Meegan is a Los Angeles based artist and sculptor with a playful and empowering approach to the female form. Her work is bold and unabashed. It’s feminine and feminist, it’s got grit, and it's got glamour. 
The sculptures straddle the line between art and craft by re-imagining iconic ancient artifacts through a lens heavily influenced by modern day pop culture. 
Her primary focus is voluptuous backsides sculpted in clay and often glazed with 22kt gold and/or bold colorful designs. Drawing on her early career as a fashion designer, the sculptures also serve as a canvas for colorful design motifs inspired by the high end fashion houses as well as LA iconography.
Barnes’ long creative career in NYC combined with a very influential 4 months in Brazil have all led to her current body of work. Her first jobs as an illustrator and designer for Paper and Vibe magazines solidified her fascination with pop culture and music. She then moved on to fashion design and trend forecasting for Levi’s and her own line, Femme Arsenal, which still inform her methods of creating cohesive collections. But it was upon returning from 4 months of surfing and painting in Brazil in 2007 that set really the course for the next decade. She was so inspired by the body confidence of the women there. Butts of all shapes and sizes were flaunted and appreciated. Upon returning home, Barnes started working with clay and butts just seemed the natural vehicle for that medium. It remained a hobby for many years until around 2015 when she realized butts were pervading the pop culture. She had just moved to LA and decided to pursue her ceramic practice full time. Embracing the celebrated female figure and society's ongoing obsession for curves, Barnes immersed herself fully into creating dynamic works that encapsulated her interests in art, design and feminism.
Her work has been featured in numerous group shows at galleries including The New Museum, New Image Art, Fifty24SF, The LodgeLA, Modern Eden, MAMA Gallery & Stephanie Chefas Gallery ...and in publications including Vice, Paper, Juxtapose and Paulette. 
She recently did a collaboration with Opening Ceremony and is currently preparing for an upcoming solo show at New Image Gallery In West Hollywood on June 23, 2018
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