Shea Wilkinson is a fabric artist from Nebraska. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the UNO in International Studies and German Language she traveled to Mexico to teach English. Here is where she discovered her passion for art. She has had her art exhibited near and far and won the James Renwick Alliance’s Chrysalis Award for a distinguished emerging artist in 2016. The Fred Simon Gallery will be displaying her new solo exhibition, Homo roboticus, which explores the interplay between biology and technology and will be displayed at the Fred Simon Gallery. Found on the gallery’s website is a statement about the exhibition by Wilkinson, “I have always enjoyed the ubiquity of androids in the fictional work of Philip K. Dick and decided to explore the topic’s relevance to the modern day. The idea that someday the human body and mind is going to be integrated with technology is no longer science fiction, and neither is the fact that it will be increasingly harder for us to even tell the difference.” Wilkinson discusses the ideas of advancing technology to mimic biology through her artwork in this exhibit. “After the convergence of robot and human biotechnology, how much longer will it be before we arrive at homo roboticus?” Find out what this might look like in the form of Wilkinson’s free motion quilting. 

Through June 24

Shea Wilkinson: Homo roboticus

Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. 

Opens Monday, May 16

Opening Reception: Friday, May 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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