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Introducing: Richie Budd
Residency Dates: August 26 – Sept 1, 2013
Living and working in Texas, Richie Budd (priskajuschkafineart.com/artists/Richie_Budd/Richie_Budd.php) is a multi-sensory/multi-media artist. He creates pieces that attempt to burrow through the conscious mind of the audience leaving a seed that will act as a reference structure to past memories and future experiences. Utilizing the Whatever Works principle, Richie employs all modes of existence from photographs to impromptu performances, solo works to collaborations, and materials as diverse as smoke screens to wisdom teeth.
Introducing: Blane De St. Croix
Residency dates: July 22-18, 2013
Blane De St. Croix (blanedestcroix.blogspot.com) is a contemporary artist who creates sculptural objects, installations and drawings. His work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in solo and group shows in venues including Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Future Arts Research, (F.A.R.), Phoenix, AZ; Sculpture Center, NY; the Geisai Art Fair, Miami; Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn; New York University Galleries, New York; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Djerassi Sculpture Park, Woodside, California; Laumeier Sculpture Park , St. Louis, Missouri; Gasworks Gallery, London; Side Street Projects Gallery, Santa Monica; L A Artcore, Los Angeles; Europos Parkas Sculpture Park, Vilniaus, Lithuania; Fieldgate Gallery, London; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; NY; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska; Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C; Sculpture Symposium, Republic of Ireland; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.
De St. Croix has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Selected awards include: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; The West Collection Prize, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors; The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; The MassArt Alumni Award for Outstanding Creative Accomplishment, The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture; and multiple South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships and Florida State Individual Artist Fellowships.
Introducing: Alun Williams
Residency Dates: November 11-17, 2013
Alun Williams (galerieannebarrault.com) is a painter who was born in Manchester (UK) in 1961. His early career saw him exhibiting in the UK, with solo shows or large-scale works shown notably at Maureen Paley Gallery (Interim Art) and Mario Flecha Gallery, London as well as at the Museums of Stoke-on-Trent and Peterborough. Williams has subsequently been particularly active in France where he is represented by Galerie Anne Barrault in Paris. As well as shows at the gallery, solo exhibitions have included those at Le Moulin, Contemporary Art Center, La Valette du Var; Le Tour du Roi René, Marseille; as well as noted group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice; and (upcoming) at the Maeght Foundation, St. Paul de Vence. In North America, solo exhibitions have included those at Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; and Endicott College, Massachusetts.
At the same time as his artistic career, Alun Williams has pursued an activity as a curator. In this role, he has initiated numerous residency and exhibition programs : in Nîmes, where he was one of the founders of La Vigie in 1992, in Marseilles, where he created Triangle France in 1994, linked with the Triangle Association in New York of which he is currently Chair of the board of directors. Since 2000, he has been the director of Parker’s Box, an experimental contemporary art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Introducing: Paul Ramirez Jonas
Residency Dates: January 14-20, 2013
Paul Ramírez Jonas’ (paulramirezjonas.com) selected solo exhibitions include Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; a survey at Ikon Gallery (UK) and Cornerhouse (UK); Alexander Gray Gallery (NYC); Roger Björkholmen (Sweden); Nara Roesler Gallery (Brazil); and Postmasters Gallery (NYC). He has been included in group exhibitions at P.S.1 (NYC); The Whitechapel (UK); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Ireland); The New Museum (NYC); and Kunsthaus Zurich (Switzerland). He has participated in the Johannesburg Biennale; the Seoul Biennial, the Shanghai Biennial; the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial; the 53rd Venice Biennial and the 7th Bienal do Mercosul , Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2010 his Key to the City project was presented by Creative Time in cooperation with the City of New York.
Introducing: Gretta Louw
Residency Dates: February 18-24, 2013
Gretta Louw is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly with digital media, social practice, and networked performance, whose practice explores the potential of art as a means of investigating individual, cultural and universal psychological phenomena. Her research-based practice draws on current research and theories of psychological functioning, to test the boundaries and universalities of the human psyche, particularly in relation to new technologies and the internet. Louw was born in South Africa but grew up in Australia; she received her BA in 2001 from the University of Western Australia and Honours in Psychology in 2002, subsequently living in Japan and New Zealand before moving to Berlin in 2007. In recent years she has received a number of grants from German and Australian funding bodies, participated in residencies in Australia, Israel, and the US, and exhibited in New York, Berlin, Jakarta, and Tel Aviv. In 2012 she released her first book, Controlling_Connectivity: Art, Psychology, and the Internet. She currently resides in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Introducing: Sofi Quirno
Residency Dates: February 11-17, 2013
Sofi Quirno was born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Solo and group shows include: Tapeando La Pan, Barcelona, Spain Paseo Cultural Carlos Núñez, Buenos Aires Argentina, Saltando Baldosas, Galería Central de Proyectos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hay gato encerrado, This is not a Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Colorama, Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA, Sonar despierta, Centro Cultural San Jose Olvavarria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Central de Proyectos art gallery, Arte BA 2011, Open Studios, Dumbo-Brooklyn-Art-Festival, New York, USA, El estado del tiempo, Galería Bisagra, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and La memoria de las cosas, galería Central de proyectos, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Residencies include The Robert Sterling Clark fellowship, artist in residence at Vermont Studio Arts Center, Vermont United States, Artist in Residence, La Pan, Barcelona, Spain, Artist in Residence, Triangle Artists Workshop, NY, United States, Artist in residence, Spark Box Studio, Ontario, Canada
Introducing: Sarah Walko
Residency Dates: March 4-10, 2013
Sarah Walko is a multimedia sculptor/installation/film artist and writer. She is currently the executive director of Triangle Arts Association. El Cadaver Exquisito, an experimental documentary collaboration film she created with with director Victor Ruano and Rossemberg Rivas, is currently in festival circuits. Her fiction and non fiction essays have been published by While Whale Review Literary Journal and Hyperallergic Art Blog where she is a regular contributing writer. Her visual artwork has been published by The Dirty Goat, Redivider, Blood Lotus, Apple Valley Review, 2 River, A Capella Zoo, Awosting Alchemy, 5×5 Literary Magazine, Bathhouse, Cincinnati Review and Host Publications. Her latest exhibition Preternatural was at the Museum of Nature, a science museum in Canada. She has participated in many artists residency programs including one currently at the Elizabeth Foundation in New York in August 2012. She is currently working on new sculpture/installations, film and a novel.
Introducing: John Menick
Residency dates: January 28- February 3, 2012
John Menick (www.johnmenick.com) makes films and audio works, writes essays and short stories, and occasionally makes prints and drawings. These works are often populated by wandering detectives, duplicitous storytellers, homeless documentarians, mad travelers, and institutionalized cinephiles. His artwork has been shown at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; MoMA PS1, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Artists Space, New York. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Mousse, and Art in America. Menick has received grants from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he is a visiting professor of film and video at the Cooper Union in New York. His ideal audience member — possibly you — watches no television, can’t drive or swim, always carries a pen, hates cell phones, names Pale Fire as his or her favorite book, wears glasses, and is afraid of flying. Most of the time he lives in New York City.
Introducing: Meijers + Walsh
Residency Dates: July 8-14, 2013
Walsh maintains a distinct solo practice in addition to her collaborative works with artist Mish Meijers. They have undertaken residencies in Jogjakarta, Paris and New York and have exhibited internationally and throughout Australia.
Mish Meijers is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice experiments in surface tensions: how one material conforms or abrades against the matter of another. Whether in actuality, or within conceptual content, she distorts the inherent worth and significance of her objects with regard to popular culture, gender determination and functionality, in an alchemic and at times discordant sensibility to construct her sculptural tableaux.
Meijers + Walsh are in their seventh year of collaborative practice with their primary project: Henri Papin – the Collector; a superfiction which examines aspects of social anthropology through the development of an obsessive character and his psychological schema within a series of large scale sculptural installations.
Introducing: Heman Chong
Residency Dates: July 1-7, 2013
Heman Chong (http://www.hemanchong.com/) is an artist, curator and writer. His art practice involves an investigation into the philosophies, reasons and methods of individuals and communities imagining the future. Charged with a conceptual drive, this research is then adapted into objects, images, installations, situations or texts. In 2006, he produced a writing workshop with Leif Magne Tangen at Project Arts Center in Dublin where they co-authored “PHILIP”, a science fiction novel, with Mark Aerial Waller, Cosmin Costinas, Rosemary Heather, Francis McKee, David Reinfurt and Steve Rushton. In 2013, he will be curating a year long program involving residencies, writing workshops, exhibitions and conferences, entitled “Moderation(s)”, that will occur in Witte de With in Rotterdam and Spring Workshop in Hong Kong.
Introducing: Ira Eduardovna
Residency Dates: February 25- March 3, 2013
Ira Eduardovna (iragallery.com) is an Israeli artist who currently resides in New York City. She was born in 1980 and raised in the Soviet Union. She immigrated to Israel in the early 90’s – an experience that significantly influenced her work. Her video-installations explore the boundaries between video and architecture, memory and reality and examine identity in flux.
Ira received an MFA from Hunter college NY in 2011. She had solo shows at Braverman gallery in Tel Aviv and Punch gallery in Seattle. Her debut solo show in NY will open in Momenta Art, Brooklyn in November 2012. Group shows include Bat Yam museum of modern Art, Israel, Postmasters gallery NY, Loop Art festival Barcelona, Volume Los Angeles and more. She was recently awarded with Artis exhibition grant.
Introducing: Sarah Hotchkiss
Residency Dates: January 7-13, 2013
Sarah Hotchkiss (sarahhotchkiss.com) is an artist and arts writer living in San Francisco. She received an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. Her artwork has been shown in the greater New York and San Francisco areas, including Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, ATA Window Gallery, and MacArthur B Arthur. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Esalen Institute. In 2011 she received an Alternative Exposure grant for the curatorial project Stairwell’s. Sarah contributes regularly to the KQED Arts blog and Art Practical.
Introducing: Nadja Bournonville
Residency Dates: July 29- August 4, 2013
Nadja Bournonville (nadjabournonville.se), born 1983 Vimmerby, is a swedish photographer based in Berlin, her work is a mixture of research,
Introducing: Ronnie Yates
Residency dates: June 24-30, 2013
Ronnie Yates studied at the University of Houston, Harvard Divinity School, and received his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from NYU. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, POOL and Ploughshares, and his MS, Inconsolable Garden, was a finalist for the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award (offered by the Poetry Foundation and Graywolf Press). He has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Jentel Artist’s Residency Program. Along with the habit of “following” poems that allow language to express its own desire (Breton), he has a keen interest in conceptual/neo-conceptual art practice, and his own current practice includes cultivating collaborative relationships with both visual and neo-conceptual artists, as well as with (both idiomatic and non-idiomatic) musical performers/improvisers/composers. His most recent project was a multi-media composition/performance, created in collaboration with the composer Paul Connolly, investigating the relationship between revolutionary politics and avant-garde music compositional techniques and strategies. He currently teaches in the IART program at the University of Houston/The Mitchell Center for the Arts.
But there comes a time when you’ve forgotten your life, and all
you ever do is awaken, and then its Heaven, Heaven, Heaven, the
Burden of flowers all the time, and flowers are given to thieving. . .
Let the dead bury the dead
All in one imaginary accord,
My mind steps out of old news
And into the rainbow colors
Ringed round a Pacific moon. It’s not my imagination
Wandering among the houses once more
Waiting to be born. The hospitals full, the taxi driver
Better than America speeds me home
To helplessness, to my death forgotten. I close one eye
And one tree becomes another. I open it
And close the other and Paul Cezanne breaks the window glass
Leaving the empty skies of my childhood
On the later canvases. The eye is proliferation. I mean one tree
Becomes numberless. Black tree, moon white.
One will never sleep. And I’m the other.
Mary abandoned to the delectable horses,
Heavenly offering, a pleasant alone
And horse glory of heat, like a circus at bedtime
Next door compensated by morning when
Wedding girls scatter white shards, each
An edifice, of pure sounds written beneath chiding.
Unmapped judgments famishing protest, but an accident
Still alive and entire to us, the small-time operators
Of matinees and flowers. Nothing finished
Nor bird hurried. The eastern sky a leaf fire
Stuttering higher between disused skins
Advertising wreckage and windows, like an airport
In a museum. The horses fled higher, no brighter
Than the plain purpose of every element,
A grace gone hurt and wandering.
My Father’s Sorrow (Into which the world goes)
Death always means never
To the shepherd’s hand. A morning path
Cool among the glassy trees
Blanched sun white then painted over
By murder. At night, a man flies far
Above a wedding photograph. By day
Gradually green things amaze, empty and glad
As the music of real flowers placed on a grave
To forgive God come out of hiding
In the trees to alight, exhausted,
Even on the hawk’s wing. One Easter night,
Beyond saving, a rabbit died,
Chased by no dog but my father’s sorrow
Over all the starving children, a hawk’s wing
All the same, in the photograph married to skittish
Blowing morning painted sunshine
And a prayer for rain.
The Last Hurrah
I couldn’t see the sun
For the sun shining hard and fast,
I couldn’t taste the wind
For the bit of salt in it. Wind
Says Bird to the valley. Salt
Is what wind learns from stone.
They make a mountain for the weather. A rock
And snow wing blown across a blue sky
Made just this instance for it
To roam. Deer come out of the forests
To announce the afterlife. They graze on blades
Of light. Rumps flare white in the last of the sun.
In this life all my days
Fall like trees. But in the afterlife
The grass will run with gods
Introducing: Daniel Gerwin
Residency dates: March 25-31, 2013
Since receiving his MFA in 2008, Daniel Gerwin (danielgerwin.com) has had three solo shows: one in Grand Rapids, MI and two in Philadelphia. His work is included in the upcoming Northeast issue of New American Paintings, No. 104, was shown in New York City in four group exhibitions in 2012, and has been included in numerous group shows in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Daniel teaches at the University of the Arts and has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Iowa. In August 2011, he co-founded Title, an online visual arts magazine focused on Philadelphia (www.title-magazine.com). Daniel is a Career Development Fellow with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and lives in Philadelphia with his wife, a new baby, and two rather large dogs.
Introducing: Joseph G. Cruz
Residency Dates: August 5-11, 2013
Joseph G. Cruz (josephgcruz.com/home.html) is a research based trans-disciplinary artist whose work has been shown nationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Phoenix, Philadelphia and featured in Time Out, Beautiful/decay, Hyperallergic, try-harder, Cabinet, Slought Foundation, culturehall, Blend/, and in the book Excavating History. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently doing research on the role of deep space data visualization within a socio-scientific context for an upcoming solo exhibition at Chicago Artists Coalition’s year long BOLT residency and gallery.
Introducing: Deville Cohen
Residency Dates: April 15-21, 2013
Deville Cohen (devillecohen.com) Combining elements of theater, sculpture, collage, and cinematography, he is interested in the ways in which an individual interacts with their surrounding environment, both imagined and physically present. In negotiating the spaces between the real and the represented, object and subject, the alienated and the integrated, Cohen tries to create a language that manifests an idiosyncratic system of relations and understanding. This system establishes a new context; a closed narrative in which aspects of this system are being exhausted, revealing not only its fragility but also the ephemeral, jerry-rigged qualities of the logic that shapes our understanding and appreciation of the real. Cohen was born in Tel Aviv, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Introducing: Lisa Iglesias
Residency Dates: December 17-23, 2012
Lisa Iglesias (lashermanasiglesias.com/lisa-iglesias) was born and raised in Queens, New York. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, she received her MFA from the University of Florida. She has attended such residencies as PS 122, Santa Fe Art Institute, Blue Mountain Center, Cité Internationale des Arts and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Lisa’s work has most recently been included in group shows at El Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn College and the MoCADA and she presented solo and two-person shows at Albion College and the Y Gallery in 2011. She is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts in addition to an Urban Artists Initiative grant. She works and exhibits both individually as well as collaboratively with her sister, Janelle under the name Las Hermanas Iglesias.
Introducing: Alice Miceli
Residency Dates: October 21-27, 2013
Alice Miceli (meulensteen.com/artists/alice-miceli) works in film, video and photography, developing projects based on investigative travel and historical research, aiming to chart the virtual, physical and cultural manifestations of trauma inflicted on social and natural landscapes.
Introducing: Rachel MacFarlane
Residency Dates: June 17- 23, 2013
Rachel MacFarlane (rachelmacfarlane.blogspot.com) uses tiny maquettes made of found refuse that serve as references for painted worlds that fall somewhere between mimetic representation and abstraction. Through a two-step process of translating and transforming, materials that are considered unattractive and unwanted become the basis for imaginary painted spaces. In the illusionary settings, materials transcend their original capacities, sometimes becoming weightless, anthropomorphic, and grandiose. She lives and work in Toronto, Canada. She has participated in studios in Brooklyn, Florence and Ireland. She has shown in Canada, United States and Europe. She is represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.
Introducing: Roee Rosen
Residency Dates: November 4-10, 2013
Roee Rosen (http://roeerosen.com) born 1963, is an Israeli-American artist, filmmaker and writer. He heads the advanced visual arts program at Ha’Midrasha Art College in Israel and teaches at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. Rosen’s painting and text installation, Live and Die as Eva Braun (1995-1997), stirred a scandal when first exhibited at the Israel Museum. Eva Braun was later recognized as groundbreaking in its approach to the representation of the holocaust, and was exhibited in Berlin and in New York. Rosen dedicated many years to his fictive feminine persona, the Jewish- Belgian Surrealist painter and pornographer Justine Frank, a project that entailed fabricating her entire oeuvre as well as writing biographical and theoretical text about her, and the novel she supposedly authored. Rosen’s book, Justine Frank, Sweet Sweat (Sternberg Press) was listed as one of the best books of 2009 by Artforum magazine. In Rosen’s video project, The Confessions of Roee Rosen (2008), the artist’s supposed confessions are delivered in Hebrew by three surrogates: illegal female foreign workers who do not understand the language. Confessions premiered at the FIDMarseille festival, where it won a special mention, and was later shown worldwide, among other places at Manifesta 7, in Italy. In 2010 Rosen created two films. Hilarious and Out, in which a BDSM session becomes a political exorcism. Out premiered at the Venice film festival, where it won the Orizzonti award for best medium-length film. It is presently nominated for the European Academy award. In 2012 The Oberhausen Intenational short film festival profiled Rosen’s work, and a major solo exhibition of his work was held at Iniva Center for International Art in London.
Introducing: Efrat Kedem
Residency Dates: November 12-18, 2012
Efrat Kedem (efratkedem.com) was born 1980 in Jerusalem, Israel, and currently resides in Princeton, NJ. She received her B.Ed.F.A. (2005) from the Midrasha School of Art. And graduated with honors her M.F.A. (2008) studies at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Efrat has had five solo shows, she participated in dozens of group exhibitions, in museums and galleries, and she took part in several workshops and artist programs, Since her recent move to the US, she keeps developing her career, during the last year she received the “Givon Prize”, In Memory of Mr. Sam Givon, from The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (Oct 2011). These days she is working on her solo show that will take part in the Arts Council of Princeton, (2012) as a part of the Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program.
Introducing: Ophir Agassi
Residency Dates: November 26- December 2, 2012
Ophir Agassi (ophiragassi.com) was born in Haifa, Israel and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After undergoing a Yeshivah education, he earned a B.A. at Yale University and an MFA at the New York Studio School. Recent exhibitions include “Facetime #1,” a two-person show at Parker’s Box in Brooklyn; and “Rencontres No. 39,” at La Vigie-Art Contemporain in Nîmes, France. Agassi has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, I-Park, the Ucross Foundation, and, most recently, at the Triangle Arts Association Workshop in NYC. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Introducing: Kenya (Robinson)
Residency Dates: May 20- 26, 2013
Kenya (Robinson) (kenyaworkspace.blogspot.com) is a community-taught artist from Gainesville, Florida and proud Brooklyn Representer. An aficionado of all things blonde, she is a past resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s WorkSpace Program (2009-2010) and the 2010 Triangle Arts Workshop. Her sculptural work has been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts, The Jersey City Museum, The Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and The 60 Wall Street Gallery of Deutsche Bank. In addition, her performances have been featured at Rush Arts Gallery, MoMA PS1, The DUMBO Arts Festival, The Kitchen as well as the Home Section of the New York Times. She is currently a second year MFA candidate in sculpture at the Yale School of Art and the inaugural resident for Recess Activities’ online residency ANALOG.
Introducing: Noa Charuvi
Residency Dates: March 18- 24, 2013
Noa Charuvi (noacharuvi.com) received a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Charuvi has been invited to many group shows in New York and Israel such as at the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill Center, Lombard Freid Projects, Praxis Gallery, Court Square Project Space and Parker’s Box Gallery. She has also held residencies at Art OMI (Ghent, NY), AAI Rotating Studio Program (Lowe East Side), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY) and the Triangle International Artists Workshop (Brooklyn, NY). She was part of the Artist In the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum and is currently a member of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Workspace program in Manhattan.
Introducing: Ivanco Talevski
Residency Dates: December 10-16, 2012
Ivanco Talevski (ivancotalevski.com) is a painter and printmaker, he received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Solo Exhibitions include Magaza-Institute and Museum of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia(2012);MC Gallery, NYC(2009) KIC Gallery, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia(2005.) His works have also been exhibited at the Print Center in Philadelphia, The International Print Center of New York, The Guanlan Museum in China, the National Taiwan Museum of Art, The International Print Triennial of Kraków in Poland, The Seoul Museum of Art in South, Korea , The Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo and the Sakima Museum of Art in Okinawa, Japan. Awards include Pollock Krasner grant (2011), Guanlan International, Print Prize, Shenzhen, China (2009); Elizabeth Greenshields Award, Quebec, Canada (2009,2003,2001); Borislav Traikovski Award, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia (2008); Neil Welliver Award, University of Pennsylvania (2007); Vangel Kodzoman Award, KIC, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, (2006).
Introducing: Bang-Geul Han
Residency Dates: May 13- 19, 2013
Bang-Geul Han (whatbunny.org/web) b. 1978, S. Korea, lives and works in Brooklyn and Potsdam, NY. Han earned an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from NYSCC in Alfred, NY and has a BFA in Painting from the Seoul National University in Korea. She works across a variety of media ranging from watercolor to digital video and computer programming. Based in the US since 2003, Han has participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Triangle Artist’s Workshop, and the Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program, the MacDowell Colony and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. Han recently had a solo exhibition at A.I.R gallery in Brooklyn, NY and she is the recipient of the 2012 Social Media Artists Fellowship at VCCA.
Introducing: Shai Zurim
Residency Dates: September 9-15, 2013
Shai Zurim earned his BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem (1999), and his MFA from the SVA, NYC (2009). His work was recently the subject of a solo show at the Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2009), and a solo show at the Tel-Aviv Museum (2008). Zurim has won several prizes and awards, including Eugen Kolb Prize for Israeli Graphic Art (2009), International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Award (2008), and Isracard Art Prize for an Israeli Artist (2008). He was a finalist for the prestigious Gotesdiner Prize (2008), and has been in numerous group shows, including at the Vivian Horan Fine Art Gallery, NYC (2006), and at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin (2005). Zurim published a book of drawings, entitled Real Flowers, Real Gifts, to accompany his 2005 solo show at Sommer Gallery in Tel-Aviv. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Introducing: Seong-eun Hong
Residency Dates: December 3-9, 2012
Seong-eun Hong (seongeunhong.com) was born in Korea. He received a BA at Hunter College and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Hong was an artist in residence at Yaddo. He was also awarded a full fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and 2nd place from Salon Ciel Photography Jury. He has been showing his work throughout New York and Korea. Hong currently lives and works in New York City.
Introducing: Nora Herting
Residency Dates: December 31, 2012- January 6, 2013
For over decade Nora Herting (noraherting.com) has been involved in a tumultuous relationship with photography that has included affairs with sound, video, and performance. In the past she has found herself hovering with a giant camera over people’s beds, cooing madly at shriveled infants during a reconnaissance mission as a JcPenney portrait photographer and photographing coiffed 6 year old cheerleaders.
Residency dates: May 22-28, 2013
Since 2001 Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger (meineigenheim.org) have been collaborating under the name eteam. Most of their projects are based on random pieces of land they buy on ebay or in Second Life. Their projects have been featured at various venues, including P.S.1, and Eyebeam in New York, MUMOK in Vienna, Neues Museum Weimar, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain. Eteam’s videos have been screened at the Transmediale in Berlin, The Taiwan International Documentary Festival in Taipei, the New York Video Festival, and the 11th Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva among other festivals. They have received grants from Art in General, NYSCA, Rhizome, the Experimental Television Center and the Henry Moore Foundation. They have been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Smack Mellon, Eyebeam, Harvestworks and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Most recently they have been awarded a Creative Capital Grant for their project: OS Grabeland.
Introducing: Steve Lambert
Residency Dates: May 27- June 2, 2013
Steve Lambert (visitsteve.com) was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and leads workshops for Creative Capital Foundation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from a reputable art school and respected state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.
Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. In the Summer of 2011 he began a national tour of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False – a 9 x 20ft sign allowing people to vote on whether capitalism worked for them. He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He is also the founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art) and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done).
Introducing: Ofri Cnaani
Residency Dates: November 19-25, 2012
Ofri Cnaani (born in Israel, 1975) currently lives in New York. Cnaani works in time-based media, live-cinema performances and large-scale installations. Solo exhibitions and performances include: BMW Guggenheim Lab, NYC; PS1/MoMA, NYC; Twister, Fisher Museum, LA; Network of Lombardy Contemporary Art Museums, Italy; Kunsthalle Galapagos, NYC; Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Pack Gallery, Milan; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; Herzlyia Museum of Art, Israel. Group exhibitions include: Moscow Biennial; The Kitchen, NYC; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Arnolfini Foundation Museum, Bristol, UK; Tel Aviv Museum; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Prague Triennale.
She is also a professor at the School of Visual Art in New York and at Transart Institute, Berlin.
Introducing: Nivi Alroy
Residency Dates: May 6-12, 2013
Nivi Alroy (nivialroy.net) was born in 1978 in Israel. She received her BFA from Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. She spent two years in Paris, where she attended the Atelier 17 printmaking workshop. In 2005 she received the AICF fellowship and moved to New York City. She graduated from the MFA program in the School of Visual Arts with a special excellence in 2007 . Most recently, Alroy was selected as a 2008-2009 A.I.R. gallery Fellow and was chosen by Smack Mellon for their “hot list.” in 2010, She created the site specific installation Pixelville, for the Dumbo Arts Center in New York, in collaboration with artist Shirley Shor. In 2010 Alroy has recieved the ‘Ahuvi most promising artist’ award in the Fresh Paint art fair in Israel. Alroy has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her most recent accomplishments include participation in Nu – a theatrical show in the public space ‘Pangaea’, a large scale wall site specific project, commissioned by the Israeli Arab cultural center in Haifa in the neighborhood ‘Wadi Nisnas’ and invited guest art lectures at The Weizmann institute.
Introducing: Emcee C.M., Master of None
Residency Dates: February 4-10, 2013
Emcee C.M., Master of None, is Colin McMullan. He was born in Connecticut, grew up in a homeschooling family of six boys, played outside a lot, did a paper route, played in bands with friends, wrote stories and songs, studied Linguistics, Russian and Sculpture at Brandeis University, worked at a Siberian village trade school, got an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Connecticut, worked on a goat farm making cheese, moved to New York to do odd jobs, and through it all developed a cooperative practice of active, public work often utilizing vehicles, play and conversation, for which he has received support from LMCC, IPG, CAG, ISCP, CUE, CBA, BHK, BBBP, Eyelevel BQE, Smack Mellon, Skowhegan, Bronx Museum, Flux Factory, the Aldrich, Artspace, i-park, and el Taller Boricua.
Introducing: Jane Benson
Residency dates: April 1- 7, 2013
Jane Benson (janebenson.net) b. 1971, Thornbury, England. Her solo exhibitions include The Splits, at Henry Street Settlement: Abrons Art Center, New York and The Vaults: Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, as well as The Mews, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, 2007 Underbush, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, The Chronicles of Narcissism, Black and White Gallery, Chelsea, New York and Great Representations, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, NY. Museum shows include The Splits: Red/ Blue, Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, Road Trip, San Jose Museum Of Art, San Jose, Far From Home, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina, Paradise Revisited, Bury Museum, England, Greater New York: MoMA PS1, New York and the John Watson Award, Scottish National Gallery. She received her BA (Hons) Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, and her MFA form the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Introducing: Tom Pnini
Residency Dates: September 16-22, 2013
Tom Pnini (tompnini.com), b. Israel, 1981, lives in New York and works in time-based media, large-scale installations as well as sculpture He received his B.A. in Education and Art Teaching from Hamidrasha Beit Berl College inIsrael in 2008. He received his M.F.A from Parson’s School of Design at the New School University in 2010. Tom Received the outstanding Artistic Excellence Award from the Beit Berl College – school of artsHamidrasha in 2008, The Dean’s Graduate Scholarship from Parsons 2009-2010, and The America- Israel Foundation grant for 2008-2009. His recent “Demo Project” has been shown extensively in group shows in Israel, Milan, NY, LA, Toronto and Moscow, and his new work “Cloud Demo/Manara will be seen in the Herzelia museum in 2011.
Introducing: Joan Linder
Residency dates: June 10-16, 2013
Joan Linder (joanlinder.com) is best known for her labor-intensive drawings that transform mundane subjects into conceptually rich images. Life size representations of figures and objects explore themes such as the banality of mass produced domestic artifacts; the politics of war; sexual identity and power. Linder has exhibited throughout the US and in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan and Korea at venues including White Columns, NY; the Queens Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and the Gwanjgu Art Museum, Korea. Awards include residency fellowships at MacDowell Colony, Smack Mellon Studios, Villa Montalvo, Yaddo and a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Linder attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from The School if the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Linder is currently represented by Mixed Greens Gallery in New York and is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at University of Buffalo SUNY.
Introducing: Diana Shpungin
Residency dates: July 15-21, 2013
Diana Shpungin (dianashpungin.blogspot.com) is a Brooklyn based artist who received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited extensively in international venues that include: Sculpture Center, NY; Fieldgate Gallery, London; Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; Invisible Exports, NY; Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Marella Arte Contemporenea, Milan; Galerie Zurcher, Paris; and The Geisai Art Fair, Organized by Takashi Murakami in Miami for Art Basel. Shpungin was recently cited in the introduction of Jerry Saltz’s latest book “Seeing out Louder” and her work has been favorably reviewed in publications such as New York Magazine, Artforum, Flash Art, Art in America, Art Papers, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Timeout New York, Bloomberg, Timeout London, Le Monde among others. Shpungin has been awarded residencies with The MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, VLA Art and Law, Bronx Museum AIM Program and Islip Carriage House.
Introducing: Brian Zegeer
Residency Dates: August 12-18, 2013
Brian Zegeer (brianzegeer.com) makes stop-motion animations, making physical changes to an environment in order to unearth the network of stories arising from the site’s particular history or the politics associated with its use.
Zegeer received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2010. He has recently exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum. Louis V. ESP, Regina Rex, Thompkins Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery.
Introducing: Fabian G. Tabibian
Residency dates: April 29- May 5, 2013
Fabian G. Tabibian lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA at Hunter College in New York City, studied at the Royal College of Art in London, and was a recipient of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture’s Artist-in-Residency in 2010. Fabian has been exhibited in Same Same but Seattle at SOIL Gallery in Seattle, Same Same but Different at Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, Momenta Spring Benefit at Momenta in Brooklyn, the Summer Exhibition & Festival at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NYGhost Face at Bobby Redd Project Space in Brooklyn, the Fall Exhibition at G-Train Salon in Brooklyn, CurateNYC at Rush Arts Gallery in New York City, SK10:NYC at Tompkins Project Space in Brooklyn. In addition he has been selected for inclusion in several prominent online exhibitions including the MFA Edition of the VIP Art Fair and Curator’s Selection (Eric C. Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum) for the 2012 Edition of the CurateNYC online exhibition. His work has been published in Design Issues/MIT Press, featured in New American Paintings, and selected for inclusion in Rhizome’s Best of 2011. He teaches digital photography at Hunter College and at computer art LaGuardia Community College — both in New York City.
Introducing: Einat Amir
Residency Dates: August 19-25, 2013
Einat Amir (einatamir.com), born in Jerusalem, 1979, currently lives in New York and Tel Aviv. She works in the media of Video Installations and Live Performances and received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2009
Amir’s work is infused by a great interest in contemporary social – political issues. She efficiently sets the reality against the fiction and allows the viewer to take the responsibility of setting their own limits, by creating choices for them to be confronted with. Amir’s work has been shown at; PS1 Contemporary Art Center New York, PERFORMA09 New York, Palais De Tokyo Paris, The Kitchen New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, VOLTA Basel, VOLTA NY, Scaramouche Gallery New York, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow , Bergen Kunsthall Norway, Dallas Contemporary Art Center Texas, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art Israel; Haifa Museum of Art Israel , Bat Yam Museum of Art Israel, Rosenfeld Gallery Tel Aviv, CareOf gallery Milan,Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Paris MLAC Rome, Lilith Performance Studio Malmö, Städtische Galerie Bremen, and Digital Art Center Hulon, among other venues.
Introducing: John Bjerklie
Residency Dates: Oct 28- Nov 3, 2013
BigHat went to work for me in 2004. When he is not on the road he works in my studio in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy where I installed a surveillance camera in the studio so an eye can be kept on him. The camera is linked to a single monitor placed in the wall of the studio facing outward to the adjacent parking lot so viewers can see the studio activities via a live broadcast. From noon until 6pm each day he works on paintings, takes naps, recites BigHat poetry and generally muses on the dilemma of being an artist. He remains isolated in the studio with no visitors, but occasionally communicates outward using a megaphone. The day always concludes with an inventory of the days work and dancing. He always acknowledges that he works for me, John Bjerklie, and all rights to and profits from the work are strictly mine.
(More about John at: http://www.johnbjerklie.com/)
Introducing: Sara Griffin
Residency Dates: September 2- 8, 2013
Sara Griffin (thesaragriffin.com) was born and raised in New York City. She graduated with a degree in Studio Art and Art History from Bowdoin College in Maine. She is a proud member of bad cop, bad cop: an art collective. As a studio artist, Sara’s work, which ranges from small drawings to large scale installations, focuses on the relationship between individuals and their external environment. Her practice centers on exploring small, seemingly inconsequential observations for the larger truths they reveal, generally with a sense of humor and awe. Her work has been shown in Maine, Tennessee and New York City. As an art historian, Sara is particularly interested in how visual artists express personal and civic identity. Her most significant body of research has centered on contemporary art from Tijuana. She received a departmental prize for her undergraduate thesis on the subject and, in February 2010, presented her ideas in a lecture at the University of Baja California at Tijuana.
Sara lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and aligns herself with the Mexican community there, though she does not belong to it.
Residency Dates: September 30- October 6, 2013
D.J.F. was born in Uruguay 1949, and lives in Israel. She is a clinical psychologist and a child and adult psychoanalyst. She is a Full Member and Training Psychoanalyst in the Israel Psychoanalytical Society, and the International Psychoanalytical Association.
D.J.F works with patients in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and also supervises and teaches candidates in the Institute of the Society.
Introducing: Amber Boardman
Residency Dates: October 14-20, 2013
Amber Boardman’s time-based work explores visual representations of music and emotion while fusing animated, digital and handmade elements. She received a BFA in painting from Georgia State University and an MFA in fine art from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Most recently she has worked with composers and live performers on a series of “Visual Concerts” as well as public art installations which serve as immersive music listening environments. Her Visual Concert work was included in BAM’s Next Wave Art Festival curated by Dan Cameron in the fall of 2010 as well as Flux Projects public art festival in 2010 and 2012 in Atlanta Georgia and will be included in “The Wagner Experience” in Germany and the Netherlands in July 2013. She is currently working on a new series of paintings. Boardman has taught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Qantm College in Sydney Australia. Boardman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Sydney Australia and is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Introducing: Sarah Gamble
Residency Dates: September 23-29, 2013
Sarah Gamble‘s paintings explore the multi-verse, UFOs, strange or stupid dreams, what it means to exist, the potentiality of being psychic, and the psychology of regular life experience. These interests combine and create a parallel world where the invisible is made visible. Sarah has shown her work most recently at Edward Thorp Gallery, Field Projects Gallery, Lump Gallery and Projects, and Fliesher Ollman Gallery. She has attended residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Ucross Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and is headed to the Roswell Artist in Residence Program this September, with her cat Tony. In 2009 she was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for works on paper.
Introducing: Jan Christensen
Residency Dates: January 21-27, 2013
Jan Christensen (http://www.janchristensen.org/) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1977. He studied at the National College of Art and Design (KHIO) in Oslo, Norway, 1997-2000. Since then he has been partly based in Berlin, Germany and traveled and exhibited extensively in Europe, the US and the Far East Asia, with several longer periods of residence in South-Korea. Over course of his career, he has curated several shows and he has collaborated with many artists, architects, designers and musicians on select projects. His works span a wide range of techniques and ways of installation, and express a general interest in art as an imaginary space and a place for alternative thinking.
Introducing: Craig Drennen
Residency Dates: March 11-17, 2013
Craig Drennen (craigdrennen.com) has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Glenville State College and MFA’s in Painting and Art History from Ohio University. He shows his work at Samsøn gallery in Boston, MA. From December 2002 until 2007 Drennen organized his studio activity around the 1984 movie Supergirl. He now makes work based on Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Drennen teaches painting, drawing, and critical writing at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and is the dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME.