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.
Visiting Artist, Visiting
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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).
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.”
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, and three New York Foundation for the Arts Grants. Currently, she is working on a series of sculptures that are inspired by ancient vessels and artifacts and created from found plastic bottles.
This residency is made possible through the generous support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation.
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.
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.