Megan Lingerfelt grew up in Western North Carolina and studied drawing and painting at UNC Asheville. Graduating in 2010 with a B.F.A. she spent the following years building her studio practice in Seattle, where she discovered a love for murals. She now lives in East Tennessee where she continues to exhibit and work in public art. In 2023 Lingerfelt received the Individual Artist Fellowship award through the Tennessee Arts Commission for her mural work.
Drawn to the volume and intersecting lines of engineered forms as well as the sweeping curves and repetition of botanical elements, her work reflects her surroundings through a myriad of repetitive forms in collaged or imagined compositions on surfaces of all sizes. With a focus on light touched surfaces and pushing shadows into dark depths, her compositions place an emphasis on color and contrast. When creating for public spaces she works to imbue the character of each site into the design so that it may serve as a monument to its location.