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Syracuse University Art Museum Examines Food Culture in Workshop and Public Reception
The Syracuse University Art Museum is hosting a workshop with 2022-23 Art Wall Project artist Stephanie H. Shih and Lily C. Wong, Harry der Boghosian Fellow at the School of Architecture, on Friday, March 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. All interested Syracuse University and SUNY ESF undergraduate and graduate students can register for the workshop. Space is limited to 15 participants.
The workshop will examine food culture, production and consumption through the interrelated lenses of diaspora and rice, a staple food around the globe. Along with staff from the museum, participants will examine and discuss Shih’s ceramic rice bag sculptures and related objects associated with rice culture from the museum’s permanent collection. The workshop also includes a hands-on art-making activity.
Participants are invited to join the larger community for a public reception at 3 p.m. featuring rice snacks and tea immediately following the workshop. This program is generously co-sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center and the East Asia program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
About Stephanie H. Shih
Shih’s painted ceramic sculptures explore the way cultural identities transform as they migrate with a diaspora. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and at the Syracuse University Art Museum. Her practice has received support from the American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Lighthouse Works and Silver Art Projects. Activism is central to Shih’s practice, and since 2017 she’s raised over $110,000 for marginalized communities experiencing instability related to home through her art and platform.
About Lily Wong
Lily Chishan Wong joins the School of Architecture at Syracuse University as the 2022-23 Harry der Boghosian Fellow. As a transplant between Asia and America, she is interested in how global systems shape building cultures and vice versa.
Her project “Producing Nature” explores the use of plants in architecture and its planetary effects. It considers vegetation as atmospheric design—grown, stored and shipped globally—and charts the spaces and species involved in the production of “nature.” Inherently interdisciplinary, this exploration seeks to foster cross-pollination between architecture and other fields and to speculate on new environmental engagements.
Wong received a master of architecture from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and was nurtured with the Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship, Award for Excellence in Total Design, Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, William Kinne Fellows Travelling Prize and Fred L. Liebmann Book Award. She cofounded : (pronounced “colon”), a publication and workshop dissecting the rhetoric and media that are rooted in the field of architecture.
For additional information or images, please contact Emily Dittman, interim director, at 315.443.4097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.