The Artist-in-Residence Program at SPACE provides a unique working environment for emerging and mid-career visual artists, filmmakers, writers, collaborative groups and curators seeking support for their practice. In its inaugural year, four New York artists were invited to participate:
COBI MOULES: JUNE 12 - 19, 2016
Cobi Moules is a painter based in Brooklyn, NY. His intricately made oil paintings use the tradition of Hudson River School landscape painting to explore themes of transgender identity. His time in the studio building took place after a trip to Acadia National Park, where he was photographing the landscape for future paintings in his ongoing series Bois Just Wanna Have Fun.
Follow Cobi: @cobimoules
JESSICA LYNNE: JUNE 20 - 29, 2016
Jessica Lynne is a Brooklyn-based writer and arts administrator, and the co-editor of Arts.Black, a journal of arts criticism from Black perspectives. Jessica's time here will focus on her ongoing art criticism work. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Aperture, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and Kinfolk. Currently, Jessica serves as the Manager of Development and Communication at Recess. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Art Landscape: Voices from the Field published by Intellect Ltd. and The University of Chicago Press.
Follow Jess: @lynne.bias
TIM FITE: JULY 18 - 31, 2016
Tim Fite is a musician and artist who has been called a "cultural gadfly" by the New York Times and "ferally original" by the New Yorker. In addition to gallery exhibitions at Gallery Tom Blaess and The Beam Center of Brooklyn, Fite has toured internationally with wildly diverse artists such as Bonaparte, Phiharmonie Zuidnederland, Man Man, My Brightest Diamond, Les Claypool, Ben Kweller, Azure Ray, and others. He has released three full-length albums on Anti Records, as well as plethora of genre-bending self-releases. His multimedia live performances are joyfully alive and infectious, while staying culturally relevant and hyper-aware.
Follow Tim: @timfite
IYABO BOYD: JULY 18 - 31, 2016
Iyabo Boyd is a producer and filmmaker living in New York City. She has previously held positions at the Sundance Film Festival, Independent Feature Project, and Tribeca Film Institute. She’s screened for the Hamptons, Sarasota, and Nantucket Film Festivals, and served on juries for the IDA Awards, Cinema Eye Honors, SXSW’s Women Director Award, and Brooklyn Film Festival’s Pitching Exchange. Her short film, Forever Ally, follows exchanges between a gay black man, Ronaldo, and his recently deceased cat named Ally. Iyabo's time at SPACE was devoted to developing and practicing the script of her newest film project. Details on programming TBD.
Follow Iyabo: @cohearts