Devon Stackonis at Atelier Circulaire, June 2023
Country: United States
Residency period: June 1 – June 30, 2023
Public presentation : June 28 at 5, studio 517
Bio: Devon Stackonis is a visual artist and printmaker specializing in mezzotint and intaglio techniques who often employs model making and paper miniatures in her process. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Stackonis worked as Assistant to Printmaking at Bucknell University from 2018-2020. Currently Devon Stackonis is pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Stackonis’ current body of work serves as a personal reflection of the mountainous coal regions of Eastern Pennsylvania where she grew up and the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of an obsolete industry. Through printmaking, book arts, installation, and animation, she is exploring the relationship of post industrial landscape and bodily trauma.
Residency project : “During my residency I will create a series of small etchings with mezzotint and drypoint which will later be bound into an artist book. This project involves dental records and cast impressions, which serve as a symbol for extraction at the human-scale and more broadly as of altered landscapes, uprooted communities, and the cost of extractive industry. The imagery and technique used is reminiscent of 18th century surgical and dental manuscripts, however I am pairing my own reflections and prose with the plates to embed personal associations and new context”