Merrilee Emmanuella Schoen

Merrilee Schoen is a multimedia artist with a socially engaged practice residing in the central highlands of Maine.

In her studio, you’ll find:

her grandfathers typewriter

rusty metal, bark, feathers, broken glass

mica sheets, bones, furniture from the dump,

an audio recorder, poetry, and place-based

narratives scrawled on many pieces of paper.

 

Merrilee firmly believes that everyone has a story worth sharing, every land formation a narrative, and knows the worth of being available to both. Merrilee’s creative practice revolves around remembering beauty within the mundane, reflecting people and place and telling stories of repair to that which is so easily discarded. Re-use and barter are a few of her favorite things.