SchoolArt + Design
Woodshop and Sculpture Studio Technician and Instructor
Audrey Shakespear’s current research focuses on classical stone carving techniques, new digital fabrication processes, and image documentation. Her research looks at the relationship between images and objects within our ever-evolving digital infrastructure and the way in which contemporary image mediation changes how we see and interact with our physical and social environments. Audrey’s current studio project Linked, funded by a CoFA Professional Activity Award, is an experimental installation work composed of three parts; a hand carved marble chain, a video, and a series of photographs. Linked looks at contemporary consumption and fabrication of “information,” the loss of our physical connection to the materiality of our world and our seeming inability to navigate complex abstract interactions—relying more and more on the pre-contextualized, pre-filtered, and ultimately pre-experienced world of image.
Prior to joining the Ohio University community, Audrey worked professionally in scenic construction and design for the Utah Festival Opera in Logan, Utah, the American Conservatory Theater, in San Francisco, California, and the Peterborough Players, in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
- Studio Art Topics: Classical / Contemporary, Critique Community, Practicum
- Sculpture: Environments and Actions, and various Foundations courses.
- M.F.A. Utah State University. Logan, Utah. 2015
- B.F.A. The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art. New York City, New York. 2008