Carolyn Shadid Lewis
Carolyn Shadid Lewis is a Boston-based multimedia artist and filmmaker. She records oral histories with individuals who have a personal and political story to tell. Her interdisciplinary approach to documentary storytelling often incorporates stop-motion animation, surround sound and video installation. Shadid Lewis’ art gains inspiration from her family’s military history, from her Irish and Lebanese ancestry, and from her experiences growing up and working on military bases.
She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including venues such as the Sirius Art Centre in Cobh, Ireland, The Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA, and The National Military Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, KS. She is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Film/Video (2011), a Puffin Foundation Grant Recipient (2010), a Kansas Arts Commission Fellow (2004), and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to the West of Ireland (2002). Shadid Lewis holds a B.A. in piano performance and visual art from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. She also received an M.F.A. from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Shadid Lewis divides her time as an artist and professor, having taught digital media courses in the Visual Communications Department of Endicott College and in the Studio Foundations Department of Massachusetts College of Art and Design.