McLean Fahnestock

McLean Fahnestock is a media artist who works across systems of communication, from video and photos to sound and sculpture. She is inspired by the way museums, libraries, and other institutions of knowledge present information, and she contrasts their roles with heuristic, experiential ways of acquiring awareness. Fahnestock seeks footage, images, and items that expand our understanding of place, real and unreal, and questions how we process that information.

Fahnestock received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited and screened across the United States at institutions such as the Aurora Picture Show and Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; Black Mountain College {Re}Happening, Black Mountain, North Carolina; and internationally at the Technisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria; the British Library, London; and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Fahnestock is an associate professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.