MEAGHAN OGILVIE is a visual artist who uses photography, video and mixed media to examine the interactions between people and nature. With creative images of seascapes, landscapes and portraits, she invites the viewer to explore their own role in these interactions.
Her work has been shown in galleries across Canada, USA, France, England and Denmark, acquiring her several esteemed awards, including being shortlisted for the Sony World Award, where her work was selected from 62,654 photographs from around the globe. Meaghan has also been the recipient of highly competitive residencies such as the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Tahsis Art Gallery in Vancouver.
Meaghan has collaborated on various projects around water conservation such as The Seabin Project in St. Maarten, The Great Lakes Commons, and the sailing expedition in the Caribbean Sea with Diatomée; a collective residency raising awareness of ocean conservation. One of her collaborative works, a film called “Sacred Water Walks” is part of the Art Gallery of Ontario permanent collection in the Jennings Young Gallery in the new McLean Centre for Indigenous + Canadian Art. On this project she collaborated with local Anishinaabe women to raise awareness of the pollution and mistreatment of our waterways. In 2015 Meaghan was awarded a commission by Toronto 2015 Panam / Parapan Am Games where she created Requiem of Water, a large-scale exhibition, currently on display in Copenhagen.
Meaghan has been invited to speak at numerous events including The Creative Mind Panel on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia in 2017. There she shared her experience about the nature of creativity alongside celebrated Filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
Through her work she aims to travel to some of the most remote areas of the world to help build a greater understanding and awareness of our responsibility as humans to the earth.