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:

Established artists who would like to have a space to make work, while interacting with the Trestle & BAS community.

*Please note: we do not provide housing*

Download our Membership handbook here.

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. The Visiting Resident Artist leads a monthly critique open to the public.


Current Visiting Artist

Ezra Wube (b.1980) is a Brooklyn based artist born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He works in mixed media; encompassing drawing, painting, installation, performance, photography and animation. His exhibitions include Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY (2017); The 13th Biennial de Lyon, Lyon, France (2015); Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2014); The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); and At the Same Moment, Time Square Arts Midnight Moment, New York, NY (2013). His residencies and awards include LMCC Workspace Residency Program (2016); Open Sessions Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2016); Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant (2015); and the Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2015). Ezra holds a B.F.A in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and an M.F.A in Painting Combined Media from Hunter College.


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Ezra Wube, Gela 2, still

"As a person who moved between geographies (Ethiopia, U.S.A.) time and place are no longer singular for me. I am in a continuous dialogue negotiating “Here” and “There”, “Old” and “New”. These fragmentations are reconciled through the story telling aspects of my work, as means to connects multiple realities. For me, an imaginative relationship is necessary to adapt to a new environment, to embrace the here and now, and to connect with the ephemeral in the everyday.

While collaging my past with present experiences, I attempt to make a third entity that is in both the past and the present in which places and time are continuously shifting."

Incoming 2018 Visiting Artist Residents

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Amy Ritter (b.1986) is a Brooklyn- based artist. 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. Ritter’s solo exhibitions include Here | There at Arlington Arts Center (2016) Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH (2017), Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA (2017), and Gravy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2017).


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.