Megan D. Krause is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre February 1 to 14, 2016. She has received various awards, including the Nellie McClung Arts Legacy Award, for her surreal landscapes and is represented by Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg. Megan teaches at the Community School of Music and the Arts and at the WAG Studios. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Painting from the University of Manitoba.
Megan will start a new series of landscape paintings to explore both romantic and gruelling depictions of the north, while experiencing it firsthand. She is interested in drawing connections between the storytelling that Churchill Northern Studies Centre scientists do with evidence and calculation, and the storytelling done by people and communities. At first glance, they appear foreign to one another, but their purpose is the same: to explain how we got here and where we are going.