Meghan Hollister’s artwork can be described under a wide umbrella of words: Natural. Ephemeral. Nostalgic. Green. Rediscovered. Re-Used. Revisited. Tactile. From 2007-2011 Meghan honed her artistic talents at St. Ambrose University studying fine art, and illustration with a concentration in painting. In her 4 years at Ambrose, Meghan had her work published twice annually in the Midwest’s Regional journal arts publication Quercus, as well as internationally for The Flood: An International Arts and Culture Zine. Meghan never let go of her love of illustration, completing several murals for Davenport Parks and Recreation, and Palmer College of Chiropractic, as well as exhibiting independently.
After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Fine Art in 2011, Meghan continued her to explore her professional artistic career via employment as Product Photographer, Art Educator, and Freelance Artist, working with organizations such as The Figge Art Muesum, and VSA Iowa, as well as exhibiting within small venues in and around the Quad Cities’ Area.
In 2013, Meghan co-founded the Midwest’s first ecological art gallery, Zola. After some time in gallery work, Meghan had the desire to combine the “many hats” she wore into something more focused. With a passion for design, education, and working with people, Meg decided to launch a freelance design studio that combined all of her loves: and Studio No. 2 was born. Studio No. 2 is the umbrella for everything Meg feels the design process is about: clever design with a hat-tip to traditional media. One on one creative collaboration. Customized Creation. Personal connections with clients. Unhinged Imagination.
Meghan currently lives with her cat Ponyo, Shepherd Dog Filomena, and Beloved Partner In Crime in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Meghan works in art and elementary education- sometimes in tandem, and sometimes as separate adventures. When Meghan’s not making art, you can find her making other things: Lesson plans, Italian food, strange vegetarian dishes, or lost somewhere outside: hiking, gardening, foraging, and doodling.