Artists in Residence

A list of the current and upcoming artists in residence.

RESIDENCY 29: JANUARY 16-FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Transdisciplinary Artist
Erika Blumenfeld’s practice is motivated by the wonder of natural phenomena and the relationship between nature and culture. Driven by a passion to trace the evidence and stories of connection within the cosmos, her non-traditional research-based practice has explored the subtle shifts in lunar and solar light, the prismatic landscape of Antarctica, the starry night sky, the glow of marine bioluminescence, and the intricate mineralogical structure of astromaterials. Blumenfeld lives and works in Houston, Texas.
 
Writer
Andrianna Campbell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center where she specializes in American art in the modern and contemporary period. Her doctoral research focuses on Norman Lewis and Abstract Expressionism. She has authored numerous essays and reviews on contemporary art, and was a co-editor of Shift: A Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture and International Review of African American Art. Campbell lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Performance Maker
Faye Driscoll makes dances that are mistaken for plays and installed like installations. Sets are designed to break apart; musical scores are performers’ stomps and voices; and props are worn and used for fantasy, excess, and loss. Performers sing, fight, and frolic in bursts, like rapid-fire flipbooks of human emotion. Performers’ heightened proximity and physical connection with the audience allows viewers feel their own culpability as co-creators of the performance. Driscoll lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Choreographer
Trajal Harrell uses historical imagination as an engine to propel him into making movement and dances. He is interested in the cracks and fissures of history – that which never made it into the official history books, art history, or dance history. Since 2012, he has been looking at butoh dance through the theoretical lens of voguing, and at modern dance through the theoretical lens of butoh. Harrell is currently working in Brussels.
 
Visual Artist
Constance Hockaday uses urban waterways as an access point to the intersection of the physical, social, and spiritual realms. The shoreline is a place where disparate laws and interests collide, and she has used it to create large floating installations, performances, and social sculptures that bring attention to cultural phenomena. More broadly, she is interested in how we can better negotiate collective responses and visions for our urban and natural environments. Hockaday lives in Oakland, California.
 
Poet/Writer
Patricia Spears Jones has spent over 40 years exploring how people, places, and things relate through culture, values, dreams, and horrors. She is the author of A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015), along with 10 additional publications including poetry books, chapbooks, and anthologies. Her works Mother and Song for New York: What Women Do When Men Sit Knitting were commissioned and produced by Mabou Mines. Jones lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Visual Artist
Minouk Lim seeks ways to examine objects embedded with performativity, different methods of performance, and imaginative modes of creating records. Her inclusive approach embraces different fields of history, politics, philosophy, and literature, drawing reflections on everyday life and challenging the routineness of life. Lim’s work engages with her home city of Seoul, South Korea, though her subject matter is not the city itself. Rather, she addresses the things that are sacrificed by the ideology of speed.
 
Visual Artist
Park McArthur engages in a primarily sculptural way of marking art. Varying in material, form, process, fabrication method and fabricator, her works exist as examples of how absorption is a material and social condition – one that in its inside-outness might show a way of thinking about dependency. She is interested in dependency in its many instantiations, but particularly under the guidance, use and instruction of disability and debility. McArthur lives in New York City.
 
Visual Artist
The starting point of Julia Rommel’s work is experimentation with oil painting's inherent physical qualities in order to manifest the weight, speed, and history of each painting's construction. The uncontrollable elements of common, everyday art materials are essential, and the paintings are affected by chance imperfections and gravity as much as they are by her own hand. Her job becomes largely one of editing and manipulating in response. Rommel lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
RESIDENCY 30: MARCH 5-APRIL 6, 2018

Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Benji Hart (3Arts Fellow)
Writer/Poet/Dancer
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Writer
 
Dance Artist, Collaborator with David Thomson
 
Movement & Interdisciplinary Artist
 
Visual Artist/Designer, Collaborator with David Thomson
 
Visual Artist
 
 
RESIDENCY 31: APRIL 23-MAY 24, 2018

ARTIST AS ACTIVIST RESIDENCY
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s 2016-2017 Artist as Activist Fellowships were awarded to independent artists and art collectives whose work addresses racial justice through the lens of mass incarceration.

Theater Maker
 
Writer/Musician
 
Interdisciplinary Artist
 
Dancer/Performer
 
Director/Performer/Writer
 
Performance Artist
 
Interdisciplinary & Social Practice Artist/Printmaker
 
Filmmaker
 
Visual Artist
 
Writer/Musician/Multimedia & Theater Artist
 
Writer/Performer
 
 
RESIDENCY 32: JUNE 11-JULY 13, 2018 (Artists with children)

Visual Artist
 
Juliette Mapp
Choreographer
 
Biological Designer
 
Improviser-Composer/Multi-instrumentalist/Conductor
 
 
RESIDENCY 33: AUGUST 6-SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Tannaz Farsi (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist/Writer/Organizer
 
Visual Artist
 
Dancer/Choreographer
 
Walter Price
Visual Artist
 
Ralph Pugay (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Solo Guitar Composer/Performer
 
Artist/Writer/Curator, Collaborator with Dylan Gauthier
 
Visual Artist/Writer
 
 
RESIDENCY 34: SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 14, 2018

ARTISTS' COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATOR RESIDENCY
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. Application open through May 1.

 
 
RESIDENCY 35: NOVEMBER 5-DECEMBER 14, 2018

Jennifer Garza-Cuen (Photolucida's Critical Mass program awardee)
Photographer
 
Choreographer/Writer
 
Writer/Installation Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Musician
 
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.