Megan Herwig was born in rural Pennsylvania, spent time in New England and the Pacific Northwest and now resides in the city of Pittsburgh with her husband and gray cat. She received a BFA in painting from Montserrat College of Art in 2005 and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2013.
She creates collages of imaginary homesteads that, although located in a landless landscape, are very much inspired by the remoteness and quiet solitude found in the midst of nature. She is searching for the transformative experiences that happen when alone in the vast expanses of the desert or nestled tightly among the trees.
Megan was recently awarded a Traveling Fellowship from SMFA at Tufts and immediately embarked on a series of road trips using the National Parks System as a framework through the west. She photographed all the structures and varying landscapes along the way, and her current work is based on them.