My journeys on paper are exhilarating and intuitive, healing and connecting. I celebrate a non-linear narrative of deep, sweet truths. Nothing torn cannot be blended and take the shape of something a-new. The answer is always “yes” if I have to ask it. Yes, relevant, yes to meandering, yes to warmth, connection, to coexistence, re-membrance. Everything can be re-membered.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gwynneth VanLaven (she/they) is an artist, activist and facilitator whose practice includes multimodal forms, writing, performance, and social engagement. VanLaven received her BA from Knox College in Multimodal Language (independent, cross-disciplinary) and MFA from George Mason University, Critical Art Practice (also multimodal study.) Gwynneth taught at George Mason University until relocating to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she now studies at University of Michigan for a Masters of Social Work in Interpersonal Practice and Community Change.
Gwynneth’s visual and written works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and publications nationally and globally, including in The Washington Post and Performance Research, and at the Smithsonian Institution and the Kennedy Center. She now joins a University of Michigan arts coalition, The Self-Healing & Social Justice Art Collective. VanLaven also creates and leads for InterPlay and DanceAbility, both accessible and inclusive whole mindbody forms, both drawing on self- and other- inquiry and connection.
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