F5CC is owned and operated by Megan Perra, a visual storyteller from Portland, OR, USA. She was educated at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) in Canada, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and discovered her love of printmaking. Her passion for art and science stems from a single, driving curiosity about the natural world. She uses visual art and various storytelling techniques to express the dramas of ecology and the beauty of research in a way that makes science accessible to a broader audience.

Her current work focuses on the intersection of hunting and ecology, and how traditional hunting practices can provide valuable information and datasets.

She is currently an artist in residence at the Westfjords Artist Residency in Thingeyri, Iceland where she is working on a larger video project. In August, she will be attending the Voices of the Wilderness Artist Residency in Misty Fjords National Monument.


2015         BSc, University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Kelowna, BC
2017         GRDip, Visual Journalism, Concordia University, Montreal, QB

Awards, Grants & Residencies
2015-2016        Print Arts Northwest Emerging Artist Residency, Portland, OR
Jan-Mar 2016        Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
April 2016        Arctis Exchange, Torshavn, Faroe Islands
July 2017        Voices of the Wilderness Artist Residency; USFS, Tongass National Forest, AK
March-April 2018        Westfjords Artist Residency; Thingeyri, Iceland
August 2018        Voices of the Wilderness Artist Residency; USFS, Misty Fjords National Monument, AK

Juried Exhibitions
2015         Art on the Line, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
2015         Ink Belly, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2015         Mini-works on Paper, Jacksonville State University, AL
                  -College of the Arts and Sciences Award
2015         14th Annual Mini Print Exhibition, Lessedra Art Gallery, Bulgaria
2015         33rd Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Joseph Community Center, OR
                  -2nd Place in the Drawing and Printmaking category
2015         After Dark IV, Greg Moon Art, NM
2015         St. Tammany Art Assoc. 50th Juried Artists Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, LA
2015         Water, CORE New Art Space, CO
2015         Louisville Art Association National Juried FINE ART Show, Louisville Center for the Arts, CO
2015         South Waterfront Art Exhibit, Atwater Place Building, OR
2015         Beaverton Arts Mix, Beaverton City Library, OR
2015         Long Range Exchange, Fifth Parallel Gallery, SK, Canada
2015         Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art 2015, White River Valley Museum, WA
2015         Print Work 2015, Artist Image Resource, PA
2015         Printed Matter, Target Gallery, VA
2016         Western Spirit Art Show, CFD Old West Museum, WY
2016         Curious Gallery, Crowne Plaza, OR
2016         Long Range Exchange, FINA Art Gallery, BC, Canada
2016         Untitled: Final Exhibition, Bjormanes, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2016         Mastery/Emergence, Print Arts Northwest, Portland, OR
2017        International Print Biennial Lodz Collection 2017, Bełchatów, Poland
2017        II International Exhibition Ex Libris, Apatin, Serbia
2017        35th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Joseph Community Center, OR
        -2nd Place
        -People’s Choice

Solo shows
2017        First Friday Opening Reception, GOOD Alaska, AK
2018        Six Perspectives of Nature, Auburn Community Center Gallery, WA
2019        TBD, Art Center East, OR (upcoming)

2017         International Print Biennial Lodz Collection
2016         Icelandic Institute of Natural History
2014         UBC Okanagan Teaching Collection