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Megan Bent is a lens-based artist interested in the malleability of photography and the ways image-making can happen beyond using a traditional camera. This interest started to occur after the diagnosis of a progressive chronic illness. Drawn to image-making processes that reject perfection, accuracy, or any certainty in results, she is interested instead in processes that reflect and embrace her disabled experience; especially interdependence, impermanence, care, and slowness. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States at venues ranging from the Houston Center for Photography to festivals across France and Spain. She was a 2021/2022 Art + Disability Resident through Art Beyond Sight and has presented work at conferences domestically and abroad.
Biography

Megan Bent is a lens-based artist interested in the malleability of photography and the ways image-making can happen beyond using a traditional camera. This interest started to occur after the diagnosis of a progressive chronic illness. Drawn to image-making processes that reject perfection, accuracy, or any certainty in results, she is interested instead in processes that reflect and embrace her disabled experience; especially interdependence, impermanence, care, and slowness.

 

Her artwork has been exhibited nationally at The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; form & concept, Santa Fe, NM; The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA; The East Hawaiian Cultural Center/HMOCA, Hilo, Hawai’i; Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY; El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM; The Foster Gallery, Dedham MA; Soho Photo Gallery, Tribeca, NY; the Austin Central Library Main Gallery, Austin, TX; and internationally at F1963, Busan, South Korea; Alternative Space 298, Pohang, South Korea; Fotonostrum, Barcelona, Spain; and Festival Pil’Ours, St. Gilles Croix de Vie, France.

 

Megan Bent has been an artist in residence at Art Beyond Sight’s 2021/2022 Art + Disability Residency, the Nobles School in Dedham, MA, and at the Honolulu Museum of Art, HI. She has presented her work at The Common Field 2021 Convening, Atlas Obscura: The Secret Arts, 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. Her work has been featured in Lenscratch, Analog Forever Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Too Tired Project, Rfotofolio, and Float Photography Magazine.

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