PHS graduate’s art exhibit to open May 22 in New York

Published 1:37 am Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Davana Wilkins, daughter of Craig and Joyce Wilkins of Franklinton and a graduate of Pine High School, recently received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in New York. In the past three years, while in residence in Syracuse, she has received numerous awards, including a full teaching assistantship and stipend, the Albert K. Murray Grant, the Creative Opportunity Grant, and also several travel grants that fully funded exhibitions and professional development in Berlin, Germany, Venice, Italy, and Los Angeles.

Professionally, Wilkins has shown her work internationally, and she is working on her most recent exhibit titled “The Way Out,” which will op-en in New York City on May 22. She has also participated in artist residencies in Nebraska and Berlin. Her artwork has been reviewed in several publications including a feature on television on PBS Artifex.

Wilkins, who currently is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, has taught painting, sculpture, metalsmithing and the history of modern design. She plans to continue her studio practice and teaching in New York.

Her personal accomplishments include learning to snowboard and teaching her cat to high five.

For more information about Wilkins and her artwork, visit her website at graduate’s art exhibit to open May 22 in New York