EDUCATION AND RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                            

May 2017          Masters in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.

2015                  Attended “Sacred Encounters: Yoga, Meditation and Depth Psychotherapy”, Pacifica Graduate Institute.

2013                  Silent Vipassana three-month meditation retreat, Insight Meditation Society, MA.

                          Silent Vipassana one-week meditation retreat, Insight Meditation Society, MA.

                          “Drawing Our Your Soul Through Touch Drawing: For Individuals and Healthcare Practitioner­s”, New York Open Center, May.

2011-2012         Silent Vipassana one-week meditation retreat, Insight Meditation Society, MA.

                          Brooklyn College, 12 credits in psychology department, Brooklyn, NY.

2011                  Gamli Skoli, one-month art residency in Hrisey, Iceland.

2010                  Seven Below Arts Initiative art residency at The Barn, Fairfax, VT.

200-hour           Yoga Teacher Training, Kripalu Yoga Center, MA.

                          “Creativity and Divinity”, creativity workshop with Julia Cameron, NYC.

2009                  Vermont Studio Center, one-month residency in October, Johnson, VT.

2006                  Fine arts study abroad via University of South Florida, Paris, France.

May 2005          Bachelor of Fine Arts (Summa Cum Laude), Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

2003                  Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy.

1999-01             The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.


PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE                                                                         

September 2017-current        Marriage, Family and Child Therapy Internship, Maple Counseling Center, Ventura/Oxnard, CA.

August 2015-current              Marriage, Family and Child Therapy Traineeship/Internship, Ojai Unified School District, CA.

August 2016-current              Mindfulness Behavior Intervention at Topa Topa Elementary School, Ojai, CA.

August 2015-May 2016          MFT Traineeship (Therapeutic groups: Mindfulness and Art) at Pacific High School, Ventura, CA.

September 2014-current        Art Teacher (all ages), VITA Arts Center and Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA.

                                               Expressive arts and mindfulness workshop leader for adults, VITA Art Center, Ventura, CA.

                                               Director of Teen Art Program, VITA Arts Center, Ventura, CA.                       

September 2014- May 2017  After school art and mindfulness teacher, Ventura High School and Pacific High School.

                                               Educational Consultant on social and emotional curriculum, Ventura Unified School District.

                                               Director and creator of ELEMENTS Elementary SEL Curriculum, VUSD.

                                               Website designer,

November 2016                     Speaker at Edge Up Live educational conference, Buellton, CA.

August 2014-May 2015          Program Manager for Jungian analyst Polly Young-Eisendrath, Calais, VT (working remotely).

                                               Program Administrator for Enlightening Conversations conference series, Harvard Divinity School, Caimbridge, MA                                                              (working remotely).

January-August 2014             Private Art, Meditation and Yoga Instructor for adults with dementia, Stowe, VT.

                                               Private Mindfulness Teacher, Fayston, VT.

                                               Children’s Story-Yoga teacher, Indy Yoga, Duxbury, VT.

                                               Children’s Art, Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT.

                                               Front Desk Receptionist and Mid-Level Position, Stowe Personalized Medical Care, Stowe, VT.

September 2012-May 2013    Program Director and Teacher, “The Roots of Self-Knowing”: Art, yoga and mindfulness afterschool program,                                                                       ages 3-7, Studio Creative Play, Brooklyn, NYC.

September 2010-May 2013    Preschool Teacher, Studio Creative Play, Brooklyn, NYC.

                                               Website Designer,

July-August 2012                   Teacher, “Ladies Who Craft”, lecture and workshop on craft and eco-feminism, Brooklyn.

                                               Teacher, “Hearing Your Inner Music”, adult drawing and yoga workshop, Emmaus, PA.

August-December 2011          Painting and Drawing Faculty at Spoke The Hub, Brooklyn.

January-December 2010        Wearable art (earrings) sold at The Whitney Museum of Art, NYC.

                                               Yoga and Meditation Instructor at Iwona Yoga, Queens, NYC.

January-May 2010                  Private Yoga Instructor, Brooklyn.

August 2009                           Assistant Art Teacher, Johnson Elementary School, Johnson, VT.

                                               Private Yoga Instructor, Hyde Park, VT.

                                               Member of V8 Artist’s Collective, Brooklyn, NYC.

                                               Chaperone and Instructor for visiting Japanese students, Alfred, NY.

                                               Visiting Artist lecturer, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

October 2007-May 2009        Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), Anan-cho, Japan.

                                               Adult English Conversation Class instructor, Anan-cho, Japan.

                                               Art and Special Education Teacher, Oshimo-jo, Japan.

October 2008                         Instructor, beading workshop, Matsumoto, Japan.

August 2007                           Visiting artist lecturer, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

December 2005-May 2007    Private Art Instructor and caregiver for children, Tampa, FL.

August 2005-May 2006         General Education Tutor, ages 7-30 at New Beginnings, Tampa, FL.

October 2002-May 2005        Private ESL Tutor, Alfred University, NY.

                                               Writing Tutor, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

August 2000-August 2001      Assisted Living Facilitator at Adults Incorporated, Waterloo, IA.

July 2000                                Volunteer at orphanage, psychiatric hospital, and free medical clinic, Jamaica.


SELECT ART EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                            

2017            Community Memorial Hospital permanent collection, Ventura, CA.

2016            12”x 12”, VITA Art Center, Ventura, CA.

2015            Group Show, VITA Art Center, Ventura, CA.

2014            In The Form of Painting, group show, Tempus Art Projects, Tampa, FL.

2011             Human=Landscape  (traveling exhibit) Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT.

2010             New Paintings, pop up exhibition currated by Renee Bovenzi, New York City.

                     Haiti Benefit Auction, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York City, NY.

                     Together/Apart, Spare Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

                     Solo exhibition, Spoke The Hub, Brooklyn, NY.

                     Structuring Surrender (solo exhibition) Better Than Jam, Brooklyn, NY.

                     Curious Environs, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN.

2009             Human=Landscape. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT.

                     Sweet/Unsweet, Spare Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

                     The Scavenger Project. Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA.

2008             Bridge Art Fair Miami.  Art Basil, Miami, FL.

                     10th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International

                                         Art Exhibition. Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE.

                     Nagashow.  M-Wing, Matsumoto, Japan.

                     Selections.  Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC, NY.

2007             Red Dot Fair.  New York, NY.

                     Red Dot Fair.  Miami, FL.

                     Summer Group Show.  Lohin Geduld, NYC, NY.

                     Megan Bisbee-Durlam and Sarah Harris: Color. Flinn Gallery. Greenwich, CT.

2006             Art 5. Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa, FL.

                     Entre Chien et Loup. Bleu Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL.

                     Megan Bisbee-Durlam and Erika Wastrom: Recent Paintings.  Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC.

                     100 Smacks. Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL.

                     Landscapes. Lohin Geduld, NYC, NY.

                     Undercurrent/Overview. Tampa Museum of Art, FL.

                     Art House. Art House 3, Tampa, FL.

2005             Vista. Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC, NY.

                     Jonesing. Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY.


SELECT ART PERFORMANCES                                                                                                             

2011              Wedding for a Funeral, Hrisey, Iceland.

2006              Glitter Chariot’s Winter Wonderland.  Muncie Gras Mainstage, Muncie, IN.

                      Frontiers At Dawn. The Fluff Construct, Tampa, FL.

2005              Glitter Chariot: Diddle Down the Middle Tour. Midwest/Southeast USA. 



2017              "Imagining Social-Emotional Learning and Individuation in Public Schools", Masters Thesis, Proquest.

2011              The Drawing Center viewing program:

2010              “Works On The Wall: paintings by Megan Bisbee-Durlam.” Sept.

                      “Megan Bisbee-Durlam” MoMA PS1 Studio Visit,

                      “Megan Tanneke Bisbee-Durlam.”

2009              “VSC Residency Artists: Megan Bisbee-Durlam”,, Oct.

                      “New Game Plan.” Jul 30.

2008              “Megan Bisbee-Durlam”,

                      “Megan Bisbee-Durlam.”, Dec 18.

                      “The Scavenger Project”, publication of select works. Art House Co-op.

2006              “Treat Yourself.” Tampa Creative Loafing, October 4.

                      Show advertisement. Art In America, No. 8, September.

                     “Reinvigorating Landscape Painting.” The New York Sun, June 29.

                     “Annual Show: Artists From Across State.”  Tampa Tribune, May 11.

                     “Blurring Boundaries of Abstraction.”  Tampa Tribune, April 5.

                      Blick Artist Endorsement, The Artist Magazine, January.

2005             “Abstracting Our Spaces.” The Gay City News, Volume 4, Issue 25, July.


2005             “Jonesing; ‘Valley’ View.”  Buffalo News, February 11.

                     “Bisbee-Durlam’s Colorful Paintings.” Alfred Sun, May 5.

                      Northeastern edition #56 of New American Paintings.           


AWARDS AND GRANTS                                                                                                                                                                                             

2015            OPUS Archives Vision Scholarship, OPUS Archives and Research Center, Carpinteria, CA.

2010            Full Fellowship to Seven Below Artist residency at The Barn, Fairfax, VT.

2009            Fellowship to attend 200-hour YTT at Kripalu Yoga Center.

                    Angel Scholarship, Full Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center.

                    Project Grant for Human=Landscape. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT.

2003            Trustee sponsorship for art study in Florence, Italy.

2001            Marilyn S. Hurley Scholarship (for painting).

2010 - present

2010 - present