Senior Spotlight: Megan Aber

Posted on June 20th, 2022 by

Megan Aber is a Studio Art major from Bloomington, Minnesota. In the future, Megan wants to become an art handler and own her own gallery. Professor Kristen Lowe had the following to say about Megan, “Megan Aber was born to be an artist. It was clear from the beginning in the first class she enrolled with me. Making things is how Megan processes the world around her, on both an emotional and intellectual level. She is deeply committed to incorporating the business aspects of art with personal production and has a lot of perseverance.”

We asked Megan about her time at Gustavus and her plans for the future.

What will you miss most about art at Gustavus?
MA: “The professors and the constant support/motivation they give me.”

What’s a favorite memory you have from studying art at Gustavus?
MA: “Creating a collective with the senior art majors and exhibiting our work at the 410 project in Mankato. It was a lot of work but an amazing experience overall.”

How have you grown in your time Gustavus?
MA: “I have become more independent and sure of myself not only as an artist but as a person.”

What do you look forward to most about life after Gustavus?
MA: “To start my career. When in school sometimes it feels like you’re “stuck” as a student and not an equal so I think once I graduate I’ll be taken more seriously.”

What’s one piece of advice you’d give high school students considering Gustavus?
MA: “Use A L L the resources on campus. They are there to HELP YOU and they help a lot!”

What has been your proudest moment in your time at Gustavus?
MA: “Completing the 24 hour art challenge. Only doing art, drinking, and eating for 24 hours.”

What is the most interesting class you’ve taken at Gustavus and why?
MA: “Even though I’m an art major, my favorite class at GAC was Faith/Religion/Culture because of how the class was structured. In religion classes sometimes I’m worried that I’ll only be taught what they believe in. However, in this class we learned those elements along with the effects of religion in society and other practices.”


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