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.” nypress.com. Sept.
“Megan Bisbee-Durlam” MoMA PS1 Studio Visit, PS1.org.
“Megan Tanneke Bisbee-Durlam.” .
2009 “VSC Residency Artists: Megan Bisbee-Durlam”, untitledno65.blogspot.com, Oct.
“New Game Plan.” michmashceramics.blogspot.com. Jul 30.
2008 “Megan Bisbee-Durlam”, oneartworld.com.
“Megan Bisbee-Durlam.” loraineglessner.blogspot.com, 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