(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. 

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.

FALL 2017 
(un)abiding portait 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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FALL 2017 
(un)abiding portait 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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FALL 2017 
(un)abiding portait 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. 

Learn More

FALL 2017 
(un)abiding portait 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. 

Learn More

FALL 2017 
(un)abiding portait 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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De Rooy will return to campus for a week beginning January 29 to work with roughly 100 students taking art courses or participating as models as they work to create portraits of the Carroll University campus community.

An exhibition of the works created during (in)sight: a portrait project will be on display beginning Monday, April 23, 2018. More details will come after Saskia de Rooy’s second visit in the Spring semester.

How to Get Involved

(in)sight: a portrait project is designed to engage the entire Carroll community. To participate in the project directly, consider the following opportunities:

Art Classes

Students interested in creating sculptures, paintings or drawings as part of (in)sight: a portrait project can sign up for the following courses for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Models

If you know someone on campus who has an interesting story, nominate them to be a model for the project. Contact us with your model nomination.

Writing

Students who are interested in writing about the project can also get involved. Interested in writing a story? Contact us to find out how.

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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. 

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