Posts in Artists In the Studio

Sid-the-Kid: Sidney Mullis in the Studio

Jun 14, 2019

Using discarded objects, brightly colored fabrics, and papier-mâché, Sidney Mullis builds sculptures that camouflage and re-contextualize the very objects they are created from, revealing underlying themes of mortality, gender, and the loss of childhood. “In school, I had inclinations toward particular materials, such as spandex, panty hose, used makeup wipes, movement, performance, and more to… View Article

Clarissa Sligh: Living A Life, the Personal and the Political

Jun 06, 2019

Left to right, Self Portrait with cranes from Hope Project, and the artist at WSW in 1988 Clarissa doesn’t think of herself as an activist or crusader, as I have come to see her, she thinks of herself a storyteller. “In my work, I’m trying to have a voice that’s absent from the conversation –… View Article

#First Friday: June Exhibitions We Love!

Jun 06, 2019

New York Lorrie Fredette (Studio Workspace ’10) will be in a group exhibition, Summation & Absence, at BioBat Art Space from May 17 – August 16, 2019. There will be a closing reception on Friday, August 16 from 7 – 9 p.m. Tana Kellner ( WSW’s Founding Artistic Director) has prints in RISING TOGETHER: an… View Article

#First Friday: May Exhibitions We Love!

May 02, 2019

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows near and far that make up our monthly must-see list. New York Emily Noelle Lambert (Studio Intern ’94) is showing Phosphorescent Plot, a solo exhibition at One River School Woodbury, going on now through May 15. Lambert also just finished a commissioned mural through the… View Article

Art in service of activism – Stephanie Weiner in the Studio

Apr 19, 2019

For Stephanie Weiner, art and activism intricately shape both her view of the world and her contribution within it. Since 2005, she has created politically relevant posters, clothing, and gifts sold through her online shop Revolutionary Lemonade Stand. Looking back at every stage in her life, she can clearly trace her introduction to and ongoing… View Article

New Faces at WSW: Spring 2019

Apr 12, 2019

This spring we welcome four new interns to the WSW studios: Carlie Waganer, Courtney Parbs, Perri Murray and Savannah Bustillo (who joins us later in April). Carlie will be working directly with WSW staff as the non-profit management intern while Courtney, Perri and Savannah will be studio interns working on projects with resident artists,while supporting… View Article

Hands-on art: this is Me, this is Us

Apr 05, 2019

This spring, 4th and 8th graders from the Kingston School District joined working artists at WSW’s studios for the Art-in-Education program. From January to March, the etching, silkscreen and papermaking studios were buzzing with activity as small groups of students took part in guided sessions developing projects. The Art-in-Education program, established in 1985, is designed… View Article

#FirstFriday: April Exhibitions We Love

Apr 04, 2019

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows near and far that make up our monthly must-see list. New York AfterImage Journal selected Kathy Hettinga’s (Artist’s Book Residency Grant, ’14) artist’s book 4 3 2 CRY, was selected as the Featured Portfolio Artist in Vol. 45, no. 6. New Jersey Nancy Diessner (Studio Workspace Residency, ’97;… View Article

One Hundred and Seventy-Six Days

Apr 02, 2019

In the first week of October three new interns arrived at Women’s Studio Workshop: Hannah Berman, Julia Schrecengost, and Darcy Palys. Hannah and Julia joined Ashleigh Pillay (who arrived three months prior) as Studio Interns while I joined the office staff as the Nonprofit Management Intern. As the nonprofit intern, I worked closely with the… View Article

Voice and Vision: WSW Announces Full Subsidization for All Residencies

Mar 29, 2019

For centuries, the great majority of women-identified artists had access only to domestic spaces —the kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and laundry rooms they lived and worked in—to think, dream, imagine and create their artwork. In the mid 1970’s—when Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) was founded— little had changed. Linda Nochlin’s now famous 1971 essay entitled “Why… View Article