Artist-in-Residence Deanna Sirlin kicks off her residency at the Georgia Tech Library Jan. 24 with an open collaborative workshop entitled “Mapping the Text.”
Inspired by quotes from Frank Herbert’s landmark novel Dune, the workshop acts as response to and appreciation of “50 Years of Science Fiction at Georgia Tech,” a collaboration between the Library and the Literature, Media and Communication program in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
This asynchronous drop-in workshop, open through Feb. 4, allows participants to “make and take” a collage kit or stay and create their collage in the space. Once finished, they will digitally photograph the work for manipulation into a collage.
Sirlin will virtually present a short introduction to the concept of collage in the history of art, using images of work by artists from Giuseppe Arcimboldo to contemporary artists such as Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, and Veja Celmins.
In January, Georgia Tech Library announced the first partnership in its Artist-in-Residence program, tapping world-renowned, multi-media visionary Deanna Sirlin to conceptualize, plan and execute a series of student-focused workshops throughout the Spring semester.
Additionally, she will create a major artwork in dialogue with the Library’s collection and new building.
Sirlin will work with students virtually and in the Library’s second-floor Artist-in-Residence (AIR) space to create work for installation.
ABOUT DEANNA SIRLIN
Sirlin received an MFA in Painting from Queens College, following a BA in Art from SUNY Albany.
She has received grants and awards from the Judith Alexander Foundation; the Nexus Fund; US Artists; Georgia Chapter of The National Museum of Women in the Arts; The US State Department; and a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation award. Sirlin has had artist residencies at Yaddo; the Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia; the Cini Foundation Venice, Italy; Padies Foundation, Lempaut, France; and the City of Nuremberg, Germany. Her upcoming exhibition Borders of Light and Water will part of the 59th Venice Biennale in Italy.
To learn more about Sirlin’s work, visit www.deannasirlin.com.