February Open Studio

Artist Pinar Yolacan at November's Open Studio

Thursday, February 25th

Come see what are February artists and writer have been doing with their time in Santa Fe! Open Studio is such a great opportunity to see the studio process.

Residents this month:

Eric Cruikshank – Artist-in-Residence, Scotland, UK

Over the past 10 years artist Eric Cruikshank (b. 1975 Inverness, Scotland) has lived in Berlin, Edinburgh and London, but it is his home in the Highlands that truly informs the work he produces. Cruikshank’s art focus’ on the interiors and structural components of the farm buildings at this home, where he creates variations of these architectural spaces rather than documentations of them. The works simple composition exploits the subtleties of line and colour, tempo and rhythm, surface and space, with a palette tied to the Scottish landscape and a suggestion of delicate movement of light and shadow. Cruikshank’s most recent work has been shown in Paris, Berlin and Zurich, and Santa Fe will be his first Residency.

Pierre Giquel – Writer-in-Residence, Nantes, France

Born in 1954, Pierre works in collaboration with publications which alternate his activities as a critic with those of a writer without concerning himself with the hierarchies of these roles. He is published in various reviews, including Art Press, as well as numerous artists’ catalogues. He has also produced a certain number of artist’s books, thus making possible the meetings between mediums. In conjunction to this, he is regularly involved with artistic and musical pieces, across poetic texts and micro-fictions. In June 2008, he was invited to the MAC/VAL, Vitry, to develop [/uncover] these established relationships between critical analysis and song. He teaches at the School of Fine Art in Nantes, France.

Jonathan Harris – Artist-in-Residence, Vermont, USA

Jonathan Harris makes projects that re-imagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, his projects range from building the world’s largest time capsule (with Yahoo!) to documenting an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt on the Arctic Ocean (with a warm hat). He is the co-creator of We Feel Fine, which continuously measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis, and has made other projects about online dating, modern mythology, anonymity, news, and language. After studying computer science at Princeton University, he won a 2005 Fabrica fellowship and three Webby Awards. His work has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, the state of Vermont (for which he co-designed the state quarter), Print Magazine (which named him a 2008 New Visual Artist) and The World Economic Forum (which named him a 2009 Young Global Leader). He has given talks at Google, Princeton and Stanford Universities, the TED Conference, and at two hippy forest gatherings. His projects have been shown at The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), and have appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC, and Bhutanese television. Born in Vermont, he now floats between Brooklyn, NY, the open road, and cyberspace, documenting his life with one photo a day.

Kambui Olujimi – Artists-in-Residence, Brooklyn, NY

Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn. His work has been featured in museum exhibitions on a national and international level at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Finish National Gallery/Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, the Polish National Gallery /Zacheta Museum, and The National Museum of Spain/ Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Olujimi has been awarded fellowships from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Apex Art Outbound Fellowship to Kellerberin, Australia, and was a 2-time fellow at the Fine Art Work Center. This past autumn, the de Saisset museum in Santa Clara featured a solo exhibition of photographs and the stop animation film “Winter in America”, which Olujimi created in collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas. Kambui’s most recent project entitled “The Clouds Are After Me” is a conceptual work comprised of 350 wanted posters depicting clouds as their perpetrators. “The Clouds Are After Me” is featured in three simultaneous solo exhibitions across the country at Main Gallery in Las Vegas, Branch Gallery in Durham, and The DAAP Gallery at the University Cincinnati.

Liliana Orozco – Artist-in-Residence, Santa Fe, NM

Liliana studied painting at the University of Texas at El Paso, and in places like Wisconsin, Mexico City, and Florence, Italy. In 2008, she won the Best Regional Artist Award (El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez), and 1st prize in both the Chalk the Block (El Paso) and the Mission Santa Fe (Ciudad Juarez). Contests and 2nd place in the America the Beautiful Exhibition. She was named the Muralist of the year at the Universidad Tecnológico de Monterrey in both 1997 and 1998.

Liliana says of her work, “My art is about my interpretation of what intrigue me the most: the heart of the human. In my paintings and sculptures of horses I try to capture the souls, spirits and the essences of different people. The incorporation of the sphere into my sculpture is a symbol of God, the eternal, no beginning and no end, that exists inside of every living creature.”

Cécile Paris – Artist-in-Residence, Paris, France

Cécile Paris is an artist who has lived and worked in France since 1970. Her gaze sweeps the fields of our daily spaces: a country road, a building facade, a town and all sorts of other seemingly innocuous objects. Her films, photographs and drawings provide us with a plethora of ways of reading them, most often resulting in a feeling of hypnotic strangeness. There are no autobiographical readings, nor auto-fictional forms; no editing, no effects, no stories, but, like a song, a tune made of images, through which she offers a personal vision of a world where a smell of regret (a perfume), something romantic, mingles with a masked rebellion. While Mac Val the new contemporary Art museum in Vitry sur Seine is currently running her videos, she continues to show in New York, Italy, and all over the world.

Hoyun Son – Artist-in-Residence, Chicago, IL

Hoyun Son is a conceptual artist working in various media includes text, performance, multi-media installation, and interactive installations. Her practice is mainly focused on generating new ideas/ways of quality life in this globalized, technology oriented society through open conversations and subtle but intentionally selective encounters arts can provide. Born in Korea, Has background in Social Welfare and Information and Library Science. Hoyun Son moved to USA in 2001 to attend School of Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her BFA and MFA. She has performed in various public venues in Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Seoul, Korea. Exhibited her works in Chicago, Houston, Romania, Boston and Korea. Also she is recipient of various awards and fellowships include Illinois Art Council, Skowhegan Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony in USA, and Sandness Kommune of Norway.

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