COMMUNITY ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE
Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Community Artist In-Residence series provides opportunities for local artists to expand their practice and engage with the community through workshops, events and discussions.
DRYDEN WELLS / 2019
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dryden Wells recently returned to his hometown after spending 14 years studying ceramics in the USA and China.
Upon the completion of his MFA at Texas Tech University, Wells moved to Jingdezhen, China, to manage and oversee production of the Pottery Workshop (PWS) – Design Studio. Wells returned to the U.S. and spent a year (2011-12) teaching Ceramics at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, before moving back to China to work at the PWS in Shanghai. It was there that he had the opportunity to instruct weekly studio classes, college courses, and continue developing his own creative work. During 2016 and 2017, Wells taught at Northwest College, Powell, WY and spent the following academic year running the ceramics program at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL.
TIFFANY SUTTON / 2019
Tiffany J Sutton is a St. Louis, MO, based artist/photographer. Using Polaroid, film and digital cameras, she studies the symbolic link between women and fruit. With this in mind, she creates images of women in classical and candid poses. Originally interest in classical portraiture, her work is expanding to depict womanhood and nature in more conceptually diverse ways.
PREVIOUS COMMUNITY ARTISTS
Andrea Coates / 2018
Andrea Coates has over ten year of experience in graphic design and visual arts while also working with nonprofits. She has worked with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Island Press at Washington University in St. Louis and earned two mid-America EMMY nominations for her illustration work in documentaries originally aired on the Nine Network of Public Media and PBS.
Her practice incorporates collage, photography, digital photomontage, animation, video and sound. Recent works have been featured in national publications and exhibitions, including LBIF’s National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, 2016 and 2017, juried by Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawing and Jane Panetta, Associate Curator of Drawing, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, a Bachelor of Art in Art Studio and a Bachelor of Art in Integrated Strategic Communication from the University of Kentucky.
José Guadalupe Garza / 2018
José Guadalupe Garza is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and curator who most recently exhibited work at the 2017 Biennale of Spazio Pubblico in Rome. He earned his BFA in Drawing from the University of Florida and his MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently the Museum Educator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Addoley Dzegede / 2018
Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist based in St. Louis. Through a combination of words and images, she investigates notions of belonging, home, migration, location and hybrid identities. Dzegede’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Africa, and she has held residencies in Finland, Portugal, Iceland, St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as an apprenticeship in Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and was awarded a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where she completed her MFA in Visual Art. Recent museum and gallery exhibitions and screenings include Kansas City; Spain; Milan, Italy; St. Louis; Moscow, Russia; Philadelphia; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Recent awards include the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial award; the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition; a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant; and a Creative Stimulus Award from CriticalMass for the Visual Arts.