Residencies

Trestle Residencies are professional development programs that aims to provide space, community, & opportunities for emerging artists. These goals are achieved through six to twelve month residencies. The Trestle Artist Residency (Open Studio or Private) comes with access to affordable studio space, and includes monthly advisor meetings with one of three advisors Christina Kelly, Jason Stopa, or Adrienne Tarver. Each of the twelve meetings include formal critiques, studio visits with NYC curators and art world professionals, and opportunities to exhibit resident artwork curated by prominent guest curators. Visiting Artist Residents receive a free studio. The Curator-in-Residence receives exhibition space and administrative support from Trestle Gallery's Chief Curator and Gallery Manager. Former residents who have completed the program have gone on to do great things. 100% of Trestle Residency Alumni have had the opportunity to show their artwork in group or solo exhibitions. Most seeking further career advancement have gone on to be awarded professional opportunities such as acceptance to graduate school, participations in group or solo exhibitions at other galleries, and/or have acquired artist visas. Many have gone on to work with other artists in community building in some capacity. Examples include: several alumni have attended other residencies, started art collectives, and otherwise become leaders in artist-run spaces.  Click here to see a list of Trestle Residency Alumni and what some of them are up to post-residency. Please note: we do not provide housing.

Visiting Artist Residency

The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle community. Each cycle,  one artist receives free Brooklyn Art Space Semi-Private studio membership for six months at our 400 3rd Avenue (Gowanus, BK) location. The Visiting Resident Artist leads one art talk and one critique or workshop during the residency.  Current Visiting Artist Resident: Allison Kaufman

The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle community. Each cycle,  one artist receives free Brooklyn Art Space Semi-Private studio membership for six months at our 400 3rd Avenue (Gowanus, BK) location. The Visiting Resident Artist leads one art talk and one critique or workshop during the residency. 

Current Visiting Artist Resident: Allison Kaufman

Trestle Artist Residency

This residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as an Trestle Art Space Member (850 3rd Ave, Sunset Park, BK). Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa, Adrienne Tarver or Christina Kelly. There is an end of residency exhibition curated by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator at The Brooklyn Museum.

This residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as an Trestle Art Space Member (850 3rd Ave, Sunset Park, BK). Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa, Adrienne Tarver or Christina Kelly. There is an end of residency exhibition curated by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator at The Brooklyn Museum.

Resident Exhibition

In part of our continuing effort to support and provide opportunities for artists, we guarantee any residents who participate in our residency program an exhibition in our gallery. This year's resident exhibition will be curated by Katherine Murdock, Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

In part of our continuing effort to support and provide opportunities for artists, we guarantee any residents who participate in our residency program an exhibition in our gallery. This year's resident exhibition will be curated by Katherine Murdock, Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.


Current 2017 Residents:

January - June 2017 Residents:

Marilee Bogaert, Dean Christensen, Charlie Jo Crowell, Ronit Levin Delgado, Jenny Drucker, Vita Eruhimovitz, Samantha Holmes, Ariela Kader, Younghoo Lee, Sarah Malcolm, Julia Melfi, Libby Rosa, Aparna Sarkar, Erina Shibata, Annie Trincot, Amy Wetsch, Natalia Zubko

2016 Residents:

Paul Anagnostopoulos, Marilee Bogaert, Rachel Chicaguala, Dean Christensen, Lily Coleman, Julie Combal, Charlotte Corini, Anne Croken, Beth Duerr, Joshua Gabriel, Jessica Gramza, Katie Hector, Zanne Kuhlman, Bonam Kim, Kat JK Lee, Carlos Torres Machado, Sarah Mallory, Jen Nista, Natasa Prljevic, Erika Roth, Libby Rosa, Aparna Sarkar, Shana Siegel, Skye Asta Devine Schirmer, Annie Trincot

2015 Residents:

Rachel Chicaguala, Lily Colman, Jessica Dalrymple, Beth Duerr, Michelle Givent, Erin Hael, Minsol Kim, Sarah Mallory, Molly McIntyre, Erika Roth, Shana Siegal, Brett Wallace & Hannah Lutz Winkler