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Megan Whitmarsh

Born 1972 in USA, lives and works in Los Angeles.

Working predominantly with textiles, Whitmarsh uses hand-stitched embroidery to fabricate replicas of personal and cultural ephemera, referencing contemporary and 70s and 80s pop culture.

Whitmarsh has had solo exhibitions at Mulherin & Pollard in New York, New Image Art in Los Angeles, Elaine Levy Project in Brussels, Michael Rosenthal Gallery in San Francisco, Krets Gallery in Malmo, and Kling & Bang Gallery in Reykjavik. Group exhibitions include venues such as Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Taubman Museum of Art, VA, Musée international des Arts Modestes in Sete, France, Zürich Museum of Design, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, Wolfsonian Museum, Riverside Art Museum, and Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, KS. Whitmarsh has won several fellowships, including a Lecture Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University in Bologna and a full scholarship from Yale Summer School of Art. She also participated in the Robert Wilson's Watermill Center residency in the US and the Kling & Bang residency in Reykjavik.


BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

MFA, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Solo Exhibitions

2024 The Garden, PRS Gallery, Los Angeles

2021 Dream Work, Over the Influence, Los Angeles

2017 Human Resources, Los Angeles, California

2016 Not New Just Changed - A New Time is No Matter, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Leah Abir

2014 Fabricated Revisions, Mulherin and Pollard, New York City, New York

2013, Krets Galleri, Malmo, Sweden

2012 Here Comes Purple, New Image Art, Los Angeles, California

2012 Revolution is a Circle, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York City, New York

2011 Tourists From the Future, Watermill Center, New York City, New York

2011, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium

2010 Radiant Artifacts, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, California

2009, New Image Art, Los Angeles, California

2009, Krets Galleri, Malmo, Sweden

2006, Mercado, Barcelona, Spain

2006 Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium

2005, Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2005, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

2005, Sixtyseven, New York City, New York

2000, Parlour Projects, New York City, New York

Group Exhibitions

2023 The Emotional Show, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Nevada, Las Vegas

2023 Big Time Senusality, Abigali Ogvili Gallery,, Los Angels, California, curated by: Alexandra Terrry

2021 Textile Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk

2019 New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, curated by: Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Collaborative work with Jade Gordon

2019 SEDONA, Villadu parc centre d'art contemporaine, Annemasse, France, curated by: Le Syndicat Magnifique

2019 Loitering is delightful, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2019 Raw Art, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Maya Bamberger

2018 Open Awake Alive, Tulsa Garden Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, curated by: Rena Detrixhe

2018 Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

2017 Tangled: Fiber Art Now!, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

2013, Musée international des Arts Modestes, Sete, France

2012, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2011, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho

2011, Watermill Center, New York City, New York

2011, Zürich Museum of Design, Zurich, Switzerland

2010, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York City, New York

2009, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, Florida

2009, KK Projects, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

2009, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

2008, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, Virginia

2008, Galerie Libraire, Hong Kong

2007, the Factory, Seoul, Korea

2006, Agenzia 04, Bologna, Italy

2006, Longwood Art Projects, New York City, New York

2006, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

2005, White Columns, New York City, New York

2005, Clementine Gallery, New York City, New York

2004, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, California

2004, Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York City, New York

Grants & Awards

Full scholarship, Yale Summer School of Art

Residencies & Fellowships

Robert Wilson's Watermill Center residency,

Lecture Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Kling & Bang residency, Rejkavik, Iceland

Full fellowship | M.F.A. program, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana


Hammer Museum Collection

Private collections