Megan Stroech/ Megan Stroech

United States 1986

Collage

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Megan Stroech
Megan Stroech
Female
United States
1986

Megan Stroech is an American artist who explores color and collage in her abstract, mixed media works. In her practice, she uses a wide range of easily-accessible materials like vinyl, fleece, latex, cardboard, paper and various printmaking techniques to challenge common understanding of their utility and erase associations relating to their traditional function. Her two-dimensional and the three-dimensional collages constructions investigate the relationship between object and space, color and form.

Collages by Megan Stroech

Megan Stroech - Clam Up, 2014 (Left) / Hold It, 2015 (Right)
Megan Stroech – Clam Up, 2014 (Left) / Hold It, 2015 (Right)

Born in 1986, in Corpus Christi, a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas, she earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Additionally she obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Exceptional Merit in the Arts from Illinois State University at Normal, IL in 2012.

Stroech has participated in individual and collective exhibitions at galleries throughout the United States and beyond including Rockelmann& Gallery, Berlin; Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL; Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL; KALA Gallery, Astoria, OR; Ohio Gold Gallery, Dayton, OH; Transpace Gallery, Normal, IL; and Swell Gallery, West Dundee, IL, to name a few.

Collages by Megan Stroech

Chicago based Megan Stroech - Ins and Outs, 2015 (Left) / Leeeean Back, 2015 (Right)
Megan Stroech – Ins and Outs, 2015 (Left) / Leeeean Back, 2015 (Right)

Stroech is represented by Rockelmann & located in Germany’s capital. In November 2014 her works were included in duo show titled Complex Relationships in the Berlin gallery. Featuring artworks by Stroech and a German artist Jens Heller the exhibition was on view through January 17, 2015.

Mixed Company

Megan Stroech - work by Chicago based artist, project - residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 2012, installation view
Megan Stroech – Mixed Company, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO, 2012, installation view

Megan Stroech lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

All images courtesy © Megan Stroech

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015PULSE Contemporary Art FairMiami BeachGroup
2015Modi OperandiChicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, ILGroup
2015FernweyFernwey Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2015Megan Stroech, Cody Arnall, Edward KelleyDEMO, Springfield, ILGroup
2014We Tried That One TimeThe SUB-MISSION at Mission Projects, Chicago, ILSolo
2014Social NicetiesJan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, ILSolo
2014Complex RelationshipsROCKELMANN&, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014EDITIONv2Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, ILGroup
2014Quasi-ChoreographiesChicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, ILGroup
2013Loose ConnectionsPlaines Project, Chicago, ILSolo
2013Limit(less)Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MISolo
2013Sticking Together: New Concepts in CollageKALA Gallery, Astoria, ORGroup
2013ManipulationsSide Street Studios, Elgin, ILGroup
2013Blurring the LinesSwell Gallery, West Dundee, ILGroup
2012Mixed CompanyAnderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, COSolo
2012Outlined Objectives1&6 Gallery, Normal, ILSolo
2012Next of KinIllinois State University Gallery, Normal, ILSolo
2012Int’l Print ExhibitionOhio Gold Gallery, Dayton, OHGroup
2012A Funky Space ReincarnationJan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, ILGroup
2012Bloomington Area Artist ShowcaseMonroe Street Space, Bloomington, ILGroup
20122012 Student AnnualIllinois State University Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
20125”x7”AMOA/Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TXGroup
2012Quality Over Quantity: Rethinking the MultipleTranspace Gallery, Normal ILGroup
2012Midwest Arts InvitationalSoutheast Iowa Regional Planning Commission, West Burlington, IowaGroup
2011Pressing On: Recent Work by Megan StroechIndigo Artist Coop, Champaign, ILSolo
2011Sound as ImageGallery 204, Bloomington, ILGroup
2011Push and Pull: Abstraction and ViewingSubspace Gallery, Bloomington, ILGroup
20112011 Student AnnualIllinois State University Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
2011Emerging Artists ShowMcLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, ILGroup
2011MFA BiennialIllinois State University Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
2011Paper in ParticularColumbia College, Columbia, MOGroup
2011The StudioSRFA - Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts, New York, NYGroup
2010In Tiny BeaconsTranspace Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
2010All New and ExcitingMcLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, ILGroup
2010Penang International Print Exchange 2010University of Malaysia, Penang, MalaysiaGroup
20102010 Student AnnualIllinois State University Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
2010Texas CrudeCo-Lab Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
20105”x7”Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TXGroup
2009Illinois State University MFA Student ShowTranspace Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
2009Illinois State University MFA Student ShowTranspace Gallery, Normal, ILGroup
2008ProspectUT Austin Creative Research Lab, Austin, TXGroup
2008University of Texas Alumni ShowFAB Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
2008ProspectUT Austin Creative Research Lab, Austin, TXGroup
2008University of Texas Alumni ShowFAB Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
20082008 Senior Art ExhibitionCreative Research Lab, Austin, TXGroup
2008The Big TimeOkay Mountain, Austin, TXGroup
2008ResintegrateCo-Lab Projects, Austin, TXGroup