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Current Artists-in-Residence

Spring 2023 Artists-in-Residence (Session II)

Anderson Ranch is elated to welcome 15 new residents for the Spring Artist-in-Residency program from March 14 – April 19, 2024. The artists spend their time creating work on campus and engaging with the community.

Andy Van Dinh (he/him)

Andy Van Dinh was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he earned his BFA at the University of Calgary. He obtained his MFA in Painting at Hunter College in New York City, and currently lives and works between Richmond VA and New York City. His work has appeared in exhibitions across the United States, Canada, and internationally.

Instagram: @andyvandinh


Ciara Stack (she/her)

Ciara Stack was born in Cork, Ireland and currently lives in New York City. She received an MFA from Cornell University and attended the VCU Summer Studio Program in Richmond, VA. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at Jack Hanley Gallery, Safe Gallery, Nolan Park House Gallery, Governors Island, Life on Mars Gallery, Sideshow Gallery, New York Live Arts and Chashama, all New York and DuPont Underground, Washington DC. In 2020 she received a Visual Art Bursary Award from The Arts Council of Ireland and was awarded the John Hartell Graduate Award from Cornell University. In 2021 she was selected to participate in the New York Foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program and is a recipient of the Creatives Rebuild New York funding program.

Emma Ulen-Klees (she/her)

Emma Ulen-Klees (b. 1992, Elysian, MN) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer whose work centers on the fragmentation and transformation of landscape. Her individual but interconnected projects come together to mourn extinction and absence, magnify the accumulation of plastics, and interrogate the distortionary nature of western cartography, while still allowing for the
beauty and awe vital to emotional relationships to place. Ulen-Klees earned a BFA in Printmaking and minor in Visual Studies from California College of the Arts in 2014, and a MFA from Cornell University in 2020. Past awards include the Ralls Scholarship in Painting, the Yozo Hamaguchi Scholarship in Printmaking, as well as the Kala Art Institute Emerging Artist Residency in 2014. She has exhibited at the Missoula Art Museum (Missoula, MT), Zolla/ Lieberman Gallery (Chicago, IL), Jack Hanley Gallery (New York, NY), Safe Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Anglim Gilbert Gallery (San Francisco, CA) as well as in Oakland, Berkeley, CA, and Ithaca, NY. Internationally she has exhibited in Osaka, Japan and Hjalteyri, Iceland.

Erika Van Kirk (she/her)

Erika Van Kirk is a visual artist making utilitarian ceramics in Hamtramck, Michigan. She uses mold-making, slip casting, wheel throwing, and digital fabrication to make design-based objects. She also works as a nature interpreter, where she teaches creative workshops that combine art and the natural world. This appreciation for nature along with her interest in learning new processes drives her practice. She holds a BFA with a Ceramics Concentration from Siena Heights University.

Hien Kat Nguyen (they/she)

Hien Nguyen was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam. They received their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture + Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2022. Nguyen was awarded a Windgate-Lamar Fellowship from the Center for Craft in 2022. They were the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Museum of Fine Arts of Virginia, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. They have exhibited works at multiple VCUarts’ Galleries, 1708 Gallery, and The Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA. Nguyen is currently living and working in Richmond, Virginia.

Isabella Whitfield (she/her)

Isabella Whitfield (b. 1998; Centreville, VA) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in collaboration with natural and manufactured environments. After earning her BA is Studio Art and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2020, she completed a year-long postgraduate program as an Aunspaugh Fellow in UVA’s Department of Art. Whitfield has exhibited major works at New City Arts, Ruffin Gallery, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, and InLight 2021 with 1708 Gallery. She has participated in residencies with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Ox-Bow School of Art, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. She is currently based in DC as a 2022-2024 Hamiltonian Artists Fellow.

Jane Waggoner Deschner (she/her)

Montana-based Jane Waggoner Deschner has been an exhibiting artist for forty years; for twenty years her medium has been the found family photograph. Her work has been shown in numerous venues including Robert Mann Gallery, NYC; Fort Collins Museum of Art, CO; University of Michigan–Dearborn; Missoula Art Museum, MT; Churchill Arts, Fallon, NV; and other regional galleries and museums. Her immersive installation “Remember me.” closed mid-January at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Her work was juried into two Kris Graves Projects photo books (“Solace” and “On Death”) and selected for online photography exhibits by Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch and Photo Trouvée. The Montana Arts Council chose her for the Artist Innovation Award in 2019–20 and an ARPA grant in 2022. 

She has participated in numerous residencies across the US and in Canada, including at Ucross Foundation, The Banff Centre, Atlanta Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Santa Fe Art Institute. Time spent working in these unique places forms an important part of her practice.

She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2001. After growing up in Kansas, she moved to Montana in 1977 where she currently lives. In addition to being a mixed media artist, she works as an exhibition installer, graphic designer, photographer, curator, instructor and picture framer.

Marcy Rosewater (she/her)

Marcy Rosewater is a Brooklyn-based painter who works from observation.  Contemplating the impact of the climate crisis and adaptation, she speculates what traditional artists would paint 50+ years in the future.  She sets up still lifes of idealized landscapes and altered objects that reflect her image of this future.  

Rosewater received a MA from New York University, a Certificate from the New York Academy of Art, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded numerous residencies including Yaddo, VCCA and Saltonstall. Her work has been exhibited at the Dorsky Museum and Turley Gallery in the Hudson Valley, NY and Studio 10, Equity Gallery and Denise Bibros Fine Art in NYC.  Rosewater was included in issue #158 (2022) New American Paintings.

R. Max Gavrich (he/him/his)

Max Gavrich is a San Francisco-born artist and educator. He works across photographs, video, film, and installation. His recent projects span ambulatory studies of place (Stockton and the Central Valley; Lugo, a small town in northern Italy) to short movies capturing the daily rituals of boys and men (Elvis Tribute Artists; arm wrestlers), to sculptural works that speak to the complex relationship between bodies, images and objects through processes of aggregation and assembly, deformation and breakdown. 

Previous exhibitions include Casemore Kirkeby, Marlborough Gallery, Winter Street Gallery, Five Points Gallery, the Vermont Center for Photography, the Museo San Rocco, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, among others.  He holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Yale University.

He teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in San Francisco with his cat Agnes.

Rebecca Sharp, Rebs (She)

Studied Drama & Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College, London and began painting at 19. For the next 10 years Rebecca learned about painting through large abstract, acrylic paintings which over the space of a year became considerably smaller, surreal works. After an invitation to participate in the 33rd São Paulo Bienal in Brasil, Rebecca partnered with Sé Galeria, also in São Paulo. She is currently living and working in Boulder, Colorado since 2020 and looking forward to sharing her work and vision in North America where she had her debut at Frieze NY, 2022.

Ryan Flores (he/him/his)

Ryan Flores is a sculptor based in Los Angeles. He received a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. Recent exhibitions include the solo show The Fruit Vendor at Moskowitz Bayse and the group exhibition Sueñx at the Mistake Room, both in Los Angeles, as well as Shelf Life, at Marlborough Gallery, London.

Samantha Young (She/Her)

Samantha Young is a designer and craft artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Specializing in fine furniture, she enjoys pushing the limits of form while preserving functionality. Samantha studied fine furniture making at the Vermont Woodworking School. She is currently experimenting with incorporating other mediums into her work including clay and textiles.

Sammy Lee (she/her/hers)

Sammy Lee (b.1975, Seoul, Korea) studied fine art and media art at UCLA and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Lee’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in collections at the Getty Research Institute, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, and the Spanish National Library in Madrid. Among her many accomplishments is a performative collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma during the Bach project tour in 2018. Lee is recently a resident artist at Redline, serves as an ambassador for Asian Art at Denver Art Museum, and operates a contemporary art project and residency space, called Collective SML | k in Santa Fe Art
District, Denver.

Tara Daly (she/her)

Tara Daly is a California artist who makes sculptures, paintings and textiles in material driven processes that explore power, collapse and connection.  She has exhibited work at the Museum of Craft and Design, Contemporary Craft Center, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Richmond Arts Center, among other non-profit galleries nationally. A graduate of the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture , Daly received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. Tara has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Penland School of Crafts, the Santa Fe Art Institute and received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship to be in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.

Wei Wang (They/He)

To render the experience of the Otherness, wei works with print media, video, sound, design, and movements. Mapping Queerness and Foreignness are the often topics they researches and expresses. wei investigates the betwixt & between under the homogenous timeline in order to trace the imprints by contextualizing one’s present.

wei currently lives and works in Providence, RI, and New York, NY. They received MFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and BFA in New Media at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. wei has shown in group exhibitions nationally and internationally. They have participated in numerous artist residencies and fellowships, including Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO; Art Center Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY; Haystack Mountain School of Craft, ME; University of California Santa Cruz, CA; Yerba Buena Center for the Art, CA; Edition/Basel, Basel, Switzerland; and Santa Reparata International School Of Art, Florence, Italy. Their works have collected by The Thomas J. Watson Library of The Metropolitan Museum, The Library of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, RISD Museum; The Wattis Institute, Kent State University, and MAPC.

Mariana Ramos Ortiz (she/they)

Mariana Ramos Ortiz is an interdisciplinary artist born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Their work considers the structural and temporal qualities of sand as they pertain to themes of occupation, resistance, and protection in the context of Puerto Rico’s ongoing colonial realities.

In 2015, they began their studies at the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras. They were displaced by Hurricane María and moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 2017, where they received a full scholarship to attend Brown University for a year. They received a BA from the University of Puerto Rico in 2019 and an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2021.

They have participated in residencies at the Independent Studies Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, Brown University, MASS Moca, Kala Art Institute and the Wassaic Project, and El Depósito. They currently live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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