Creating a photographic body of work with Elaine Stocki (Part I)
Free to apply; $45 enrollment fee; for MAWA members only.
Bodies of work, united by theme or form, represent your practice much more strongly than a hodge-podge of “one offs.” Through lectures and critiques, Elaine Stocki will lead a three-session, three-week mini-mentorship for women artists on developing skills to assemble strong groups of images. Iconic bodies of photographic work by contemporary and historic artists will be presented for analysis. Conceptual and formal frameworks for grouping works and the importance of choices/editing will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to show work and receive critical feedback, with the goal being to help you develop a cohesive series of photo-based work.
Elaine Stocki was born in Winnipeg in 1979. She holds an MFA from Yale University (2009) and has been awarded numerous grants including a Tierney Fellowship and a Canada Arts Council Project Grant. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Canada and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. In 2011 Stocki’s work was featured in TIME Magazine’s Lightbox as well as published in a monograph by TBW Books (Oakland, CA). Stocki has been nominated for both the Grange Prize and the Sobey Art Award (2011 and 2012, respectively). She has been a visiting artist at ICP, Parsons The New School and Yale University. In 2014 Elaine will be in residence at the Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles) and her work will appear in solo exhibitions in New York, Montreal and Alberta. Stocki’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.