Apply: Meet Our Jury
2017/18 Winter Residency
Alex Paik is a Brooklyn-based artist using cut and folded hand-colored paper to create fugue-like works that explore ephemerality, repetition, and visual counterpoint. His work is influenced by his childhood training as a classical musician and his interest in polyphonic musical structures. Paik’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs nationally and internationally. He is represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphia and is the Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-profit network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He is the curator of Satellite Art Show, an alternative art fair in Miami.
Elizabeth Rooklidge is the Associate Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art, where she has organized exhibitions such as The Nest: An Exhibition of Art and Natureand OnSite Katonah, as well as large-scale public works such as Victoria Fu’s Egg and Keiran Brennan Hinton’s Chappaqua Mural. Much of her curatorial work focuses on supporting emerging artists in the creation of ambitious projects new to their practices. Before joining the KMA, she served as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She earned her B.A. from St. Olaf College and her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
Molly Schoemann is a New York City-based writer and editor. She is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Blog, and her work has appeared in Bitch Magazine and on websites including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Jezebel, and The Rumpus.
Carolyn Sickles is an artist and arts worker living in Brooklyn, New York. Sickles currently works in Manhattan’s Lower East Side as Director of Engagement and Visual Arts at Abrons Arts Center overseeing exhibitions, studio and curatorial residencies, public programs, classes, and school-based artist teaching residencies. She has facilitated workshops and artist talks for New Museum, Dia Art Foundation, Wassaic Artist Residency, Textile Arts Center, and e-flux; guest lectured for Teachers College Columbia University, The New School, Savannah College of Art & Design, and Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development at New York University; and presented at National Guild for Community Arts Education and NYCMER annual conferences. Previous institutions include the Norton Museum of Art and Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Sickles received her M.S. Edu. in Museum Leadership at Bank Street College, B.F.A. in Sculpture and B.A. in Art History attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and Florida Atlantic University. Select residencies, exhibitions, and curatorial projects include Shift, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York); Hidden in Plain Sight, Projekt722 (Brooklyn); Truck n’ South, Living Room Gallery (Miami); Beyond Delicate, Whitespace at The Mordes Collection and Materially Speaking, Armory Art Center (Palm Beaches).
Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Her practice considers memory and trauma while enacting an undoing of language. She works from the archive of her own body creating new syntax for knowing and not knowing, thereby marking the difference between witnessing and watching. To see is unbearable. She has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Eyebeam, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Her work has also been screened at Birkbeck Cinema in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries, London, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, and MoMA Ps1, New York. Her writing has been published in Radical Teacher, Studio Magazine and No Tofu Magazine and she is currently working on her first book. Smith has received grants & fellowships from Creative Capital, Fine Arts Work Center, the Queens Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and Art Matters. She is currently part-time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and will be a visiting Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University this Fall in the Sculpture and Extended Media department.
2017 Summer Residency
Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw have been featured in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Mag, Paper Mag, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Artnet News, and have performed and shown work in Brooklyn Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Richmond Center, and most recently, a solo show at Postmasters Gallery. Jen Catron, who grew up in Southern Illinois, and Paul Outlaw, born and raised in Fairhope Alabama, met and began collaborating at Cranbrook Academy of Art outside of Detroit. After graduating, they moved their art practice to Brooklyn, NY, where they live and collaborate today. Jen and Paul create and manipulate multi-media environments engulfing the viewers in the spectacle along the way. Drawing on American culture of extreme excess, their projects involve mechanical automations, video, painting, photography, and performance to create immersive participatory experiences. Creating absurd indoor boat rides, double-decker tour buses, irreverent food trucks, and misplaced hot air balloons, they create immersive, humorous and challenging experiences. As we enter a world where new chronicles of the future permeate our culture, the artists grapple with concepts of hyper-reality, apprehension, belief, and hope within their work and the world at large. Using humor and wit, they explore contradictory realities of life vs death, sincerity and the grotesque, while exploring correlations between the past, present, and future.
Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA, where her exhibitions include Nick Cave: Until (catalogue: DelMonico/Prestel); Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder (catalogue: DelMonico/Prestel); Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts; Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below (catalogue); Oh, Canada, the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art (catalogue: MIT Press); Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum (catalogue); Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With (catalogue: D.A.P); These Days: Elegies for Modern Times; and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (catalogue: MIT Press). Markonish edited the books Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding (DelMonico/Prestel) and 50 Years of RISD Glass: Wonder, and with Susan Cross co-edited Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). She has taught at Williams College and the Rhode Island School of Design, and was the fall 2016 curator for Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. Markonish is currently working on projects with Sarah Oppenheimer, Anya Gallaccio and Glenn Kaino.
Ryan Murphy is the author of Millbrook, The Redcoats, and Down with the Ship. He has received grants and awards from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Chelsea Magazine, The Fund For Poetry, and The New York State Foundation for the Arts. He is an associate director of Four Way Books.
Benjamin Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator who grew up in the south of France and on the west coast of Canada, and now lives approximately halfway in between, in Brooklyn. He is the News Editor at Hyperallergic, and his articles on the challenges of environmentalist art, the tedium of art fairs, and the relentlessly innovative practice of art crime have also appeared in The L Magazine, Modern Painters, Art+Auction, artnet News, BKLYNR, and Brooklyn Magazine. He has curated exhibitions at the Lower East Side Printshop, Field Projects, the Spring Break Art Show, and the Gowanus Loft.
Laylah Ali, Artist
Chad Alligood, Assistant Curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum
Man Bartlett, Artist
Susan Cross, Curator of Visual Arts, MASS MoCA
Anna Maria Cuevas, Director of Cuevas Tilleard
Annica Cuppetelli, Artist
Jen Dalton, Artist
Kim Drew, Founder of Black Contemporary Art Blog
Meredith Drum, Artist + Previous Resident
Aliza Kelly Faragher, Curator, Writer, Art Consultant
Carley Gaebe, Artist
Alex Gingrow, Artist + Previous Resident
Eric Gleason, Director at Paul Kasmin
Anna Harsanyi, Curator + Educator
Katherine Hill, Writer
Jason Huff, Artist
Maud Jacquin, Independent Curator and Scholar
Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor of Art F City
Martha Joseph, MASS MoCA Curatorial Fellow
Kirstin Lamb, Artist + Previous Resident
Emily Noelle Lambert, Artist + Previous Resident
Zoe Larkin, Whitney Curatorial Assistant
Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center
Amanda Lechner, Artist + Previous Resident
Sally Morgan Lehman and Jay Lehman, Owner + Director, Morgan Lehman Gallery
Jon Lutz, Curator and Director of Sardine
Cristobal Mendoza, Artist and Assistant Professor, Electronic Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Mitch Miller, Artist + Previous Resident
Bryant Musgrave, Writer
Amani Olu, Independent Curator
Lauren Pakroondi, Artist + Previous Resident
Liz Parks, Art Advisor, Parks Fine Art
Bridget Potter, Writer
John Ros, Artist + Writer + Previous Resident
Michael Scoggins, Artist
Julia Sedlock and Mark RownTree (Architects, Artists, Past Residents)
Arden Sherman, Curator of Hunter College’s East Harlem Gallery
John Silvis, Artist, Curator
Jessica Steller, The Curator Gallery, FLATT Magazine
Stephan Stoyanov, Owner + Director of the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Jenny Tang, Curator
Caroline Tilleard, Director of Cuevas Tilleard
Sarah Walko, Artist, Writer, Programs Director Marble House Project
Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance
Jess Wilcox, Programs Coordinator, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art,Brooklyn Museum
Katia Zavistovski, Independent Curator