Artists in Residence

A list of the current and upcoming artists in residence.

RESIDENCY 39: JUNE 17-JULY 19, 2019

Multidisciplinary Visual Artist
Derrick Adams works in performance, video, sound, paint, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image. Adams is based in New York City, NY.
Visual Artist/Curator
Eleanna Anagnos’s work explores the nature of human perception and elicits a physiological response where subjectivity, phenomenology, and the conscious act of seeing are addressed. Made from plaster or paper pulp, the work sits at the cusp between painting and sculpture and elicits a chain of associations: fossil, tablet, fragment, relic, mask, or shield. Anagnos lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Dorothy Burge (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Social Justice Art Quilter
Dorothy Burge is a self-taught quilter, multimedia artist, community activist, and member of the cultural collective Chicago Torture Justice Memorials. She is a native and current resident of Chicago, IL, but is descendent from a long line of quilters from Mississippi. Her realization that the history and culture of her people has been pasted through generations in quilts inspired her to use the medium as a tool to teach history, raise cultural awareness, and inspire action.
Social Practice, Film & Temporary Public Art Artist
Felipe Castelblanco works at the intersection of socially engaged art and media art. His work explores new frontiers of public space and enables coexistent encounters between unlikely audiences. Past projects include sailing around the world in a small makeshift boat; initiating a media collective with refugees living in Cologne; and assembling a team of Latino day laborers to paint houses—on canvas—in the streets of Philadelphia. Castelblanco currently lives in Basel, Switzerland.
Matt Eich (Photolucida’s Critical Mass program awardee)
Matt Eich creates long-form photographic essays hinged on the themes of memory, family, community, and country. His approach to making photographs is to view all people with the same intimacy and respect that he would apply to his own family. With his work he is looking for the threads that connect us as families, communities, Americans, and humans. Eich lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Ayriole Frost (3Arts Fellow)
Ayriole Frost is a composer, performer, and teacher who uses the creation of new music works to collaborate with adults and children and to amplify the voices of minority groups to speak on social injustice. In her teaching and administrative roles, her composition output has changed from written and notated music to collaborative composing, but she is returning to her previous compositional output as she embarks on an ambitious project to write a full-length opera.
Visual Artist
Courtney M. Leonard’s (Shinnecock) current work embodies the multiple definitions of “breach” – an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale, and material sustainability. In collaboration with national and international museums in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, U.S. embassies, cultural institutions, and Indigenous communities, her practice investigates narratives of cultural viability as a reflection of environmental record. Leonard is based in Santa Fe, NM.
Mixed Media Visual Artist
By altering the surfaces of mass-produced, ubiquitous materials such as carpet, tiles, or wallpaper, Analia Segal creates a living dermis that is simultaneously playful and disturbing, challenging our comprehension of home as refuge. She uses various media to navigate the porous boundaries between art, design, and architecture, intertwining the conceptual, aesthetic, and functional nature of the objects that surround us while highlighting their ability to become participants in the domestic theater. Segal lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Charif Shanahan is the queer son of an Irish-American father and a Black-Arab mother from Morocco, an identity position that deeply informs his movement through the world and his work. As a poet, he is interested in examining how individuals inhabit the ideologically opposed worlds they are born into. His work explores transnational Blackness; postcolonial identity in Morocco; notions of home and belonging; queer love and sexuality; and the body. Shanahan lives in Palo Alto, CA.
Vincent Wade-Robinson (RRF Artist as Activist Fellow)
Visual Artist
Vincent Wade-Robinson is a visual artist who works across various media and lives in Chicago, IL. He is a member of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, a cultural collective seeking justice for police torture survivors. Through organizing major exhibitions, pop-up art events, and living memorials, their work embodies the intersection of art and activism, radical popular education, and a tenacious commitment to anti-racist politics.
RESIDENCY 40: AUGUST 5-30, 2019 (Artists with children)

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)

Heather Kravas
Co-Creator, Choreographer
Co-Creator, Visual Artist
Collaborator, Dancer
Madeline Best
Collaborator, Lighting Designer/Performer
Talya Epstein
Collaborator, Dancer
Collaborator, Dancer
Marlee Hopkins
Collaborator, Visual Artist
Collaborator, Dancer
Jennifer Kjos
Collaborator, Dancer
Cecilia Lisa Elicheche
Collaborator, Dancer
Zeena Parkins
Collaborator, Electro-Acoustic Composer/Performer/Improviser

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

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.