SPACE launched the Artist-in-Residence Program in 2016, the first arts residency program of its kind in Portland, ME. The program 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, SPACE invited four New York artists to participate:
COBI MOULES: JUNE 12 - 19
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 will be on the heels of a trip to Acadia National Park, where he is photographing the landscape for future paintings in his ongoing series Bois Just Wanna Have Fun.
Follow Cobi: @cobimoules
JESSICA LYNNE: JUNE 20 - 29
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. Stay tuned for details on a possible workshop event.
Follow Jess: @lynne.bias
TIM FITE: JULY 18 - 31
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. He recently performed at SPACE in March, and his residency will be spent working on printmaking projects in Pickwick Independent Press.
Follow Tim: @timfite
IYABO BOYD: JULY 18 - 31
Iyabo Boyd is a producer and filmmaker living in New York City. Her recent short film, Forever Ally, follows exchanges between a gay black man, Ronaldo, and his recently deceased cat named Ally. Iyabo's time here will be devoted to developing and practicing the script of her newest film project. Details on programming TBD.
Follow Iyabo: @cohearts