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Art Tech Meetup #7

  • Atmstl 4240 Duncan Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

Art Tech Meetup #7. 

Presenting, demoing, sharing (bios below):
Meghan Grubb
Drew Nikonowicz
> Jonathan Hanahan

Enjoy up to three free beers or wine thanks to Venture Café St. Louis. 

4240 Duncan Ave 63110 in the Cortex district.
Free parking is available on the street or lots off Duncan Ave. or Sarah St.
After you sign into Venture Café, grab a drink, and make your way to the James Crutchfield room (there are maps that will show you the way).
txt 314.484.8042 if you get lost.


Meghan makes works of sculpture and installation that explore the non-rational and intuitive responses of wonder and anxiety. 
Investigating what is at stake when we engage with the fringe of our conscious experience, Grubb focuses on the ways that we respond – both physically and emotionally – to precarious situations. She observes and questions the potential realities that arise from experience within confounding environments, and how memory, the subconscious, and direct perception mix to produce sensory response. Meghan has exhibited internationally at Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH), the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Heaven Gallery (Chicago), and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI) among others, and has received numerous awards and grants. She is a founding member of Monaco and received her M.F.A. Art + Design from the University of Michigan in 2012, and her B.A. History + Studio Art from Wellesley College in 2005.

Drew Nikonowicz earned a BFA degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2016. His work employs analog photographic processes as well as computer simulations to deal with exploration and experience in contemporary culture. He is also the owner of Localhost Gallery, a virtual art gallery accessed through Minecraft, and of Standard Cameras, an up and coming company that will sell inexpensive large format cameras. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Lenscratch Student Prize. Nikonowicz recently completed a one-year residency at Fabrica Research Centre in Italy, and now lives and works in the United States in Saint Louis, Missouri. 

Jonathan Hanahan is an artist and designer whose practice explores the cultural and social ramifications of experiences which transcend physical and digital occupations and the role technology plays in shaping, mediating, and disrupting our everyday realities. He develops Thick Interfaces—tools, devices, softwares, artifacts, websites, videos, etc. which agitate the digital facade and reveal the physical reality and complexity which exist underneath the thin veneer of our digital devices. Hanahan received his BARCH from Virginia Tech and his MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to his studio practice, Hanahan is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. 

img = Drew Nikonowicz's Localhost Gallery // Gracelee Lawrence, Cassie McQuarter