Artists in Residence

A list of the current and upcoming artists in residence.


Tannaz Farsi (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
In her practice, Tannaz Farsi is invested in alternative methods of remembering and recording to prolong the presence of easily erased moments that arise from the complexities of colonialist legacies. Central to the work is the notion of fragmentation, structural blindness, and individual agency. She works with materials and forms that are easily recognizable, using our familiarity to tease out a common language that is at once analytical and physical. Farsi lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Walter Price
Visual Artist
Walter Price’s paintings are a mix of intimate recollections, cultural symbols, identity, and social questions. Summoning past experiences, such as growing up in the South or fighting fires while attending the Navy, he creates illustrative multi-dimensional vignettes, free from time and the laws of gravity, amalgamating into single scenes often with contradictory perspectives and narratives. Price lives and works in New York.
Ralph Pugay (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
Ralph Pugay creates paintings, animations, and immersive scenarios that are perplexingly surreal and often border on political incorrectness. Humorous at first glance, one discovers on closer view a darker undercurrent that reveals more complex truths. Motivated in part by anxiety in a world of uncertainty and absurdity, and informed by philosophical inquiries into identity, politics, technology, and spirituality, his work provides a brief moment of comic relief. Ralph lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Solo Guitar Composer/Performer
Touring extensively in Europe as well as the US, Charlie Rauh continues to accumulate inspiration from the folk music of the places he visits. In early 2017, he signed with Destiny Records to release his solo record Viriditas. Recorded in one 45-minute session in a 14th-century barn in southern France, it is a brief and spare collection of solo guitar folk lullabies. Rauh is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Visual Artist
Zahar Vaks makes paintings, drawings, and structures that are material narratives actualized by a multi-sensory approach to making. The olfactory and tactile elements of his work are just as important as the visual: He pairs the marinating of oil, tree sap balsams, and pigments with ingredients used in cooking. Zahar’s paintings depict spaces: scenes from memory or the sensory recalls of a corporeal experience. Vaks is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Visual Artist/Writer
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is known to push the boundaries of traditional two-dimensional painting with abstract sculptural works that embrace collage, incorporate found objects, and entail cutting, weaving, layering, and scraping. Zuckerman-Hartung lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Artists’ Community Administrator Residency is designed to provide creative time and space for practicing artists of all disciplines who also have a full-time position at an artists’ community.
Visual Artist
Program Director, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Interdisciplinary Artist Administrator
Creative Director, Elsewhere
Visual Artist
Development Director, Kala Art Institute
Visual Artist
Sculpture/Operations Manager, Vermont Studio Center
Interdisciplinary Artist
Artist Programs Manager, Professional Development, Joan Mitchell Foundation
Visual Artist
Program Assistant, Atlantic Center for the Arts
Visual Artist
Artistic Director, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Teresa Silva
Director of Exhibitions & Residencies, Chicago Artists Coalition
Visual Artist/Public Artist
Executive Director, the Steel Yard
Visual Artist
Executive Assistant, The Clay Studio

Jennifer Garza-Cuen (Photolucida's Critical Mass program awardee)
Writer/Installation Artist
Visual Artist
Visual Artist
Rachel Ries (3Arts Fellow)
Musician/Songwriter/Visual Artist
Visual & Performing Artist

Partnerships: The Rauschenberg Residency has partnerships with 3Arts (Chicago), Photolucida (Portland), and the Ford Family Foundation (OR) in order to expand our selection process and broaden our diversity.

Artist as Activist: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship provides independent artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere with monetary grants over two years along with access to opportunities for professional advancement. Fellows are also invited to participate in the Rauschenberg Residency program.