Carolee Schneemann Foundation Spring Internship | Elizabeth King | The Arts

Elizabeth King (she/them), The Arts, Minor: Culture and MediaThis is an image of myself with my cat, Etta in my apartment. My hair is blonde and the top half is up in two pigtails with strawberry shaped pony tails. My eyes are blue and I am wearing a blue dress. She is wearing bunny ears because it was Easter.

Project Description
The artist Carolee Schneemann is known primarily for her performance and film work. She was also a prolific painter and multimedia artist. The late artist’s foundation works to circulate and distribute the artists’ work and support living artists. Through this internship, I researched grants and residency programs to lay the groundwork for a future artist residency program at the artist’s home in New Paltz, New York. I also helped research and prepare artworks for upcoming exhibitions at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid and the Jewish Museum in New York City.

What Form will your Final Project Take?
Upcoming residency program in New Paltz, Museum Exhibitions

Who was supporting you in with work?
Rachel Churner; Professor of Visual Studies; Director of the Schneemann foundation.

How has this project has been impactful or transformative — for you personally or for those this work has impacted:
This was my first time applying what I’ve learned in my visual studies courses in a practical setting. In the future, I hope to go into arts administration, and the work I did– particularly around grants and residencies– will be directly applicable to my future career.

What would you do differently? How would you advise a student who is going to do something similar?
I wish I’d personally had more time to dedicate to my internship work this semester, as the more I worked the more I learned. However, it was not possible between completing my last semester at Eugene Lang and other obligations. That being said, I would still recommend taking on an internship to a student who’s considering it even if they don’t have as much time as they’d like, as what I learned was invaluable.

Are you going to publish or print your work? If so, where?

This is one of the works I researched for an upcoming exhibition. "Butterworth Box II," Carolee Schneemann, 1962. Wooden box, fabric, oil paint, egg shells.

Short summary
My experience was extremely positive. It was amazing getting to work closely with artworks from an artist I’ve been passionate about for a really long time and to learn directly from a mentor who I deeply admire.

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