biography + CV

Megan Jacobs is an artist based in New Mexico. Her work explores delicate relationships—our existence as material and concept, the interweaving between two partners in love and the bond of parent and child. The materials that she works with: photographs, video projections, time-based media, glass, and ice, function metaphorically to illustrate the ambiguity of the body and the mutability of memory and identity.

Jacobs’ work has been featured in Musee Magazine, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, Frankie Magazine, and other publications.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been part of exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery (online), Blue Sky Gallery, the Museum of New Art (MONA), the Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA).

Jacobs earned an MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico and a BA from Smith College. She is an Associate Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico.  She values her role as an educator and a working artist and welcomes opportunities that relate to lecturing, visiting institutions, conducting portfolio reviews, and collaborating on projects.