2022 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling
March 2, 2022
The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the 2022 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling.
An artist living and working in Berlin, Germany, Snelling sparks meaningful community conversations about shelter and homelessness. Her creative explorations examine both the tangible assets and the emotional underpinnings of “home” as a place and a feeling.
For her Roman J. Witt Residency, Snelling will create an installation in the Institute for Humanities Gallery (IH) at 202 S. Thayer Street, as well as an additional installation at a site to be determined, both curated by Amanda Krugiak, Arts Curator and Assistant Director, Arts Programming at the Institute for the Humanities and Chrisstina Hamilton, Director of the Roman Witt Residency Program at the Stamps School.
The installations will highlight Snelling’s work with university students, teens, and children in Washtenaw County. Through guided workshops and prompts from the artist, youths will create small-scale houses, apartments, and shelters reflective of their own experience as a way to bring together communities and reaffirm our relationships to one another.