Visiting Artists

Julianne Swartz, Sound Vessel, 2015

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Anna Riley

Studio Residency: 2018

Anna Riley is a visual artist whose work emerges from a strong desire for material research.

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Amy Lemaire

Studio Residency: 2018

Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she studied painting and contemporary art. 

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Wil Sideman

Studio Residency: 2018

Wil Sideman received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Through glass and mixed media Sideman investigates ideas dealing with Identity, Location, Community and Time.

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Denzel Russell

Studio Residency: 2018

Denzel Russell is an artist from Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from Alfred University and has also studied at the Stockhausen-Stiftung für Musik. His current work explores issues about identity and shelter.

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Doug Johnston

Visiting Designer 2018

Since 2010 Doug Johnston has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope using industrial sewing machines, producing a wide range of functional and sculptural objects. He has built a formal vocabulary and studio practice that engages his varied interests in architecture, spatial and landscape formation, commerce, and fundamental human technologies. 

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Monica Cook

Visiting Artist 2018

Monica Cook received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. She further studied in the off-campus program of the Savannah College of Art and Design, in New York, the Studio Residency Program of the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. 

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Aki Sasamoto

Visiting Artist 2018

Aki Sasamoto works in sculpture, performance, dance, and whatever more medium that takes to get her ideas across. In her installation/performance works, Aki moves and talks inside the careful arrangements of sculpturally altered objects, activating bizarre emotions behind daily life. 

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Katherine Hubbard

Visiting Artist 2018

Katherine Hubbard uses photography, writing and performance to plumb photography’s continuing significance. Considering analog photography as a mimesis of the body, Hubbard asks how its procedures might be called upon to investigate social politics, history, and narrative.

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Keep

Studio Residency: 2017

Spiranovich and Adam Holtzinger are the founders of KEEP hand blown glass lighting company.

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Michiko Sakano

Studio Residency: 2017

Michiko Sakano, was born and raised in the culturally rich city of Kanazawa on the West Coast of Japan. Her family has carried the tradition and business of Kimono making that dates back generations. 

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Inna Babaeva

Residency 2017

Inna Babaeva (b. 1961, Lvov, Ukraine) creates surreal sculptures that engage themes of mass production, uniformity, and function. 

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Diana Drake

Studio Residency: 2017 

Diana Drake is an artist working in many disciplines including sculpture, photography, video and painting. Her work is an exploration of intangible information in a physical form. 

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Martha Friedman

Residency 2017

Martha Friedman (b. 1975, Detroit, MI) lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2003.

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Carlos Reyes

Residency: 2017

Carlos Reyes (b. 1977, Chicago, IL) is a New York-based artist. Reyes is interested in exploring the weight, volume, and structure of ephemera and movement.

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Celeste Wilson

Studio Residency: 2017

Celeste Wilson is an artist, writer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Wilson received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has also studied at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Pilchuck Glass School and the School of Visual Arts. 

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Matthew de Leon

Residency: 2016

Matthew de Leon is a visual artist, drag queen, and graphic designer. He received his BFA from the University of Connecticut and his MFA in visual arts from Parsons the New School for Design.

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Doreen Garner

Studio Residency: 2016

Doreen Garner is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Philadelphia, PA who holds a BFA in Glass from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and an MFA in Glass at the Rhode Island School of Design. Garner is a 2015-2016 Artist in Residence at Abrons Arts Center, NY and a 2016 Van Lier Fellow at Wavehill.

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Josefina Muñoz

Studio Residency: 2016

Josefina Muñoz (RISD MFA’13) is a multidisciplinary artist from Santiago, Chile. Muñoz shows her work, lectures and develops independent research internationally. 

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Brett Swenson

Studio Residency: 2016

Brett Swenson is an artist working with mixed-media sculpture, video, and installation. His work attempts to position an anthropomorphic presence within natural processes and geologic location, spaces where man and material are intertwined. He is based in New York.

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Suzanne McClelland

Residency: 2016

Since the late 1980s, Suzanne McClelland has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad. Her practice includes both large-scale paintings and works on paper, often extracting fragments of speech or text from various political and cultural sources and exploring the symbolic and material possibilities that reside within language. 

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Jeanine Oleson

Residency: 2016

Jeanine Oleson is an interdisciplinary artist interested in materiality and language, which she forms into complex and humorous objects, images, films and performances. 

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Tauba Auerbach

Residency: 2015

Tauba Auerbach is a visual artist working across many disciplines including painting, artists' books, photography, and sculpture. Her work operates in the gap between Conceptual Art, abstraction and graphic art. She lives and works in New York.

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Jarrod Beck

Residency: 2015

"I make large-scale drawings and sculptures in and on paper: massive, fragile structures prone to inundation and erosion. These works build out uncomfortable, unstable edges, where fragile lines stand in for the immensity of experiences, people and emotions that overwhelm us."

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Glenn Goldberg

Residency: 2015

Glenn Goldberg was born in the Bronx, studied at the New York Studio School and received a MFA from Queens College. He was named the 1996 Heilman Artist and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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Julianne Swartz

Residency: 2015

Julianne Swartz is a New York-based artist who works with sound, kinetics, and other materials to make sculpture, installations and photographs. Swartz uses lights, mirrors, magnets, periscopes, and the concepts of space and time in her body of work, which has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, New Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the 2004 Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum. Her awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2008) and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Art (2010).

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Sonya Blesofsky

Residency: Fall 2014

Brooklyn resident Sonya Blesofsky studied studio art at UC Santa Cruz before going on to receive her Masters of Fine Arts in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.  Sonya has shown her work around the country including a 2013 Residency at the Webb School in Knoxville, TN.  With a focus on site specific work, she wants “ to capture remnants and traces, and memorialize the resourcefulness of the ever-changing city.” 

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Shari Mendelson

Residency: Spring 2014

Shari Mendelson is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn and upstate New York. She has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, three New York Foundation for the Arts Grants, and is a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts. Currently, she is working on a series of sculptures that are inspired by ancient vessels and artifacts and created from found plastic bottles.

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Jessie Henson

Residency: Fall 2013

Jessie Henson received her BFA from The Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington D.C. and her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has exhibited her work in several galleries and instutitions including the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Milan Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy, and the Bronx Museum in New York City. Her past residencies have included the Vermont Studio Center and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

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Virginia Poundstone

Residency: Fall 2013

Virginia Poundstone, a New York City based artist with an MFA from Columbia University, is the recipient of the inaugural Agnes Varis Fellowship, which provides time, space, and technical support for emerging artists to explore working with glass. Poundstone was selected for the residency by a panel that included Director of New York City’s Percent for Art Program Sara Reisman; Art in General Curator Courtenay Finn; Art critic Lilly Wei; artist Deborah Czeresko; and glass scholar Susie Silbert.

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