Meghan Farrell ’06

Meghan FarrellMeghan Farrell ’06 is a photographer, actress, and owner/designer of MF jewelry. She is the assistant curator of the 15th Annual Alumni Art Exhibit at Reunion 2019 (June 6-9) with Conrad Vogel ’77 and will lead the Chelsea Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 4.

Why did you choose Sarah Lawrence?

Sarah Lawrence chose me! My admissions essay was written as a “Once upon a time...” and the Dean at the time wrote on my acceptance letter, "I hope Sarah Lawrence is your 'happily ever after...'" I had wanted a college with a strong theatre program, and my high school theatre teachers encouraged me to learn everything I could to be a better actor.

Did you have a favorite class?

Fanchon Schier-Miller's Dramatic Improvisation Lab and Marvin Frankel's classes (I took two!). Gilberto Perez's film history at a close third!

What was your favorite spot on campus?

The swings that once stood in front of Westlands... you could almost always find me there. Even in snow!

From where do you take your inspiration, both in designing jewelry and your photography?

For jewelry design, I took my inspiration from love and romance, and merged it with the medical sciences! For photography, it's been primarily moments of youth, but also documentary photography: urban nature, the sky, and documenting the marches in recent years.

I'm also finishing up a two-year Meisner Acting class at William Esper Studio, and a lot of my undergrad academics have been a direct source of inspiration for many an exercise! I discovered Patti Smith my sophomore year of College, and I can do a pretty good mimicry of her singing “Gloria: In Excelsis Deo.”

What are you most looking forward to at Reunion 2019?

Aside from seeing people I haven't seen in years, I also love talking to the older Sarah Lawrence students who attend reunion for their 50 year! The 60s and 70s are my two favorite decades, and I've loved hearing stories of student life and how the campus has evolved.