R. Mertens is an Oregon based artist and recording engineer. His interests combine Post-Modernism, Post-Minimalism and the Post-Apocalypse. He received an MFA in Fibers from the University of Oregon in 2012 and a BFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. He owns and operates "The Weaving Room," a textile and audio recording studio in Eugene, OR, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon in Fibers.
Recent group exhibitions include: the BAM High Fiber Diet 2012 Biennial in Bellevue, WA and the exhibit "Self Calibration" at Disjecta Gallery in Portland, OR. In 2011, Mertens collaborated with the Jordan Schnitzer Musuem of Art on a site-specific installations related to social-practice and sustainable art practices. Mertens also has completed artist residencies with "The Eugene Contemporary Arts Public Process" in 2013, "The 543 Artist Residency" in Eugene in 2010, ArtWorks, an art therapy organization in Chicago in 2009, and the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, WI in 2008.
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