Willie Stewart

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Work1 Title: Identity Tape # 1 (Heartbeat) Detail Year: 2015 Materials: pigmented inkjet print, wood paneling, lumber, pink panther insulation, acrylic, antennas, finger cymbals, springs, resin, jewelry wire, industrial paint, cardboard, hardware Dimensions: H 96″ W 96″ D 96″ Work2 Title: Identity Tape # 5 (Evolution) Year: 2015 Materials: pigmented inkjet print, acrylic on k-mart sneaker, little tree fresheners, moving box, packing tape, industrial paint, cardboard, hardware Dimensions: H 60″ W 28″ D 18″ Work3 Title: Identity Tape # 2 (Survival) Year: 2015 Materials: pigmented inkjet print, taxidermy birds, red cloth napkin, airbrushed foam, basket, rubbermaid bucket, distilled water, pocket change, industrial paint, cardboard, hardware Dimensions: H 66″ W 28″ D 14″ Work4 Title: Identity Tape # 4 (This Means Something) Year: 2015 Materials: pigmented inkjet print, wood paneling, lumber, cardboard, hardware Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 10″ Work5 Title: Identity Tape # 3 (Melvin) Year: 2015 Materials: pigmented inkjet print, wood paneling, lumber, cardboard, hardware Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 10″

Statement:

With sculpture, video, and installation I present themes ranging from the terrestrial to the extraterrestrial, the artistic to the ethnographic, giving form to work that underscores both it’s identity and inherent meaning. Within this artwork I set up a dialectic between high and low, the agrarian versus the urban, the personal versus the universal. Exploring the phenomenon of aesthetic sub-cultural these works are ritualistic statements that create an affect between the periphery and the core that can vibrate in a web of open-ended conclusions.

Resume:

Born in Gallatin, TN

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education | Residencies

2015    BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

2014    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Selected Exhibitions

2015    Group Show (Upcoming September), Judith Charles Gallery, New York, NY

Sounds Like (Upcoming August 7th), Herron College of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Summer Reading, Zieher Smith & Horton, Nashville, TN

The Impossible, Skowhegan, New York, NY

SHOW, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Six Flags Part 2, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Past Life Memories (with Patrick Deguira), Zeitgeist Gallery , Nashville, TN

A Synthetic Wound (Curated by Isabel Legate), 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

☯ (project space), 40AU, Nashville, TN

2014    HappyLand, SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

The Love You Withhold is the Pain that You Carry (project space), Kijidome, Boston, MA

Loose Noose, ZieherSmith, Nashville, TN

Attention (Curated by Company H), Track One Building, Nashville, TN

E.O.Y.S., The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2013    Joint Project 2 (Curated by Susan Sherrick), 516 Hagan Street, Nashville, TN

Laborhood (project space), 40AU, Nashville, TN

Baroque Times (Curated with Willard Tucker), Groundfloor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012    Strange Material, Moonbase, Nashville, TN

Backstock (Curated by Ann Catherine Carter), ZieherSmith, Nashville, TN

2011     More Impactful/Less Blocking, Gallery at 543, Philadelphia, PA

Film Festivals

2013    Wild Sands (Short Film), Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, TN

2012    Orca Park (Feature Film), Louisville International Film Festival, Louisville, KY

Fellowships

2015    Yip Harburg Foundation Award

2014    Alex Katz Fellowship

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact: williesstewart@gmail.com

Website: http://www.willie-stewart.com