STACEY PIWINSKI
ABOUT
Stacey Piwinski

ARTIST STATEMENT

Twisting, wrapping, weaving, cutting, painting, as my hands process the materials, meanings reveal themselves to me. Responding to the world around me, I deliberately choose a laborious process. I paint like a weaver and weave like a painter. My work is about material, process, and most recently, about time and the involvement of others.

My mixed media portraits use discarded objects that are given to me by those depicted in the works. These items are shredded, cut, twisted and torn and are recontextualized into a handwoven fabric that represents the essence of that person. I am interested in the stories that are woven into the cloth: the past and present messages that these cloths can share. The items embedded within the fabric spark conversations that guide the painting process. Every choice is crucial and the work is a visual representation of the social exchange between the subject and the artist.

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ARTIST RESUME

Education

2014 MFA, Visual Arts, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

2000 MFA, Studio Teaching, Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, MA.

1999 BFA, Painting, Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, MA.


Selected Exhibitions

2014

What They Could Be, Solo Exhibition at the Mikan Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

Wicked, Fountain Street Fine Arts, Framingham, MA.

Woven, UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA.

MFA Graduate Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA.



2013

Abstract Women, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA.

Fiber x 2, Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford, MA.

Spring Revival, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY.

Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA.

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WORKS
Stacey Piwinski
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PORTRAITS
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OBJECTS OF LABOR

PORTRAITS

<em>Bill, 28 handwoven t-shirts and yarn, 78x45”, 2014. </em> <em>Bill - detail</em> <em>Bill's Daughter, handwoven t-shirts and yarn, 10x10”, 2014. </em> <em>Bill's Son, handwoven t-shirts and yarn, 10x10”, 2014</em> <em>September 20, 1911, Eleven warps of yarn and oil on canvas, 84x36”, 2013.  </em> <em>September 20, 1969, Warps of yarn and oil on canvas, 84x36”, 2013. </em> <em>September 20, 1969, - detail</em> <em>Amy 1, Bobbins and handwoven fabric, 51x11.75”, 2013.</em> <em>Amy 2, Bobbins and handwoven fabric, 36x48”, 2013. </em> <em>Brian, Discarded objects, handwoven fabric and oil on canvas, 62x72”, 2013</em> <em>Brian - detail</em> <em>Bernie, handwoven leather jacket and yarn, 83x72”, 2014. </em> <em>Bernie - detail</em> <em>Donna, Discarded objects, handwoven fabric and oil on canvas, 36x140”(width may vary depending on the folds in the cloth), 2013. </em> <em>Donna Detail</em> <em>Donella, Painted discarded objects and handwoven fabric, 100x19”, 2013.</em> <em>Kelly 2, Ribbons, bows, handwoven fabric and oil on canvas. 39.5x 31”, 2012.</em> <em>Margot, Discarded objects, handwoven fabric and oil on canvas, 50x32”, 2012. </em> <em>Phyllis, Discarded objects and handwoven fabric, 32x18”, 2012.  </em> <em>Stacey, Discarded objects, handwoven fabric and oil on canvas, 44x30.5”, 2012. </em>

OBJECTS OF LABOR

<em>Object of Labor #1, Handwoven fabric, string, and oil on canvas, 40x30”, 2012.</em> <em>Object of Labor #2, Handwoven fabric, string, and oil on canvas, 48x36”, 2012.</em> <em>Object of Labor #2 - detail</em> <em>Object of Labor #3, Handwoven fabric, string, and oil on canvas, 48x36”, 2012. </em> <em>Object of Labor #4, Handwoven fabric, string, plastic pellets, and oil on canvas, 48x36”, 2012.</em> <em>Object of Labor #4 - detail</em> <em>Object of Labor #5, Handwoven fabric, string, circuit boards, and oil on canvas, 48x36”, 2012. </em> <em>Object of Labor #6, Handwoven fabric, string, needles, and oil on canvas, 48x36”, 2012. </em>
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