Pictured: Kirstin Willders, Hair Folly 2 (Santa Lucia with top knot), 2022. Ceramic, hair, plastic hands, doll eyes, acrylic paint, metal foil, adhesive, mounting hardware, 28 x 12 x 22 inches.

Virtual Artist Talk with Kirstin Willders, 2021–2022 Artist in Residence

Saturday, June 11, 2022 • 11 AM –12 PM (PST) • Online

Join us for a virtual artist talk with Artist in Residence Kirstin Willders. This talk marks the closing event of her 2021-2022 residency in the AMOCA Studio. Willders is a multi-disciplinary artist and art historian. Her studio practice encompasses wheel-thrown ceramics, glass and light, and mixed materials, and is informed by historical Italian ceramics, Classical and Renaissance architecture, light and space, and phenomenology. Her recent work delves into queer history and culture in an attempt to retroactively construct her own foundations through lexicon, coded language, and pop-culture. The use of architectural elements in her work draws a connection between our somatic relationship to structured space and how our orientation within it affects perspective, experience, and meaning.

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Kirstin Willders

Willders received her B.F.A. in ceramics and B.A. in art history from Kent State University (Kent, OH), her M.A. from the Syracuse University Florence Program in Italian Renaissance Art (Syracuse, NY), and her M.F.A. in ceramic art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (Alfred, NY). She previously served as an artist in residence at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (Houston, TX) and at C.R.E.T.A. (Rome, Italy). She was recently awarded the 2020 Outstanding Student Achievement Award by the International Sculpture Center (Hamilton, NJ). Willders is in residence at AMOCA July 2021–June 2022.

Learn more at KirstinWillders.com or by following her on Instagram.