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Megann Zwierlein Bemiller

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Birthplace
Denver, Colorado

Birth year
1976

Statement

Artist Statement:

My work synthesizes figure drawing, abstraction and the photographic image.  Working with graphite on raw canvas, the surfaces of the drawings have a quality unique to the medium.  Subtle textures and atmospheric effects are achieved by layering graphite from light to dark.  At a distance, the images seem quite real and mimic photographs, from which they are derived, acknowledging photographs as part of our every day lives.  Yet upon closer inspection, the abstract compositions, shapes, marks, and textures become evident.  The work then becomes less about identifying the subject and more about interpreting the subject through expressive drawing.  I want my work to function on multiple levels, to be viewed in more than one way.  The images are often personal but also anonymous, they could be anyone.  This allows others to create their own stories, to make their own reality.

 

BIO

Born in Denver, Colorado

Lives in Claremont, CA

 

EDUCATION

1999

B.F.A., The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2009

Artist Books, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA (solo)

Drawn to You: Intimate Portraits, Project_210, Pasadena, CA

 

1999

Newbury Street Gallery, The Art Institute of Boston, MA (solo)

B.F.A. Exhibition, Main Gallery, The Art Institute of Boston, MA

 

1998                       

The Boston Printmaker’s Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, MA

Prints from the Art Institute of Boston, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA; Curator: Liza Folman

 

COLLECTIONS

Boston Public Library, MA

Erin and Andrew Villaverde, Pasadena, CA

Craig Kelley, Ontario, Canada

Lynn Maloney, Los Angeles

Recent Exhibits

Megann Zwierlein Bemiller participated in these exhibits:

May, 2009 Artist's Books
Offramp Gallery
 
Jan, 2009 DRAWN TO YOU
Project_210
 
Exhibited with these artists
Megann Zwierlein Bemiller has Exhibited with these artists:

Abel Alejandre Kristi Lippire
Brian Mallman Mei Xian Qui
Nicola Vruwink
Exhibited at these venues
Megann Zwierlein Bemiller has Exhibited at these venues:

Offramp Gallery Project_210
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