Virginia Howard Walcott is an artist, designer, and filmmaker from the Gulf Coast of Alabama. 

Virginia (she/her) works in video and 2D/3D mixed media and is interested in our natural, built, and digital environments, ideas of home, and the U.S. South. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and has spent the last six years working for publications like The Atlantic and Scalawag Magazine. Virginia lives in New Orleans where she teaches at various art centers and runs a creative studio called Superhumid, working with clients primarily in journalism and music. She was recently added as a member of Staple Goods, a gallery in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. 

virginia.walcott@gmail.com
@virg______

 

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2022  —  "Please Hold"                                  
                 Aquarium Gallery                                   
                 New Orleans, LA                                   
                 Two-person show in collaboration with Eliza Wapner
                 
February 11, 2022 — March 6, 2022
2022  —  "Almost Home"               
                 Staple Goods              
                 New Orleans, LA               
                 May 14, 2022 — June 11, 2022


Group Exhibitions 
2021  —    "Shallows"
                 Staple Goods             
                 New Orleans, LA               
                 December 11, 2021 – January 2, 2022


Education
2016  —  University of Pennsylvania
                BA in Communication and Public Service,
                Minor in Fine Art
                Honors Thesis: Highlighted, Slighted, and
                Misconstrued: Competing Narratives within
                Brazilian Media Coverage of Human Rights
                Violations during the 2014 World Cup and
                the 2016 Olympic Games

 

Awards & Selections
2020  —  Official Selection, New Orleans Film Festival
                "Quiet as a Mouse" 
2021  —   Official Selection, Sidewalk Film Festival                
                "Quiet as a Mouse" 
2020  —  Official Selection, Black Rock City Film Festival
                "Quiet as a Mouse" 

 

Teaching 
2020 —   KidsmArt Homegrown Fellow
                New Orleans, LA 
          —   CANETI Excellence in Teaching Academy
                New Orleans, LA
2021  —   YAYA Artist-in-Residence
                Teacher, Mixed Media

                New Orleans, LA
2021  —   KidsmArt Arts Integration Teacher 

                Einstein Middle School
                New Orleans, LA

 

Professional Experience 
2015  —   Tremolo Productions 
                Post Production Intern, The Music of Strangers:
                Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble 

                Intern, Research, Chelsea Does 
2016  —  The Atlantic 
               
Design Fellow, AtlanticLIVE
2017  —  The Atlantic 
                Design and Video Coordinator, AtlanticLIVE 
2018  —  2020
               The Atlantic 
                Designer and Video Producer, AtlanticLIVE
2021  —   Present
               Scalawag Magazine 
                Visual Editor 


Talks & Lectures
2019  —   University of Pennsylvania
                Digital Illustration course
                Prof. Scotty Reifsnyder
2020 —  The NET Alternative School
                New Orleans, LA
                Guest Speaker