Note to self: work on my radio voice.
This latter half of 2015 has been super busy, of which I am grateful for. From late June to mid-August, I spent 7 weeks at a residency at The Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York - the longest period of uninterrupted time I've had to spend on my work, ever. It was transformational. Coming back with a new body of work and into the fall, there are a couple exciting things to mention right now:
For one, if you happen to find yourselves in New York on October 17th and 18th, I encourage all to stop by the ICPNY Printfest - of which I will I have some work included with several other current Rutgers peeps + alums. I am aiming to get there myself on Saturday from DC, so I will look forward to seeing you if you stop on by.
(With many thanks to Maximiliano Ferro, Barb Madsen and Randy Hemminghaus for organizing this for Rutgers!)
Similarly, I have another large show coming up in coordination with the post-MFA residency I completed at the Torpedo Factory Art Center earlier this year. This year's residents - Stephanie Booth, Steve Skowron, Jenny Wu and myself - will be showcasing the work we did while there in an exhibition starting October 24th and running through November 29th.
An opening reception for this show will be Thursday, November 12th from 6-8pm at the Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery.
For those outside of the DC area, if you happen to find yourselves in the DMV, I'd love for you to stop on by during the run of the show (and please let me know, I'd also love to walk you through it!). And for those of us around the beltway, I sincerely hope to see you all on November 12th!
I'm both excited and honored to be a part of the inaugural group of artists selected for the Torpedo Factory's Post-MFA residency program. Two of my colleagues from George Mason University will also take part in the program after me, namely Steve Skowron and Stephanie Booth. This residency is a really great opportunity for young artists the D/M/V, as it adds a much needed resource both in the arts community and for emerging artists to gain traction for their work while having interaction with the general public. Part of what makes the Torpedo Factory unique is that it's open to visitors every day from 10am - 6pm and there are over 80 individual and shared artist studios. It's one of the few institutions in the U.S. that has this kind of set up.
I will be in Studio 12, on the ground floor of the Torpedo Factory until May 9th, when American U. post-grad Jenny Wu takes over. I'm often here on the weekends and at intermittent points during the week when I'm not teaching - so if you're in Old Town Alexandria, VA, c'mon by and say hi!
Here's a link to an article about my fellow GMU cohorts and I via the GMU News Desk: http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2015/02/three-mason-alumni-selected-new-residency-program-torpedo-factory/
UPDATE April 17:
I'm mentioned in another article about my residency from Northern Virginia Magazine: http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/buzz-bin/2015/04/06/torpedo-factory-launches-its-post-graduate-residency-program/
I will also be giving an artist's talk about the work I was doing while at The Torpedo Factory on June 4th, at 5:30pm. All are welcome!