The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

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Lisa Bulawsky: A Clearing of Measures
2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence
March 5 – May 30, 2015

In this exhibition, Lisa Bulawsky explores the idea of the integral accident, a concept that relates to the unintentional marks created during the printmaking process, but also to the inevitable catastrophes of world events. Using newsprint backing paper collected from her studio practice since 2001, Bulawsky creates a massive grid of accidental events – hollow squares, ghost prints, and dynamic, eruptive marks. Nearby, voices and music emanate from a speaker in a hollow square of benches, a formation used in the American singing tradition of Sacred Harp. Editions of a hand-printed book filled with arresting news images and text explore the intersection of personal and public histories.

Lisa Bulawsky is the 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence at Hollins University. She is an associate professor of art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is the director of Island Press.

Lisa Bulawsky

Lisa Bulawsky, The Accident, 2014. Printing ink and inkjet on newsprint. Wall mural installation, Martin Wong Gallery at San Francisco State University.


2015 Senior Majors Exhibition
May 12-31, 2015

This exhibition features the work of members of the Hollins University class of 2015 majoring in studio art: Catherine Gural, Kyrianne Lorenz, and Rose Wyatt. The exhibition is the final requirement for art students earning their Bachelor of Arts at Hollins, and is the capstone experience of their yearlong senior project.

2015 seniors

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Hollins University


Women Working with Clay Symposium Exhibition
May 12– June 12, 2015

In conjunction with Hollins University’s Women Working With Clay Symposium, the Wilson Museum presents an exhibition of work by the program’s director, Donna Polseno, and presenters Linda Christianson, Cristina Córdova, and Shoko Teruyama. This symposium emphasizes the creative process from every level. At the same time, it looks at the particular aspects and points of view that may be unique to women working in clay.

women working with clay

Donna Polseno, Seeing My Other Side, 2009. Earthenware. Courtesy of the artist.


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