Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, MFA

Macalester College, St. Paul MN, BA


selected exhibitions 

2015ATOMS / STONES (solo), Station Independent Projects, New York NY

2014Wrap Around 4: Megan Cump, Liz Nielsen, LoVid; curated by Renée Riccardo, ARENA@Suite 806, New York NY

2013BLACK MOON (solo), Station Independent Projects, New York, NY

One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Summer Break, Station Independent Projects, New York NY


One Hour Photo: with Megan Cump, Tim Davis, Jade Doskow, Matthew Gamber, Sam Jury, Kalle Kataila, Jason Lazarus, Oliver Wasow curated by Adam Good, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Biel/Bienne Switzerland

The Emerging Landscape: Photographs & Drawings Exploring Real & Imaginary Landscapes, Society Contemporary, New York

MYSELF, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno NV (catalog)

2010One Hour Photo, American University Museum, Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C.

Human Nature: Megan Cump & Thierry Kupferschmid, Collective Gallery 173-171, New York NY

Tragic Sense of Life, Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla, NY

2009Unseen, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel- Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Still Life, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco CA

State of Consciousness, Collective Gallery 171-173, New York NY 

Currents in Contemporary Photography- Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh NC

2008The Rain, The Park and Other Things- curated by Renee Riccardo, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson NY

Working Space 08 -Cuchifritos Gallery, New York NY 

Romero/Winkleman Gallery Project Space, New York NY  

Topography of Nature- Station Independent Projects@Arcade Gallery, New York NY   

2007Cinema Scope- Perpetual Art Machine@ Scope New York and Scope Hamptons, New York NY

Summer Photography-SVA, Westside Gallery. New York NY

Coma erotique- Issue Project Room, New York NY

2006Stilled Life- curated by Daria Brit Shapiro, Islip Art Museum, Islip NY

A Distant Mirror- M.Y. Art Prospects, New York NY

Panoramica- Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

Emotional Landscape- Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2005Hey Hotshots- Jen Bekman Gallery, New York NY

Dark Nature- Station Independent Projects, Brooklyn NY

video_dumbo- dumbo art center, Brooklyn NY

In Process, three person show with: Dennis Leder, Jeffrey Price- Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, Islip NY

Me, Myself and I: Remix-The Living Room, Miami FL

2004Dark Matter-Solo White Room Exhibition@White Columns, New York NY

Me, Myself and I- curated by Renee Riccardo & Paul Laster, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL

There is a Light that Never Goes Out- dumbo arts center, Brooklyn, NY

Colony- Hudson Clearing, New York NY

Scapes- Berlin Kunst Projekt, Berlin Germany   

2003AIM 23, Bronx Museum of Art, New York NY     

Phelanges-50 Broadway Gallery, New York NY

My Mother’s An Artist-Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York NY

2002Scratch-ARENA Gallery, New York NY

Regarding Beauty-Texas Women’s University, Denton TX

Residual Images-Studio Z, San Francisco CA  


2011Residency, Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program- Woodstock NY

2008Summer Fellowship, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts- Ithaca NY 

2007Lower East Side Studio Program Residency, Artists Alliance Inc.- New York NY    

2005Islip Art Museum Winter Residency- Islip NY

2004Residency Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony-Peterborough NH

2003Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Workspace: The Woolworth Building- New York NY

2002Residency Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony- Peterborough NH


teaching, lectures & visiting artist

2012New York University, Photography and Imaging Department, New York NY (lecture)

2010International Center of Photography, New York NY (faculty)

2009International Center of Photography, New York NY (faculty)

Mildred's Lane, THE LAND, Beach Lake PA (visiting artist)

2008Loyola Marymount University, Photography Department, Santa Monica CA (visiting artist)

2005New York University, Photography and Imaging Department, New York NY (lecture)

2004New York University, Photography and Imaging Department, New York NY (lecture)


online  exhibitions

2010GROUP SHOW 36, curated by Nathanial Ward, Humble Arts Foundation

2009GROUP SHOW 30, curated by Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation



2008 "Now Showing | Annika von Hausswolff," T Magazine Blog (The New York Times/The Moment)



2013“Megan Cump: Black Moon,” LID MAGAZINE, twelve page spread, Issue #16, May 2013

Binding, Amy, “All But Natural Elements and Primal Urges: Megan Cump goes into the wild,” SLEEK MAGAZINE, Issue 37, Spring 2013, pp.152-159

“Feature Newsletter Photography, Film & Video,”, April 18, 2013

Wolf, Dominik, “Megan Cump - When the Night Swallow the Earth,” I-REF, January 22, 2013

2012Hughes, Holly Stuart, "RAREFIED A-I-R The MacDowell Colony: Megan Cump," Photo District News, November 2012, p.54

Oates, Leah, "In Conversation: Leah Oates interviews Megan Cump," NY ARTS Magazine, Vol. 19, Summer 2012, pp.12-13

2011Stauffer, Tema, "Traces: Ayala Gazit, Corinne May Botz, Megan Cump, Paola Davilla" CultureHall, Feature Issue 74, Aug. 2011

Douer, Irana, "RUBY: Otherwordliness", book published by Gestalten

Megan Cump: Darkening, portfolio in La Lettre de la Photographie, February 2011

Vecchio, Marjorie; MYSELF, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, 2011, exhibition catalog

2010"Selection 1," Ruby Mag, published August 2010, pp.6-10

Artist Focus: Photography,, June 2010

Dawson, Jessica, Review "One Hour Photo," The Washington Post, May 7, 2010

2009 "Todays Flak Photo," Flak Photo, September 8, 2009

Ruby Mag, June 2009, Issue #37

"Den," Take the Handle, The Mysteries Issue p.27-28

"Feral," 180 magazine, April 2009 issue

"Today's Flak Photo," Flak Photo, February 5, 2009

2008"Into the Wild," NY ARTS magazine, September-October 2008, Vol. 3 N o.9/10; pp.102-103

Banai, Nuit, "Working Space 08," Time Out New York, Issue 676: September 11-17, 2008

2006Genocchio, Benjamin, "Objects at Rest," The New York Times, Long Island Edition, July 23, 2006

PJ, “Natural Reaction,”, December 2006, issue 338  

2005Harrison, Helen, “Art in Review: In Process,” The New York Times, Long Island Edition, May 1, 2005

2004Bethencourt, Carmen. 'The Little Things,", January 2004

Donnelly, Erin, “Critical Distance,” Site Matters, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s

World Trade Center Artists Residency, 1997-2001 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (book)

Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Colony,” The New York Times, April 9, 2004

2003Yee, Lydia and Rosenblum Martin, Amy; AIM 23, Bronx Museum of Art, 2003, exhibition catalog


curatorial and related projects

2012HELP ME, limited edition book available at Printed Matter, Inc.

2011CLIMATE, co-curated with Carolyn Monastra, Artprojx Cinema in association with the Armory Show & VOLTA NY @SVA Theatre

films & videos by Karen Azoulay, Jem Cohen, Brent Green, Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley, Carolyn Monastra, and Dan Torop

2010HELP ME: co-curated with Gillian McCain, Camera Club of New York, New York NY

HELP ME: Panel Presentation with Luc Sante, W. M. Hunt and Leslie Grant, moderated by Megan Cump@ SVA Amphitheater

HELP ME, limited edition book available at CLIC Bookstore & Gallery


curatorial and related press

2012"Sleepwalking" Interview with Gillian McCain, LID Magazine, issue 14, Spring 2012

2011HELP ME, portfolio in La Lettre de la Photographie, January 29, 2011

2010Aletti, Vince, "HELP ME" The New Yorker, December 13, 2010, p.20

Therond, Eve, "En Direct de New York," PHOTO Magazine (French), November 2010, p.12