Meghan Moe Beitiks works with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure. She analyzes perceptions of ecology though the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own body in order to produce work that examines relationships with the non-human. The work emerges as video, performance, installation, writing or photography depending on what arises from her process of research and improvisation.
She received her B.A. in theater arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied playwriting, acting, movement, and scenic design. She has an M.F.A. in performance art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied bio art, social practice, environmental chemistry, and performance methodologies.
Moe's process has involved working with anaerobic bacteria in Australia, experimental physicists at Fermi National Accellerator Laboratory, and her own houseplants in order to create spaces within art for shared process and empathy.
She has presented work in California, Chicago, Brooklyn, Wales, London, Latvia, Australia and Russia. She was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Theater to Latvia, an Ox Bow LeRoy Neiman Fellow, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's 2013 recipient for the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. Her work at MacDowell was supported by the Leon Levy Foundation. She's currently an interdiscliplinary studio art lecturer at the University of Florida.
Portrait by Alex Preist