b. 1996 Dayton, Ohio

2019: BA Fine Art and Arts Administration

            The University of Kentucky

            Lexington, Kentucky

2021: MFA Fine Art: Media

            The Slade School of Fine Art

            London, United Kingdom

The work explores memory, sentimentality, and intimacy by romanticising personal and systemic, cultural memory. In the work, there is a delicate line between the autobiographical and fictitious. Distance from our pasts blurs the lines of fact or fiction. When paired with time, distance often solidifies romantic notions. Triggers from inanimate objects point to intimate memories from past personal and inherited traumas and traditions. The work reveres intimacy and sentimentality. It diverges between anger and affection and the role this conversation plays in an awareness of identity.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 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 AND PUBLICATIONS

 

 2021

           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

All rights reserved to artist 2020.

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