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Fleisher From a Distance: Wind Challenge Edition with Natalie Kuenzi

While Fleisher’s exhibitions are on pause, join us online on Mondays for compelling conversations with past and present Wind Challenge artists. Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series has enriched the lives of countless visitors and introduced audiences to contemporary art created by the region’s emerging artists. The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Dina Wind Art Foundation and Fleisher members.

Natalie Kuenzi is a 2021 Wind Challenge artist. She is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a BFA in Ceramics and a BA in Art History and Theory from Western Colorado University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Natalie is a member of Vox Populi, an artist-run space in Philadelphia, and her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, New Haven, CT, Detroit, MI, and beyond. Additionally, Natalie is an adjunct professor and studio technician at Tyler School of Art as well as an instructor for The Clay Studio and The Claymobile of Philadelphia.

Artist statement:
I hope to create space for creative wonder and joy. My work is a hybrid of craft and art-making processes that incorporate elements of ceramics, fiber, painting, and sculpture. Using high and low art materials, I reimagine material and process to dismantle and repurpose fine art and craft tradition. Currently, I am exploring new methods of art-making that celebrate the artist and viewer as agents for radical change, interrupting the way we make and consume through reclamation and material innovation. I seek to disrupt attitudes of taking-and-wasting that permeate Western culture and present an alternative way forward, encouraging my viewer to reimagine the world around them and celebrating the role of dreaming in the creation of a more equitable world.

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This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to a maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The event will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.