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Whitney Artell

Whitney Artell
Winter Workspace | February 19–March 31, 2014 

Pictured above:
Nature vs. Culture (detail)
Jacquard woven fabrics, rayon and cotton yarn, 9’ x 7’
Courtesy of the artsist

Whitney Artell creates work that examines the intersection of the manmade and the natural in the urban environment. Inspired by her experiences of the post-industrial landscape of the Narragansett Bay in Providence, RI, she uses photographs to create collages, paintings and material studies that she develops into large-scale prints, weavings and embroideries. During the Winter Workspace, she will take pictures of plants in the greenhouse and along the edges of the property and use them as source images for a new body of work. Artell’s work has been shown in exhibitions at the New York Design Center, New York, NY; Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME; Art Star Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. She earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and a BA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

More information at whitneyartell.com

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.