Fall Intern Exhibition: Intricate Rituals
Opening Reception September 8th, 7-9
On view until September 15th
Intricate Rituals is a group show featuring work by Kaisa Lily Nichols-Russell, Thaïs Calvarin, and Erin Moore! This exhibition of print and paper explores concepts of identity, language, and queer protest. It celebrates ritualistic tendencies in artmaking and communal living. Join us for the opening reception on September 8th from 7-9 PM! We will be commemorating the end of a year-long internship at WSW, during which intricate rituals sustained friendships and creativity!
Meet The Artists
Thaïs Calvarin is a papermaker from Princeton, NJ. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has since shown her artwork at ArtFair 14C, “Together We Art”(2021), and “Return to Art”(2022). Calvarin did residencies at Hook Pottery Paper in 2021 and 2022 and is currently a studio intern at Women’s Studio Workshop. Since arriving in the Hudson River Valley, Thaïs has been experimenting with color in the papermaking studio. Her work involves the processing and reprocessing of paper over time, mimicking the dialogue formed in call and response music.
Kaisa Lily is a printmaker and papermaker from Mount Rainier, Maryland. After graduating with degrees in Studio Art and Sociology, Lily worked with Pyramid Atlantic Art Center as an intern and Artist in Residence. In the fall of 2021 she began selling her art work at craft fairs, online, and in stores with Shop Made In D.C. She most recently has been working as the Nonprofit Management Intern with Women’s Studio Workshop. She has shown work at the Ralph Arnold Gallery, Gallery Y, La Cosecha, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. She currently has work in the group show “Key To Success” which is on view at Baltimore Washington International Airport. Her art focuses on exploring identity, body image, and mental health. She uses her art practice to process her thoughts and feelings on complicated societal and personal issues. She is excited to be exploring new methods of creating and being!
Erin Moore is a printmaker and designer from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In 2022 they graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Printmaking and a Book Arts Minor. Their printmaking practice is largely research-based, working with found typography and images from queer archives. Moore’s work has been featured by Print Center New York, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Their artist’s book Personal was a finalist for Minnesota Center for Book Art’s MCBA Prize in 2022. They have worked with Poster House, Second State Press, and Globe Collection and Press. They interned with Women’s Studio Workshop from September 2022- September 2023.