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Marguerite Perret, Catron Visiting Professor of Art, Washburn UniversityMarguerite Perret is the 2003/05 Catron Visiting Professor in the Washburn University Department of Art where she teaches interdisciplinary-based art courses and conducts outreach programming through the Mulvane Art Museum.

A mixed media installation artist, Perret explores a variety of themes with a special focus on science and medicine. Much of her work is fused with an interest in collecting and visualizing nature. Perret is currently working on a project that explores cultural perceptions of nature and
juxtaposes the tall grass prairie ecology of the central Midwest with the artificially constructed garden environment of the shopping mall to emphasize the impact of suburban sprawl on native species.

Perret received her Masters of Arts in studio arts and art history at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and her Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Prior to coming to Washburn, she taught at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked for not-for-profit arts organizations and galleries in Chicago.

Her recent solo projects include a mixed media installation at the Mulvane Art Museum,  "Reveal/Conceal" at the Kansas City Artist's Coalition, Kansas City Missouri, "Systematic" at Loyola University's Crown Center Gallery in Chicago and "Traces" at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids MI.

Email: marguerite.perret@washburn.edu
Web page: www.washburn.edu/cas/art/catron.html#perret

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