Megan Whitmarsh

B. 1972, Cambridge, MA, USA. Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  • Megan Whitmarsh
    Flash Art / Betye Saar, 2018
    Embroidery thread, wonder-under, fabric and foam
    101.6 x 77.5 x 5.1 cm
    40 x 30 1/2 x 2 in

  • Megan Whitmarsh
    Apocalypse Dream / Cold War, 2019
    Marker, polished cotton, muslin, embroidery thread
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
    40 x 30 in

  • Megan Whitmarsh
    Circle, 2017 - 2018
    Canvas, cotton, silk, linen, embroidery thread, pencil
    27.9 x 33.7 cm
    11 x 13 1/4 in

  • Megan Whitmarsh
    Newspaper, 2018
    Canvas, cotton, wonder-under, embroidery thread
    208.3 x 157.5 x 1.3 cm
    82 x 62 x 1/2 in

  • Megan Whitmarsh
    Crystal healing postcard, 2018 - 2019
    Linen, cotton, canvas, wire, plastic, wood, foam, embroidery thread, glass, plastic, metal
    12.1 x 15.9 cm
    4 3/4 x 6 1/4 in

  • Megan Whitmarsh
    Art in America / Niki de Sant Phalle, 2018
    Embroidery thread, wonder-under, fabric and foam
    76.2 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm
    30 x 40 x 2 in

Biography

Megan Whitmarsh works across a diverse range of mediums making objects, installations, printed multiples (newspapers, comics, zines), videos and wall pieces using textiles, text, embroidery and stop motion animation. She is known for her work in textiles, in particular her soft sculpture re-fabrications of functional objects that reflect our collective material history and that explore the relationship between cultural and subjective narratives. She has a concurrent collaborative practice with Jade Gordon creating videos, performances, installation and events which engage the community.

Whitmarsh received her B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri and her M.F.A. from University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Amongst numerous solo shows in the U.S. and abroad, Whitmarsh has been commissioned for special projects by Grey Area, Art Basel Miami, David Byrne, Todd Oldham, Robert Wilson, and Musée international des Arts Modestes. Her work has been included in museum exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas, USA; Riverside Art Museum, California, USA; and the Zürich Museum of Design, Switzerland. Whitmarsh’s collaboration with Jade Gordon was recently included in the 2018 “Made in L.A.” exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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