Cincinnati Top Abstract Artist
mockbeeshow2.heic
BIOGRAPHY

Megan Heekin Triantafillou received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2001. Megan’s paintings are abstract, non objective representations of aspects relating to nature and spirituality. She uses atmospheric blending with straight color application to promote an uplifting, interesting depth perspective in her works. Megan sells her work nationally. She is very proud to have a large body of work at The Cincinnatian Hotel. Cincinnati Children's Hospital owns an extensive body of her original paintings which currently hang in the Young Adult Unit on the main campus. She continually infuses new elements into her paintings which allows her to keep a fresh and innovative perspective.

 
ARTIST STATEMENT

My art reflects my life. I often say the only rule in making art is there are no rules, much like one's own spirituality cannot be wrong. Above all my unwavering willingness to the absolute belief I can turn mistakes into something beautiful. That is when the special stuff comes through. 

Major changes in life often simultaneously spur feelings of excitement and fear. Change may lead us into uncharted territory. People are forced into new places and viewpoints when they are forced to step outside of routine. The paintbrush explores ways to venture off the tried and true paths that have been laid out before us in a quest for a deeper exploration of what “is,” much like a kaleidoscope changes as light and motion interact. The potential is endless when thinking of the many variables and the mystery that can occur while using a kaleidoscope. This is my ultimate incentive. We don’t always recognize the outcome based on visual information alone, yet our mind, body, and soul somehow can comprehend it. We just know. The kaleidoscope tells a story. The painting just is. Our minds, bodies, and souls work together to create new stories that simply exist. It is a reminder to us that there is much more to explore. Creativity is the breeding ground for the unknown and abstract. The different styles all reflect the same goal, and, in my opinion, do not need to be explained further. Rather, we are left with personal preferences due to differences in our perspective and the way our minds, bodies, and souls collectively feel about them at any given moment. Abstract art will always be a relationship, not a dictatorship. Therein lies the beauty and the mystery.

PRESS

2018 featured in the November Art Special Edition of House & Garden Magazine

2018 "East Hyde Park Commons Playground to Receive Garden Makeover", Hyde Park Living 

2016 “Accidentally On Purpose: Megan Triantafillou’s Story Through Painting”, Venue Magazine

2013 "Artistic Focus", Housetrends Magazine

AWARDS

2018 Top 100 Artists, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France

2016 William Duebber Award, Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH

2007 Best Abstract Work, Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH

2002 Honorable Mention, Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Graydon Law, Cincinnati, OH

KMK Law, Cincinnati, OH

Riverpoint Capital Management, Cincinnati, OH

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019

Accidentally on Purpose, Solo Show, The Mockbee Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2018

TWO+TWO, Group Show, Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Running for the Roses, Group Show, Banz Studios, Cincinnati, OH 

Vista, Group Show, Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Studio EL, Emeryville, CA

2017

Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA

Source Art, Los Angeles, CA

Studio El, Emeryville, CA

T. Botero Gallery, GA,

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

Grand Opening, Group Show, Banz Studios, Cincinnati, OH

BlinkArt, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH

 

2016

No Accidents, Solo Show, Lindner Gallery Opening, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Raw Walls, Group Show, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

Presenter, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH

McCormick Designs, High Point, NC

Highpoint, T. Botero Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

2015

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

Highpoint, T. Botero Galleries, Atlanta, GA

McCormick Designs, High Point, NC

 

2014

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

McCormick Designs, High Point, NC

Highpoint, T. Botero Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

2013

Cincinnati International Fine Art Fair, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH

Artability, Starfire Council, Cincinnati, OH

Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

All Is Chaos, Covington Arts, Covington, KY

Highpoint, T. Botero Gallery, Atlanta, GA

McCormick Designs, High Point, NC

 

2012

Art Comes Alive, Group Show, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

Highpoint, T. Botero Gallery, Atlanta, GA

McCormick Designs, High Point, NC

 

2011

Masterworks, Group Show, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

Group Show, C-Link, Brazee Street Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

Indian Hill Art Show, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH

Group Show, Art Off Pike, Covington, KY

 

2010

Solo Show, Redtree Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Raw Walls, Group Show, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

District A Arts Festival, Group Show, Kennedy Heights Cultural Center, Cincinnati, OH

Represent, Duo Show, Bromwell Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Indian Hill Art Show, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH

Solo Show, Kunken Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2009

Hyde Park Art Show, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH

Duo Show, JFH, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2008

Naples Art in the Park, Group Show, Cambier Park, Naples, FL

Fire, Group Show, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Hyde Park Art Show, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2007

Group Show, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

The Media is the Message, Group Show, Marx Gallery, Covington, KY

Rottinhaus Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Art Comes Alive, Group Show, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH

Solo Show, Pendleton Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Solo Show, M. Willis Fine Art & Design, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2006

Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2005

Group Show, Gallery 22, Cincinnati, OH

Group Show, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH

International Art Expo, New York, NY

Aesthetica Lifesthetics, Cincinnati, OH

Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2004

Energy, University Hall, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2003

Solo Show, Herman Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

2002

Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH