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Megan Cedro:
Meant to Be

June 24 to July 28, 2023

Opening Reception: June 24 from 3 to 5pm

The women in Megan Cedro’s paintings are constantly evolving, simultaneously with the Artist. Cedro’s inspiration stems from her background in fashion and makeup combined with a deep love and understanding of animals and nature. Her expressive line work blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. The contrasting palettes of muted tones with dark, moody colors create a sense of tension and energy in her paintings. Creativity and nature are mysterious to Cedro and this outlook leads her to approach her paintings without a plan. As she adds color and texture to a canvas, the composition unfolds.Drawing from her own experiences and observations of the world around her, Cedro creates imagery that is personal yet universal. The subtle but penetrating gaze of her ethereal figures alludes to the mixture of emotions that defines womanhood. Cedro invites the viewer to reflect on their own experiences and to consider the broader social and cultural forces that shape our lives.


Megan Cedro is a self-taught, Bedford-based artist. Her highly expressive and haunting images have captivated viewers for nearly 15 years. Cedro’s work has been exhibited in galleries and shops in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Westchester County. Megan has a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and worked as a MAC makeup artist for over six years in New York City. It was working as a makeup artist, when Cedro first started painting, using actual makeup. She then decided to pursue her art career full time and got her first art studio in 2009. In 2010, she exhibited her solo show at Yashir Gallery in Greenpoint Brooklyn with a sold out show. Megan continued to showcase and sell her works at various galleries all across NYC including Tria Gallery in Tribeca and Pierogi in Williamsburg Brooklyn, as well as privately. After moving to Bedford in 2017, she has exhibited with The Bedford Art Show and The Katonah Museum of Art Gala and Auction. Her most recent solo show "Amuse" at CB Gallery in Katonah in 2021 was a highlight of Cedro’s Career, gaining several new private collectors in the area. With each new work, she continues to push the boundaries in her body of work, challenging herself and her viewers to see the world in new and exciting ways.