artist statement  

through the reinvention of traditional heritage craft and graphic design in the context of contemporary media, my work challenges the norms of creative expression and critical thinking. my studio is a place-based field station, allowing me to practice publicly. i am exploring the concept of waste while contemplating the question: “What could we do with nothing?” 

to answer this question i experiment with zero-waste practices, material reuse, and document spaces of social or ecological destruction. my vision is a unique, human-powered experiment, strengthening communities by promoting engaged citizenship
and knowledge as creative capital. the purpose
is to agitate and activate public space. fostering an awareness of local ecology, I act as a citizen-artist
to organize.

 

i aim to establish new formats for exchange in response to social and political systems that
constrain education, food justice, and ecological stewardship. cooperation, empowerment, and honesty is leveraged in the process of activating knowledge at the intersection of resources, generosity, and access. my practice finds assets
and capital to embody a public practice, open
and accessible, responding to barriers of privilege, policy locality, and mobility.

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the resulting narrative is evident in the stories
i convey.

Education 

2015 - 2018

MFA Interdisciplinary Art, Goddard College

2008 - 2010

MPS Arts and Cultural Manangment, Pratt Institute

2001 - 2005

BFA Graphic Design/Letterform, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2001 - 2005

BFA Sculpture/3D Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Awards

2015

GD USA Package Design Awards, eco-kids USA, eco-dough, eco-crayons 

2010

GD USA In-house Design Awards, February Fun Vacation Brochure 

Presenting

2019

MAEA ConferenceMeeting all Learners in a Zero-Waste Art Space

H.A.Y. Conference, Infinity Arts, Zero-Waste Art Space

2018

2018

Thesis Presentation, Balancing Act on a Stream of Consciousness

CAST Free WebinarStories From the Field: Visual Arts & UDL

2017

Mass MEES ConferenceTeaching Seeing: Decoding Ecological Questions Through the Creative Process

Mass School Gardens ConferenceDecoding Ecological Questions Through Visual Literacy

UMass Dartmouth Graphic Design VI Thesis Class, Guest Critic

2015

Community Service Learning Symposium Design for Community Engagement 

Exhibitions 

Solo

2017

Getting to the Point,  Garden House, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Consciousness in Space, Goddard Film Festival. Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

2016

Cooking Up Something Out of Nothing, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Group

2019

Pollinator Picnic (Residencey), Art in the Park 2019, Elm Park, Worcester,MA

Down side UP, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

2017

A Matter of Intention, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester MA

2016-17

In Praise of Water, Pratt Gallery, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

2016

Earth Day Pop-up Exhibition, Riverbend Farm, Uxbridge, MA

2016

Surface: 64 variations on a theme, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

2016

Kaboom!, Assumption College Gallery, Worcester, MA

2015

Buddhas Over Worcester, Boundless Way, Worcester, MA

 © 2019 by kathryn egnaczak

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