In Any Direction: Artwork in Progress at the Radcliffe Institute

Katarina Burin, Steffani Jemison, Jodie Mack, Clarissa Tossin, Phillip Warnell
In Any Direction: Artwork in Progress at the Radcliffe Institute

This exhibition opens on Thursday, February 1, and runs through Saturday, March 3, 2018.

It will be on view in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, there will be a fellow’s presentation by Steffani Jemison at 4 p.m. in the Knafel Center, followed by an exhibition opening reception at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Free and open to the public.

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

The exhibition In Any Direction invites visitors into a studio-like atmosphere to experience captivating works in progress by artists from the 2017–2018 class of Radcliffe fellows.

Animation, sculpture, drawing, and other works of art are presented alongside process-oriented sketches and source material from Harvard’s collections. The items on view—contributed by the Radcliffe fellows Katarina Burin, Steffani Jemison, Jodie Mack, Clarissa Tossin, and Phillip Warnell—provide a window into the creative process and reveal the varied and sometimes surprising sources of inspiration for these artists during their year at the Radcliffe Institute.

A series of related events coincides with the exhibition and invites the public to become even more intimately acquainted with these remarkable artists’ processes.


Katarina Burin is an artist whose work is informed by the history of architecture, particularly modernism, female architects, and historical documentation.

Steffani Jemison is an interdisciplinary artist who uses the messy history of literacy in black American culture to examine a wide range of problems issues with formal, political, and affective implications.

Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who combines the formal techniques and structures of abstract and absolute animation with those of cinematic genres.

Clarissa Tossin uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to investigate production methods of material culture and the ways in which such methods simultaneously represent the hybridization of global cultures and the persistence of difference.

Phillip Warnell is an artist-filmmaker, writer, and scholar who produces film works and texts that explore a range of philosophical and poetic themes and ideas about relationships between humans and animals.