Speaking of Making is a conversation series about work and the creative process, presented by AIR Serenbe. Join us as we host AIR Serenbe 2013 alumni artist Amy Park, and 2012 alumni artist Paul Villinski. Amy and Paul are 2017’s Cedar Creek Focus Fellowship recipients. Cedar Creek is awarded to an AIR Serenbe alumni artist who will bring their family along for a residency.
Free and Open to the Public
Amy Park’s large-scale watercolor paintings take Modernist architectural facades as their point of departure. She was a recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award in 2007-2008, and an Artist-In-Residence at the Serenbe Institute in 2012. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US, including Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY; The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI; Project Row House, Houston, TX; The Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI; and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is in the permanent collections of Fidelity Investments; New York Presbyterian Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic; Deloitte and Touche USA; Microsoft Corporation; The College of DuPage; and Drawing Center’s Artist Archive at the Museum of Modern Art. She lives and works in Long Island City, NY with her partner, artist Paul Villinski and their 5-year-old son, Lark.
Paul Villinski has created studio and large-scale artworks for more than three decades. Villinski was born in York, Maine, USA, in 1960, son of an Air Force navigator. Villinski’s work is widely collected, including major public works created by commission. His studio recently completed “SkyCycles,” three full-scale “flying bicycles” to be installed at “Ocean Breeze,” a new Parks and Recreation Track and Field facility, through the New York City Percent for Art Program. The City of New Haven Percent for Art Program commissioned “Dreamdesk,” a flying school desk with 18’ wingspan which was installed at the entrance to the East Rock Magnet School in 2014. He has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Serenbe Institute, GA. He lives with his partner, the painter Amy Park, and their son, Lark, in their studios in Long Island City, NY.
NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines. We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.