Interpreting the System: Immigration and Incarceration in Book Arts
Monday, March 4, 2019
Hampton Room, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Goudy lectures are always free and open to the public.
Tona Wilson will talk about her artist’s books dealing with immigration, the courts, and the incarceration of immigrants. She will discuss these books within the context of her other work, experiences, and influences.
Wilson is an artist working in book arts, painting, and video. Her silkscreen-printed artist’s books Stories Behind Bars and Dress Code Strictly Enforced relate directly to her day job as a Spanish court interpreter translating for immigrants in courtrooms, jails and prisons. Her narrative gouache and oil paintings also reflect her work experience; and her complex four-channel stop-motion animated video, Crossing Paths, tells stories of migration. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for many years. Wilson now lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.