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Current Exhibition

a photo of nicole banowetz in one of her sculptures

Nicole Banowetz

November 8th - December 14th, 2018
Lecture: November 8th, 3 - 4 pm in A107
Reception: November 8th, 4 - 6 pm

This exhibition features work by Nicole Banowetz, an artist and educator working in inflatable sculpture. The work in this exhibition will highlight micro-organisms found within SVSU's Wetlands Preserve. She received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from Colorado State University. This exhibition is supported in part by the SVSU Biology Department and is recipient of the Dow Visiting Artists & Scholars grant.

images that show four different inflatable examples from nicole banowetz

*Photos shown above are meant to illustrate the style of work that Banowetz creates and may not be in the actual exhibition.

About the Artist

Banowetz is a Denver based artist who works professionally in sculpture, design, and education. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. Banowetz’s current practice involves crafting sewn inflatable sculptures into delicate forms that address vulnerability and struggle.

She has worked internationally through artist residencies and freelance projects in India, Italy, Ireland, Russia, Germany and England. Recent projects include participating in the Denver Children’s Museum residency program, where she created large inflatable sculptures inspired by children’s drawings of microscopic creatures. Banowetz has been invited to the AARK Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo Finland to complete her new work for the the Environmental Art Exhibition Barfotastigen (Barefoot Path) opening in June 2018.  She will also be in residence in with Breckcreate in Breckenridge from July to August, 2018 in preparation for her work in the Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts.

More information about Banowetz can be found at her website

 

 

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