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OOTB: Artist Talks
February 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2016
February 11: Mike Wsol, first-place winner
Mike Wsol is a multimedia artist who explores how architectural forms and cultural and political forces affect peoples’ lives and ability to function in different societies. His current projects take the form of interactive sculpture, computer generated models, photographs, drawings, and renderings. Wsol has exhibited in New York, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami, among other cities. Most recently, he presented solo exhibitions at Solomon Projects Gallery in Atlanta and at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. He received a M.Arch. from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. and M.A. in three-dimensional studio from Eastern Illinois University. Wsol currently teaches three-dimensional studies at Georgia State University.
March 3: Hanna Jubran, honorable mentionRegister Here
Hanna Jubran’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance, and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. He has participated in international sculpture symposia in Canada, Mexico, Lithuania, and Japan, and exhibited his art as far away as Estonia and Finland. Jubran received his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a sculpture professor and sculpture area coordinator at East Carolina University.
March 31: Heath Matysek-Snyder, finalistRegister Here
Through a multi-faceted studio practice incorporating woodworking, furniture, design and sculpture, Heath Matysek-Snyder’s work investigates the bundling, stacking, and clustering of materials into and around forms. His materials take shape as furniture, as installation, and as interior-architecture. His most recent work explores themes of place and identity by embedding meaningful objects and artifacts within stacks of firewood. Matysek-Snyder earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an artist-in-residence at San Diego State University and at Designed Objects Tasmania, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He has been a participating artist at Emma International Collaboration, in Ness Creek, Saskatchewan. In 2010, he co-founded Drift Studio, a design studio and product incubator. Matysek-Snyder is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. He teaches in the department of craft and material studies, where he is the wood/furniture design area head.