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Megan Bent

USA

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Image 1: Megan (Self-Portrait), 2018 Chlorophyll print on copper leaf ID: A self-portrait chlorophyll print on copperleaf. The print is a close up of my face and I am looking off to one side. The leaf is a vibrant green with red veins and white sawtooth edges. 2\. C-Spine Lordosis, 2018 Chlorophyll print on coprosma leaf ID: Chlorophyll print of a straightened C-spine X-Ray on a green coprosma leaf. 3\. Marginal Erosions, 2019 Chlorophyll print on betel leaf ID: A chlorophyll print of a hand x-ray on dark green betel leaf

Image 2: C-Spine Lordosis, 2018 Chlorophyll print on coprosma leaf ID: Chlorophyll print of a straightened C-spine X-Ray on a green coprosma leaf.

Image 3: Marginal Erosions, 2019 Chlorophyll print on betel leaf ID: A chlorophyll print of a hand x-ray on dark green betel leaf

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Megan Bent is a New England based artist and teaching artist. She received her MFA and Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2012. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY, in 2004. Through alternative process photography, she explores disability culture and identity.   Her artwork has been exhibited widely across the United States and she has been an artist in residence at the Nobles School in Dedham, MA and the Honolulu Museum of Art, HI.  She has presented her work at The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu, HI, at "Other Bodies: (Self) Representation, Disability and the Media" at the University of Westminster in London, U.K., and at "Critical Junctures" at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Areas of Interest:

  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Photography / Film
  • Dance / Movement Arts
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Installation / Sculpture

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member

Expertise:

  • Research
  • Facilitation

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Feminist