Megan Stroech is based in Chicago and is currently a teaching artist at Spudnik Press. Stroech constructs unfamiliar arrangements of low-grade, readily available materials, subverting conventional understanding of their utility in order to spur new conversation between them. Using paint, faux fur and found collage materials, she is interested in investigating the common impulse of anthropomorphizing non-representational objects and shapes. She recently returned from Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO where she was a Fall 2012 resident in painting and was featured in the Midwest Issue of New American Paintings (#101). Stroech earned her MFA in Printmaking from Illinois State University in 2012, and her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.