My work focuses on the complexities of queer, female childhood, specifically objects and spaces found within the home. I use a variety of fiber materials, found objects, and family relics to create surreal installations that embody my personal experiences as well as universal trauma felt by both LGBTQIA+ individuals and women associated within a larger idea of domesticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Megan Roethler grew up in rural Iowa with little exposure to contemporary art, but strong familial tradition in textiles. She attended the University of Northern Iowa to explore practices in the arts of which she had little knowledge of. After graduating with her Bachelor in Fine Arts, Roethler’s practice has been drawn back to where she was first exposed to art making, fiber. Her work heavily focuses on hand-sewn objects and the long tradition and subsequent alienation of the practice from contemporary art and its effects on both woman and queer people.
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