Current Resident

Brad Necyk

Brad Necyk is a multimedia artist in Canada whose practice engages with issues of medicine, mental health, and precarious populations and subjects. His works include drawings and paintings, still and motion film, sculpture, and performance. He recently finished a residency with AHS Transplant Services in 2015-16, works as an artist/researcher in a project on Head and Neck Cancer, and is completing an arts-based, research-creation Ph.D. in Psychiatry. Currently, he is a visiting artist/researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and has a studio residency at Workman Arts, Toronto. His current work focuses on patient experience, auto-ethnography, psychiatry, pharmaceutics, and biopolitics. His artistic work was included in the 2015 Alberta Biennial, and has been shown internationally; he has presented academic work at conferences in Canada and internationally, most recently at the 2017 SLSA conference in Phoenix, AZ, and the 2017 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada in Quebec. Brad sits on the boards of several professional bodies, and is a Scholar at the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta. He currently teaches senior level courses in Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University.


Current Resident

Kyle Terrence

Kyle Terrence is an emerging artist and filmmaker from the industrial heart of Alberta, Canada. He holds a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Alberta where he developed his thesis, Pilgrimage: being in the end times. He is a member of the University of Alberta's Research-Creation & Social Justice CoLABoratory.

Terrence's most recent exhibition, Embeddings, was at the People’s Lodge as an artist in residence for the ADGSA Alumni Artist in Residence program. His most recent film screenings include 'Alberta' (in collaboration with Bradley Necyk) at the Metro Cinema as well as 'The Picnic' at the Roxi Theatre. He exhibited work at the 2015 SLSA “After Biopolitics” conference at Rice University, Texas. Terrence is currently an instructor at MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.

Terrence works primarily in film, performance, sculpture and photography. His work often thinks through various discourses such as the sublime, ecology, eschatology and theology. His newest body of work is looking to contemplate a link between the economic and masculine identities in the petrophilic province of Alberta.

Current Resident

Justine Langella

Justine Langella is a video artist.

She works mainly with the mediums of video, photography and installation.

Her work is a work of instant and instinct. His raw material comes from her sensitive experience, her life. What emerges from this comes mostly from the family unit, spaces of chaos and violence, mainly from family meals. His work is nourished by these spaces where theatricality and play take precedence over the snapshot. When anguish dominates the moment, and she chooses to flee by taking the role of a watcher. As if all was suspended or frozen. All of this lead her around the notions of nostalgia, melancholy, impalpable and indeterminate things.

She says herself : "The loop plays on that too, it prevents the end and allows you to stretch the time.It does not require resolution ..."

Current Resident


capt. is from Pasadena, California and is the youngest child of James and Sharon Stovall. After playing college football and attempts to play pro football. capt. left everything and entered art school at the Art Institute of Philadelphia to study advertising. After some time in the cold he made his way to San Diego where he continued his studies in advertising eventually dropping out to focus full time on his practice. While drawing his entire life and becoming strong as a portrait artist, capt. turned his sights on painting wanting to be like the greats before him. His art reflects love, intellect, and childlike desire to have fun and be free.

Artist statement:

Growing up the youngest and only boy, I had a lot of time to myself which allowed my imagination to roam free. I always knew there was something more, something out there for people who thought like me and growing up my grandfather taught me to question everything, even him, who was a pastor and supervisor of the UCLA life science department for 30 years. That along with my father’s past as an artist started me down the road of free thought and creativity. I drew everything and everywhere I went, in fact as a shy observant kid I don't remember a time where I wasn’t trying to creatively communicate with others with drawings, paintings, or designing and never stopped, I just saw playing sports as a way to fit in as I got older and hid the creativity. I loved the the feeling I got on the field creating just made me feel whole. It allowed me to see love, touch it, and become it and after while I knew there was only one path for me and it was being an artist. My love for history, work ethic, and dedication from sports translated into a hunger to leave a stamp on the world. My influences come from everything around me; nature, history books, comic strips, cartoons, fashion designers, to painters like Picasso, Jasper Johns, Basquiat, Paul Klee, Sol Lewitt, and Matisse. My brother Weza DuBois is also a huge influence on me, he's my partner and other half of LZY GENiUS, and he helps me be a better person daily.

Description of Work:

My work is meant to make people think deeper into what is actually there the way we look at kids and wonder what they might be thinking sometimes. A lot of the work is running inside jokes with myself and a divine presence but, people should draw their own conclusions and come up with their own stories as they look at the work. Everyone sees things differently and it is my job to allow each person see what they want in the work. I would love for them to see and feel the love and freedom in each piece. Spray paint, acrylic, and oils are used to create the canvas paintings, and a mathematical equation is used as my signature because no matter what the visual is, no matter if the picture makes sense to someone or not, the answer to the math is always right. Along with drawing and painting I also write, film, digital illustrate, make music, instillations, and any other mediums as a form of expression and communication. 

Past Resident

Nina Ruelle

Nina Ruelle is a textile artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2013 she graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a BA in Visual Art and significant coursework in biology. In her work, she blends meticulous craftsmanship with material decadence, creating surfaces and sculptures that both invite and critique through their adornment. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Dirt Palace, where she has lived since 2014. Previously, she has completed residencies at the Studios at MASS MoCA/Assets for Artists Residency and the Mildred's Lane Art Complex(ity), and has won scholarships to attend the Penland School of Crafts. Her works have been exhibited in various Rhode Island venues, including Anchor Gallery, the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, RISD's Expose Gallery, the David Winton Bell Gallery, the List Art Center, and the Dirt Palace Storefront Window. She has two upcoming shows in 2016, including a group show at the Green Space Gallery at the T.F. Green Airport and a solo show at the AS220 Project Space.

Past Resident

Asma Mahmood

Asma is a practicing visual artist and arts professional with extensive experience in visual media, art curation, community art practice, community outreach, public relations, grant writing and creative programming. Asma hails from Pakistan and commands English, Urdu, Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi languages. Asma aims to transform and help evolve vibrant spaces for arts and culture through the introduction of creative programming. With a strong drive and a passion for sustainable initiatives, Asma wants to inspire others to build a strong community with a legacy for future generations. Asma is a believer and advocate for a stronger Canadian presence in the global arts landscape with recognition and diversity of influences making Canadian art.


Past Resident

Briona Hendren

Briona Hendren is an interdisciplinary artist, based in the San Francisco Bay Area working primarily in sculpture, installation, and performance art.

She began seriously creating works of art after a chaotic change of events during her 4th year of college when she was pursuing a degree in psychology at University of Hawaii at Manoa. In May 2016, Briona completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture with a minor in Museum and Gallery Methods.

Through various mediums, Briona’s art analyzes paths of the human endeavor, concepts of the human condition, and the psychological processing that is intertwined in both every step of the way.

Presently, she is attending her second artist residency in upstate New York, and preparing a large-scale public art commission that will be installed in Rohnert Park, CA, Winter 2017.

Past Resident

Jesse Budel

Jesse Budel (b. 1991) is a composer-performer, sound artist and arts entrepreneur based in Adelaide, South Australia. He is currently a PhD candidate in Music Composition at Elder Conservatorium of Music (with an Australian Postgraduate Award), focussing on adapting the innovative field of soundscape ecology to compositional process, in order to produce creative works responding to engagement with specific places, and related ecosystems and soundscapes. 

His works are for diverse media and spaces, ranging from acoustic concert instrumentation through to installation works, and have been performed by the Australian String Quartet, Corvus Ensemble and Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra.

In 2017, Jesse is undertaking an extensive professional development tour of the US and Canada in his research area of ecological music and sound art, supported by a Carclew Fellowship, Helpmann Academy Grant and Rural City of Murray Bridge Small Wins Grant. 

As part of his ALN residency, he will be working on a number of extended pieces responding to the environments encountered on his travels so far, as well as a series of piano miniatures responding to North American trees (after Jean Sibelius' Op. 75, 'The Trees').

Past Resident

Marisa Piló

Marisa Piló (b. 1984) currently lives and works in Nazaré, Portugal. Between 2007 and 2014, she attended the Bachelor's Degree and Master in Fine Arts at the Escola Superior de Artes e Desing, Caldas da Rainha. Since 2007 she has been participating in several collective National Exhibitions.

Her creative process covers various means of artistic expression, despite revealing a close relationship sculpture, objects, studies how decontextualized objects and give them a new languages and new expressions.

Past Resident

Laurits Gulløv

Laurits Gulløv (b. 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark) is a young Danish artist currently studying at the Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen. He primarily works with graphics such as wood- and linocuts as well as etchings, textile prints and monotypes but has also been working with text, sculpture, painting and some animation. At the moment he´s working on a series of graphical prints all related to the topic of ornamentation. The series should be included in an upcoming exhibition in October simply called About Ornament, which is held in a train station. Beside the graphical work he’s currently working on an art film and will probably be filming in the countryside while staying at the residency.





Past Resident

Aparna Sarkar

Aparna Sarkar is a mixed-media artist and teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Her work deals with the meeting of the sacred and profane in the brown female body, as related to the notion of the othered body. She depicts this body as both a vessel and a barrier. She draws on Hindu mythology and queer theory to discuss hybrid identities and the potential of myth to affect reality. Aparna graduated with a BA from Pomona College, majoring in mathematics and minoring in art. She teaches in the math department at Saint Ann’s School. At Arts Letters & Numbers, Aparna will be collaborating with resident Sam Keene to create a series of painted, sculptural forms.

Past Resident

Sam Keene

Sam Keene is an artist and furniture maker based in Brooklyn. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Studio Art from Pitzer College. He has since worked professionally in art and architectural fabrication, and has immersed himself in the study of both traditional craft and digital fabrication techniques.

During his time at ALN, Sam will be working on a sculptural collaboration with fellow resident Aparna Sarkar, exploring personal identity, material culture and the creation of myth.

Past Resident

Jen Bracy

Jen received her MFA in Visual Communication Design from VCU [Virginia Commonwealth University] in 1997 and has since taught Graphic Design at several institutions in Virginia, California, and Oregon.

Her teaching expertise is in graphic design history and processes, typography, and logo / identity design. She has conducted research in and published on such topics as signs and symbols, design history, book arts, and travel (as a metaphor for design and as design inspiration).

Much of Jen’s personal mixed media work explores juxtaposition, whether that be driven by type or image or the intersection of both. From embedded meanings in symbols to the contradictions inherent in language, letters, words and culture play an important role. Her paintings, collages, and artist books often celebrate her travels and the objects that help create a sense of place, but also may shape one's identity.


Past Resident

Jonathan Russ

Jonathan Russ composes direct, expressive music with an eye towards social good, drawing from the languages of contemporary classical music, musical theater, and indie rock. His music has been performed throughout America and Europe.

Jonathan is Composer-In-Residence with the American Chamber Ensemble and the Blueshift Ensemble and is a founding member of the ICEBERG New Music composers' collective. He has worked with loadbang, Sō Percussion (through their Summer Institute), Marimolin, members of the JACK Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble, clarinetist Stanley Drucker (NY Philharmonic), singers Kamala Sankaram and Jennifer Beattie, and pianists Amir Khosrowpour and Marilyn Lehman. Awards include the MA-ASTA Composition Competition, ShoutHouse Call For Scores, and the Boston Conservatory Choral Composers' Competition. He has held residencies at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Hambidge Center, Arteles, and Crosstown Arts, and was featured at the inaugural New Music On The Bayou Festival. His short opera Bark! (with librettist Lane Dombois) was produced by American Opera Projects and NYU. Upcoming projects include a piece for Yarn/Wire, a book of piano miniatures, an opera about a hermetic young woman, and a rock EP.

Past Resident

Yingting Cui

Yingting Cui(b.1994 Beijing,China) is an emerging artist who recently received a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There, she developed an understanding of the limitations of each medium, like photography, video, sculpture, technologies, and the harmony of merging these visual vocabularies to speak to her focus on political, cultural, social and technological matters.


Past Resident

Daehyun Kim

I was born in 1980 in Seoul. I majored in Korean art at the College of Fine Arts, which is about learning traditional painting techniques and art history in East-Asia. I was always interested in how to harmonize East Asian art and modern life I live in. As an answer, my conclusion was to focus on me who is living in this age. So I decided to draw my feelings, my thoughts, and the things that I was worried about. I wanted to talk about ‘emotions’ that anyone could feel. It is a beginning of the series of ‘moonassi drawing' that started in 2008.  ‘Moonaa' is my artist name. I wanted to be ‘無 Moo(which means nothing or empty) - 나 Na(which means ego or the conscious "I")’ as an empty ego that can contain anything anyone’s mind.  The characters in my drawing is an actor who plays me and your story with a gentle gesture. I depict my inner conflicts, toughts, and various emotions I can feel in relationship. Moonassi drawing series is my lifetime project.

Past Resident

Jiangliu Dong

 Jiangliu Dong (董江柳) is an artist, jeweler and a contemporary jewelry designer. She gained her Bachelor of Art in Jewelry Design at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (Beijing, China), and achieved her MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, US).Jiangliu's work explores the comprehensive conversation between body, self, and identity. Her earlier works were focus on metal and jewelry, her recent creation invests various approaches to her subject-- sculpture, video, drawing and writing. 

Jiangliu is currently working and living in US.