Bio / CV

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Born on 7/7/77, Meghan Oona was blessed with a sense of magic early on. She made art since she could hold a crayon.

Following dreams of enchanted forests to the West Coast, Meghan Oona graduated from Evergreen State College with her BA in Interdisciplinary Art, then earned her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Her work has been featured by MTV, Bored Panda, The Art People, Surrender to the Flow, Carve Out Time for Art, The Utne Reader, iCanvas, We'Moon, Content Magazine, and Meditation Talks. Her art is enjoyed by private collectors around the world.

She lives and works on six acres in Santa Cruz County, CA with her husband and two miracle babies. Every day they wake up and say "Good morning, we are blessed."

I am an interdisciplinary artist experienced in video, sound, animation, installation, eco interventions, textiles, and computer art. Painting is my true love and the foundation of my practice.

My work explores energy, transformation, and consciousness. I'm inspired by phenomena like neural pathways, wind flow, music, waterways, and growth patterns. With personal and ancestral history steeped in textile work, I like to think I'm painting the fabric of the universe.

I weave colors and forms together with a biomorphic, freestyle painting technique. I work with acrylic on canvas and paper, and I use animation to enhance the 2D work with hypnotic, mesmerizing energy.

I’m interested in illuminating and activating those little moments of enlightenment we all have - a sudden feeling of wholeness, a glimpse of awareness, a memory of our interconnection, or a release of emotional pain.

I love to help my fellow artists go deeper in their art practice. For my own practice, I developed a system called The Creative Path, which uses sensory awareness meditations for art-making. I offer up this system as online lessons to help artists define their unique style and message.



Meghan Oona Clifford, M.F.A.

b. 1977, Madison WI
Lives and works in Watsonville, CA | 

2007   M.F.A., New Genres Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001   B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1999   University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI

Selected Solo Shows
2022   Shining Our Light: Cosmic Portraits, Flower Bar, Santa Cruz, CA
2022   Seeds: The Fertile Void, (online), Santa Cruz, CA
2016   Star Dust: Moments of Enlightenment, Elevation 66, El Cerrito, CA
2014   The Elevated Art of Meghan Oona, Elevation 66, El Cerrito, CA
2012   The Illuminated Art of Flow, Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA
2010   For Love of Spirit: Celebrating Togetherness, Lipo Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Shows
2023   What Remains, online juried exhibition, Visionary Art Collective, New York City, NY
2023   Representations: collaboration of womxn affecting the future of art and technology (online)
2023   Procreate Project Archive (online), London, United Kingdom 
2023   Kaleidoscope, online juried exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2022   Onward, Body and Space, online juried exhibition, San Francisco Artists Alumni
2022   3rd Annual Powerful Little Things Exhibition, online juried exhibition, Roaring Artist Gallery
2022   Lines, Shapes, & Objects, online juried exhibition, Fusion Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2022   Let Me Tell You, juried exhibition, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE 
2022   Verdant Heart, juried exhibition, Fe Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2010   Womb of Creation - An Exhibition of Women Visionaries, Tribe 13 Gallery, Ukiah, CA
2010   7th Annual Interdimensional Art Show, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA
2010   Suite Jesus, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
2009   Exit Strategy, Double Vision Dance Studio, San Francisco, CA 
2009   Push On, Tribeca @ The Omni Hotel, Newport News, VA
2009   Art Now’s Circle of Life Show, 1:AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009   Veni Vedi Vici, Club 6, San Francisco, CA
2008   Rise Up International Benefit Show, LA, CA
2007   MFA Vernissage, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2005   Tribe 13’s Interdimensional Art Show, 108 Gallery, Seattle, WA 
2001   I Want Burning: Ecstatic Images and Poetry, The Family Tree, Olympia, WA

Grants and Awards
2023   Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant
2022   Honorable Mention, 6th Open Juried Exhibition, Art Show International Gallery, LA, CA
2022   Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant

2023   Thrive Together Network (TTN) February Virtual Art Residency
2022   Thrive Together Network (TTN) September Virtual Art Residency
2022   Artist/Mother Virtual Art Residency

Professional Organizations
Thrive Together Network
Artist/Mother Network

Selected Bibliography
2023   Goddess Art Magazine, Issue 9, feature article
2022   Content Magazine, exhibition highlight
2022   Women United Art Movement, community highlight
2022   Carve Out Time for Art, community highlight
2020   Find Inspiration with the Star Dust Coloring Book, PhanArt: Music, Art, and Community, featured article
2017   A Getaway to the Deeper Realms of the Soul - the Must-See Art Work of Meghan Oona, Meditation Talks, featured article
2013, 2017   We’Moon Calendar and Date Book, featured art
2013   Path to Bliss, The Art People / People Project Magazine, featured article
2011   Modern Mystics Inspire, Surrender to the Flow Magazine, featured article
2008   Interviewed by MTV’s Street Team

Publications as Author
2020   Star Dust Adult Coloring Book: Creative art therapy for inspiration, healing, and relaxation
2019   Reactivate Your Creative Power, e-book
2017   I Paint Visionary Art to Awaken Your Soul, Bored Panda, feature article
2014   All Praise: Seeing, To Become, photo book
2008   My eyes are your eyes, too: culture creation, modern mysticism, and beyondart book
2007   Your Eyes Are My Eyes, photo book

Selected Projects, Related Work, and Teaching Experience
2022   Seeds: The Fertile Void Artist Talk, (online)
2018-2022   The Creative Path Workshop, (online)
2019   You are Good Enough Workshop, (online)
2019   Activate Your Creativity - A Journey, (online)
2018   Rituals for Artists Workshop, (online)
2001-2014   moreTrees clothing company, founder, CEO, and designer, Olympia, WA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
2003-04   Sylvan Wisdom Cooperative Art Gallery, volunteer member
2000, 2003-04   Liberty Arising Retreat Center, volunteer
2000-02   The Family Tree Artist Collective, director and curator
1990-95   Madison Children’s Museum, volunteer