In Process | Online @ The Watermill Center
Join Watermill Artists, Tahir Carl Karmali, Paige Mazurek, Zeinab Shahidi Marnani, Regina Parra and Claire Watson as they share their work!
About this Event
In Process @ The Watermill Center is our ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks and studio visits that invite the community to engage with the work of our international Artists-in-Residence. The Watermill Center invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to gain unique insight into the creative process of artists, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work.
In Process allows direct engagement between the community and our Artists-in-Residence in the midst of their residency, giving them the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work, and continue the development process throughout the remainder of their stay.
Due to COVID-19, In Process will take place online. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! All registered attendees will receive an email with a Zoom link the morning of the event.
Tahir Carl Karmali (b. 1987) born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya – Brooklyn, NY based visual artist began his practice as a painter and sculptor. Karmali’s interest in photography started while traveling through East Africa and South East Asia – later received his Masters in Photography at SVA. His attention to material and process is integral to how he communicates narratives centered around global environmental, political, and socioeconomic factors. Karmali has exhibited in Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn; United Photo Industries, Brooklyn; and Circle Art, Nairobi.
Paige Mazurek* was raised in Reisterstown, Maryland and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts where she is studying audio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, part of the Maine College of Art. Her exploration takes place across multiple mediums including lens based media, sound, collage, drawing and sculpture. She is drawn to ideas of the everyday, family, and the broad interconnectedness of all things. Paige previously worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Video Producer and Editor. She earned a BFA in 2011 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University. She is an aspiring jill-of-all-trades, loves riding / wrenching motorcycles, and driving on unfamiliar roads at night.
Zeinab Shahidi Marnani* was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1983 and currently lives and works in Tehran and New York. She has a Bachelor of Visual Communication from Tehran University, and holds a MFA in sculpture from Yale School of Art. She was a recipient of Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, and DutchCulture’s Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund in 2019. Zeinab was a Inga Maren Otto Fellow at The Watermill Center in 2016. In 2015, she received Art Jameel and Edge of Arabia’s second annual artist residency program fellowship at The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. In 2013 she was a resident at Akrai Residency program in Italy. She was also a recipient of the The Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship from Yale University in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at Museum of Moscow, Museum of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Cargo in Context in Amsterdam, Tehran Museum of contemporary Arts, Yarat Contemporary Art space in Baku, ALLGOLD at the MoMA PS1 Print Shop in New York, Kunstraum Alter Wiehrebahnhof in Freiburg, Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, design transfer gallery (UDK) in Berlin; Devi Art Foundation in India, Azad Art Gallery in Tehran, Emrooz Art Gallery in Isfahan.
Regina Parra has a MFA in Art History from Faculdade Santa Marcelina and a BFA in Fine Arts from FAAP. She also studied Theater and worked in the field with Antunes Filho (1929-2019) for many years. The connection between the performing arts—especially Greek tragedy—is present in her production as a visual artist. Her experience in directing actors and creating sets for the theater becomes evident in her videos, compositions, and performances. Painting, video and performance are the main poetic instruments Parra uses to address issues like resistance and subversion. Her works have been shown at institutions such as the Jewish Museum (NY), Pablo Atchugarry Art Center (Miami), Mana Contemporary (Chicago), Shiva Gallery (NY), PAC_Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Museu Nacional (Lisbon), OnCurating Project Space (Zurich), MASP, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, MAM, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Pivô, CCSP, Parque Lage, Paço das Artes, Fundação Marcos Amaro, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (all in Brazil).
Claire Watson was born in Amarillo, TX. She received a BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980, and an MFA in Sculpture at Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia in 1984. Her awards and honors include a Residency Fellowship at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in 2019, a Studio Residency at MASS MoCA in 2018; a Fellowship in Sculpture from New York Foundation for the Arts in 2007; and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1990. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, and has been exhibited by folioeast, East Hampton, NY; and at venues that include Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY; Art Helix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY; Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; and Art in General, NYC, among numerous others. Since 1996 she has lived and worked in Water Mill, New York, where she raised two sons with her husband, artist Stephen Laub.