Megan BernerBerner_2013

Lecturer, Photography
Office: CFA 143A
Office Hours: M/W from 9-11am
Phone: (775) 682-6680
Email: mberner(at)unr(dot)edu

Megan Berner earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia from the University of Iowa. Originally from the high desert, she lived in Iowa for three cold winters before moving back to the west. Her work is greatly influenced by the landscape of her native Nevada home as well as the vast prairies of the Midwest, being a twin, mapping and exploration, and countless hours of daydreaming. She creates site-specific installations that incorporate video and sound and constructs performative scenes that ultimately exist as photographs. Other forms her artwork takes include artist's books, collaborative interactions, textile projects, and narrative videos..


MFA in Intermedia, drawing minor, University of Iowa
MA in Intermedia, drawing minor, University of Iowa
BA in Photography and Spanish, University of Nevada Reno

Exhibition History


In a Shifting Landscape, collaboration with Nat Evans

Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA

For Nevada With Love, Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

Diminutive, small works group show, curated by Jen Graham, Bibo 3 Gallery, Reno, NV

MYSELF, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno

Tompkins Project West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA


The Explorers, collaboration with Melanie Berner, Bibo 3 Gallery, Reno, NV

Culturing Community, The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA

ArtFem.TV, Gleisdorf, Austria

Salon des Refuses—Sights Unseen, Baltimore, MA

Ideal X, Molekula, Rijeka, Croatia

ArtFem.TV, IX Festival Internácional de la Imágen, Manizales, Colombia

The Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Museum Studies, Sierra Arts Gallery, Reno, NV

Monochromatic, Holland Headquarters, Reno, NV

Reinventing History, GASA House, Reno, NV


ART 141 - Introduction to Digital Photography

ART 235 - Intermediate Photography: Artificial Lighting

ART 338 - Advanced Photography I

ART 438 - Advanced Photography II

ART 440 - Problems in Photography

Art 492--Individual Study

Art 710--Graduate Studio Practices

Art 698 --Seminar in the Visual Arts