Past Resident

Kyle Giacomo

Kyle Giacomo is an artist based in Oakland, California working in both paint and photography. He grew up in desert landscapes with wide blue skies and this is represented everywhere in his paintings. The sky-colored blue, pink and orange hues of the desert infuse his work with an expressive freedom. Kyle's indeterminist paintings are strolls in cartoony, sometimes visually intense, landscapes. The colors vibrate and shapes are delimited by clear or hesitant lines that seem to represent something familiar. We sometimes think we see a cloud, a fragment of skull, a bomb or a donkey. The forms are like nesting boxes, lyrical stories within stories, being constructed yet not fully formed.  

Kyle’s photographic work has featured conceptual projects such as a (re)staging of Duchamp’s “Unhappy Readymade” in an oak tree, The Chair, a series of photos with an inanimate character, and a collaborative project based on Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse. He is also interested in wilderness, both as subject and artistic practice. Kyle holds an MA in English and has worked in youth education for over 10 years. 

Past Resident

Chadchom Cheskhun

Chadchom Cheskhun was born in 1993, Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, living in Washington state, USA. At the age 15, he became interested in photograph, particularly in landscape photography where  his father gave him his first camera, “Nikon FM2,” to Chadchom and he has been working on photography ever since then. Graduated in 2014 with Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rungsit university, Thailand.His Prominent  works such as “Scape of mind” and “Road trip and landscapes” had been exhibited in many galleries throughout Thailand. His work experiences also extend beyond photography where he was an art director at "Smallroom Bangkok Pop Music Label." One of the top three music companies in Thailand.

Currently, He is studying a graduate degree in Fine Arts at Washington state university and researching the new ways of photography like the contemporary photography and instant film under the project of “Remember not Remember.”

Past Resident

James Whiting

James Whiting is an emerging photographic artist from Melbourne, Australia. Working commercially as well as on the editorial team at Good Sport Magazine, his personal practice is largely concerned the dynamics of intimacy, familiarity and locating an attendance to the banal. His work has been shown internationally in locations such as Pyongyang and San Francisco, as well as locally in his home town and in various print projects. Growing up he wanted to be Sherlock Holmes, but now realizes that that is slightly unrealistic.