Join Artist-in-Residence Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo for a workshop that will give you insight into her practice of using found objects.
Participants in the workshop will explore the significance and charged nature of found objects as well as explore the process of using multiples of an object to create mass and form. Utilizing a found object of their choice as well as focusing on a common material, participants will be exposed to contemporary artists working in multiples and will finish the workshop with a small sculptural study.
Tools, adhesives, and some materials will be available for use, but we also encourage you to explore your surroundings and bring any found objects that you find interesting or have personal meaning to you. Think “unique piece of driftwood”, or “bottle cap from favorite drink”, or “trinket found on a walk”.
About the Artist:
Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo is a Peruvian-American interdisciplinary artist based in Memphis, TN. Her work has been shown at The Mint Museum (NC), Duke University (NC), Crosstown Arts (TN), Field Projects (NY), and Antenna (LA), among others, and was most recently included in the 2023 statewide Tennessee Triennial. She has been awarded residencies at Crosstown Arts and the McColl Center, and received the Current Art Fund Grant (2021), New Public Sculptors Fellowship (2021), Tennessee State Fellowship (2022), and was the finalist for the 2022 Southern Prize. She received her MFA in interdisciplinary studio from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in Studio Art and English Literature from Davidson College