Bio / CV


MEGHAN OONA CLIFFORD, MFA


BIO
On the auspicious day of 7/7/77, Meghan Oona was born into a loving family in the Heartland. Blessed with a sense of magic early on, she made art since she could hold a crayon.

Following her dreams of enchanted forests to the West Coast, Meghan Oona graduated from Evergreen State College with her BA in Interdisciplinary Art.

After spending a year in the desert on a vision quest, Meghan Oona clarified that art is her life path, then earned her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and became a professional artist.

She lives on five 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."

ARTIST STATEMENT
I am an interdisciplinary artist experienced in video, sound, animation, installation, eco interventions, textiles, and computer art. Painting and drawing are my trues loves and are the foundation of my practice.

My work explores archetypes, spiritual traditions, and paths to bliss. The work looks vibrant and uplifting, often weaving colors together with a biomorphic, freestyle painting technique. The result induces a visual sensation of awe and wonder. 

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.

My work has been featured by MTV, Bored Panda, The Art People, Pool Tradeshow, Surrender to the Flow, moreTrees clothing, Lip Magazine, White Apricot, The Utne Reader, Eco-Chick, G Living Network, iCanvas, We'Moon, and Meditation Talks. My work is enjoyed by private collectors around the world.


WORKSHOPS
I love to help my fellow artists go deeper in their art practice. My online lessons create confident, prolific artists by expanding their portfolio and giving them practical tools to define their unique style and message.

BOOKS
Star Dust Adult Coloring Book: Creative art therapy for inspiration, healing, and relaxation, is now available on Amazon.

CONTACT 
Email: meghan.oona.clifford@gmail.com
Blog: www.meghanoonacliffordblog.com
Facebook: @meghanoonaclifford
Instagram: @meghan_oona_clifford


CURRICULUM VITAE


Meghan Oona Clifford, M.F.A.

b. 1977, Madison WI
Lives and works in Watsonville, CA
www.meghanoonaclifford.com | meghan.oona.clifford@gmail.com 


Education
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
2022   Lines, Shapes, & Objects, juried exhibition, (online), 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
2005 Tribe 13’s Interdimensional Art Show, 108 Gallery, Seattle, WA 
2001  I Want Burning: Ecstatic Images and Poetry, The Family Tree, Olympia, WA


Selected Bibliography
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
2017   We’Moon Calendar and Date Book, featured art
2013   Path to Bliss, The Art People / People Project Magazine, featured article
2013   We’Moon Calendar and Date Book, featured art
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


Professional Organizations
Artist/Mother Network
Thrive Together Network


Grants and Residencies
2022   Thrive Together Virtual Art Residency
2022   Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant
2022   Artist/Mother Virtual Art Residency

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, (online)
2010   Leaves No Trace, (video performance), San Francisco, CA
2008   Which Way Is Home? An investigation of seeds, wind, and direction, (video performance), San Francisco, CA
2007   Cut: An Exploration of Relationships Broken, (video performance), San Francisco, CA
2006   Plant Nourish Flourish Workshop, (video), Arcata, CA
2007   Missing! A Deforestation PSA, (video performance), San Francisco, CA
2005   seedBomber Urban Gardening, (video performance), San Francisco, CA
2001-2014   moreTrees clothing company, founder, CEO, and designer, Olympia, WA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, CA, 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