Contemporary Self-Portraiture in Print
In celebration of the art of the memoir this course investigates identity and selfhood through the versatile art of printmaking. Utilizing a range of techniques such as monoprinting, stenciling, relief and xerox transfers we will examine how ‘the multiple’ can reflect and illuminate our sense of self. This class is open and ideal for both artists with limited printmaking experience and advanced printmakers. Through daily demonstrations, slide talks, and one-on-one and group discussions students develop an independent project that updates self-portraiture through a uniquely personal and materially contemporary medium.
PAULA WILSON received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005 and has since been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the US and Europe, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Bellwether Gallery, The Bemis Center, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Johan Berggren Gallery in Sweden, and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Wilson is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Joan Mitchell Artist Grant, Art Production Fund’s P3Studio Artist-in-Residency at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and the Bob and Happy Doran Fellowship at Yale University. She lives and works in Carrizozo, New Mexico.