists worldwide for The Biennial Project Biennial 2019 - an online juried
biennial, with accepted work to be displayed on our website. In addition, all
accepted work will be shown via a large screen digital presentation at a
champagne reception to be held at the CENTRO CULTURALE DON ORIONE ARTIGIANELLI
in Venice during the Opening Press Week of The Venice Biennale 58".
While exhibiting her work regionally and around the world Maegan also manages
her own art studio, AMK Studio, and The Artist's Story Gallery.
Maegan had the distinct honor of serving as the Gallery Director of the TVAA
(Texas Visual Arts Association) Art Gallery during 2018 and 2019. During that
time she was responsible for leading the transition of the gallery out of an
outdated office space into a remodeled gallery space featuring an industrial
theme designed by Maegan personally. During this time the monthly juried art
exhibits experienced tremendous growth, swelling from fewer than a dozen
monthly submissions to more than 100 monthly submissions!
ABOUT AMK STUDIO
I am an artist that uses industrial and recyclable materials to create artwork
that is considered mixed media. Paints, papers, and metal become expressive
parts of the overall project. My work is of the abstract genre and becomes
fluid as it is conceived. The work focuses on canvas being the base, but I
branch out to sculpture pieces as well. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) which
can create a challenge physically creating the work. The process of thinking
out a project to physically creating allows an outlet for physical, mental,
and cognitive therapy in living with MS.
The works that represent the circle express a beginning, ending, and completion
of all things in life. Love, heartache, memories, and faith all come full circle
to make us who we are. The soul is a circle that either grows outward or inward
based on life experiences. The artworks invite the viewer into the world of
the wife of a disabled veteran raising six children while living with MS,
maintaining their faith and life circle throughout the journey. Depth and
texture in the works pull the observer into the painting creating a wave of
emotions as they explore the depth and textures that stir memories and
connections in their own life circle experiences. Organic shapes help with
the depth and flow of my work. We cannot be circumspect in this rawness of
feelings but must embrace the pieces and let the tears flow or the laughter
burst from our bliss.
Secret messages to my husband also create interesting adventures for the
viewer as they try to understand a complicated and faithful love story. The
entire collection ties together circles, but moods and feelings change with
each piece due to colors, sizes of canvas, and materials involved in the
The Grief project is 12 separate 12 inch by 12 inch canvases each painted
and constructed with unique materials such as safety pins, nails, chicken
wire, paper, lace, floral wire, yarn, pom poms, beads and salt. They are not
named but come with 12 vocabulary words that come from the grief process.
The viewer then matches the words to the painting that represents that to
them. The grief process is different for everyone, so I did not want to impose
my feelings on the viewer but wanted them to convey their own emotions to
connect with the piece. The words are: dysthymia, repudiation, credence,
amelioration, aggro, perturbation, tribulation, vexation, hope, love, woe,
The second large piece is 100 4inch by 4inch photos framed in black frames.
They are called “The Car Wash Meditations” because when I needed a mental
break, I would go to the car wash for ten minutes of quiet time, thus I saw
the art within the scope of the carwash cycles. I have been taking photos in
different car washes and thus evolved the project.