Rescheduled – The 2019 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award: Humaira Abid | Thurs, July 23, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Virtual Lecture Co-hosted by Winterthur Museum
Join us to celebrate the fourth year of the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award. Supported by an anonymous donor, this award is presented annually to an emerging or mid-career artist whose work, like Stocksdale’s, unites quality of craftsmanship and respect for materials. The 2019 recipient for the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award is Humaira Abid of Seattle, WA.
In commemoration of the 2019 Stocksdale Award, Emily Whitted, a current Lois F. McNeil Fellow in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, will present a virtual lecture on Abid and renowned master woodturner Bob Stocksdale (1913–2003). Whitted will discuss Abid’s work in the context of the values embodied by Stocksdale, among them his quality of craftsmanship, respect for materials, and artistic innovation in the material of wood.
Abid works in the disciplines of woodcarving and traditional Mughal miniature painting. Through her depictions of objects and figures, Abid articulates themes that are often provocative and challenging, amplified by her manipulation of heritage practices and the materiality of wood. Her carved and painted works, known for their virtuosity and exquisite detail, have been exhibited in museums and galleries and documented in publications around the world.
Humaira Abid was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She immigrated to the United States in 2008 and now lives and works in Seattle, WA.
Abid received her BFA in sculpture and miniature painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2000. Her work has been reviewed by local, national, and international news media. Abid is the recipient of numerous honors, most recently the Artist Trust Innovator Award.
Emily Whitted is a current Lois F. McNeil Fellow in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. She received her B.A from the University of Richmond in 2016. Her research interests include historic textiles, contemporary Appalachian craft, and the intersections of craft, gender, and social justice. Emily’s current thesis “The American-Made Stocking,” investigates the eighteenth-century knit stocking industry in Germantown, Pennsylvania,” and she will graduate this May with her Master’s degree in American Material Culture.
For more information, please contact Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager, at [email protected] .