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Finding your voice through Cyanotype: An Exploration of Form


Join Alyson Shotz in exploring your voice through the process of cyanotype.

Course Description

This workshop will invite participants to explore their own voice through the process of cyanotype - an early photographic process invented in 1844. Working outdoors and using the sun, we will play with the two dimensional imprints of three dimensional forms using botanical specimens gathered from nature surrounding the school, sculptures that we make in order to print them, textiles, graphic stencils. Anything can become part of this process and artists of all types are invited to explore form and dimensionality through this process of chance and light.




Artist Biography

Alyson Shotz is known for large-scale sculptures that subvert their own physicality in order to explore the phenomenological experience of space, gravity, light, and matter. She currently has a solo project, Temporal Shift, at Grace Farms Foundation in Connecticut, and is also included in the exhibition “Line of Wit” at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Alyson was recently named the Anne Stark Locher and Kurt Locher Visual Arts Fellow at MacDowell. During her 2022 residency at MacDowell she made large scale Cyanotypes capturing winter light and space, that led directly to her 2023 recent exhibitions at Derek Keller Gallery in New York and Andersson/Sandstrom gallery in Stockholm in Fall of 2022. 

She has exhibited widely and has been included in exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Storm King Art Center. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and her work is included in public collections, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Guggenheim Bilbao, The Hirshhorn Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Hunter Museum of American Art.

Learn more about Alyson Shotz and her work by visiting her website and by checking out her Instagram @alysonshotz.



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