Past Resident

Gordon H. Williams

Gordon H. Williams is a composer, musician and educator. He has performed as a soloist with the Gordon College Wind Ensemble (Gordon Jacob’s Concerto for Timpani and Wind Band) and as marimba soloist, premiering a commission for Boston Children’s Chorus’ 10th year anniversary (Three Haiku by Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth). 

Gordon believes strongly in the communal benefits of music and has worked with a number of community groups; serving on the board of directors for the Harvest Coop Markets, assistant directing Community Band- Wenham, and performing and conducting with the  Ipswich Summer Band. Gordon works in the Education and Community Initiatives department at Boston Ballet.

Gordon strives to make art relevant and accessible. He has presented interactive events in festivals such as Make Music Boston, ArtWeek Boston and Figment.

Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Gordon College with a B.M. in Music Education. His private teachers include Aaron Trant and Robert Schulz (percussion), Armine Karapetian (piano) and Jawwad Noor (sitar). 

Past Resident

Erika Morillo

Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Erika Morillo is a freelance documentary photographer based in New York City. She studied clinical psychology and sociology, which influenced her to photograph as a way to understand her family dynamics and the social environment she inhabits. Her photographs focus on the issues of family, inner city life and the finding of identity.  Her work has been published and exhibited in the United States, Dominican Republic, Chile, Canada, Germany and Italy. She lives in Manhattan with her son Amaru.

 

Past Resident

Christina St. Clair

Christina St. Clair’s narrative paintings and installations explore social, cultural, and environmental practices from a global perspective.  Her recent work examines Foodways, defined as the eating habits and culinary practices of a people, region or historical period. This series focuses on individuals working in a kitchen environment, preparing dishes relevant to their respective cultures.  The pieces tell stories by combining images of subjects and their environments with actual objects, cooking ingredients, and surfaces that they have touched or used. 

Christina’s current project explores her growing interest in climate change and the incremental environmental changes that are taking place all around us on a global level. 

Her recent works have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the CAMAC Centre D’art in France, and the United States Embassy in Costa Rica.

Past Resident

Jonathan Adams

Born in Bristol, TN, Jonathan Adams received his BFA from East Tennessee State University in 2016. He is currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University. Being a black man in the Christian south lead to difficulties finding a community and understanding his identity. 

Visual art was a bridge to initiate dialogues with peers and family; He uses visual art as a means of understanding. Within his work, he explores aspects of perceived identity using scenarios of the human condition and history.

Drawing upon mythology and invasive observational conversation with peers/viewers he is able to fully express the idea visually. Jonathan also enjoys the countryside and a good day nap.

Past Resident

Lu Heintz

Lu Heintz is an artist, educator, and feminist collaborator currently based in Providence, RI. Through multiple points of entry- textiles, metalsmithing, video, sound, installation, performance, paper works, and writing- her transdisciplinary practice examines personal experiences on sociocultural scales. Lu balances her artistic endeavors with a commitment to feminist pedagogy and scholarship and is an Associate Artist Researcher for the Digital Institute of Early Parenthood (UK). Her work has exhibited and screened nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and artist-run projects including: The RISD Museum, The National Ornamental Metals Museum (Memphis, TN), R.K. Projects (NY), Sarah Doyle Gallery (RI), Brood Film Fest (Exeter, UK) and Strano Film Fest (Capestrano, IT). She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Additional education includes studies at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Ox-Bow School of Art (MI), and CE.CA.TI (Michoacán, Mexico). She has been awarded residencies at MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center and Arts Letters & Numbers (NY), and has received awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The International Sculpture Center and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. 

Past Resident

Marshall Jones

Dr. Marshall Jones is a composer, pianist, hornist, church musician, and educator. Currently, Marshall is Director of Music at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice, NE. Marshall recently completed his D.M. in Music Theory and Composition at Florida State University where he served as a graduate assistant teaching composition, music theory, and aural skills. He also earned an M.M. in Composition from the University of South Florida and a B.M.E. in Music Education from The College of Wooster.

Marshall’s acoustic works have been featured as part of the Cortona Sessions for New Music 2016, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium 2014, the International Horn Symposium 2015, and regional SCI Conferences in 2012 and 2015. His electroacoustic works have been featured as part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Soundcrawl:Nashville, and the Ammermann Center’s Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology. His orchestral work Paramnesis won the FSU Orchestral Composition Competition in 2015. His works have been performed by members of the Semiosis Quartet, the JACK Quartet, the FSU Horn Choir, the Florida State University Philharmonia Orchestra, and members of the Greater Cleveland Flute Society.

Past Resident

Suzy Sureck

Using light in its various forms as a medium, Suzy Sureck works with physical and metaphoric qualities of reflection and shadow, and the poetics of luminosity. In awe of earth’s inherent beauty and value, its complexities and cycles, her works applaud the richness and interdependence of our diverse world. Referencing branching systems, plant cells, bee colonies, rivers and constellations, in relation to the pace of technology, her works acknowledging the increased vulnerability of our planet and ourselves. Her artworks have been exhibited in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Korea, Australia, and India.

Jamming media and fluidly cross-pollinating disciplines, Sureck expands drawing into an expanded field of experiential interaction by                     

Drawing with Light – sculpture and video                                                                 

Drawing in Space – architectural and environmental installations,                         

Drawings on paper –in collaboration with natural phenomena

Past Resident

Katherine Anne Rose

Katherine Anne Rose is a visual artist from the UK, currently living in Glasgow, Scotland. Her practice employs mathematics and geometry to investigate visual forms in paper. With repeated simple cutting and folding techniques, she creates large scale wall installations in paper.

Her current work is inspired by the patterns we see in our surroundings, from the molecular to the universal scale. Following strict rules, she creates complex weaving and interlocking shapes. These structures are carved from a single plane revealing a third dimension, which plays with light, transforming its appearance throughout the course of the day in natural light. The use of repeated geometric forms in religious decorative art; islamic tiles, indian mandalas, is of interest, the relationship between science and belief or awe and wonder reflected in a material surface.

Katherine works as an editorial photographer in the UK. 

Past Resident

Alex the Grave

Alex the Grave is an American painter and poet living and working in Troy, New York. They’ve received a BA in English and a MA in Fine Arts, both at University at Albany, SUNY. 

Their work mainly explores themes of mental illness, invisible disability, personal relationships, trauma, dark and dry humor, and the idea of a melodramatic truth. It is a therapeutic self exposure. Heavily inspired by comic books, zines and items such as handmade signs or diaries, Alex seeks to combine these aesthetics and simultaneously enlarge and expose specific moments and feelings in a physical form.

Past Resident

Yu Ting Ong

I explore the correlations and contrasts between the materiality of paint and digital constructions through painting, drawing, coding and video. My practice examines the spaces in-between; of solidity and ephemerality, the transition from light to colour, colour to light. I like to capture the moment where the collapse of distinction between what is visible or invisible, still or moving becomes a space for creative intervention. It is a study of contrast and the finding of a still point that exists in the intermediary state between flow and resistance. Central to my practice is the search for harmony and equilibrium. My work is deeply informed by Taoist philosophy on the flow, nature and water. This search for harmony through the adding and removing of marks, through balancing the right amount of colour, and mediating between configuration and spatiality, becomes a process of internal resolution as much as a pictorial one.

Yu Ting graduated with BA Fine Art from Slade School of Art (UCL) in 2013 and MA Painting from Royal College of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include ‘Radical Residency Exhibition 2018’, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK, ‘The Internet Yami-Ichi', Offprint London, Tate Modern, London, 'You Never Look at me from the place which I see you', Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London, London, UK as well as residencies at Cove Park, Scotland, UK, Grey Projects, Singapore and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

Past Resident

Adam Kennaugh

In between pitch and noise, Adam Kennaugh’s music investigates the physical energies in producing a sound, which exists in a dense, unstable soundworld, reflective of the unpredictability of everyday life. Through this, he seeks to combine the visual and aural aspects of a musical performance to create an immersive experience for the listener that is both contemplative and delicate, yet sharp and aggressive.

He received a M.M. from Bowling Green state University (studying with Elainie Lillios, Christopher Dietz, Marilyn Shrude, Mikel Kuehn), received a B.M. from Montclair State University (Marcos Balter, Elizabeth Brown, Ting Ho), and an A.A. from the County College of Morris (Jose Bevia).

When he is not doing anything musically related, Adam enjoys a really good sandwich, movies that make him think/cry/laugh, and expanding his spice rack to overshadow his cooking abilities.

Past Resident

Joel Cox

Joel Cox is a musician, filmmaker and radio producer from London, now living in Glasgow.

He has composed for and performed in the musical projects Wall Sun Sun, Lime Headed Dog and Good Shoes.

He is also the co-creator of the experimental podcast London Compass Radio which recently was selected for Best Radio Documentary at the Prix Europa in 2017.

For his day job he works as a radio producer for the BBC.

Past Resident

Augustine Cordero

I had always been encouraged to make things as a child. My father, a home renovator. My mother, a serious crafter and appreciator of foreign arts. We always had stacks of books in our home filled with ancient art.

Later, I discovered influences through popular media in the late 80s and early 90s. The root of these influences stemed primarily from cartoons, video games and toys. Drawing my favorite characters during these cartoon shows or pause my current adventure in a game to admire the dynamics and colors of whichever current protagonist I was in control of. I wanted to make up my own heroes and narratives and would devised elaborate battle scenes with my toys. Even sometimes creating my own figures from broken parts.

This lead me further into visual investigations as a teen. Ones that I later understood to be low brow at the root: graffiti characters, low rider arte, comics, and even horror magazines.

After this, a career in the visual arts became my primary focus. Later earning me a BFA from the University of North Texas where I discovered traditional subject matter and honed my techniques. 

Past Resident

Betsey Gravatt

Betsey Gravatt is an artist based in North Texas. She received her BFA in Studio Art, with a concentration in Drawing and Painting, from the University of North Texas. She is currently in her second year at Texas Woman’s University, undertaking an MFA in Painting, and a minor in Intermedia. Gravatt's work has received several awards, including the Annual Voertman's Award, The Cindi and Mike Holt Award, and the John Weinkein Distinction in the Visual Arts Award.
Betsey currently teaches Watercolor at Texas Woman's University, and gives Professional Practices lectures at universities and high schools in the North Texas area. In recent years, she has been an artist in residence in New York, North Carolina, and California, and her upcoming projects include solo exhibitions in Denton and Fort Worth, Texas.

 

In my paintings, I use vibrant colors and an alphabet of geometric and organic shapes to depict happy memories of my childhood. My process begins in CAD software, such as SketchUp and Adobe Illustrator, where I am able to continuously create and build upon interacting rectilinear and organic objects that become part of a large and intricate structure. Working primarily with gouache, watercolor, and spray paint on laser cut birch panel, MDF, and paper, I create ambiguous shapes that reference toys, architecture, and optical illusion.
Using SketchUp and Illustrator, I create imaginary, nonfunctional spaces and objects in an array of blending and filtering colors that together form these larger structures and arrangements. In these programs, I can control aspects such as scale, transparency, and color until I have created a piece that is reminiscent of the places and objects that filled my childhood with color and appeal.
My work is exploratory rather than didactic, and one of my goals is to create an alternate reality for myself and my viewers to navigate. To me this environment is inviting and friendly, and reminds me of the places I lived in or visited, as well as objects I enjoyed while growing up. I am inspired by children’s toys that were popular in the 90’s, such as Lisa Frank and Polly Pocket dolls, and by TV shows I watched as a young girl, and I use my process as an outlet for childhood wonder and creativity. From start to finish, I feel as though I am a child playing pretend. 

 

 

Past Resident

Jenny Zander

 

As a young artist supporting and engaging in intersectional arts and movements, I’ve been able to work alongside some passionate arts activists doing a wide array of creative resistance work in the Twin Cities. Art has added energy to advocacy, resonating with people at deeper emotional levels, while conveying what cannot be said with mere facts. I have found my voice and comfort in the arts. Through body art and multimedia sculpture, I try to capture life's beauty in the many faces, shades, and shapes it comes in, while highlighting environmental issues that impact frontline communities.


When I paint, I paint on people because a person communicates so much through their body language. My body of work explores the relationships women have with their surrounding environments and the natural world. I center my work around women because there is a strong connection between the violence inflicted on those who identify as female and Mother Earth. The extraction and exploitation of Earth’s wealth also parallels the displacement and commodification of black, brown and queer bodies. My art is often ambiguous, which allows viewers to interpret in their own way. Each piece serves as a silent tribute to the fragility and resilience of nature and humanity. 

 

Past Resident

Michelle Wan Lok Chan

Michelle Chan is a performer, dance teacher, choreographer and currently an international dance/movement therapy student at Pratt Institute. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, and graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in 2010, majoring in Ballet and Dance Education. She was awarded HKSAR/Mainland Performing Arts Exchange Scholarship when she was at school. In 2016, Michelle had also completed Inspirees Professional Dance Therapy Core Training Program which was the alternative route program in Hong Kong. Since graduation she has had great pleasure to work with various populations with diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities in the community to promote life education through multidisciplinary arts. In addition, Michelle has traveled to Nicaragua, Iceland, Myanmar, Africa, Sweden, Singapore and Taipei National University of the Arts for cultural exchange and performances. In 2016, Michelle has participated the program of artist in residence in Iceland and presented her first interactive dance theater performance “Memomentary” at the 3rd Skammdegi Festival. In 2018, she recreated her solo dance video “Land of snow and sorrow” in Iceland and integrated the experiences in dance/movement therapy training, and finally presented in New York. 

Michelle actively participated in diverse productions to develop the arts field in Hong Kong, including ‘Bolero’ (2006) with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘Burning My Life 201’ (2008) with Goodnews Communication International, ‘In Search of the Tree of Life in the Concrete Forest’ (2011) with Danceart, ‘Thanksgiving Music Concert 2013’ with Sharehymns Association Limited, ‘A Bit Closer’ (2014) with HKFYG, LCSD school tour "Philosophy of Happiness of Ant-men"(2016) by DancingAngels, ‘Philosophy of Happiness’ (2016) with DancingAngels, ‘Loving in the moment’ (2017) with HKFYG, ‘Separating From Separation’ (2017) with DancingAngels. 

I aspire to be the pioneer to promote the field of dance movement therapy in Hong Kong, China and Asia. One of my dreams is to spread the concept, intervention and impact of dance movement therapy that integrate my cross-cultural experiences and Eastern wisdom to the community and share with people all over the world. As many people think that therapy is only offered to people who are unwell. In order to promote welling being and prosperous living, being in touch with dance movement and arts appears to be one of the ways to reach the full qualities of humanity, honesty and wholeness. I strongly believe that this approach and shift in mindset will prove beneficial to the society and to the people who are preoccupied with their busy life. Everyone and the society needs it.

Past Resident

Santana Dardot

Santana Dardot is a visual artist that currently focuses on investigating — through visual narratives — experiences related to the effects and the presence of the forces of the living world in the living body, that seizes them through the affections, the perceptions, and the extra-sensorial. 

Graduated in Graphic Design at the Escola de Design of Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (Brazil), he participated in the XI Salão Nacional Victor Meirelles* (2017, Brazil), Videobrasil Electronic Art Festival (2003, Brazil), Tipografia Brasilis (2002, Brazil) and the Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial (2004, 2006, Brazil). He held an individual exhibition at the Galeria do Restaurante do Ano (2013, Brazil) and a special participation in the exhibition Acervo Disseminado – Potes do Sertão (2016, Brazil). He has published works in several publications, such as Latino – America Grafica (2002, Germany), Semipermanent (2006, Australia) and Disorder in Progress (2006, Germany). 

 

 

Past Resident

Anna Kate Blair

Anna Kate Blair is a writer and architectural historian from New Zealand. Her work is broadly concerned with intersections of place, politics and aesthetics, with subjective experiences of architecture and landscape and with concepts of ephemerality. She is currently working on writing projects concerned with islands and water, the Appalachian Trail and urban change in East London. She is very interested in experimental forms of writing, teaching, creating community and communicating research.
 

Anna's non-fiction has appeared in publications including 10 Stories: Writing about ArchitectureThe Journal of Art HistoriographyInside/Out MoMAThe Island ReviewThe AppendixPrint Quarterly and Untapped Cities and fiction in LitroHeadland and Pyramid Schemes: A Collective Cityscape. In 2017, she won the Warren Trust Prize for Architectural Writing. Anna has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has previously worked in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and as an editor for King's Review.

 

Past Resident

Antonia B. Larkin

Antonia B. Larkin (b.1990, Germany) is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA from Georgia Southern University, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of art.

Larkin's work deals with navigating contemporary black womanhood within western constructs that facilitate misogynoir. While black women are still women the intersection often pushes and pulls across the spectrum of identity. Navigating has led her to wonder where the black female body stands socially and historically. Is it problematic for a black woman to identify with Olympia and not her maid? Are black women more akin to King Kong or a damsel in distress?

Larkin seeks to understand the western construction of the black female body, and being.

Past Resident

Joyce Watkins King

Artists Statement:  Joyce Watkins King

A child of the South and ancestor of Eli Whitney, I grew up in a small North Carolina town with a Mom who sewed my clothes as did her mother and grandmother before her. Learning to sew while I was in middle school was my introduction to soft sculpture, though I did not recognize it as such until I was in design school.

As a lifelong artist and designer, I have worked in many media, but the call of textiles always prevails. Textiles are part of my family history. They are a universal language that cuts across cultures worldwide, providing beauty, utility, identity, and symbols for special occasions: births, initiations, proms, ordinations, weddings, death. For me, fabric is also a metaphor for how many separate strands (fragile threads) can come together to make something strong and lasting--relationships, community, connections.

I strive to re-use thread, fabric, and findings in my work whenever possible, in opposition to the escalating trend of cheap fast fashion creation and consumption, with little regard for its consequences for growers, laborers, and our environment.