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Inside the Workspace: Jean Shin and Saya Woolfalk in Conversation

December 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Inside the Workspace: Jean Shin and Saya Woolfalk in Conversation

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Dieu Donné Workspace Program, we are pleased to present the next installment of “Inside the Workspace,” a virtual conversation series featuring artists who have participated in the residency over the years. On December 16th, join Jean Shin (2004 Workspace Resident) and Saya Woolfalk (2012 Workspace Resident) in a conversation moderated by Re’al Christian (Writer & Curator) about the Workspace Residency Program at Dieu Donné.

Since its inception, the Workspace Program has attracted a collection of artists who resist easy categorization—thematically, stylistically, and representationally different, our residents’ individual practices reveal the broad range of possibilities inherent in hand papermaking. Throughout this conversation series, we will look back on the history of the residency and its artists, while reflecting on the theme of collaboration in a socially distant world.

This online event will take place on Wednesday, December 16th from 2 PM—3 PM EST. This conversation will last approximately 40 minutes, followed by questions. To attend, register via this Eventbrite Portal, as space is limited.

This program is pay-as-you-wish, with a suggested minimum donation of $5.00. After registering, attendees will automatically receive a registration confirmation from Eventbrite and a direct email from Zoom with the webinar link and password to join the program.

About the Artists

Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Her work has been widely exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, among many other prestigious institutions. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the United States, Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999 and received a BFA and MS from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is tenured Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Pratt Institute and recipient of Pratt’s 2017 Alumni Achievement Award. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. For more information, please visit Jean’s website.

Saya Woolfalk (b. 1979, Japan) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She has exhibited at museums, galleries, and alternative spaces throughout Asia, Europe and the United States including the Studio Museum in Harlem; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among many others. Woolfalk is the recipient of numerous honors, awards, and commissions. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York and teaches in the MFA program at Yale School of Art as well as in the BFA and MFA programs at Parsons: The New School for Design. For more information, please visit Saya’s website.

Re’al Christian is a writer and curator based in Queens, NY. Her work has appeared in Art in America, Art Papers, Art in Print, The Brooklyn Rail, and BOMB Magazine. She has contributed artist texts to recent and forthcoming catalogues with the CUE Art Foundation, Performa, and Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College. She is a Curatorial Fellow at the Hunter College Art Galleries, and an MA candidate in art history at Hunter College. For more information please visit Re’al’s website