Colleen Merrill

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Current City:Lexington, KY
Website:www.colleenmerrill.com
Education:MFA, University Of Kentucky
Medium:Mixed Media
Exhibitions:Erasure, 2013, University Gallery/ University Of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Amended Correspondence, 2013, Tuska Center For Contemporary Art, Lexington, KY
Amended Artifacts, 2012, Institute 193, Lexington, KY
42nd Mid-States Exhibition, 2012, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN
Retread Threads, 2011, Joan Mondale Gallery, Center For Fiber Art, Minneapolis, MN
Artist Statement:
A quilt or embroidery can convey a unique cultural identity as well as a sense of community. A particular pattern title, color or fabric becomes a reflection of time and place. Through fabricating and re-configuring domestic textiles, the work examines how societies’ means of communication has evolved over time while impacting social ideologies and outlets.



Biography:
Colleen Toutant Merrill is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where she received her BFA in Sculpture at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she recently obtained her MFA in Studio Art with a focus in textiles. Merrill has exhibited her work both locally and nationally with a solo exhibition most recently at Lexington's Institute 193. Merrill is the Education and Community Outreach Director at the Lexington Art League, a contemporary, non-profit arts organization.
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