Meghann Bio

Meghann Gilligan-Koehn

Meghann Gilligan-Koehn is a transdisciplinary designer, artist and cultural producer. Meghann draws from her diverse background in sociology, philosophy, art, craft and design to co-create collaborative experiences that bring people together to build community around creativity and joy. Meghann's work is deeply rooted in principles of social justice, working "to build a better world, a world where many worlds fit; linked worlds of collective liberation and ecological sustainability." (Sasha Constanza-Chock, Design Justice) Ongoing projects include visioning, planning and organizing programming for the annual Graduate Symposium and Design Week at PNCA, facilitating Community Print art + activism events, and co-designing creative collaborations with amazing organizations including Don't Shoot Portland, the Museum of Impact and Dia de Muertos PDX.

Meghann holds a BFA from Boston College in Sociology and Philosophy and an MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art + Craft. She is the Assistant Administrative Director of Graduate Studies at PNCA and a faculty member in the MFA CD/MA DS program, where she teaches the 2nd year MFA Thesis Project seminar. Meghann also serves as Co-Chair of PNCA's Equity + Social Justice Action Committee. Meghann's personal creative practice is centered in photography, printmaking and publications. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries including Newspace, Pony Club and Lightbox and featured in publications including SHOTS, Diffusion and pH. In her free time, Meghann enjoys roller skating, tending her overgrown vegetable garden, and exploring the beautiful wildlands of the Pacific Northwest.