R. Mertens is an artist and recording engineer. His interests combine Post-Modernism, Post-Minimalism, Post-structuralism and the Post-Apocalypse. He received an MFA 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.
He will be a featured artist at Camp CARPA in October 2013 near Joshua Tree, CA.
Recent solo exhibitions at the Eugene contemorary Art Gallery and the Woodpeckers Muse Gallery in 2013. 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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