Sandra Williams’s mixed media drawings have been exhibited at SOFA New York, Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis, Missouri and National Amazon University in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Her work is included in the Howard Tullman Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland Oregon and several private collections. She has been an artist in residence at The Studios of Key West, Florida, Arquetopia, Puebla, Mexico, The Contemporary Crafts Museum in Portland, Oregon and with the Amazon Conservation Association in Madre de Dios, Peru. Recognition for her work in Community Arts includes a Mayor’s Art Award, eleven Parents Association Awards for Contributions to Students, and two Hixson-Lied Awards for Outreach, Engagement and Service.
Her most recent work contains variations on the theme of ecotone, the area where two communities meet and integrate. Traditionally, the term refers to ecological communities, such as the zone where the plains and desert meet the rainforest and the biodiversity that occurs there. Yet it can also refer the zone where “nature and culture intersect” where city meets the preexisting natural environment and the tension resulting from this intersection. It may also refer to a metaphorical overlapping of narrative and place. Additional work includes social practice projects that range from working with incarcerated populations on the improvement and development of soft goals to large scale events engaging 800-1500 community members on activities that mainstream marginalized populations.
|Potential Student Tasks||
Scanning/converting handmade paper cuts to Adobe Illustrator files for the laser cutter
Testing lattice laser cut woods and cardboards for flexibility/assembling into large scale sculptures
Working with a small team of assistants to assist in assembling work/producing multiples of originals
· Must work well with a team
· Meticulous attention to detail
· Motivated and able to meet deadlines
· Adobe Illustrator a must
We will be working at Innovation Studio most of the time but occasionally work can be done at home.
- Sandra Williams
- Start Date
- Aug 30, 2021
- End Date
- Apr 23, 2022
- Apply By
- Jul 31, 2021