Megan Whitmarsh

b. 1972 Cambridge, MA


Los Angeles-based artist Megan Whitmarsh, born in 1972, works predominantly in textiles, using hand embroidery and fabric to create wall pieces and sculptural works which make reference to both contemporary and past cultural history. She has a concurrent collaborative practice with Jade Gordon creating videos, performances, installation and events which engage the community. Whitmarsh shows internationally in museums and galleries.  


M.F.A., University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.

B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, Connecticut.

Award, Grants & Residencies:

Project Grant, Pastelegram and the City of Austin Cultural Affairs Office, 2016

Project Grant, Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Foundation 2016

Robert Wilson's Watermill Center residency 2011

Lecture Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna 2006

Kling & Bang residency, Rejkavik, Iceland 2006

Full fellowship, M.F.A. program, University of New Orleans 1994-97

Full scholarship, Yale Summer School of Art 1992

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA 2017

RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2016

Mulherin and Pollard, NY, NY 2014

New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2009 & 2012

Jack Hanley Gallery, NY, NY, 2012

Watermill Center, NY, NY, 2011

Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium. 2006 & 2011

Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010

Krets Galleri, Malmo, Sweden, 2009 and 2013

Mercado, Barcelona, Spain, 2006

Kling & Bang Gallery,Reykjavik, Iceland, 2005

Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada, 2005

Sixtyseven, NY, NY, 2005

Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY, 2000

Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1997

The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO 1996

The Left Bank, Kansas City, MO 1995

The Post Office, Kansas City, MO 1994

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Over the Influence, Los Angeles, CA 2018

Made in LA 2018, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2018

Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA 2017-18

Mulherin New York, NY, NY

Mass Gallery, Austin, Texas, 2016

Slow Culture, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Lamp Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

Musée international des Arts Modestes, Sete, France, 2013

Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL, 2012

MU, Eindhoven, NL, 2012

Watermill Center, NY, NY, 2011

Zürich Museum of Design, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011

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

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY, 2010

Narwhal Projects, Toronto, Canada 2010

Wolfsonian Museum, Art Basel Miami, 2009

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA, 2009

IVAM, Valencia, Spain, 2009

KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009

Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA, 2008

Galerie Libraire, Hong Kong, 2007

the Factory, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, 2006

Agenzia 04, Bologna, Italy, 2006

Longwood Art Projects, NY, NY, 2006

White Columns, NY, NY, 2005

Clementine Gallery, NY, NY, 2005

haNNa, Tokyo, Japan

High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA, 2004

Gavin Brown Enterprises, NY, NY, 2004

The General Store, Milwaukee, 2003