Maker Works Residency: Selected Artists
Maker Works is thrilled to announce the 3 artists selected for the summer Maker Works Residency! Currently, we have a handful of artists working in the studios as monthly and yearly members. The Maker Works Residency was intended to give 3 selected artists the time to experiment with new tools and technology they may not have access to in their own studios. And all for free!
In March, a group of professional and internationally known artists served as a jury to fulfill a Craft-based category, a Conceptual-based category and an Emerging-based category. We had a very competitive pool of applicants, and we thank everyone who applied! Your dedication to your artwork was truly apparent.
For the Craft category, textile artist Susan Moran was selected. Her expertise is in silkscreen printing, collage and fabric dying such as Japanese shibori.
Susan teaches at the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University. At Maker Works, she will focus on the Epilog Laser Cutter and various design software: She seeks to integrate these new technologies into her handiwork and traditional textile techniques and bring them back into her classroom and personal work.
See more of Susan's work here: http://www.morantextiles.com
Marat Paransky, from Oak Park, was selected for the Conceptual category. As a mixed media artist, Marat works with a lot of different materials, both found objects and hand made objects.
For the past 2 years, he has been engaged with a project titled 'Grey Zone' based on the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters. During his 1 month residency, Marat will focus on the ShopBot CNC Router in the Wood Studio and Amaya Bravo CNC Embroidery Machine in the Craft studio to add onto the objects in this series.
See more of Marat's work here http://www.maratparansky.com
The third category was the Emerging Artist category, specifically for artists 25 years and younger. Teshia Treuhaft is graduating in May from the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.
Her concentration is in furniture design and weaving. Teshia will utilize the ShopBot CNC Router in the Wood Studio as well as welding and the lathes in the Metal studio to create 2 chairs that explore caning techniques, common in Scandinavian furniture design.
See more of Teshia's work here: http://www.teshiatreuhaft.com
In June & July, come visit Maker Works and see what these artists create! On our facebook page and flickr account, look for photographs and stories about their experiments. And again, we thank all the artists who applied. We encourage you to visit Maker Works, get a tour, and make your submitted project proposals come to fruition! See you soon!