Join us for a panel discussion with the 2022 Windgate Wood Arts Residency Program moderated by 2019 residency alumni John-Dune Kingsley on Monday, October 3rd. We’ll learn about their experiences, collaborations, and breakthroughs during the residency. Don’t miss this special event.
Kailee Bosch, Student Artist
Kailee Bosch is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She obtained a BFA in Sculpture and Pottery from Colorado State University in 2020. Her practice stems from a background in woodturning, growing up in her father’s shop making small objects on the lathe. Currently Kailee primarily works with wood and bronze, blending traditional craft practices with digital fabrication and making both functional objects and speculative designs.
Katie Hudnall, Visual Documentarian and Artist
Katie Hudnall builds other-worldly, interactive furnitural objects that behave in expected and unexpected ways. She received an MFA in woodworking/furniture design from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Sculpture from the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC. She lives and works in Madison, WI, where she runs the Wood & Furniture program at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. Hudnall joined the residency program as an artist in 2016 and is looking forward to returning this summer as the group’s Visual Documentarian. She is looking forward to sharing the residents’ experience through the blog posts, as well as through sketchbook drawings and small cabinets that will contain some of the “artifacts” from this year’s adventures and cohort.
James Maurelle, Artist
James Maurelle is an interdisciplinary artist, sculpture, video, photography, and sound art are his analog and digital primes. His work investigates the correlation formed between labor and creativity; at the center of this byway is the spirit of his work. Constructing objects and moving images are not unlike creating music compositions: the accompaniment, i.e., tools and materials, are a call and response to dexterity. The rubric to complete any composition is to know one’s instrument(s)/tools; the creative process is based on this reciprocal understanding. His work has shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Austin, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Richmond, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. He is a recipient of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship (2015).
Janice Smith, Artist
For 40 years, Janice has been designing and building unique wood furniture. Her interest in furniture began when “Shop for Girls”
was offered for the first time in high school. She still love turning ideas into reality. She especially enjoys creating a sense of movement in her designs and playing with balance and asymmetry.
Chris Storb, Artist
Chris has worked professionally in the historic furniture field for over 40 years. His expertise is in the history of woodworking techniques, processes, and materials, coupled with the ability to share that expertise in a meaningful way with the public. Chris worked in the conservation department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 2003 where he collaborated on the conservation of a broad range of American furniture in the Museum’s collection. Most recently he worked for the Dietrich American Foundation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art performing an examination, assessment, and treatment of over 150 wood objects in the Foundation’s collection. He has published and lectured widely on historic furniture, woodcarving, and the history of woodworking and continues to write for his blog “In Proportion to the Trouble.”
D Wood, Scholar
D Wood designed and made furniture to earn a Diploma in Crafts and Design at Sheridan College in Canada and an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her PhD from the University of Otago was about craft and studio furniture in New Zealand. She is the editor of and a contributor to Craft is Political (Bloomsbury 2021).
John-Duane Kingsley, 2019 Scholar and Panel Moderator
John-Duane Kingsley is a divergent thinker whose professional work and interests straddle LGBTQIA+ identity and representation within museums, historic interiors, contemporary craft/design, and public education. Because these topics aren’t contained by a specific institution or discipline, Kingsley created the DANDYCRAFT website to serve as a publicly accessible repository of his work.
After pursuing an MA in Decorative Arts & Design History from George Washington University, Kingsley moved to Detroit, Michigan, to supervise the design of custom reproduction furniture and decorative arts for the restoration of Fair Lane: The Home of Clara & Henry Ford. His consulting work for Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting focuses on interpreting LGBTQIA+ narratives in cultural heritage sites. Kingsley is a published author writing on contemporary craft and design, can be found in MetalSmith Magazine, The Journal of Modern Craft, and exhibit catalog for allTURNatives at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, PA, and as a contributing writer for the Decorative Arts Trust Bulletin.
The Windgate Wood Arts Residency Program is a collegial experience in which the resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration, and collaboration. The Center for Art in Wood awards prestigious fellowships for the annual residency program, selecting from an international pool of applicants. Fellowships consist of five artists, a visual documentarian, a scholar/educator/writer, and a student artist. Fellows work either solely in wood or in other materials in meaningful combination with wood. Applicants must exhibit proficiency in woodworking techniques in order to be eligible. The residency concludes in an exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood comprising work made by Fellows before and during the program.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
For questions, contact Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager, at [email protected]