Colleen Merrill

Colleen Merrill


School of Art and Visual Studies

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Colleen Merrill's work examines notions of motherhood, relationships, and sexuality through the reconfiguration of domestic textiles. Merrill obtained her MFA from the University of Kentucky and BFA from the University of Cincinnati. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at Institute 193 in Lexington, Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, Arc Gallery in San Francisco, The Pittsburg Center for the Arts and at the International Textile Biennial in Haact, Belgium. InJanuary 2019, Merrill was awarded the Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Federation for Women. She has received fellowships for attending artist residencies such as the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in New York and the Pentaculum Textiles Residency at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Tennessee. Her work has been published most recently in the Australian book, “The Craft Companion” by Ramona Barry and in “Textiel Plus Magazine” printed in The Netherlands. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she is also an Assistant Professor of Art at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Created 07/13/2021
Last Updated 02/07/2022