Megan Hueble is a South Carolina based artist whose serious study of art began at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. She went on to earn a BFA in Visual Arts from Clemson University in 2017. While at Clemson, she received multiple research scholarships and the Harold Cooledge Award in Undergraduate Art History. Additionally, she spent a semester abroad in Cortona Italy, a summer in Charlotte, NC at the Mint Museum, and a summer in Boston, MA at the Museum of Fine Art (MFA). Her senior body of work largely stemmed from the wealth of visual information she saw at the MFA, and it primarily concerned the value and perception of female labor, specifically artistic and craft labor. Upon graduation, she was accepted as a Brandon Fellow at Greenville Center for Creative Arts. During her year long fellowship she has asked questions—through research and artwork—that relate broadly to female representation in religious art, self portraiture, and the power of subjectivity. She has been awarded multiple Metropolitan Arts Council’s quarterly project grants for artists. These have allowed her to purchase books to assist in her research and have helped document her artwork.
My current work is personal, but not private. I am fascinated by the tangle of gender and religion, and explore it in my artwork. I’ve created a series of self portraits that loosely reference religious iconography. Women were not historically the artists to create religious art, not for want of talent, but a lack of opportunity. This absence of self representation perpetuated skewed ideas about women in the Christian West. In creating these portraits I present my own agency as a religious subject. Personal devotion is central to my practice and led me to use pages from one of my prayer journals. Illuminated manuscripts—which themselves are artifacts of faith—have informed much of my visual imagery. In addition to journal pages, I use graphite, watercolors, and office supplies to create mixed media installations. These changeable installations reflect my beautiful, humbling, and fluid understanding of religion.