Palmarin Merges

Palmarin Merges (Sherwood, OR) received her BA from Point Loma Nazarene College, Point Loma, CA and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA; Gallery 6 pdx, Portland, OR; and Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Her most recent body of work Falling Flowers are a visual and spatial record of history, rather than being chronologically based. The material of the fabric, paper and thread are metaphors for mental and emotional connections near and far.