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Megan Sharkey is an artist working with textiles and known for her innovative use of traditional hand-craft techniques.

Her intricate art pieces capture her take on the human experience and an appreciation for the interconnectedness of individuals and their surroundings. She’s interested in looking at how we belong and behave in the world – what it means to be; memories, emotions, how we relate to each other and to our bodies.

These intangible ideas are explored in a very physical and grounded practice, mainly using a needle and thread using slow, repetitive stitching creating abstract forms in two and three dimensions.

She creates art pieces for exhibitions and installations that fall between simplicity and complexity.

Originally from Wales, UK now living in Porto, Portugal. 

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2024

Solo Exhibition, Protected Areas / Áreas Protegidas’, Biblioteca Municipal de Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Azores, Portugal
Group Exhibition, The 15th International Textile and Fibre Art Biennial “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
Group Exhibition, Biennale Objet Textile à La Manufacture, Roubaix, France
Group Exhibition,Damage Exhibition‘, Ruth Singer’s Maker Membership, online
Finalist, Creative Fellowship Award 2024, The Textile Seekers x The Lissome

2023

Artist Residency, Biennale Internationale de Lin du Portneuf, Quebec, Canada

Group Exhibition, ‘Sans Domecile Fixe’, Biennale Internationale de Lin du Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
Group Exhibition,Winter Warmers‘ Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Featured In, Embroidery Magazine, Volume 74
Featured In, ‘20 ans d’art actuel’ Book,La Biennale Internationale du Lin De Portneuf

2022

Group Exhibition, ‘Unfinished Exhibition’, OKNA Eastern European Centre, Porto, Portugal
Group Exhibition, The Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington, UK

Solo Exhibition,Tales from tall stones’, Hotelier-O Art Space, Porto, Portugal
Group Exhibition, 100×100 BobCat Gallery, London, UK
Selected Artist, Orrbbitt, online

2021

Began initiative, Textile Tales, online

Exhibitions and Press