Past Resident

Past Resident

Erica Dunn

An active musician in her hometown of Melbourne, Erica has four different music projects, which are currently touring and releasing material. With one act having just completed a brief tour in the U.S, she is hoping to complete a range of solo material while a resident at Arts, Letters and Numbers.  While her other endeavours fit into rock n roll and electronic categories, Erica’s solo interest lies mainly in traditional arrangements, early rhythm and blues and outsider folk. In this incarnation, music is usually played on a Spanish style nylon string guitar and generally recorded by room microphone only. Upon returning to Melbourne, there are plans to record the results of the ALN residency. Erica also has a background in literacy teaching and working with new arrival seekers of asylum in Australia.

 

Past Resident

Paul Pirie

Paul is a musician and artist from Melbourne Australia. Having previously been interested mainly in detailed ink illustrations, creating design work for his and other music projects, Paul has recently delved into larger scale abstract compositions. Working in oils and other mediums, Paul’s current body of work reflects an interest in the aesthetic balance of line and shape, tone and colour, and the intersecting relationships between these elements. 

While completing a residency at Arts Letters and Numbers, Paul has endeavoured to create a new series of large scale pencil and pastel drawings, as reference material for later oil painting projects. 

Working with a self induced limited palette, and a consciousness of deadline, Paul’s loose but laboured drawings from ALN reflect a willingness to challenge mark-making structures from previous projects, and develop a new, personal visual language. 

 

Past Resident

Robin Mullery

Robin is from the San Francisco Bay Area and received her MFA in Poetry from St. Mary’s College. She is working on a hybrid form that intersects visual art and language to engage the viewer on a more intimate level. She is driven by finding beauty in unpromising corners of the visual world: the small, broken, mundane; and in finding a completeness in fragmentary and disembodied language. In combining language and visual images she hopes that a spark may jump across and light each side.

 

Past Resident

William Fillmore

William Fillmore was raised in Fullerton, California. After earning his Bachelors in Business Administration, he pursued his desire for making art, and earned his MFA in Sculpture in 2013, from Indian University, Bloomington, Indiana. Since graduating William has participated in numerous Artist in Residence programs, including The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Core Clay Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, Franconia Sculpture Park, Schafer, Minnesota, Campos De Gutierrez, Medellin, Colombia, and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. William has had the great fortune to profess his passion for the studio arts for the last seven years as a professor of visual art at colleges and universities, from Indiana, California, North Carolina, and now New York. William’s creative style and tastes are as eclectic as varied as his career. He takes great pleasure in questioning what is possible with material and ideas, and above all else he loves fucking with people’s expectations…