Meet the Awesome Team Behind the Manifest Differently Project – Megan Wilson, co-curator/organizer, artist, writer

Megan Wilson, Manifest Differently co-curator and CAMP co-director/artist/writer grew up in Montana in the seventies and eighties. She was inspired by the beauty of its majestic landscape – the colors, the mountains, the forests, the rivers, the wildflowers. Wilson’s mother was also a strong influence on her daughter – as an artist herself and as someone who loved to work with design and decoration in her approach to everything. Wilson’s installations and public projects use a broad range of methodologies and aesthetics to support her social and political interests. She’s used traditional crafts, interior design, and sign painting to explore the meanings of ‘home,’ and ‘belonging;’ public murals and street art as a strategy for challenging capitalism and systemic power structures; and public video projections as an alternative to corporate messaging.

Wilson received her BFA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited at the Asian Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Museum of Craft and Folk Art (S.F.), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Sun Valley Museum of Art. Wilson has worked with Clarion Alley Mural Project for over 20 years, serving as co-director since 2011.


Led by CAMP,  Manifest Differently is a new project developed by Megan Wilson and Kim Shuck. Over the next year, 2023/24, we’ll be working together with 38 diverse, multigenerational visual/media artists and poets to interrogate the history of Manifest Destiny and its legacies of inherited and perpetuated violence, trauma, and addiction. The outgrowth of resistance and resilience – giving fire to movements for social/ culture change. The project will be presented in 2023/24 at three locations – Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), Artists’ Television Access (ATA), and Minnesota Street Project.