Walker’s offers two formal galleries for visiting artists and community members, including alumnae, to exhibit their work.
Artists exhibit for approximately seven weeks, with the opening of the show celebrated with a reception that is open to the public and the Walker’s community. During receptions, students are invited to discuss the exhibited artwork with the artist, with many visiting artists conducting workshops for students in Walker’s visual art studios.
See below for more information about each gallery. Artists interested in exhibiting their work should contact Corina Alvarezdelugo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-408-4261.
September 1-November 20
Suzan Shutan was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting/Drawing from California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Installation from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has lived and worked in Germany, France and New York City, NY. Shutan has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Quinnipiac University, CT, University of Omaha, NE and currently teaches Sculpture at Housatonic Community College. She has attended artist residencies, has been awarded grants that include CEC Artslink, Art Matters, Berkshire Taconic Foundation’s A.R.T, and recently a Fellowship in Sculpture from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism funding all work created in 2012-13. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally including Bank of America Headquarters in N. Carolina and internationally in Germany, France, Sweden, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Canada and Columbia. She has been reviewed by The New York Times, High Performance Magazine, and has work in private and public collections such as the Villa Taverna Foundation and UCLA.
September 1-November 20
Martha Chason-Sokol is an artist living and working in Everett, MA. She is on the Everett Arts Council and is a member of the Cambridge Art Association. She is also the founder and director of Art Lab Everett. The art lab offers workshops, hosts guest teaching artists, provides shared studio space, and presents pop-up exhibitions at the Garage Door Gallery @ Art Lab Everett.
From Martha’s Artist Statement: “I wrap in order to hold myself together in a chaotic world. Wrapping tape around objects from my life is a personal metaphor for aging and transformation. Abstracted figures emerge organically and show me how I am feeling, make me laugh and allow me to feel my joy and my grief. The transparent figures catch and hold the natural light. The lines map my thoughts. The objects in the sculptures: pill bottles, vitamin bottles, used masks, old lamps that still work, spice racks, and dishwasher parts are relics from my life and my time. Discovering them in an artwork is unexpected. Why is one piece filled with pill bottles titled Target or another with a radio and a humidifier titled Why Not? Are these pieces meant to embody the values of today or are they attempts to rethink our priorities?”