Judson Alum Maria Amalia Wood to Present a Lecture and Exhibit in Draewell Gallery | Judson University Christian College
Judson Alum Maria Amalia Wood to Present a Lecture and Exhibit in Draewell Gallery

Maria Amalia Wood(ELGIN, IL – September 7, 2018) Judson University’s Art and Design Department will welcome alumna Maria Amalia Wood ’06 back to campus on Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. to give a lecture in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, Room 221 (1151 N. State St., Elgin). Shortly after her presentation, a reception will follow with the artist in the Draewell Gallery from 5-6:30 p.m.

Maria Amalia holds a bachelor’s degree in General Art (with a minor in Visual Communications) from Judson and an MFA in Textile Art and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her exhibition, “Tengo un Nombre” (I Have a Name), will be on display from September 17-November 16 in the Draewell Gallery. “Tengo un Nombre” showcases her creative research making use of handmade paper and mixed media informed by a collaborative art project, “Soñé una Milpa” (I Dreamed of a Corn Field), that celebrates the important, though often hidden experience of ten Latina immigrant women.

A native of Honduras, Maria Amalia maintains a studio in Madison, Wis., and enjoys working with textiles, papermaking and community-focused storytelling. With a creative process that embraces a personal and socially engaged art practice, her work delves into the complexities of a life lived between Central America and the Midwestern United States.

Maria Amalia ArtHaving more than 11 years of experience working with craft communities in Latin America in product development, her art practice is built on a foundation that includes a commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship in making, intellectual curiosity, and constant searching for authenticity and relevance.

For more information about her work visit: www.mariaamalia.com

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