Current Artist-in-Residence

Jessica Alazraki 

(She/Her)

Jessica Alazraki was born and raised in Mexico City. Since 1998, she’s been based in New York City. Jessica has exhibited her work in six solo exhibitions in the United States and in over 50 group exhibitions. In 2018, she received the Award of Excellence from the Huntington Arts Council and an Honorable Mention Award from the Barrett Art Center. In 2019, she participated in the ARTWorks Fellowship at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) and was selected into the Creative Capital NYC “El Taller” in collaboration with the Hemispheric Institute. In 2020, Jessica completed the Trestle Art Space Residency Program, was awarded the New Work Grant by the Queens Art Fund, and won the Diane Etienne Founders Award from the Stamford Art Association. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Hopper Price Award and was a finalist for the Alexander Rutsch Award.
She participated in a group exhibit at MoCa Museum in Westport, CT. Jessica was named the 2021 MvVo AdArt Show winner and The Jackson Painting Prize Emerging Artist Award 2021. In 2022 she was selected for Fountainhead Artist Residency in Miami Fl. and participated in a group exhibit at Hudson Valley Moca Museum. And in 2023 was a finalist for the Alexander Rutsch Award. Her work is featured in several publications including New American Paintings, No. 152, Northeast Issue.

Her works are in important collections like the Hort Family Collection, the Rubell Family Collection, the Jorge Perez Collection, the Lipson Collection, the Hornik Collection, the Whitley Collection, the 5M Collection, the Vascovitz Collection, the Gautereaux Collection, Straus Collection and more. Young Collectors include Leah Glimcher and Yasmin Gee among others.

www.jessicaalazrakiart.com

Soeun Bae

(she/her)

Soeun Bae lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in Sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She received the T&W Contemporary Visual Art Award 2023 from the AHL Foundation. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions in New York, NY, Providence, RI, and Seoul, SK. In 2024, she will be participating in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project.

https://soeunbae.com/

Shawn Bitters

Originally from Orem, Utah, Shawn Bitters received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. He is an associate professor in The University of Kansas Visual Art Department. Solo shows include Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY; Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA; Open Spaces KC, Kansas City, MO; Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO; and The Hall of Awa Handmade Japanese Paper and Museum in Japan. He has also shown at, Planthouse Gallery, The International Print Center of New York and Dieu Donné Papermill in New York, NY; Icebox Gallery in Philadelphia, The Michener Museum of Art, in Doylestown, PA; the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; The Kemper at the Crossroads, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been an artist-in- residence at Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY, Officina Stamperia Del Notaio, Tusa, Italy, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, FL, Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, The Hall of Awa Handmade Japanese Paper and Museum, Tokuashima, Japan, and the Danish Council of Artists Residency on Hirsholm Island, Denmark. Collections include Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA; Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO; and Bill Arning Gay Art Collection, Houston TX.

www.Shawnbitters.com

Katie Chin

Katie Chin is an artist concerned with social behavior and institutional formation related to labor, gender, and hierarchies of power. Her work, anchored in sculpture and social practice, has exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, including at Root Division, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Aggregate Space Gallery, and MC Gallery. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she recently graduated in 2023 from Parsons School of Design, New York with an MFA in Fine Arts and is currently a participant in the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program.

www.katiechin.com

Margaret DeKoven

I am a printmaker in Evergreen, Colorado. My work consists of monoprints, woodblock prints and etchings. I am inspired by people I see on the street or in photographs. Indigenous women, migrants and women in society are common subjects. I am interested in depicting figures in elemental shapes and color. Through the process of printmaking, I want to create images of people to showcase their power, their vulnerability and their beauty.

Ray Im

(He/His/Him)
Ray Im is a Korean-born, American, lens-based artist and ceramicist. In his work, Im combines traditional ceramic and photographic techniques to explore the relationship between these two mediums in a modern context. In his photography, Im employs the German Deadpan style, which delivers his images with a cool and detached characteristic. This method enables him to analyze his subjects objectively, and it also applies to his interdisciplinary installation sculptures. Im received his BFA in Photography from Baylor University and MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He exhibits his work in various locations including Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, South Korea, and Italy. He was awarded a grant by the Arts Council of Fayetteville for his photography master class workshop. Im’s work includes commercial photography commissions for magazines in multiple US states and the UK. He contributed images to Frieze Magazine which accompanied Glenn Adamson’s essay.

Martha Guillorn

(she/her)

Martha Guillorn is a visual artist from New York City creating mixed media sculptures with an emphasis on tactility. In 2021 Guillorn graduated with an MFA in Studio Art from The City College of New York with a solo exhibition. Guillorn was the grateful recipient of a Fantasy Fountain Fund Fellowship that gives fellows the opportunity to create their own bronze sculpture from start to finish using the lost wax method at Modern Art Foundry in Queens, NY.

Guillorn has received several other merit-based awards and scholarships, including opportunities to work with glass at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, has done residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and will be an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch in 2024.

Cheryl Juracich

Cheryl Juracich (b. 1986) is an American painter who began her studies in art as a child with a natural inclination towards the study of people. Her work explores themes of time, generational theory, human nature, sexuality, and spirituality. She gave birth to a son early in life at the age of 16. As she stepped into adulthood, she found painting as a means to develop a dialog of self reflection and meditation on others around her. This ultimately prompted deep self-examination and led her to look to her ancestry and their stories of resilience and adaptation during the last century.

She presently lives and works in Gilbert, Arizona.

www.cheryljuracich.com

Morgan Lieberman

Morgan Lieberman is a queer documentary photographer from Los Angeles. She focuses on narratives of disability, identity, and subculture in her work. As she remains empathy driven in her visual trajectory, she has work commissioned with National Geographic, TIME, The New York Times, and several other national publications. Lieberman is currently working on her first photography book project documenting senior lesbian partnerships across the U.S.

www.thechromaticsheep.com

Fredy Huaman Mallqui

(He/Him)

Starting his training as a classical woodcarver at age nine in Ayacucho, Peru, Fredy diversifies his career creating contemporary sculptures; carving ornamental pieces, including restoration projects.

Maintaining a high level of experience, Fredy teaches classical and wooden sculptural carving classes in prestigious institutions include the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (CO), and Shakerag Workshops (TN). Fredy’s work has been shown individually and collectively in Austria, Germany, Peru, and the United States.

www.fredyhuamanmallqui.com

Mariposa Martinez

(they/them)

Mariposa Martinez is an interdisciplinary artist from Tijuana BC, Mexico, now based in Chicago.They received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed the welding program at Chicago Women in Trades. While they make art in many mediums, including ceramics, metalwork, fibers, and performance, they are always working with the body. Specifically, their own body—which is a meeting point of many intersections, stemming from their cultural heritage, a borderland and also their non-binary, trans identity. Martinez’ work is often playful, a sweet gift of love for us, a party! Never not rara, always in the between, crossing and cross dressing. Object-making is very personal for them and often revolves around their own body and life history. Martinez shares their own work as an epic of death and transformation!

www.linktr.ee/mariposa.333

Georgina O’Brien

(She/Her)

My paintings are inspired by the intimacy, performance and hardship of living and loving. I create spaces that are somewhere between home and the outdoors, places that are not completely real or entirely false. I paint the human form as a vessel, in which it holds history, emotions and potential, and I paint scenes where these bodies interact with self-defined symbols of entrance, uncertainty and presence.

https://www.georgieobrienart.com/

Amy Ritter

(She/Her)

Amy Ritter, raised in the rural town of Orefield in Eastern Pennsylvania, explores her identity through the lens of mobile homes and their interior landscapes. Her art, rooted in memories of growing up in a mobile home community, manifests in immersive installations and public sculptures. Over the past seven years, Ritter has documented over 50 mobile home parks across 17 states, employing photography and recorded conversations with residents to systematically archive these spaces. Her work delves into questions surrounding the American Dream, addressing the myth of social mobility and challenging the stigma associated with manufactured housing.

Ritter has exhibited her work nationally for over a decade and has been awarded numerous residencies and fellowships. Selected honors include the Fine Arts Work Center, MA (2016), Skowhegan, ME (2016), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, NY (2017), a fellowship at Yaddo, NY (2020), an Engaging Artist Fellowship at More Art, NY (2021), Anderson Ranch (2024), a Puffin Foundation Grant (2023), and a NYFA Artist Fellowship (2023), among others. She earned her MFA from Ohio State University (2014) and her BFA from Tyler School of Art (2009).

www.amybritter.com/

Lisa Sacco

(She/Her)

Lisa Sacco is a multi-disciplinary designer specializing in furniture and sensory objects.  Experimentation and research underpin her design practice which aims to foster material engagement and deepen our sensitivity to the world around us.  Simple yet complete gestures serve as both encounters and confrontations within our system of design and use of everyday objects. Calculated intervention allows her to bend meaning, usurp convention, and allow objects to speak for themselves. Lisa holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s in Photography from Syracuse University.  While at RISD, Lisa received the furniture department’s prestigious Tage Frid Award for translating ideas into tangible objects.  Her work has been showcased in numerous shows and exhibitions including Alcova Miami, ICFF/Wanted Design, RISDxCappellini, Re-Wilded Domesticity, ISFD Innovation & Design, and DESIGNxRI.

www.Lisasacco.com

YuHsin Wu

(She/Her)

YuHsin Wu is an interdisciplinary artist, born in Taiwan and based in Chicago. Her praxis explores social phenomena through performative sculptures and installations. With her integrated vocabulary, YuHsin confronts critical issues of resistance, protest, mobility, and displacement through the lens of boundaries. Her works unfold with the force of time, location, and converging energy, resulting in a reshaped viewpoint and a changing horizon. Driven by the force of political surroundings, Wu’s work is a poignant commentary on the world around us.

www.yuhsinwu.com

Cherrie Yu

(She/They)

Cherrie Yu was born in Xi’an, China.  Her films and performances have shown at Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Roman Susan Gallery and Arts Club of Chicago, Wassaic Project in New York, and Chengdu Times Museum in China, the David Ireland House in SF, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA, Contemporary Calgary Museum in Calgary Canada,

She has been an artist in residence at ACRE Residency, Contemporary Calgary Museum, Monson Arts, Yaddo, McColl Center and Sharpe Walentas Studio Program.  She was an awardee of the Kala Art Institute Media Award Fellowship in 2022.  She has been a visiting artist at Emory Universit’s anthropology department, and a visiting teaching  artist at the Visual Art department at UNC Charlotte.

www.cherrieyu.cargo.site/

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