Megan Mack
Megan Mack
Megan Mack (b.1986) is an MFA graduate from Pratt Institute in NY. She has worked predominantly as a portrait photographer for over ten years.
Her art practice is guided by her passion for environmental activism. She uses video, photography, painting, and printmaking as her chosen mediums.

In 2018 she co-created a photography collective, with photographer and activist Sina Basila, "Seeing Collective (SeeC)": a space for photographers to share clients, industry knowledge, and to gain critical feedback on personal projects. Recently they teamed up with a local photography school in Bushwick, BKC, where they host talks, promote other artist's work, and curate group shows. During 2020 she helped to co-produce and curate a group show with reliefmarkt.com in effort to support artists out of work due to Covid-19.
I want it that way, inkjet transfers with ink on canvas 53" x 60"
By Megan Mack
Tree scroll with beetle glyph, 2020 oil and ink on linen 31" x 87"
By Megan Mack
Tree scroll with beetle glyph, 2020 oil and ink on linen 31" x 87" (Detail)
By Megan Mack
Install beetle glyph I-V, 2020 18" x 12" copper intaglio aquatint on bfk rives paper with raw ash wood frame
By Megan Mack
video installation behavioral surveillance, 2020 video 2:05 mins
By Megan Mack
Still From "video installation behavioral surveillance, 2020 video 2:05 mins (looped) with sound"
By Megan Mack
Deer in Headlights, 2019, 20" x 30" digital archival inkjet print
By Megan Mack
Unfkd Thesis Show Install of Deer in Headlights
By Megan Mack
Unfkd thesis show install of works
By Megan Mack
Louisville Slugger Ash Baseball Bat with EAB Markings, 2021, 36” x 3” x 3”
By Megan Mack
Louisville Slugger Ash Baseball Bat with EAB Markings, 2021, 36” x 3” x 3” (Detail)
By Megan Mack
Louisville Slugger Ash Baseball Bat with EAB Markings, 2021, 36” x 3” x 3” (Detail)
By Megan Mack
Unfkd thesis show install of works
By Megan Mack
Artist Statement
My work explores found patterns within the more-than-human world. This particular series engages with the markings of the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive species of beetle, as "material-semiotic nodes or knots in which diverse bodies and meaning coshape one another"(Donna Haraway, When Species Meet). Using the EAB's biosemiotic tree markings or glyphs as my primary text, these works offer retranslations through different mediums—photography, aquatints, painting, and sound—that explore the relationship of human and more-than-human worlds within the Anthropocene. This work also explores found patterns or digital fossils within surveillance Google Street View (GSV) imagery and GIS technology (Google Earth) as a form of biosemiosis through which to view our relationship to non-human animals.

Haraway, Donna J. When Species Meet. Minneapolis, University Press of Minnesota, 2008. Kindle Edition.
behavioral surveillance, 2020
I recorded myself and animals on trail cameras setup in my home in the surrounding area I was in. I wanted to capture natural behavior and chart a path of anxiety during 2020.
By Megan Mack
Theremin composition of beetle glyphs
Performed and composed on the theremin from viewing of the painting. Sound piece by Elizabeth LoPiccolo (@elizabethlopiccolo) 3:59 mins to be looped in the space or played in headphones. If visiting the space please scan QR code.
By Megan Mack