Artist in Residence Artist Talk

Current Studio's first Artist-in-Residence Nicole Emmons-Willis will share insights into her new exhibition, Domesti City, OK. Nicole will also discuss her previous work, and her interests in stop-motion animation, puppetry, filmmaking, and installation.

About the Artist:
Nicole Emmons-Willis is an artist specializing in stop motion animation, based out of Oklahoma City. She is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, with an MFA from the CalArts Experimental Animation program, a BA in Animation and Film from Columbia College Chicago, and a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her films have screened internationally at numerous film festivals, and she has worked professionally in animation and film and video production for many years.

Emmons-Willis is very interested in artificial life, whether via puppetry, stop motion, animatronics, carnivals, inflatables, mannequins, miniatures, or animation, and the exploration of scale. When not working in the studio she enjoys bringing the love of animation to students both young and old, and offers classes in her craft currently at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, and Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and Oklahoma City University.