Past Exhibitions

Tona Wilson
October 10 – November 3, 2017

Tona Wilson is a Hudson Valley-based artist whose practice spans drawing, artists’ books, and video. In the late 1990s she worked as a Spanish interpreter in New York State’s courts, prisons and jails. These paths converged when she came to WSW to produce Stories Behind Bars, a a quartet of books telling the stories of immigrants in prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers. Tona has since returned to WSW to teach silkscreen in the Hands-on Art program and will produce a new artist’s book this fall.

 


Karinna Gomez
Breakup: Etchings, mezzotints, and books from Fairbanks
September 12 – September 30, 2017

Karinna Gomez is a visual artist residing in Fairbanks, AK. Her etchings, mezzotints and collages capture peculiarities of place, time and life in Fairbanks. Karinna earned her MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014 and has since participated in residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and at Galleri Christensen in Kjøllefjord, Norway. She has received several awards including a Fulbright Grant to Iceland and a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award.

 


Sheila Nakitende
Tropika
September 12 – September 30, 2017

Sheila Nakitende is WSW’s newest Parent Grant resident. Her practice focuses on projects that contribute to the well-being of urban communities especially women in Uganda. She explores mixed media along with waste paper with which she draws, glues, twists and weaves. This experimenting is a portrayal of her surroundings and reaction to her experiences. She is also interested in how the creative industry can address challenges of protecting the environment and harness nature for materials to make art.

 


Louise Strawbridge
Seeing in the Dark: handmade paper and hand-dyed indigo
Vessels and Collages: found objects and papers
July 7 – August 27, 2017

Louise Strawbridge uses a wide range of materials and textures to explore the possibilities of disturbing qualities in the commonplace.  In her work, mystery is not to be solved but valued and explored.  She received a M.A. in Literature from The University of Chicago in 1971 and taught English for many years.  Making art became her full time occupation when she moved to London in 1998.  She has lived in Philadelphia since 2003.  Her work is in the permanent collection of Zhengzhou Art Museum, China.

 


Tatana Kellner
Please exit, the doors are closing
July – August, 2017

Tatana Kellner uses installation, photography, drawing and artist’s books to comment on contemporary culture. Her work has been featured in over 25 solo exhibitions, most recently at the CEPA Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, the Everson Museum, and SUNY Art Museum in Albany.  She has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, Saltonstall Art Colony, Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artpark, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Fundación Valparaiso, Hessisches Landes Museum in Darmstadt, Germany, and The Ragdale Foundation.