Visiting Artist Residency

Upcoming cycle: January - July 2019
Application deadline: October 1st, 2018, 11:59pm
$10 Application Fee

About the Visiting Artist Residency:

Who this residency is ideal for:

This residency is ideal for established artists with a serious practice looking for a space to make work while engaging with the Trestle Gallery & Art Space community.

*Please note: we do not provide housing*

Download our Membership handbook here.

The Visiting Artist Residency at Trestle Gallery allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Trestle Gallery and Art Space community.

Each cycle, one artist receives a free private studio membership for six months at Trestle Art Space. The Visiting Resident Artist leads monthly public critiques for the duration of the residency.


Current Visiting Artist

Amy Ritter (b.1986) Allentown, PA

 Amy Ritter,  Resting Heads , 2016 @ PAAM, 64.5 IN x 147 IN x 45 IN

Amy Ritter, Resting Heads, 2016 @ PAAM, 64.5 IN x 147 IN x 45 IN

Ritter’s work is an exploration of her relationship to her physical self vis-à-vis mobile homes and their interior landscapes. It stages her memories of her experience of growing up in a mobile home community—a place she’s left but still feels rooted to. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and her MFA from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016).  Ritter’s solo exhibitions include “Here | There” at Arlington Arts Center (2016), “Beyond A Hedge” at the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH (2017), “Beyond A Hedge II” at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA (2017), and “Windows” at Gravy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2017). She was a finalist for the Print Center’s 89th annual International competition, a recipient of Smack Mellon’s Hot Picks List, NY and has received numerous residencies including a full fellowship at Vermont Studio Center (2015), Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship (2015-2016), a MiXER residency at D’ Clinic, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary (2015), an artist-in-residence in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program (LMCC, 2016-2017). Ritter most recently premiered her first large scaled outdoor sculpture, “Singlewide” at Socrates Sculpture Park and is currently exhibiting at the Museum of Sex in an exhibition titled “NSFW: Female Gaze”.


Liz Ainslie lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Ainslie received an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BFA from Alfred University. She has had solo exhibitions at Transmitter Gallery and Airplane in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Creon Gallery in Manhattan and The Cohen Gallery at Alfred University. Her work has been included in shows at Station Independent Projects, Orgy Park, Ground Floor Gallery, Outlet Fine Art, Sardine in Brooklyn; Lu Magnus, and Spazio 522 in Manhattan; Gallerie Kritiku, Prague, Czech Republic. Ainslie’s work has been reviewed in Giornale Dell' Arte, ArtCal Zine and The GC Advocate.


James Perkins lives and works in Manhattan and Fire Island, NY. Perkins' studied Chemistry at Yale University before going to Wall Street. Later he completed his Masters in Photography at the School of Visual Arts. Perkins explicitly plays with our perception of universal truths and values, as expressed through conceptual totems. His work blurs the line between sculpture and painting, monumental land art and temporary works, human intervention and nature. Solo exhibitions include Tempus Fugit, The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, New York, NY, Speculation, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and My Bordeaux Is Better Than Your Budweiser, WNDO, Venice, CA.