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Textile Wall Hangings
Mixed Media: repurposed fabrics, deconstructed garments, plastic net, paint, ink, thread, beads
Techniques include: machine and hand stitch, painting, block printing, thermo-fax, composting
Merill Comeau is a mixed media artist creating installations, murals and garments examining narratives of repair and regeneration. Comeau deconstructs, reconstructs, and alters clothing and linens to disrupt, reorder, and build stories exploring common human concerns. In addition to her landscape series, she is known for her work exploring women’s history and autobiographical narrative. Comeau has participated in over 70 exhibitions including at Fuller Craft Museum, the Danforth Art Museum, Southern New Hampshire University, and FiberArt International 2019. In addition to her solo studio practice, Comeau has extensive experience as a teaching artist. Comeau is on the faculty of the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts. Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, she has facilitated over 30 community art projects. Since 2012, she has been a teaching artist for the Department of Youth Services making art with youth at risk involved in the Massachusetts Court system and residing in secure treatment centers. Comeau is a member of the Art Cloth Network, Textile Study Group of New York, and Surface Design Association. Merill is a represented artist at Three Stones Gallery.
Merill Comeau creates interactive fabric installation at ICA Boston