July 3 – August 3, 2019 | Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery
Arrowmont is proud to introduce their 2019 – 2020 Artists-in-Residence, Eric Cannizzaro, Maggie Connolly, Luke Huling, Jolynn Santiago and Alex Younger. Showcasing work made using a range of media, this exhibition introduces Arrowmont’s five Artists-in-Residence as they begin their 11-month residency. The Artists-in-Residence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community environment. Each year, five artists of different media are selected for the eleven-month program, which begins mid-June and continues through late May of the following year.
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Eric Cannizzaro grew up in Vermont, where he spent much of his free time outside. After high school, he spent a few years working odd jobs and traveling in Central and South America, finally deciding to enroll at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington to study Natural History in 2010. At Evergreen he found his way into the woodshop and began working with Madeline Morgan who focused him on handwork, and with whom he explored instrument and furniture making, tool making, and design over several years. In 2017/2018 he was a resident at the Arbutus Folk School in downtown Olympia, where he studied the techniques employed in Windsor chair making and adapted them to the tools and materials available to him. In 2019 he apprenticed with Curtis Buchanan, a Windsor chair maker in Jonesborough, Tennessee. www.ericcannizzaro.com
Maggie Connolly is an artist and author from Dubuque, Iowa. After earning her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in 2007, she moved to China eventually becoming the first American graduate to earn a MFA in Ceramics from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2013. During her time there, she spent significant time at traditional ceramic production centers, including Yuzhou, Longquan, Yixing, Dehua, and Jingdezhen, where she lived and worked at factories. After graduating, she moved to Japan to begin research at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2017, she became the second American to earn a Ph. D in studio ceramics. In spring of 2019 she finished a two-year post-doctorate program there. She has two books about the respective histories and cultures of Chinese and Japanese ceramics due out in summer of 2019. She has published multiple articles in Ceramics Monthly related to her travels throughout Asia researching ceramics. www.maggieconnolly.org
Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May of 2014 and received his BFA in ceramics and a minor in metalsmithing. For two years following undergrad Luke was the long term resident at The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln Nebraska, teaching throwing, hand building, and introductory metals classes. Currently Luke is attending Indiana University in their MFA program located in Bloomington, Indiana. He continues to use clay and metal and combines them together in mixed media sculptures. www.lukehuling.com
Jolynn Santiago is an artist from Ohio. She received a BFA in Jewelry | Metal | Enameling from Kent State University. Her studio practice involves daily observations, material investigations, drawing, and modeling. These examinations eventually evolve into jewelry and objects that recite the language of time. Among her many accomplishments, Jolynn was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Scholarship, and two Research and Creative Project Grants from the State University of New York at New Paltz. This Grant funded equipment and materials used to further the research in her evolving body of work “rings of dust.” Jolynn’s work has been published in “On Offer” and Klimt02. In 2019, Jolynn’s work was exhibited in Munich. In addition, her work was published in SNAG JAMS, and The Beauty Issue of AUTOR magazine. Most recently, she received the SNAG Conference Student Scholarship, and her work was exhibited in the SNAG Student Show in Chicago. Jolynn graduated with her MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz). www.jolynnsantiago.com
Alex Younger is a weaver, fiber artist and photographer who was born in Oakland, California and raised in the Capital District of New York State. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Swarthmore College in 2012 with an Honors Major in English Literature with an emphasis on gender tropes in Shakespearean and contemporary American literature and a Course Major/Honors Minor in Studio Art. She became a sexual assault activist in 2015, after the college adjudication of her case resulted in a punishment of 10 days of probation. In 2018, she received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has attended ACRE Residency in Wisconsin and has taught through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College. Her work has been shown internationally and across the Untied States, including Lodz, Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia. www.ayoungerartist.com