Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year

For this post I had planned a short editorial, but after three scrapped drafts, I think it will have to wait. So, for now, I'll keep it short, and wish you guys a happy new year! I'll be back in 2010 with some new in progress work, and upcoming events!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Process at its Core - Developing New Work

I've never been a super-reclusive artist. Actually, I like to keep things as open and accessible as possible. I want people to see glimmers of the studio process, because process can be as important as the finished product (if not more so). Even with work that takes five minutes to create, there are multiple levels of emotion and skill that are accessed to create that work of art; I'm not sure many people are aware of that..

Click for the extended entry

111 Minna & Fivepoints Arthouse

Last month, I doubled my report and dropped by 111 Minna for "The Novemberists", as well as Fivepoints Arthouse for "Paper Tigers" (right around the corner from 111 Minna, I highly recommend checking out Fivepoints - it's a space with great character). Pics and report, as usual, can be found on Fecal Face!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tucker Nichols @ Gallery 16

It's been a little over a year since I shot Tucker Nichols' show at the DeYoung, and I thought Gallery 16 would be a great opportunity to catch up with his work. Definitely a recommended show! But if you can't make it by this month, check out the pics and report on Fecal Face.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Back to the Grind!

Now that I'm settled into the new space and am (somewhat) settled into the new job, it's back to my nightly 4am grind! However, if you've been following the blog for a while, you'll probably remember this piece. It never quite got finished due to preparations for the show at Cafe Royale, but now it's back out of storage. God only knows how long it will take to finish.. it's already taken twice as long as expected. Stay tuned for further (fully caffeinated) progress reports.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Video Blog 010 - New Space, New Inspiration

Been video blogging for a year now, and I've made it up to #10! So, what have I been up to lately? Too many things..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sociology #2 on Flickr

Just dropping a quick note to say, I've uploaded Sociology #2 to the Flickr account! So if you missed the "Mass Populous" reception back in September, you can now check out the book we were giving away (unfortunately, the actual hard copies of S2 are now sold out).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pics from 3D Canvas @ Terminal22!

I really didn't shoot any formal reception pics at Terminal 22 (just got a couple of snapshots for Facebook and Flickr), however, there's tons of photos and video online from the 3D Canvas show! Here's a couple of links:

Turnaround Photos of my "Pan-Dur" on Terminal 22's website

The show also got a write-up on Spanky Stokes!

And there were a couple of videos made at the show, including this one:

3D Canvas show at Terminal 22 OCT 2nd 2009 from Michael Hammond on Vimeo.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Shooting Gallery, White Walls, & Gallery Three

Tree houses, butterflies, and a post apocalyptic San Francisco! Check out the extensive report on last month's cluster of shows, only on Fecal Face!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Mass Populous" on Fecal Face!

This is the last weekend you can catch my solo show, "Mass Populous" at Cafe Royale! But in case you can't make it out, Fecal Face recently posted a review of the show reception, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. John Trippe, and Ashley Taylor! You can check it out on!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

3D Canvas @ Terminal22

This October I'm customizing a toy for a show at Terminal 22! I'm pretty stoked; it's a great artist lineup, and I've always wanted to customize a toy!

"3D Canvas"

Fri. October 2nd, 6 - 10 pm

2443 Telegraph Ave,

Oakland, CA

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Video Blog 009 - "Reception at Cafe Royale"

Photos by Shaun Roberts

Music by Menhirs of Er Grah

For purchase information on the artwork shown at Cafe Royale, check out curator David Ball's Flickr page!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Cafe Socha Reception Pics!

These are a bit overdue, but none-the-less, here's a batch of photos from the reception at Cafe Socha! The show featured artwork by myself, David Young V, John Felix Arnold III, Bill McRight, and Szajka.

Click here to check out the pics.

(Reception photos courtesy of Shaun Roberts, and my fellow Fecal Face reporter, Ashley Taylor!)

Monday, September 07, 2009

Shawn Barber @ The Shooting Gallery

Last month Shawn Barber returned to The Shooting Gallery with more of his awesome Tattoo Portraits! Check out the pics and report on Fecal Face!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Mass Populous" now @ Cafe Royale

"Mass Populous"

Cafe Royale

Thurs. September 3rd, 8 - 12 am

800 Post st (@ Leavenworth),

San Francisco, CA

Click for the Facebook invitation!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Mass Populous" in Progress

As I'm writing this, I have exactly one week left to finish the remaining drawings for my solo show at Cafe Royale. It's not much time, but things are steadily falling into place.. especially since I've been awake until 5am every night.

I also successfully received my frames and put together three of the small pieces, after so much indecision on my part (you can read all about it on Twitter. I feel so bad for my framers..). I'm pretty excited about them though. I decided not to use the mats I had ordered, and instead, created some DiY floating effects that I think will tie in nicely with the release of Sociology #2, and the other give-away goodies at the show.

Now I just have to finish up everything else!

Socha Closing Reception

There's been quite an influx of receptions lately, and here's another one. August 28th we're throwing a closing reception at Cafe Socha for the group show. This one will also include live music by Blankethead! Here's the specs:

"Group Show"

Fri. August 28th, 7 - 10 pm

3235 Mission st (@ Valencia),

San Francisco, CA

However, if you can't make it out to this one, don't worry, my solo show is Thursday, September 3rd at Cafe Royale!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

School's Out!

Over the summer semester, I had the pleasure of instructing several Art Experience (highschool) courses at the Academy of Art. I taught my usual Still Life Painting, plus Mural, and some short-term Painting Seminar classes. Things were tight, but to be honest, I've never been happier working so hard. To illustrate the craziness, here's a couple of quick snapshots from the student's end-of-the-semester show. Can't wait until the Fall to do it again!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Grand Opening @ Fabric8

It's been a crazy summer with reports too few and far inbetween, but I couldn't skip out on the grand opening of Fabric8's new gallery space. Check out the pics and report on Fecal Face!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Megan Wolfe @ Cafe Socha (date change)

Apologies for the last minute notice guys, this just kinda happened today. Starting tomorrow, I'll have two pieces hanging up over at Cafe Socha (along with David Young V and John Felix Arnold III), and Saturday night there will be a small, informal reception. Here's the details:

"Group Show"

Sat. August 1st, 6 - 8 pm

3235 Mission st (@ Valencia),

San Francisco, CA

Hope to see you guys there! :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Mass Populous" @ Cafe Royale

It's official! The press release has been written, the postcards are being created, and we're sending out Facebook invites! Click to check out the specifics for my show, "Mass Populous" coming to Cafe Royale September 3rd!

(I'm also super-stoked to announce that we've got David Choong Lee as our DJ for the reception! YAY!)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Video Blog 007 - Projects, Updates, and Secrets

Updates about my forthcoming show at Cafe Royale in September, plus one well-kept secret!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Megan Wolfe Flickr Uploads

School is back in session, and as it is every summer, I have a lot of classes to teach. Thus, for you guys awaiting the show in September, check back in with's Flickr feed every now and then to see the work in progress.. as well as my coffee break doodles, and some studio shots.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

First Thursday @ 49 / 77 Geary

For June's First Thursday I was a little gutsy and opted to cover the galleries in 49 and 77 Geary. I have to say, big props to Alan Bamberger for covering it monthly; shooting 49 / 77 is probably the biggest challenge I've ever undertaken. But, much was learned in the process, and you can check out the report on

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - Flickr Sketches & Facebook

Out with the old, and in with the new. The former "Sketch for.." section of has been updated with a Flickr widget! Now, when I upload sketches and in progress, you'll see them instantly appear on! Exciting! (well, exciting for me anyway.. it's less work)

The sketches are also automated to pop up on Twitter and Facebook, so if you're following me via either channel, you'll get them there too. However, I plan to keep the updates reasonably moderate (one or two images a week), so as not to bombard anyone. I probably tweet more than enough as it stands.

Also, I managed to secure my Facebook username! You can now click over to to easily connect with my profile and friend me.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Megan Wolfe Pigeons in Progress

This week I wrapped up another piece for the show in September. However, rather than show it in its entirety, I thought I would tease you guys with a snippet! (Note that this is just a small part of a larger piece - the actual work is 22 x 28 inches)

The End is Near @ Babylon Falling

It's been a pleasure covering the art receptions of this independent bookstore, and "The End is Near" is a show not to be missed. With this last report, we say our fond farewells to Nob Hill's very own Babylon Falling.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cafe Royale, Silverman Gallery, & NOMA

Emerging galleries have been popping up in the Nob Hill / Downtown area of San Francisco, and I set out to review a few of them! Read all about my gallery adventures (and my crush on River Phoenix) at Fecal!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Working On the Solo Show

The days are rolling by, and I've been hard at work on new drawings for my September solo show at Cafe Royale. So far, so good. The pieces in this series will be 22 x 28 inches, graphite pencil on paper. After working on the "ginormous" 44 x 60 inch drawing from a previous video blog, I'm taking a break from the wax pencil.. I think I've punished myself enough, though why I was punishing myself, I'm still unsure.

In terms of concept.. I'm sticking with the same ideas, but pushing them further. For this show, I'm focusing more on hoards of pigeons, and chaotic scenes. I was always interested in that aspect, but now I want to be less subtle, and more dynamic. Honestly, I can't wait to get more of this series finished so I can see them together in sequence. It's exciting!

Lastly, I updated with a new Sketch. Sooner or later I'll get caught up with the back-log of sketches and dump them all into a post.. but for now, the one for April / May will have to do.

Sharpie Fun w/ David Ball

(click for an additional pic)

Apparently, artist / curator David Ball has become a walking-talking canvas. Sometime over the past few months, David lost a small tuft of hair, and ever since then he's been inviting artists to draw on the spot with a sharpie.

The designs have included everything from lightbulbs, to flowers, to the Babylon Falling logo, and also.. *dun dun dun* a Megan Wolfe pigeon! Roosting happily in a nest of hair. My finest work yet.

Other artists previously shown on David's scalp are Christopher Burch, David Young V, and students from AAU's illustration department.

(I also want to throw a shout-out to Shaun Roberts for photographing this special moment - my one-day-only solo show on a dude's scalp)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Sketch Tuesdays @ 111 Minna

The boss-man Trippe and I teamed up to photograph this month's edition of Sketch Tuesdays. As usual, the bar / gallery was packed with artists drinking and drawing! (and, in some cases, collaging) Click over to for our pics and report!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ready, Set, Draw! @ Hang Gallery

It's 2:00 am, and before I shove off to bed, I wanted to drop you guys a photo from last weekend. However, more soon to come! As soon as I get all of the pics together, I'll be putting a nice slideshow together (yay!) that will probably end up being the next Video Blog.

In terms of how the event itself went.. the Hang Sketch Rally was intense, and it was an honor to be a special guest artist at the gallery. At the end of the day, Hang even chose to keep the unsold drawings for further promotion and potential sales (they're also keeping the prices at $50). So, the sketches I did that didn't immediately find a home, are now, actually, hanging at Hang Gallery! Sweet!

Again, more pics soon to come!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Brett Amory & Nancy Chan

A few weeks ago, I ventured uphill to check out the latest work from Brett Amory and Nancy Chan at Hyde Street Gallery (a neat space, I really like the neighborhood up there). Pics and review on Fecal Face!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Live Drawing Rally at HANG!

This Saturday I will be drawing alongside my friend, Eddie O. Rodriguez, in Hang's "Ready, Set, Draw!" drawing rally! There will be a dj, booze, and best of all, original art created on the fly!


"Ready, Set, Draw!"

Sat. April 18th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

567 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA


And.. here's the link to the Facebook invitation (which includes the full press release). If you'd like, feel free to friend me, or RSVP through Facebook. I send out invites through Facebook every now and then too, so it's an additional way you can connect, and follow my work.

Can't wait! See you guys there!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Re: 25th Anniversary Auction @ The LAB (pics!)

With camera in tow, I pulled double-duty at The Lab Auction as both a reporter for Fecal Face, and a participating artist. So, if you missed out on the crowds, the snacks, and the bidding wars, click over to for the official report!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Progress Report - Drafting New Artwork

Lately, I've been a little wrapped up in the work on my drafting table, and have neglected to blog. I haven't forgotten though! In terms of what I've been working on, I'm still rendering the second half of the 44 x 60 inch drawing I mentioned in Video Blog 005. But, I've also started three smaller pieces, and am planning for more.

Click for the extended entry of this post!

John Wentz @ D-Structure

Seduced by the promise of superheroes and explosions, I dart into D-Structure to see the latest from John Wentz (also special kudos to John W himself for providing some additional photos for this report). Pics and report on Fecal Face.

C3 @ Gallery Three

Mood and presence, plus a haunting concept, C3's show at Gallery Three presented an interesting challenge.. how do you capture in jpegs what should really be experienced? My photos and report on Fecal Face.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

25th Anniversary Auction @ The LAB

This Saturday two of my acrylic-on-paper studies will be up for grabs in The LAB's 25th Anniversary Auction! The auction is the LAB's biggest fundraising event of the year, and will also feature various works by artists Michelle Blade, Tara Lisa Foley, Matt Furie, and many more. I hope to see you there!


"25 Years of Art"

The LAB - Live Auction

Sat. March 21st, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

2948 16th st, San Francisco, CA


Friday, February 20, 2009

Video Blog 005 - Technical Difficulties on So Many Levels

I also want to give a shout-out to Robin Pedrero of "Pocketful of Colors", for awarding Afterthoughts with her "Art Blogs that Rock My World" award! (Thanks again, Robin!) I will now, in turn, offer links to a few of my own, recent, favorites:

Sketchbook Seduction

Hi Mushi


By Nigel Peake

Matthew Palladino & Ryan Shaffer @ White Walls

My latest adventure to White Walls has been on Fecal Face for a while, but in case you would like to revisit it, here's a link! (also included are my pics of Patrick Segui's work at the Shooting Gallery, as well as Ashley Taylor's additional shots from White Walls)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Coffee, Nerves, and a Tease. I Get Interviewed!

Last week I sat down with Dormain of Arteaser for a cup of coffee, and a magical story about turtles in swimming pools, birds that act like birds, and an art bum from Mississippi. Needless to say, the caffeine didn't help my nerves (which was my doing, as Domain settled for decaf), but if you're curious, my biography (thus far) has been written and blogged. Now all of your burning questions shall be answered! (well, some at least - "why pigeons" is the one I get most often)

You can read the full story here, on

Monday, February 02, 2009

"Heroes & Villains" Pics Get Published!

It's been a few months since I shot the "Heroes & Villains" show at White Walls (an exhibition of photography by Roman Cho and Tatiana Wills), and the show itself has since moved on, but I'm happy to report that the images (shot for Fecal Face) have found a new life. In print.

Click for the extended entry of this post!

David Young @ Babylon Falling

Fuzzy slippers, my parent's couch, and a revolutionist's favorite bookstore; "Live Forever" marks my return to Babylon Falling in downtown San Francisco! Strafe over to Fecal Face for the full article.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Coming Attractions" Reception Pics!

If you watched the video blog, you've probably seen most of these already. But I know not everyone can handle eight minutes of sexy art tourism, so, just in case..

Go to: for pics from the show reception at Bucheon Contemporary.

Alex Pardee & Ron English @ Fifty24SF

As winter break comes to a close, I scope out giant plushies, killer clowns, and cookies! Here's my pics and review of Alex Pardee and Ron English's cuddly show on Fecal Face.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Group Show @ Bucheon Contemporary!

This upcoming Friday two of my large pigeon drawings will be featured in a group show at Bucheon Contemporary Gallery! It's the first show my new pigeon works have been exhibited, and I'm excited to be showing them with Bucheon (one of my favorite San Francisco galleries). If you happen to be in the city, stop by and say hi!


"Group Show"

Fri. January 9th, 6 - 8 pm

389 Grove st, San Francisco, CA


On the Bookshelf - Art Reads for January, 2009

I am a book junkie. As much as I consume (free) digital content, there's nothing that beats the feel of print. And, every year, around this time, my library grows a bit larger. Because, finally, I get to relish all those awesome reads discovered during the year.. the ones I put aside, and said "maybe for Christmas.."

Here's just a few I recently picked up:

Short biographies written about contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, John Currin, and others. I'm in the middle of Julian Schnabel's now, and the biography on Damien Hirst gave me a newfound respect for his work. I really didn't like him before (I don't care much for sensationalistic art, "shock" art), but his interest in time and mortality is not that much different from my own. Easy to read book, and very engaging.

Yesterday, I got lucky and found this at a used bookstore. Phil Hale is one of my favorite painters / illustrators, and I couldn't pass it up (especially not at $6). Gritty, dramatic, monochromatic, surrealistic, Phil is one of a few artists that has continued to inspire me again and again. And, at 6 x 6 inches, "Sparrow" is small and light enough that I can carry him around with me when I leave the studio.

Books by Taschen are usually pretty cheap (under $20 for a hard backed book with good artwork), and I picked this up yesterday when I got "Sparrow". Lately, I've been wanting to delve back into photography, try new things, and this has a variety of interesting fine art photos. Some are quite textural, having been post processed in the dark room, and others are pretty straight forward. Features 254 photos by 203 artists (including Chuck Close and Cay Lang, author of Taking the Leap).