Meaghen Buckley has been a teacher, dancer, linguist, data mining analyst, knitter, activist, layabout, and student. She is a graduate of McGill University, with an Honours BA in Linguistics, and is a current student in the BFA program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada.
Meaghen’s research interests as an artist include transitions, translations, and paradigm shifts. She is currently exploring the nature of collaboration and shared experiences, particularly in the context of participatory public art projects. She is irritated by the porous yet insistent divide between performance art and the performing arts, and hopes to help erode it. Current material explorations include work with textiles, clay, paint, video, charcoal, performance, analog photography, and especially cross-disciplinary integrations of multiple media.
Another area of interest is the potential role of the arts as therapy and education. Meaghen is an instructor in the dance department at Arts Umbrella as well as a volunteer teacher for Vancouver School Board afterschool art programs, where she can indulge her curiosity about transformative pedagogy.