(in)sight: a portrait project

Dutch sculptor Saskia de Rooy, Carroll University’s Artist in Residence for 2017–18, is working with faculty, staff and students on a year-long interdisciplinary project where she will help lead the campus to engage with ideas of identity, community, and humanity through her work as a portrait artist. 

The project is supported in part by the Mary Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. 

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About the Project

The (in)sight: portrait project spans the entire 2017–18 academic year. Artist in Residence Saskia de Rooy will make three seperate trips to campus—one in fall, winter and spring—from her home in Amsterdam to engage the Carroll University community in a discussion through art.
saskia sculpting president gnadinger

April 23-29, 2018 
(in)sight: a portrait project exhibition

Please join us for the exhibition of works created as part of our year-long, interdisciplinary artist-in-residence project with Saskia de rooy.

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saskia sculpting professor piatt

April 23-29, 2018 
(in)sight: a portrait project exhibition

Please join us for the exhibition of works created as part of our year-long, interdisciplinary artist-in-residence project with Saskia de rooy.

Learn More
saskia sculpting JJ

April 23-29, 2018 
(in)sight: a portrait project exhibition

Please join us for the exhibition of works created as part of our year-long, interdisciplinary artist-in-residence project with Saskia de rooy.

Learn More
saskia sculpting gert

April 23-29, 2018 
(in)sight: a portrait project exhibition

Please join us for the exhibition of works created as part of our year-long, interdisciplinary artist-in-residence project with Saskia de rooy.

Learn More
saskia sculpting international student

April 23-29, 2018 
(in)sight: a portrait project exhibition

Please join us for the exhibition of works created as part of our year-long, interdisciplinary artist-in-residence project with Saskia de rooy.

Learn More
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Jan. 2018 | Student Interaction

De Rooy returned to campus for a week beginning January 29 to work with roughly 100 students taking art courses or participating as models as they create portraits of the Carroll University campus community.

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Fall 2017 | (Un)Abiding Portrait Series

In fall 2017, de Rooy visited campus to begin meeting with students and faculty, as well as to create live sculptures as part of the project during her (un)abiding portrait series.

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Campus Involvement

(in)sight: a portrait project was designed to engage the entire Carroll community. Thank you to our project participants for their involvement in the ways below, and many more!
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Art Classes

Students who participated by creating sculptures, paintings or drawings as part of (in)sight: a portrait project were part of the following courses during the Spring 2018 semester.

  • ART220: Sculpture
  • ART 301/401: Intermediate and Advanced Painting
  • ART325: Intermediate Ceramics
  • ART398/498: Independent Study in Art

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Models

Each student who created a piece as part of the project was paired with a model to work with. The models visited courses and were interviewed to share parts of their personal stories.

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Writing

Writers for the project participated by interviewing a model during the course of the project. The narratives they created will accompany the pieces at the exhibition, adding another storytelling element to the overall project.

Latest News

Artist in residence returns to begin phase two of year long interdisciplinary project

Saskia de Rooy, Carroll's artist in residence for 2017-2018, has returned to Carroll to begin the second phase of (in)sight: a portrait project.

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Year-long campus project begins with artist in residence visit

(in)sight: a portrait project will highlight the faces and narratives of members in the Carroll community.

About the Artist

Saskia de Rooy is a passionate and professional sculptor with more than 20 years of art craft experience. She creates, sells and teaches on national and international level in Europe as well as the U.S. Art lovers and art collectors from all over the world appreciate her work.
 
De Rooy currently makes use of various materials, mainly ceramics and wood for an abundance of forms that appear rhythmical and free in totality. In the past, she has worked in metal with formal structures.
 
People always form the center of the works for de Rooy. She examines what touches her subjects, what moves him (or her), what makes them happy? What are his or her dreams and pursuits? Anchored in tradition and rooted in the present day, de Rooy’s works are sometimes raw, sometimes gentle and always sincere. 

Project Interviews

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For more about the project, see videos created by Carroll's COM255: Digital Journalism course.

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