Posts in Artists In the Studio

Taking Off: Phyllida Bluemel in the Studio

Nov 19, 2016

It is not well known that Alexander Graham Bell and Ludwig Wittgenstein both dabbled in aeronautics. One man patented the telephone, the other became a philosopher—but both flew kites during the race to achieve human flight. Such unseen intersections, which connect some of the nineteenth and twentieth century’s most famous minds, fascinate Art-in-Education Artist’s Book… View Article

Setting the Table: Miki Palchick in the Studio

Oct 23, 2016

Artist and food educator Miki Palchick has a broad vocabulary of pots and she’s not afraid to use it. Though fermentation crocks are the staple of her Philadelphia-based ceramics practice, her love of functional vessels has led her to make everything from palm-sized appetizer dishes to the Japanese donabe cooking pot. As WSW’s newest Chili… View Article

Christine Chin’s Patterned Garden

Oct 14, 2016

When Parent Grant resident Christine Chin arrived at WSW, she brought an acorn squash from her home garden to the silkscreen studio and while it has sat on a shelf unchanged through the length of her residency, the other plants she’s chosen are more perishable. The green pepper, lined with red draping tape, has shriveled… View Article

A Life Unwoven: Katie Grove in the Studio

Sep 30, 2016

In the etching studio, Ora Schneider resident Katie Grove sifts through the remains of an abandoned home once belonging to someone she has never met. Everything they owned, tangled and weathered, is laid out, carefully inspected, and categorized. An idea of the stranger’s life takes form: they were fond of rootlets and dried grass, collected… View Article

Dreamlike Worlds: Bahar Habibi in the Studio

Sep 09, 2016

A bullet-shaped, darkroom safelight is Studio Workspace resident Bahar Habibi‘s companion for the day; it looks like a small robot or, to her, a spaceship, but it’s actually a homemade pinhole camera. When she uses it to photograph WSW, it’s loosely taped to a tripod and, though she adjusts its direction and angle, she cannot… View Article

Printing Pixels: Sarah Comfort in the Studio

Aug 09, 2016

In WSW’s Darkroom, Sarah Comfort makes digital drawings on her tablet, careful not to fog up her photo paper with the light emitted from the screen. Soon, she’ll transfer these images onto transparencies and with the assistance of water and sunlight, her pixelated, digital images will become physical photographic prints. Sarah is no stranger to… View Article

When Metal Meets Paper: Lynn Batchelder in the Studio

Jul 28, 2016

In her work as a jeweler, Lynn Batchelder hand-cuts thin, intricate lines with a jeweler’s saw directly into metal forms, then assembles them to form three-dimensional, wearable objects. She has never been afraid to show the hand behind her work, whether in jewelry or drawings—or, now, in prints. During her Ora Schneider residency in the… View Article

Inquiry and Action: Arzu Mistry’s “Unfolding Practice”

Jun 29, 2016

After a redeye flight, Arzu Mistry and her colleague Todd Elkin went to a coffee shop. There, they began a whirlwind conversation about education in the arts. They were so inspired by their conversation that they began tearing up brown paper bags, jotting down their ideas, and taping together scraps of paper into something that… View Article

The Glorified Story: Anne Louise Blicher in the Studio

Jun 23, 2016

“When people think of America or Denmark or any country, they imagine our monuments and what we are proud to show,” says Danish artist and Malmö exchange resident Anne Louise Blicher. “What is hidden in their shadows?” During her residency, Anne Louise explored this questions, creating two banners nearly ten feet long for her series… View Article

Anatomy and Architecture: Natalie Draz’s “The City Within”

Jun 08, 2016

A city is a living thing. Its heartbeats match up with our own. It inhales as we exhale. We feel our hometowns in our very bones; we feel our current city in every step we take. Through bookmaking, Artist’s Book resident Natalie Draz investigates the structure of her body in relation to her urban surroundings…. View Article