Fiber Arts and Weaving Head, Assistant Professor

mertenrj@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: http://robertmertensartist.com/home.html

EDUCATION
M.F.A. T
he University of Oregon, Fiber Art. Eugene, OR.
B.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sound Art. Chicago, IL.
Certificate NE Wisconsin Technical College, Audio Engineering. Green Bay, WI.
Apulaya Center for Andean Culture, Backstrap Weaving. Calca, Peru.
Burren College of Art, Studio Art. Newton Castle, Ireland.

ABOUT
R. John Mertens is an artist and recording engineer. His interests combine Post-Modernism, Post-Minimalism, Post-structuralism and the Post-Apocalypse.

His work is characterized as sound, fiber, performance installations; which function to question forms of pedagogy, interaction, folklore, historicity, and contemporary craft.  

He has shown nationally and internationally with recent solo and group exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland OR, the Dennos Museum Center, Muskegon Art Museum, Ann Arbor Art Center, MOCA in Virginia Beach and Scythia Arts Center in Kherson, Ukraine.

So To Speak Journal, Artist Feature Article


Slideshow of R. Mertens' work


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