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Megan Plunkett

Los Angeles, California

Artist Statement

My work engages legacies of “utilitarian photography” to question the functional value of representational images. I am interested in questions about what kind of visual authorities we listen to (or not). Above all, I am aware that the uncanny manifests in our everyday: moments that allow us to pause learned perceptions to confront the failures of iconicity and the pervasiveness of grief.

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Artist Biography

Megan Plunkett (*1985, Pasadena) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Leave It ar Sweetwater, Berlin (2022) Electric Avenue at Emalin, London (2021), Return to Sender at F Gallery, Houston (2020), and Act Naturally at The Gallery at El Centro, Los Angeles (2019). Her work has been included in group exhibitions such as The Shadows of Tall Necessities at the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn and at venues suh as Mostyn (Wales,), DREI (Cologne), Paul Soto (Los Angeles), Magenta Plains (New York), and others. Plunkett received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, in 2017 and a BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 2008. In 2020, she completed coursework in Crime Scene and Forensic Imaging at the University of California, Riverside.



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