Spring 2022 Artists-in-Residence
Anderson Ranch is elated to welcome 16 new residents for the Spring Artist-in-Residency program from March 16 – April 20, 2022. The artists spend their time creating work on campus and engaging with the community.
Kelli Rae Adams (she/her)
Kelli Rae Adams utilizes clay in various states of permanency—often alongside additional materials—to create installation-based works that examine prevailing economic systems and probe our existing relationships to labor, currency and value. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design (Washington, DC), the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI) and the Museum of International Ceramic Art (Denmark). She has been a fellow at the Halcyon Arts Lab (Washington, DC) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA) and artist-in-residence at the Studios at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM) and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center (Denmark), among others. In 2019, she served as Arts Envoy to Honduras for the US Department of State.
Her study of ceramics began in Japan, where she apprenticed over a period of five years with Tetsuro Hatabe, a master potter in the Karatsu tradition. kelli holds an MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Visual Arts and Spanish from Duke University.
Matt Ager (he/him)
Matt Ager (b.1985, London) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2015 and holds a BA in sculpture from Camberwell College of Art. Exhibitions include: Stampede, Horse & Pony Fine Art, Berlin (2021); Clay TM, TJ Boulting, London(2020); Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee, USA (2019); Bare Elegance, Lungley, London (2019); OH I KNOW WHY, Sundy, London (2018); High Gallery, Poznan, Poland (2018), Sleeping Procession curated by Sean Steadman and Gabriel Hartley, CASS Sculpture Foundation, (2017); Closer to the Veg, London (2016); Maybe Your Lens is Scratched, Averard Hotel, London (2016); Either Those Curtains, Fold (2016); Wrongguns, Agency Agency, Brussels (2016); Is it Heavy or Is it Light, Assembly Point, London (2016); Sunday School #11 curated by Amanprit Sandhu (2015).
Becky Bailey (she/her)
Becky Bailey’s interdisciplinary work blends painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture. By mixing depictions of domestic space, architecture, landscape, and daily life, Bailey creates vivid, dream-like scenes that suggest alternative approaches to current realities. The artist has completed residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA as well as ChaShaMa’s ChaNorth artist residency, and has shown work in exhibitions across the U.S., including New York, Philadelphia, Nebraska, and Massachusetts.
Kailee Bosch (she/her)
Kailee Bosch is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She obtained her BFA in Sculpture and Pottery from Colorado State University in 2020. Her practice stems from a background in woodturning, growing up in her father’s shop making small objects on the lathe. Kailee primarily utilizes wood and bronze, blending traditional craft practices with digital fabrication, making both functional objects and speculative designs.
Friday is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Miami, Florida. Her work offers itself as both a contemplative reflection of, and counter-narrative to, the pervasive under/misrepresentations of Blackness in mainstream media and popular culture. Her portfolio features large-scale works on paper, murals, video, projections, photography, illustration, and social practice/activism through archive, curating, product creation, and commerce.
Friday has a Masters of Fine Arts degree (2020) and a BFA in Drawing from New World School of the Arts (2015) where she is currently an adjunct professor.
Katie Garth (she/her)
Katie Garth is a print-based artist in Philadelphia. Her interdisciplinary work explores the mundane as a coping mechanism in a world of uncertainty, and often reflects her interests in language and independent publication. Garth has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post and Print Magazine. She is an adjunct faculty member at several Philadelphia-area universities, and manages the print shop at Princeton, where she is also a teaching assistant.
Garth received her MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since 2020, she has co-founded Quarantine Public Library, created Art Book Access Television, served on the Mid America Print Council board, and completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Kat Geng (she/her)
Brooklyn-based Sculptor Kat Geng (b. Bogotá, Colombia) embraces the serious alongside the playful, as she explores issues surrounding transnational identity, language, loss, connection and ancestry through puppets, found object assemblages and video art. Geng’s most recent solo exhibition, Igual Que Yo/Same As Me, opened at Oakland’s NIAD Art Center pairing objects sourced from Bogotá, Brooklyn, The Bay and The Berkshires with language appropriated from comics.
After earning a B.A. in Art History from Bard College, she began her objects training in art conservation at The Williamstown Art Conservation Center at the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. Geng’s art practice has been supported by grants and fellowships including a 2021 Bronx Museum of Arts fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts grant and Counterpulse Artist Activator Grant. She has participated in residencies at BRIC Arts Media (NYC), Vermont Studio Center (VT), and Black & White Projects (SF). She will be expanding her ever-growing puppet cast at her upcoming residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in March.
Lois Harada (she/her)
Lois Harada is an artist and printmaker working in Providence. She studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and settled in Providence after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010. She works at DWRI Letterpress, a commercial letterpress printshop where she also prints her own work. Harada utilizes text and the medium of the poster to tell her family’s story of incarceration — her paternal grandmother was interned in Poston, Arizona from 1942 -1945. She takes inspiration from propaganda printed and distributed by the United States government and prints with type and equipment similar to that which would have created the original works.
Harada has exhibited her work across the United States and internationally. Her work is included in private collections as well as the RISD Museum. She recently finished a seven year term on the board of New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized free, arts drop-in program and is currently chairing the Art in City Life Commission serving the city of Providence.
Janet Loren Hill (she/her)
Janet Loren Hill is a New York City-based artist, educator, and Co-Director of BOSSCRITT, a critique and curatorial community that offers support, collaboration, and opportunities to emerging artists. Hill received an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BFA from the University of Washington, where she also studied in Rome, Italy as part of the University’s studio art program. She has exhibited at numerous galleries nationally, including Field Projects Gallery (NY, NY), Blindfold Gallery (Seattle, WA) and Abigail Oglivy Gallery (Boston, MA), and has participated in multiple residencies internationally, including Vermont Studio Center, Wassaic Project, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Beijing Royal School and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Studio Program. Hill’s work has been recognized in The Boston Globe, Boston Art Review, Big Red & Shiny and The Rib. In 2017, Hill was featured in the MFA Annual Edition of New American Paintings by Elisabeth Sherman, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of Art.
Stephanie Lunieski (she/her)
Stephanie studied woodworking at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 2016 after working in Film and Television. Her work is a mixture of speculative, custom residential and accessories. Stephanie marries alternative materials into her woodworking and finds this process challenging and thought provoking. She strives to create pieces that are nuanced and enduring.
Leah Renee Monsour (she/her)
Leah Renee Monsour is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Ridgewood, Queens. She works primarily with photographic and printed materials, video, and zine/ bookmaking to make sense of the ocean of images we live in. Central to her work is the process of collecting, and redistributing. She is inspired by a culture of making that is referential, repetitive, memetic, DIY and accessible. Recently her process has expanded to tattooing and collage.
Leah was raised in Central New York and has a B.F.A. in photography from SUNY New Paltz. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. She is a Part-Time Faculty member at Parsons School of Design, and sells cheese.
Heloisa Pomfret (she/her)
Heloisa Pomfret is a Brazilian/American interdisciplinary visual artist. Her body of work includes painting, drawing, collages, ceramics and cut-out installations.
Her paintings involve the palimpsest process, where layers of paint are scratched to reveal further paint beneath. The canvas is cut and re-stitched, creating an abstract work on the margins of painting/drawing and sculpture. The imagery of her work is inspired by the physiology of the brain and human behavior/impulses.
She currently exhibits at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit and Miami. She has also exhibited nationally in New York, Chicago and Seattle. She has exhibited internationally in Brazil and attended residencies in Berlin, France, Portugal, Italy and the United States, including the American Academy of Rome and Mass MoCA.
She has conducted a workshop in printmaking with clay in Portugal, and also given artist talks and exhibitions broadly.
She earned an M.A. and an M.F.A in Painting/Drawing from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. The artist divides her time between Detroit and New York City.
Samantha Rosado (she/her)
Samantha Rosado is a Puerto Rican, cisgendered, gay woman who works primarily with oil paint on canvas. Though she was drawn to the arts in her youth, she began oil painting after graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 2015. In Summer 2016, she attended a Puerto Rican tiple (guitar) making workshop where she met Pablo Delano, former Director of Fine Art at Trinity College. After his observation of her work/process, she was offered a Hilla Rebay Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Fine Art and Studio Art. At Trinity College, Samantha found interest in the challenge of color, space development, and compositional relationships. She carried this interest through her assistantship at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (2017), and her MFA at Louisiana State University (2018-2021). Her work is featured in New American Paintings, South Edition No. 148, and in the LSU School of Art & Design Public Collection. Samantha is represented by Toshkova Fine Art Advisory & Gallery. She teaches painting at Central Piedmont Community College and community workshops at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charlotte, NC. Samantha is a painter, poet, and storyteller. Her work is about identity, family culture, and relationships. She uses humor to create captivating imagery and rhythm to guide the viewer through a story of directional line and color. Painted figures lock eyes with onlooking viewers, pulling them into these staged dreamscapes. The audience gains understanding, while reconsidering their own state of affairs.
Daniel Shieh (he/him)
Daniel Shieh is an immigrant artist who investigates what is considered “foreign” to the United States, and how the concept of Otherness plays a role in the formation of national identity. Through audio and visual installations, he examines key themes in American culture such as the frontier, nativism, and space exploration. His installations have been exhibited at I-Park Foundation, Franconia Sculpture Park, and Josephine Sculpture Park. He has been invited as an artist in residence to the Cité Internationale des Arts, Wassaic Project, ACRE, Fountainhead, LMCC Arts Center, Stove Works, and NARS.
Jacquelyn Tierney (she/her)
Jacquelyn Tierney (she/her) is an Oregon based artist whose practice includes portrait photography, print and astrological writing. Her work explores metamorphosis and transformation, particularly of the spiritual interior and celestial landscape. She is the co-producer of the book series Planning by Starlight and writer and designer of Divine Style: Stellar Tools for Discovering Your Unique Personal Style. She earned her MA at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian and her BFA at Mason Gross, Rutgers University.
Tatsuhiko Yoshida (he/him)
I was born in Osaka, Japan in 1988. I became interested in ceramics when I was at the Kyoto Saga University of Arts as a student in my third year. I have completed the MFA in sculpture at the Aichi University of the Arts.