Photo: Kristin Gladney

Photo: Kristin Gladney


Megan Canning is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York.

Trained as a painter, Megan began to explore embroidery while in graduate school, incorporating sewn elements into her work as a way to draw attention to what lies beneath the surface.  Her mixed-media work combines layers of paint with intricate hand-embroidery to "navigate and illuminate the hidden systems of the human body." 

Her work has been shown throughout the United States at venues including the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Museum of Arts & Design, and The Pen and Brush Gallery. In 2015-16, she was an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. She has taught embroidery workshops at the Textile Arts Center and is the founder of a popular community knitting group in Brooklyn.

Megan holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from Ohio University. She has studied weaving at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, furniture at the Penland School of Craft, and art history at Charles University in Prague. Megan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives in Brooklyn, New York.