B. 1972, Cambridge, MA, USA. Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
New Art Examiner / Judy Chicago, 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
Installation view, 2019
Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) Art Fair
Canvas, cotton, wonder-under, embroidery thread
208.3 x 157.5 x 1.3 cm
82 x 62 x 1/2 in
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.