Aimee Wissman Guest Speaker at the May Meeting

aimee wissman

 

On Thursday, May 20, 2021

Meeting starts at 7 pm
Speaker will be introduced at circa 7:30.

Free and open to the public.

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About Aimee Wissman

I began my artistic practice in Ohio’s maximum security prison for women. In spaces of trauma, confinement, and disconnection I found myself reaching for the tools for self-expression, I taught myself to draw and paint over the course of five years inside, and now 3 “at home.” My practice relies heavily on experimentation, material concerns, surface obsession, and the interconnected narratives of racism, sexism, mass incarceration, privilege, community creation and destruction, addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues. I’m being driven by a longing for justice, a need to make something come from my/your/our trauma, and to be (perhaps) released in the making.

 

On Facebook, Aimee Wissman

On Instagram, @aimeeinks, @thereturningartistsguild

Web: aimeewissman.myportfolio.com

Press: Smithsonian: https://folklife.si.edu/magazine/cultures-of-constraint-and-care-aimee-wissman

Brooklyn Rail: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/03/artseen/Marking-Time-Art-in-the-Age-of-Mass-Incarceration1