McLean Fahnestock


McLean Fahnestock is a media artist working primarily in video. Her projects utilize pre-existing material, carefully selected footage or objects that carry the weight and specificity of their prior lives. Intermingling truths and fictions to stretch our ideas of greatness, singularity, and who and what make “history.”

Her work has been exhibited and screened in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces across the United States and Internationally in Ireland, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Austria and Japan. She has received an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, two Hoff Foundation Grants, Puffin Foundation Grant, and Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Her work was included in a DVD compilation of short videos by the LA Film Forum. She was a finalist for a 2012 Vimeo Video Award and was recently named Most Promising Video Artist at MADATAC 05 in Madrid, Spain.

McLean lives and works in Long Beach, CA.