2022 Windgate Wood Arts Residency Fellows
Saturday, October 1, 2022
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Join us for a visit with fellows Kailee Bosch, Katie Hudnall, and Janice Smith, with Center for Art in Wood director, Jennifer-Navva Milliken. The Windgate Wood Arts Residency, formerly known as the International Turning Exchange, has brought together artists, scholars, and students for an annual intensive summer residency since 1995. Learn about the history of this transformative program and hear from the participants about their experiences exploring new work through research, exploration, and collaboration.
Kailee Bosch, Student Artist
Kailee Bosch is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She obtained a BFA in Sculpture and Pottery from Colorado State University in 2020. Her practice stems from a background in woodturning, growing up in her father’s shop making small objects on the lathe. Currently Kailee primarily works with wood and bronze, blending traditional craft practices with digital fabrication, making both functional objects and speculative designs.
Katie Hudnall, Visual Documentarian and Artist
Katie Hudnall builds other-worldly, interactive furnitural objects that behave in expected and unexpected ways. She received an MFA in woodworking/furniture design from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Sculpture from the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC. She lives and works in Madison, WI, where she runs the Wood & Furniture program at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. Hudnall joined the residency program as an artist in 2016 and is looking forward to returning this summer as the group’s Visual Documentarian. She is shared the residents’ experience through blog posts, as well as through sketchbook drawings and small cabinets containing some of the “artifacts” from this year’s adventures and cohort.
Janice Smith, Artist
For 40 years Janice Smith been designing and building unique wood furniture. Her interest in furniture began when “Shop for Girls” was offered for the first time in high school. She still loves turning ideas into reality and especially enjoys creating a sense of movement in her designs and playing with balance and asymmetry.
Jennifer-Navva Milliken is the Executive Director and Chief Curator for the Center for Art in Wood. Prior to her arrival at the Center, she served as an embedded staff member in international art museums, as an independent curator, and as the founder of a cross-disciplinary art space. Her exhibitions have been presented in museums, art fairs, galleries, and unconventional spaces, and her writings have been included in exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and publications that investigate and critique the intersecting fields of art, craft, and design. With a global perspective, honed through a life split between two continents, she is driven by the extraordinary power of the arts to challenge preconceptions and bridge divides.
You can view some of the work created by the residents in the Center for Wood Art exhibition, Overlap.