Meg Klosterman (b.1996; USA) (b.1996; USA) is a visual artist and writer based in London. Her work stems from a romantic yearning  to find stability and refuge from past traumas in the hold of people and places. She holds a dual BA in Art Studio and Arts Administration from The University of Kentucky and is a current MFA student at The Slade School of Fine Art.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Trauma is often only thought of as a specific incident or event that results in an immediate physical injury or colossal psychological pain. However, trauma is also as simple as how we are affected by our everyday experiences. The work explores how trauma leaves a lasting impact on impressions of environments and interpersonal relationships. 

 

The work stems from a romantic yearning  to find stability and refuge from past traumas in the hold of people and places. Triggers from inanimate objects point to intimate memories from past personal and inherited traumas and traditions. 

 

In the work, there is a willingness to share, an openness, and a confessional voice. I am anchored in love, fragility, and tenderness. My love for people and places often feels uncontrollable. With all of the love I can take from the world, the world can take just as much back. This has left me in a perpetual state of fear and gratitude.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 2021

          Minutes Exchange: ‘Box 3’ (Online Showcase)

          (March; London, UK)

2020

          Photo Fringe: ‘Searching for Greener Grass’ (Online Showcase)

          (October; Brighton and Hove, UK)

 

          Online Auction: Lexington for Lebanon 

          (September; Lexington, KY, USA (Online))

 

          Wolfson College at the University of Oxford: ‘Words to be Looked At’

          (March; Oxford, UK)

          (The exhibition has been postponed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.)

 

 2019

          Visiting Artist: High on Art and Coffee 

          (August; Lexington, KY, USA)

 

          Bolivar Gallery: ‘Hungry’ 

          (May; Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

 

 2017

          Visual Art Exchange Raleigh: ‘Under Pressure’

          (June; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

 

          Bolivar Gallery: ‘Foundation Exhibition’

          (May; Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

 

 2020

          Awarded University College London Earth Sciences Graduate Residency 

          (March; Naples, Italy)

          (Due to COVID-19, I was unable to complete the residency. I hope to work with the department in the future.)

 

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

 

 2021

           Art Hole: February Edition

           (February; London, UK)

           Savage Journal: Issue 12 'Origins': 'Our Voices: Home' (p49)

           (January; London, UK)

 

2020

          The Slade School of Fine Art: ‘Creative in Isolation: Throwing Mamaw’s Handkerchiefs’ 

          (September; London, UK)

 

Work is in private collections in the US and the UK.

+44 73 42 87 31 77

London, United Kingdom

meganklosterman2@gmail.com

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