Artists in Residence

A list of the current and upcoming artists in residence.

RESIDENCY 35: NOVEMBER 5-DECEMBER 14, 2018

Painter
For Alvaro Barrington, painting can tell who we are or where we are; it can be inwards or coming toward you; it can hold temporary fashionable truths or larger truths; it can be about color, space, or light; it can hold imagery that offends or is calming; or it can call for redemption, forgiveness, or anger. He seeks to utilize painting to think through his lived experiences. Barrington lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Jennifer Garza-Cuen (Photolucida's Critical Mass program awardee)
Photographer
Jennifer Garza-Cuen is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest and currently Assistant Professor and Director of Photography at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her long-term project Imag[in]ing America depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of cultural memory and inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions, and a discovery of the dreamland that still is America. Garza-Cuen lives in San Antonio, TX.
 
Choreographer/Writer
Almost never setting his choreography, Ishmael Houston-Jones sees the dichotomy between improvisation and choreography as a false binary. He sees himself as an activist artist who makes provocative work that examines both personal and communal issues of identity and social justice. He also supports – through curation, writing, and teaching – the production of challenging art created by a younger generation of queer artists and/or artists of color. Houston-Jones lives in New York, NY.
 
Writer/Interdisciplinary Artist
Elizabeth Karp-Evans, born in Salem, OR, explores a practice of writing, editing, design, and art making. Her work addresses questions of personal history, built environments, and memory. She holds an MFA from the New School for Social Research and is co-founder of the publishing and design studio Pacific. Her forthcoming book of poetry is titled Proper Ground. Her most recent show was Type of Blue (2018) at Shoot The Lobster, New York. Karp-Evans lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Visual Artist
Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work exists across a wide variety of media, including video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects. Some of the subjects of her recent projects include dust, birdcalls, eye floaters, on hold music, Morse code, accents, and shipwrecks. Her starting points for projects are often mundane, familiar experiences and, recently, experiences usually thought of as boring. Katchadourian lives between Brooklyn, NY and Berlin, Germany.
 
Visual Artist
Sarah Kurz’s work investigates stream of consciousness moments during which memory, figment, and reality coalesce. Through her engagement with universal themes such as longing, beauty, death, fear, and the passage of time, she explores the emotionally complex terrain of her subjects. Her work simultaneously subverts and underscores the universality of individual experience by acknowledging the elusive nature of feelings, resulting in a candid and intimate visual experience. Kurz lives in New York, NY.
 
Filmmaker
Much of Mark Lewis’s work focuses on the technology of film and different genres that have been developed in over 100 years of film history. His films are often short, precise exercises on particular techniques. In 2015, he completed his first feature film, Invention. An homage to the City Symphony films of the 1920s, Invention offers a searching love letter to urban spaces, art, and cinema. Lewis lives in London, UK.
 
Musician
Lisa Liu is a jazz guitarist playing primarily in the style of French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. She has performed with gypsy jazz players including Stephane Wrembel, Martin Taylor, and Denis Chang, and she plays with the Cornelius Eady Trio, a project putting Eady’s poetry to song. She runs a vlog series called Ladies Who Jazz, interviewing female jazz musicians to provide exposure for underrepresented artists. Liu lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Rachel Ries (3Arts Fellow)
Musician/Songwriter/Visual Artist
Rachel Ries, the daughter of Mennonite missionaries, spent her earliest years in a village in Zaire and a farming community in South Dakota. She learned song as a necessary means of unifying a body of believers and expressing things unknown and longed for. When all else fails and isolation is the default, a song is an extraordinarily powerful unifier. It’s this that she is most compelled by: songs to dismantle isolation. Ries lives in Minneapolis, MN.
 
 
RESIDENCY 36: JANUARY 14-FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Musician
 
Writer
 
Mary Flanagan (Thoma Foundation Fellow)
Arts Writer/Digital Artist
 
Visual & Video Artist/Writer
 
Writer
 
Cecil McDonald, Jr. (3Arts Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Photographer
 
Visual Artist/Writer
 
 
RESIDENCY 37: MARCH 4-APRIL 5, 2019

Visual Artist
 
Writer
 
Dance & Video Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Sculptor/Interactive Media & Installation Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Choreographer/Video Artist
 
Artist/Filmmaker
 
Visual Artist
 
 
RESIDENCY 38: APRIL 22-MAY 24, 2019

Visual Artist/Curator/Organizer
 
Poet
 
Choreographer/Visual Artist
 
Poet
 
Speculative & Activist Artist
 
Composer/Bandleader/Improviser
 
Choreographer/Dancer
 
Visual Artist
 
 
RESIDENCY 39: JUNE 17-JULY 19, 2019

Multidisciplinary Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist/Curator
 
Dorothy Burge (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Social Justice Art Quilter
 
Social Practice, Film & Temporary Public Art Artist
 
Matt Eich (Photolucida’s Critical Mass program awardee)
Photographer
 
Ayriole Frost (3Arts Fellow)
Composer
 
Visual & Video Artist
 
Mixed Media Visual Artist
 
Poet
 
Vincent Wade-Robinson (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
 
RESIDENCY 40: AUGUST 5-30, 2019 (Artists with children)

Writer
 
Painter/Collage & Installation Artist
 
Photo-based Visual Artist
 
Michelle Angela Ortiz (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Alex Rivera & Cristina Ibarra (RRF Artist as Activist Fellows)
Filmmakers/Producers
 
 
RESIDENCY 41: SEPTEMBER 16-OCTOBER 25, 2019

PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY, CURATED BY PHILIP BITHER
 
Choreographer/Dancer
 
Collaborators TBD
 
 
RESIDENCY 42: NOVEMBER 18-DECEMBER 20, 2019

Eve Abrams (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Audio Documentarian
 
Jo Kreiter (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Choreographer/Site Artist
 
Jesse Krimes (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Dancer/Choreographer
 
Visual Artist
 
Dance Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Sculptor
 
 

Partnerships: In 2019, the Rauschenberg Residency has partnerships with 3Arts (Chicago), Photolucida (Portland), and Thoma Foundation in order to expand our selection process and broaden our diversity.

RRF Artist as Activist Fellow: 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.