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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.



2016/17 Winter Residency

Bill Carroll has been involved in the New York art world for over thirty years.  He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery in Soho, and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea.  Bill has also worked in non-profit at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, the Nancy Graves Foundation and presently as the Director of the Studio Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.  He has curated numerous exhibitions; most recently Persian Color at Shirin Gallery in Chelsea; This Color is You, at EFA 20|20 Gallery in 2015; and in 2013 Silhouette, also at EFA 20|20 Gallery, which included Donald Baechler, Chakia Booker, Mark Dion, William Kentridge, Philip Taaffe, and Kara Walker, among others.  Bill teaches a course for MFA students at Pratt Institute titled Art World & Professionalism, and has lectured at the New York Foundation for the Arts, Cornell University, New York University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bard College, Parsons, School of Visual Arts, and F.I.T.  His work has been reviewed in Art in America and he had his fourth solo exhibition with the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea in January, 2015.  He currently has a solo exhibition, New York: My City, at the New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch.


Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013.  In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile for her work as an independent art blogger.  Paddy also maintains an active presence as a curator. In 2011 she has curated Graphics Interchange Format, a survey of animated GIFs for Denison University and in 2015 she curated Mimic, a show about imitation and illusion and Floating Point, an exhibition showcasing the work of 49 columbia MFAs at Judith Charles Gallery. In 2016 she curated Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies for Providence College Galleries with Michael Anthony Farley and Rea McNamara.


Kirstin Lamb is a painter living in Providence, Rhode Island and working in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  Kirstin studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with an MFA in 2005. She began her studies as a literature student at Brown University, graduating in 2001 with Bachelors degrees in both Literatures in English and Visual Art.  Kirstin’s work has been shown in venues across the country, notably the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery in New York, the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, the Art Gallery of Calgary in Canada, Kate Singleton’s online project Buy Some Damn Art, Darger HQ of Lincoln, Nebraska, Room 83 Spring in Watertown, MA, Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, RI, the Lentos Museum in Linz, Austria and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA.  She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Bunker Projects, and the Wassaic Project.  Kirstin’s work is represented by Darger HQ gallery in Omaha, Nebraska.  She also has prints available with both Little Paper Planes and Company.  Upcoming shows include a group exhibition at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA in 2017.


Bridget Potter has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia and an MFA in Literary Non-Fiction from Columbia’s School of the Arts.  She taught University Writing at Columbia for three years, and conducted memoir-writing workshops for the Columbia Summer High School program. Her work has been published in Guernica, Quarto, Best American Essays and the Wall Street Journal. She reviews non-fiction for Publishers Weekly, for whom she also writes author interviews.  Before entering GS at Columbia, she had a long career in television, as an executive and also as a producer, most prominently as the head of Original Programming at HBO. She is currently at work on a book length memoir of New York in the 1960’s set in both the counterculture and tail end of the first Golden Age of television.


John Ros currently lives and works in NYC & London. He obtained an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, in 2013 and a BFA from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2000.  John founded two alternative gallery ventures, pocket, (2002-2005, Binghamton, NY) and galleryELL, a transient gallery, (2008-present, New York, NY), and has been involved in many artist and non-profit initiatives including, board member of Spool MFG. (Johnson City, NY), art director of Perspectives International (New York, NY) and museum educator at the Hillwood Art Museum (Brookville, NY).  John currently teaches a mix of 2- & 3-D courses at City Literary Institute in London, UK.  He is also developing new learning initiatives through studioELL.  He has taught at Brooklyn College, SUNY Binghamton and the National Academy of Art and has lectured as a visiting artist at George Mason University, North Florida Community College and Jefferson Technical and Community College among others.


Jenny Tang is a PhD student in History of Art and Film and Media Studies at Yale University. Before coming to Yale, she received her BA in Art History at Williams College. A Beinecke scholar and DAAD Fellowship recipient, she works on modern and contemporary art and media, addressing the possibility and the future of so-called “identity politics.” Her dissertation project argues for a theory and history of the avant-garde that is necessarily cross-cultural, formed by the particularities and peculiarities of racialized existence, and inevitably crossing and crossed by others.   She curated New Genealogies: 2016— at the Yale School of Art’s Green Gallery with John Edmonds (Yale MFA Photo ’16), which featured intergenerational alumni, teachers, and current students spanning more than three decades from the School of Art, with an exhibition catalogue forthcoming. Most recently, she presented on the work of David Hammons as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Museum Research Colloquium. She has worked at The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Noguchi Museum, amongst others institutions.



Previous Jurors

Laylah Ali, Artist

Chad Alligood, Assistant Curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum

Man Bartlett, Artist

Tom Beale, Artist, Founder of Honey Space

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

Martha Joseph, MASS MoCA Curatorial Fellow

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

Cybele Malone, Director Urban Glass, NYKevin McCoy, Artist

Leeza Meksin, Artist + Co-Founder and Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects

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

Andrew Prayzner, Artist + Previous Resident + Co-Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY

Sara Maria Salamone, Artist + Curator + Director of Mrs. Gallery

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

Caroline Tilleard, Director of Cuevas Tilleard

Christina Vassallo, Executive DirectorSPACES

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