Crosstown Arts presents an Artist Talk with Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo and Katrina Perdue in the East and West Galleries.
Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo is an interdisciplinary artist based in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a co-founder of BASEMENT, a provisional artist-run space in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she was also a co-curator from 2019-2022. Her work has been shown throughout the eastern United States and internationally including the Mint Museum, Ackland Art Museum, Duke University, and Field Projects among others. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her BA in Studio Art and English Literature from Davidson College.
She was a 10-month artist-in-residence at Crosstown Arts (2021) and is an upcoming artist-in-residence at the McColl Center (2023). She was a 2021 New Public Sculpture Fellow with the UrbanArts Commission in Memphis, and a 2021 recipient of TriStar Arts’ inaugural Current Art Fund project grant. She was awarded the 2022 Tennessee State Fellowship through the Southern Prize and State Fellowship Program, and was the finalist for the Southern Prize.
Katrina Perdue is a textile artist and educator living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. Her love for hand stitching has grown over the past twenty years from first learning machine sewing, quickly followed by hand knitting, and most recently to a full time studio practice focusing on the art and impact of mending and repair. She was selected to be a textile studio assistant at Penland School of Craft for a summer 2019 mending workshop, a 2020 Arts Memphis ArtsAccelerator Grantee, and an adjunct instructor of Textiles at the University of Memphis.
Katrina was born and raised in the Midwest, spent several years living in the Mid-Atlantic, and now calls Memphis — the heart of the Mid-South — home.
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