Monday, December 6, 2021 2pm
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The risks and strides Christy Georg has taken in her art practice have taught her to completely believe in her own ideas and in her ability to achieve difficult, interesting goals. Thoroughness conceptually, as well as with materials and process in the studio, are a defining factor of what makes being an artist essential to her. Numerous artist residencies have taken her to interesting and highly influential places over the years which allowed her ideas to grow. Join us as Christy shares her story and her experience with residencies, grants, exhibition proposals, and creative employment.
ABOUT: Christy Georg is an Artist / Adventurer. She has worked as a deckhand aboard sailing schooners, thru-hiked the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and 500 mile Colorado trail, and cruised the Arctic. Endurance, fortitude, and achievement drive underlying themes in her work. She has been called “...a sculptor of wit and ingenuity, clearly in the tradition of Jean Tinguely and Bruce Nauman, but brilliantly original in her use of existential humor to invigorate the works” by Rob Fisher.
She has been awarded twenty artist residencies worldwide including the MacDowell Colony, Fine Arts Work Center, the Kohler Arts/Industry Program, and The Arctic Circle. Her work has garnered awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artists Fellowship, University of Rhode Island Sea Grant, the Mellon Foundation’s Blanche E. Colman award, New England Art Award, and the Leighton International Artists Exchange Program. She has a BFA in sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute and MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art.
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