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Mindy Wittock

United States

4 Works exhibited

Current location

Upper Michigan

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Mindy Sue Wittock is an artist and mother who works out of her home studio in Upper Michigan. She makes soft sculpture that explores the intersection of childhood memory and experiences in motherhood. Wittock has an MFA from Arizona State University with a concentration in fibers. She has previously worked as an associate lecturer of art at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Wittock has an extensive exhibition record and has taught many textile-based workshops. She survives on coffee, enjoys watching vintage television shows, and listening to 80’s music.

"In my work, I use sewing and stitching techniques to create soft sculptures and textiles that are inspired by the intangible phantom of nostalgia. I collect objects and cloth to build pieces and cover surfaces that explore memory of a time passed. The act of sewing, of passing each object through my hands as I embellish, is the act of preserving the limitations of memory and fusing together the past and present with each stitch.
I wish every night when I go to bed that I can wake up in my eight year old self’s bedroom and hold all my things that comforted me just one more time. If I think about it hard enough I can almost feel like I could time travel for real but then here I am… a grown up holding onto childhood and feeling my way through the foggy depths of memory, grasping at the nostalgia" - Mindy  Wittock.

Select Exhibitions

2020

Touch! Featuring Mindy Sue Wittock, Caroline Liu, Millicent Kennedy, Chicago, Illinois

20/20: 20 Years of Eye Lounge, Retrospective Group Show, Phoenix, Arizona

2019

Polished, Group Exhibition, Scout Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Glitter Dotted, Two Person Exhibition with Lael Burns, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

30x30x30 Exhibition, Juried Show, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mother+Artist, Co-Curator, James May North Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin

2018

Abstract Thoughts, Invitational Exhibit, The Wondermakers Collective, Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

The Art of the Needlewoman, Invitational Exhibition, Langdon Divers Community Gallery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Artful Play, Invitational Exhibition, I.D.E.A. Museum, Mesa, Arizona

The Wondermakers Collective, The University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, Missouri

Split Lip Magazine, Featured Interview for Collaborative Voices Folio

Indiana Review Academic Journal, Cover Artist, Volume 41: Number 1

Uppercase Magazine Issue #40, Cover Contest Honorable Mention, Visual Theme: Hand & Handwork, page 36

2008 Juror’s Award, “MFA Summer Exhibition,” Juror, Dennita Sewell

First Place Small Sculpture Award, National Society of Arts and Letters, Arizona Chapter

2007 Juror’s Award, “Craftsmanship: Arizona Designer Craftsman” exhibition, Juror Sandra Blain

School of Art Special Talent Award, Arizona State University

Honorable Mention, Art for Health Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona

2004 Academic Deans Award, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

William Prevetti Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

 

Works by Mindy Wittock

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2019

33.02 x 35.56 x 15.24 cm

2250,00 €

2019

38.1 x 38.1 x 15.24 cm

225,00 €

2019

38.1 x 38.1 x 15.24 cm

193,93 €

2020

13.97 x 17.78 x 15.24 cm

86,19 €

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