Joana Stillwell was born in the Philippines and grew up around the Pacific in Hawaii, Japan, Guam, and Washington. She works in video and other materials exploring everyday phenomena with meditative gestures. She is interested in the capacity for technology, especially video, to create moments of sustained attention. By combining the commonplace and banal – elements that root us in our material world, with video – an extension of self, she explore ideas of a tangible consciousness as it relates to ritual, routine, objects of direct experience, and a nonlinear approach to time. She graduated with a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington in 2012. She currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia pursuing her MFA in Kinetic Imaging.

CONTACT: joanastillwell @ gmail . com

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