Dustin Farnsworth’s artwork is influenced by anthropological studies of the architecture that forms the energy, agricultural, and automotive industries. Through his work in sculpture, drawing, and installation, Farnsworth aims to uncover and expose the cultural and social burdens that future generations will inherit. To date, he has participated in over thirty-five exhibitions and received several honors, including the prestigious Windgate Fellowship Award for emerging craft artists in the United States. From 2012 to 2015, he was a resident artist at the Penland School of Arts and Craft, followed by a Windgate residency and honorary fellowship at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Farnsworth earned a BFA at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Farnsworth’s residency is sponsored by the Windgate Charitable Fund, and made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, a program of the National Performance Network.