Artist Maria Amalia Wood will be the first artist in residence at Pinney Studio at the Pinney Library, Madison Public Library’s The Bubbler announced Friday.
Originally from Honduras, Amalia Wood works with textiles, papermaking, and community-driven storytelling. She will be in residence until January 2022 at Pinney, a new 20,000 square foot library on the east side of Madison.
“We see Pinney Studio as a physical extension of the Bubbler mindset. A dedicated space to mess around, explore ‘stories’ differently and learn alongside artists and experts from our own community, ”Bubbler program assistant Carlee Latimer said in a statement. “While the use of this room changes and changes based on the needs of the Pinney community, we are incredibly fortunate to be entering the race with such an amazing and community-driven artist as Maria. “
Amalia Wood’s current project is to explore journeys and she will ask participants to engage in exploring feelings, place, memories and beliefs in many practical ways, according to a press release from The Bubbler, and those who wish to share their own immigrant trips are especially encouraged to participate. Madisonians can visit Amalia Wood during studio hours Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pinney Library.
Amalia Wood, who received a bachelor’s degree in general art with a minor in visual communications from Judson University and a master’s degree in textile art and design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has over 12 years of experience working with communities of craftspeople in Latin America. in product development. She works alongside two teenage interns, Itzayana Miranda-Pesina and Noa Delgado-Lopez, who are mentored in the collaborative and traditional process of papermaking.