Paige Morris & Josefina Muñoz Torres
Free on Thursday, May 25, 2023
6 p.m. EDT Via Zoom
For 40 years WheatonArts has provided Fellowships to artists working in glass. Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Creative Glass Fellowship Program and converse with our two Summer 2023 Fellows, Paige Morris & Josefina Muñoz Torres!
Reflecting on how social systems inform their personal narratives, Morris and Muñoz Torres will discuss the mechanisms and strategies they have developed to reference the varying effects of public vs. private structures on their creative practice. In doing so, they will share the various material processes they have generated in the intimacy of their studios and comment on their ongoing interdisciplinary initiatives.
This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a virtual series highlighting a diverse community of Artists!
To see the full schedule of conversations, Click Here.
Wheaton Conversations is generously presented by PNC Arts Alive!, the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass,
and the United Nations International Year of Glass.
Paige Lizbeth Morris is an interdisciplinary artist and educator in Philadelphia, PA. Building upon her foundation in glass, Morris utilizes material poetics, sound, and video performances to investigate alternative pleasures as a method for unlearning her patriarchal conditioning. These works have been exhibited internationally and included in Corning Museum of Glass’ annual publication, New Glass Review (#34, #41). Morris was recently awarded a 2023 Wind Challenge Exhibition at Fleisher Art Memorial. She has participated in residencies at Millersville University and Rochester Institute of Technology. She holds an MFA in Craft / Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2020) and a BFA with a concentration in glass from Tyler School of Art + Architecture (2012), where she is an Adjunct Professor.
Josefina Muñoz Torres (she/her) is a Chilean multidisciplinary visual artist whose research-driven practice examines space, architecture, and place in terms of their impact on political, social, and community formation. Josefina has shown her work and developed creative projects in South America, North America, Europe, and East Africa. She has worked on diverse public art pieces, including the recent commission of a large-scale permanent installation for The United Nations. Josefina is the co-founder and Director of Terrena Foundation, an NGO that fosters and promotes collaborative practices from the arts. She is involved in ongoing community-based initiatives, currently working on southern-Patagonia islands. Josefina holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2013) and a BFA from Catholic University in Chile (2006).