Merill Comeau




Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:
Upcoming: Some Semblance Of, with Jenny Carpenter, ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA 2017
The PLACE Between, with Janet Kawada, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2015

North Hill Art Gallery, Needham, MA, 2015
World of Threads Festival, Canada, Oakville, Ontario, Canada 2014
Fragments of Eden, Danforth Art Museum and School, Framingham, MA, 2013-2014
Remains of the Day, McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, 2013
Tree Pieces, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, MA, 2011
Merill Comeau, The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA, 2011
Fragments of Eden, ArtSpace Gallery, ArtSpace, Maynard, MA, 2010
Merill Comeau: Fiber Collage, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 2010
Bloom, Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA, 2009

Selected Invitational Exhibitions
Upcoming: STITCH, New Arts Center, Newton, MA, 2018
The Fragile Season, Motherbrook Arts and Community Center, Dedham, MA 2016
Full Circle, Three Stones Gallery, West Concord, MA, 2015
Unraveled: Contemporary New England Fiber Art, Museums of Old York, ME, 2014
The Sum is Larger Than It’s Parts, Wedeman Art Gallery, Yamawaki Cultural Center, Lasell College, Newton, MA, 2014
Inaugural Exhibition, Three Stones Gallery, Concord, MA 2014
Flirt, Mother Brook Arts Center, Dedham, MA, February 2014
A Room of Our Own, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 2013
The Knit Art House in Crochetville, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA Spring 2013
Fashion and Fiber Art, Dana Hall Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, 2013
Retrospective: 13 Years of the Owen S. Shuman Gallery, Groton, MA 2012/3
Cell Signaling Technology, Danvers, MA, 2012
Tales From a Test Tube, The Warner Babcock Institute & Beyond Benign, Wilmington, MA, Spring 2012
NK Gallery, Transition Gallery, Boston, MA 2012
Stitched: Nature Constructed, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, Fall 2011
Rumble at the Media Mash-up, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Fall 2011
Artists of Wild Apples: A Journal of Art, Nature and Inquiry, final launch exhibition, Harvard, MA, Fall 2011
Fabrications, ALL Gallery, Lowell, MA 2009 and 2010
Art Gone Green, BHCC Art Gallery, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 2009
Mixed Media/Fiber, Curator: Jeanne Williamson, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA 2009
A Fixed Point: New Art from the Old North Bridge, Curator: Ilana Manolson, Concord Art Assoc., MA 2008, travelled to Carney Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Regis College, Weston, MA 2008
Botanical Inspirations, Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA 2008

Teaching Artist/Lectures:
Artist in Residence, Art as Social Justice, Community Art Project Team, Department of Youth Services, Central Region, Worcester, MA 2016*
Artist in Residence, Subversive Wall Paper, Bright Futures Treatment Residence, Lowell, MA, 2016*
Visiting Artist, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2015
Teaching Artist in Residence, Visual Thinking Strategies Pilot Program, Department of Youth Services, Winsor School, Clinton, MA, Summer 2015*
Teaching Artist in Residence, DYS, Spectrum Health Systems, REACH, Juvenile Treatment Facility, North Grafton, MA, 2015*
Visiting Artist, Pine Manor College, Brookline, MA, 2014
Artist in Residence, North Hill, PurposeFULL Living, Needham, MA, 2014
Guest Lecturer: Contemporary Fiber Art: An Artist’s Perspective, Museums of Old York, York, ME, 2014
Teaching Artist in Residence, DYS Westborough Reception and DYS Fay A. Rotenberg School, Secure Juvenile Treatment Facilities, Westborough, MA, 2014*
Teaching Artist in Residence, DYS Spectrum Health Systems, R.E.A.C.H., North Grafton, MA, 2013/2014*
Exhibiting Artist Talks and Workshops Danforth Art Museum/School, Framingham, MA: Contemporary Fiber Art: An Artist’s Perspective, Artist in Residence Teen Docent Training Program, instructor painting/printmaking and family self-portraits workshops, 2013-14
Artist in Residence, Remains of the Day, McIninch Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013
Teaching Artist in Residence, DYS Fay A. Rotenberg School, Secure Juvenile Treatment Facility, Westborough, MA, 2013*
Visiting Artist, Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA, 2013
Instructor, Coaching Groups: How They Help, Danforth Art Museum/School, Framingham, MA, 2013
Artist Talk, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, 2012
Teaching Artist in Residence, DYS Fay A. Rotenberg School, Secure Juvenile Treatment Facility, Westborough, MA, 2012
Visiting Artist, Printmaking, Stonehill College, MA, 2011
Exhibiting Artists Panel Discussion Stitched: Nature Constructed, Stonehill College, MA, 2011
Artist Talk, Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton Library, CT, 2011
Artist Talk, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 2011
Artist Demonstration, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 2010
Teaching Artist, NFI Massachusetts, Respite Program, After School Program, Lawrence, MA, 2010
Facilitator/Instructor, Making Art from Life, Wright Center for Spiritual Renewal, Concord, MA, 2009-2010
Artist Talk: Regis College, Fixed Point Exhibition, Weston, MA 2008
Guest Lecturer, Endicott College Expressive Therapies Program, Beverly, MA, 2008
Artist Talk, Botanical Inspirations, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA 2008
Guest speaker, Legislative Breakfast, State House, Boston MA, Therapeutic Community Project, 2008
Guest speaker, Northeast Family Institute, Danvers, MA, Board Meeting, Therapeutic Community Project, 2008
Teaching Artist, Spectrum Gay Straight Alliance, Concord Carlisle High School, Concord, MA “Tiger for Human Rights” wall hanging, 2008, funded by Massachusetts Cultural Council, Local Cultural Council grant and CCHS Parent Association grant, Concord, MA
Instructor, Groton Library Patrons: Self Portraits in Fabric, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Local Cultural Council grant: Groton, MA, 2007
Visiting Teaching Artist, North Crossing, teen therapeutic residence, Newton, MA, 2006. Community wall hanging exhibited@ Simmons School of Social Work, Simmons College, Boston, MA; Corporate Offices Northeast Family Institute, Danvers, MA; Massachusetts State House, Mental Health Funding Breakfast, Boston, MA; Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. Awards: Community Spirit Award, Northeast Family Institute. Currently on view @ North Crossing residence, Newton MA.
Visiting Teaching Artist, Community Interventions Program, teen therapeutic residence, Arlington, MA, 2006. Community wall hanging exhibited at Arlington Center for the Arts, currently on view at CIP.

* Funded by Massachusetts Cultural Council STARS Residency grant program, the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Program, the Commonwealth Corporation, and the Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, MA.

Professional Experience:
Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, ME, 2016
Artist in Residence, Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm National Park, CT, 2016
Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, ME, 2016
Artist in Residence, Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm National Park, CT, 2016 Founding member: Artists Coaching Group, 2008-2015
Juror, Franklin Art Association Members Exhibition, Franklin, MA, 2014
Guest Critic, Artist Review and Critique Session, Concord Art Association, 2014
Guest Critic, Framingham High School Art Department, Framingham, MA, 2014
Facilitator, Artists’ Critique Group, Concord Art Association, MA 2013
Facilitator, Board of Trustees Working Session, Concord Art Association, MA 2013
Artist Curator, A Room of Our Own, Concord Art Association, 2013, Panel Moderator: Coaching Groups for Artists
Fellow, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Science, Creative Residency Program, 2012
Co-Artist Curator, Food as Metaphor, Concord Art Association, MA 2012
Artist Residency, Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm National Park, Wilton CT, Fall 2011
Juror, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Interweave Press, Mixed Media Artist Competition, Stow, MA, 2010
Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 2009
Juror’s Award (Lucy Lacoste), Concord Art Association Members Juried II, Concord, MA 2007
Art Committee, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, 2009-2014, juror of members’ exhibitions and Concord Carlisle High School Scholarship Awards
Panel Moderator, Artists Talk about Fixed Point, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, 2007
The Faith Quilts Projects 2004-2007: Kerem Shalom Intergenerational Dialogue wall hanging; First Parish in Concord “Go Out Into the World” Social Action Committee wall hanging; Keystone Montessori School Immigrant Hindu Mothers Community wall hanging. Exhibited @ “Faith, Arts and Community”, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; Cloud Foundation, Boston, MA; Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; “Faith, Arts and Community” Peabody and Essex Museum, Salem, MA.

Videos (YouTube):
Merill Comeau: Tomorrow’s Garden of Eden
Merill Comeau: Art in Action
A Room of Our Own, panel discussion
Artist Talk, Quinobequin Quilter, Needham, MA, Wellesley Pubic Media


Jacquelyn Jarnagin, Making Sense of the World, Beacon-Villager, November 3, 2016, pages 5,8.
E. Ashley Rooney, Exploring Fiber Art, Schiffer Publishing, publishing date 2017/18
Anne Lee & Ashley Rooney, Fiber Art Now, Threads of Social Justice: Conversations with Merill Comeau, Chiachio & Giannone, & Glenda Richardson, Spring 2016, pg 42-44
10 Years of the Artists’ Toolbox, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, 2016
L’artiste du Vendredi
, L’Atelier d Emma, December 2014
Experimenting with Fiber: UnRaveled, Maine Today, 2014
Visual Arts at Pine Manor, Pine Manor College Bulletin, Fall 2014, page 13
The Fabric of Life, Caroline Cunningham, New England Home, May-June 2014, pages 40-44
Meredith Cutler, ArtScope, Renewal: Motherbrook Arts Flirts with a New Direction, March/April 2014, page 10
La tela escrita
Ellen Katz, Textile Adventures
MetroWest Daily News, Chris Bergeron, At Danforth, 2 Artists Defy Conventions, January 19, 2014
The Hippo, Kelly Sennot How Yesterday’s Castoffs Become Tomorrow’s Treasures, 2014
World of Threads, Weekly Fibre Artists Interviews, 2013
Martha Wakefield, Blogspot
Maynard Visual Art Windows, May 2013
Weekly Wrap Up, Flux Boston,, April 22-May 2nd 2013
Concord Journal
All Things Sassy, Eric Sasson
UUWorld, Fall 2012, page 16, My Heart Bleeds for You III illustration
Merill Comeau: Making Sense of the Complex, Fiber Art Now, Leanne Jewett, Summer 2012
Weekly Recycle Art Links, July 20, 2012
Metrowest Daily News, June 3, 2012
Textile Art Center, NY, Reusing, Recycling Textiles, May 2012
Artscope blog, April 2012
Step Program, November 2011
Writing Without Paper, blogspot, December 11, 2012
Works of a Healing Nature, FiberArts, Sara Hansen, Summer 2011, page 21
Jodi Colella, blogspot
Natick Patch, January 11, 2011
The Garden Club of the Back Bay, February 22, 2011
Linda Branch Dunn blogspot,, March 12, 2012
Nano Interview with Merill Comeau, ArtSake Blog, Massachusetts Cultural Council, March 11, 2011
100 Artists of New England, Schiffer Publishing, Ashley Rooney, ISBN 9780764336652, February 2011
Capsule Preview, ArtScope Magazine, Brian Goslow, November/December 2010, pages 50-51
Cycles and Seasons in Art Show,, Margaret Smith, Thursday, October 21, 2010
Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it” Confucius, NorthWest Life, Magazine, April 2010, page 46
Fiber Collages,, Margaret Smith, Thursday, January 21, 2010, page 39
Linda Branch Dunn, Blogspot
Grey Cat Studio blog
Wild Apples: a journal of nature, art and inquiry, Fall/Winter 2010, Issue Four: Thread, Fiber, Cloth, illustrations: inside cover, pg 32, pg 33
Finch, Jessica, Home is Where the Art Is, Catalogue of Artwork for the Family House at 241 Kent Street, Children’s Hospital, Boston, 2009, pages 22-23
1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, Quarry Press, Quayside Publishing Group, Garth Johnson, 2009, page 49
Merill Comeau – Bloom, Deborah Santoro, August 17, 2009
Jeanne Williamson, March 7, 2008
Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Steven T. Zevitas, Volume 3, 2008, page 42-43
Mixed Media Artist Jennifer Perelie, September 26, 2008
From A Fixed Point: New Art from the Old North Bridge, Exhibition Catalogue, Regis College, Fine Arts Center, Weston, MA, Rosemary Noon, 2008, page 3-4

A Room of Our Own: eleven artists, one self-coaching group, Exhibition catalogue, Concord Art Association, 2013
Fiber and Stitch Collage: A Study of Nature, Quilting Arts Magazine, Interweave Press, Issue 38, April/May 2009, pages 42-47

Public Collections:
Stamford Hospital, CT
Marlborough Hospital Cancer Pavilion, CT
First Parish in Concord, Interim Minister Parting Gift
80 Thoreau, Farm to Table Restaurant, Concord, MA 2011
Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA, 2010
Children’s Hospital Boston, MA, 2009
Children’s Hospital Boston, Kent Street Residence, Brookline, MA, 2009
First Parish in Concord, MA, 2008

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