Open Studio Residency
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017 (11:59PM)
Residency Dates: July 1 - December 31, 2017
About the 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 Open Studio Member. Residents receive a 10% discount on the Open Studio Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa or Christina Kelly. Residents are also given the opportunity to exhibit their work at Trestle. Participants receive all benefits of a Brooklyn Art Space Open Studio Membership as well as monthly group advisory meetings which include critiques, guest speakers, and studio visits. By participating in this program artists take advantage of networking and community building opportunities in addition to having access to low-cost studio space. The residents give back to the community and get a peek into the administrative end of the art world by volunteering in the gallery or studio for three hours per month. All artists are invited to apply. Applications are accepted twice each year.
Who this residency is ideal for:
1. Artists developing a new body of work
2. Artists entering or re-entering the art world
3. Artists who have graduated with a BFA or MFA within the past two years (note: this residency is open to all artists, Bachelors/Masters degrees are not required).
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
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
Image: A Tale of Accenssion in the Land of Search Engines, 2016
Using doodling and its unintentional nature as an unconstrained approach to art making, Marilee Bogaert creates collaged paintings inspired by the doodle drawings she creates. Originally from the Bay Area, she received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.
image: Untitled, 2015
Concerned with the distinction (or ever-increasing conflation) between the notions of “realness” and “fakeness," (viscera vs. artificiality, authenticity vs. insincerity), Sara combines artificial and perishable materials, such as gelatin, water, and lots of plastic, to create objects and spaces that are simultaneously seductive in their glossy, pastel palate, and repellent and unsettling in their synthetic, inorganic quality. She is interested in the viewer’s experience of this duality in her work, which she feels echoes the consumerist culture in which our material and physical ideals of sanitized perfection are often concurrent with a certain doubt, suspicion or criticality towards their legitimacy, depth, or “realness.” She is also interested in how class and gender intersect with artificiality, aware that certain materials and products are targeted at and more accessible to certain demographics, and femininity is often subjected to the same conflicting ideals (of artificial perfection and authenticity) as consumer products.
Image: Weep: Shedding a Space between You and Me, 2016
"The heart of my work is a fascination and interest in human interaction; how we speak to each other and how we speak to ourselves. I am curious about the languages, dialogues, and interfaces we use to do so both culturally, historically, interpersonally, and introspectively. I am interested in how we relate to each other and ourselves in different contexts and times, how bonds and relationships form, and how these relationships exist or change between us. The work is as much about love, as it is about fear and lament-- through my work I want to ask: what holds us together and what pulls us apart emotionally, culturally, historically, and politically?"
Image: Selfie #6, 2015
Dean Christensen is a painter originating from Louisville, KY. He is a 2015 BFA graduate who has just completed his first solo show, The Millennial Man, Me, My Selfie, and I. He has received numerous prestigious awards including, Best of Show, First Place Professional Painting, and the Purchase award at the Kentucky Museum. Dean has also attended intensive painting workshops in Arizona, Chicago, and New York.
Image: Surrender, 2014-15
"Time and entropy; the binary of being;the struggles between natural and constructed forces, define my practice as an artist.
My works focuses on the toxic love affair between past and present.
I work on principles of what is ephemeral, what is forever, and the space in between. From concept to material, my practice ties back to distinguishing and learning from the central binary system of existence: the tension between being and non-being."
image: Wailing Wall Kisses Back, 2012
Ronit Levin Delgado (born Tel-Aviv, Israel) a Fulbright scholar, lives and works in NY. Levin Delgado is a graduate (2013) of the MFA Studio Art program at Montclair State University, NJ and holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2008). In 2007, Levin Delgado was selected for the Exchange Program for Merit Students to study at Carnegie Mellon College of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
image: Lost Man, 2016
"For the past year, I decided I would draw everyday before work. I created an instagram account- @beforework, where I draw in the small timeframe I have before I have to start my day. During the week, I take pictures of people, places, and life for inspiration and content. I use micron pens, pencil, and watercolor to recreate these moments."
Image: Rain Cloud #3, 2015
"I seek to create on a boundary where plastic turns into skin, where algorithms tease people, where color makes robots laugh. My art provokes an inquiring glance at a human-made future in which self-conscious machines are members of our society, artificial environments merge with nature, and physical realms converge with digital. I construct installations from autonomous objects that together form artificial-nature habitats. Some of my works are endowed with artificial agency via electronic and computational components, others combine digital sculpture with traditional techniques."
Image: Geometric Applications IV, 2015
Samantha Holmes is an artist based in New York and Ravenna, Italy who focuses on conceptual and material experimentation in the medium of mosaic. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Palazzo Fortuny (Venice), in conjunction with the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), and the Sharjah Art Museum (United Arab Emirates). She has received public art commissions that include Randall's Island Park (New York), the ARTPLAY Design Center (Moscow), and the Museum of the City of Ravenna (Italy). She has represented Italy at the European project Les Langages du Bleu in Paris and is recipient of the 2011 International GAEM Art Prize (Young Artists and Mosaic), as well as the 2013 RAM prize for mosaic. She holds degrees from Harvard University (BA, Visual and Environmental Studies, 2006), and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna (MFA, Experimental Mosaic, 2014).
Image: Plastic Love, 2015
"In 2009 I made one of the biggest changes in my life, I switched the green for the gray, I moved from San Jose, Costa Rica, to New York, USA. When I say "green" and "gray", I am not only referring to the real jungle versus the concrete jungle, but also to the different ways in which people interact with each other, and how differently they consume and throw away in these two cities. I strongly believe that we are more what we throw away than what we consume. I see trash bags on the streets as portraits of the people who filled them in, I use plastic bags as a way to tell a story about a particular place in a particular time, I see trash as everyone's resource rather than everyone's problem and I see inspiration where people do not even look."
Image: CENSOREDtower, 2015
Hhu was born in Incheon, Korea in 1990. He graduated in BFA Sculpture from Hongik University in 2014. During his BFA period, he took a part-time job at a furniture factory which introduced him to basic industrial techniques: welding, woodworking, etc. His work began to focus on the intervention on a street and site-specific installations as well as the decline of social values. He experimented with textures and incorporated visible fibers, woods, resin, applying the manufacturing techniques to achieve his vision.
Hhu graduated from School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts program in 2016. Now he lives and works in New York City.
Image: Sarah Malcolm, 2016
"I have always been inspired by good stories. With my art, I tell stories of everyday life and transpose them into a playful, whimsical world, one where a young boy struggling to wake up in the morning is brought tea by a chipmunk. The stories that I tell can be enjoyed on multiple levels. Children may find a simpler meaning while adults are invited to find something more by going deeper. My desire is that these small glimpses of this alternate world extend beyond the canvas and enter the viewer's imagination, making it an interactive experience."
Image: Julia Melfi, 2015
"My body of work, Wish you were here!, uses birthday party supplies to think through themes of ritualized celebration, temporality, and memory. Through abstraction, I can get at these objects' most basic elements-color, texture, form-to create a sense of nostalgia. I hope the work creates a tension between the lightheartedness of celebration with the dissociative sensation brought about by the abstraction."
Image: Gettin Ready, 2016
Born and raised in Southern California, Kate Pincus-Whitney celebrates portraiture and the theater of the dinner table within her narrative paintings and installation works. She is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (class of 2016), where she focused on visual and performance art.
Kate creatively interprets the world around her through her experience of navigating the world with dyslexia and stereo-blindness. Female forms, table scenes, food, patterns, color, and abstracted and misspelled words-these are all recurring motifs woven into Kate's colorful canvases, woodcuts, and hybrid installations.
Image: I couldn't see your face but I felt your hand, 2015
Libby Rosa creates painterly windows of intimate memory to expose flaws in contemporary feminism and social values. The narratives transcribed in paint are collected from personal and imagined experiences resulting in disproportionate bodies set against dreamlike spaces. Rosa received a BFA and Environmental Studies certificate from UW Madison Wisconsin. She has recently moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue painting opportunities. Rosa participated in the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Summer Studio Programs in 2015 and is currently participating in the Trestle Gallery Residency in Gowanus, NY. Rosa has curated shows in Madison WI and has shown work nationally in Wisconsin, Portland OR, Richmond VA, Lafayette LA, and Brooklyn, NY.
Image: Spread 2, 2015
Aparna Sarkar is an emerging artist and (math) teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Her work deals with power, gaze, and the consumption of body--firstly, hers. She's concerned with the representational as a vehicle of the experiential; portraiture and figure are a means of access to the connected and collective experiences of femininity, desire, anguish.
Image: Cycles 9, 2016
"Living in Tokyo, San Francisco, Boston and New York at formative ages, I have different experiences of urban spaces. The sense of the high-rise, destruction of the grid, illusion of progress, and reflective surfaces are visual elements that I grew up responding to. Looking through windows, building facades appear flat. Having lived in Chicago most recently, I enjoyed looking down at the city from high above the ground. My aerial perspective and scale of the painted forms indicate where I am and how I see the world. I hover over my work on the floor, creating pieces that resemble maps and architectural drawings."
Image: Pulsation, 2015
Amy is an emerging artist from Louisville, Kentucky, creating works in painting, installation, and mixed media. She uses many unconventional materials and strives to uncover different forms and approaches through experimentation. Amy is a process driven artist and believes her works are developed through energetically building and subtracting, letting her art and ideas naturally evolve over time. She attended Western Kentucky University and completed her BFA in May of 2016. She also served as the President of the Art Guild at Western Kentucky University for two years. Amy was awarded by the Potter College of Fine Arts as the Outstanding Student in Visual Arts, BFA, in April of 2016. She has shown in many regional exhibitions including the U.S Bank Celebration of the Arts at the Kentucky Museum and the Women-in-the-Arts exhibition at The Medical Center.
Image: untitled, 2015
Annie Trincot is a figurative oil painter from Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a BFA in painting, and has spent the last three years living and working in Chicago. She recently moved to New York to focus fully on making art.
Image: Pod Cluster, 2014
"From abandoned lots to loading docks, I illuminate and transform forgotten spaces with site-responsive environments that strip away external noise and invite people to experience a sense of wonder.
Described as 'Intimate Minimalism' my sculptural and installation practice works to retain intimacy on a large scale, expose beauty in everyday materials through repetitious natural, micro, and cosmic forms, draws from Japanese concepts like Yugen: building in mystery and subtlety, and encourages careful attention from both creator and participant."