Live with Courtney Puckett and Mandy Cano Villalobos
Join artists Mandy Cano Villalobos and Courtney Puckett on Instagram Live in conversation with MoCA Curator of Exhibitions Blair Murphy. The artists will discuss their work and how their shared interest in found, re-used, and recycled materials influences their practice.
View the conversation and participate in a Q and A at MoCA Arlington’s Instagram, @mocaaarlington.
Work by both artists is on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington as part of Assembly 2022: Time & Attention, MoCA Arlington’s national biennial.
About the participants
Courtney Puckett‘s found object and repurposed textile assemblages integrate sculpture and craft practices. She has participated in artist residencies at Saltonstall Foundation, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, was a Full Fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center, and received a community research grant from River Valley Arts Collective. She earned a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA from Hunter College, and studied in Aix-en-Provence, France, at the Glasgow School of Art, and at University of New Mexico. Solo exhibitions include Furnace – Art on Paper Archive (Falls Village, CT), Hesse Flatow (New York, NY), and Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College (Suffolk County, NY). Select group exhibitions include Dorsky Gallery at SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY), NADA x Foreland (Catskill, NY), Geary Contemporary (Millerton, NY), White Columns (online), TSA (Brooklyn, NY), and BRICArts (Brooklyn, NY).
Puckett is an Instructor of Art at Northwestern Connecticut Community College and has taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and Fashion Institute of Technology. She runs the backyard art space White Rock Center for Sculptural Arts with her husband, artist Colin O’Con.
Mandy Cano Villalobos is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans installation, 2D, performance, and sculpture. Her projects explore ideas of home, memory, and cultural identity. Cano Villalobos has exhibited in venues including Bridge Projects (Los Angeles, CA), POSITIONS Art Fair (Berlin, Germany), Proyecto T (Mexico City, Mexico), the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum (Clinton, NY), Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, (Chicago), The Museum of New Art (Detroit, MI), Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC), Gray Contemporary (Houston, TX), and La Casa Pauly (Puerto Montt, Chile). Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, Hyperallergic, and The Chicago Reader, among others. She is the recipient of a Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fellowship, and has been awarded grants from multiple organizations including the Gottlieb, Puffin, Frey, and Chenven Foundations, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Cano Villalobos is represented by Mu Gallery in Chicago and drj art projects in Berlin. She works in Grand Rapids, MI and Brooklyn, NY.