This year our special guest of the metal section will be Tamsie Ringler, an American artist working in the field of sculpture and metal casting.
She will lead a one-week mould-making workshop for sculpture students of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, which will proceed the festival. On Saturday, during the festival, she will have her iron performance “Fence”, and on Sunday everyone will be invited to listen to the artist’s lecture titled “Iron Movements”.
Tamsie Ringler’s artistic practice focuses on landscape sculpture and public art installations that engage environmental awareness. She studied sculpture at the University of Wisconsin and received her MFA from the University of Texas, Austin. She teaches foundry and sculpture at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Recent projects include the “River Lee Project,” a durational iron pour of the River Lee watershed held at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork, Ireland. Ringler is a recipient of the 2017 McKnight Fellowship and is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.