SFAI Artists and Writers in Residence
Readings & Open Studios
Thursday, October 22nd
5:30pm @ the SFAI
Admission is free!
We have another wonderful group of artists and writers to share with you! Come by the SFAI at 5:30pm on September 24th and see for yourself!
October Artists & Writers in Residence are:
Edward Carey – Artist-in-Residence
Edward (Ted) Carey was born and raised in Wynnewood, PA just outside of Philadelphia. He has a BFA from The University of the Arts and an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia. He was a 2009 recipient of the Charles Addams Memorial Prize, and just completed a residency on the island Schiermonnikoog, in The Netherlands. In the Penn 2009 MFA Thesis Catalogue, Matt Freedman says of Carey, “Edward Carey works with the drastic insightfulness of an absurdist poet. His elegantly distressed objects, funny and sad and oddly exquisite, undermine varied sacred cows of culture and commerce. More, they affirm the vitality and importance of the mindful eye and heart in a world that overlooks beauty and numbs the senses.”
Karl Cronin – Artist-in-Residence
Karl Cronin is a NYC-based movement artist who is creating and performing a Somatic Natural History Archive of the USA. Each day he spends time with a different plant or animal species, and then brings his experiences back to the studio where he creates a movement sketch. Each archive entry is accompanied by a companion work on paper. The proceeds from these drawings go to support the development of the archive. New archive entries are presented in a weekly, free performance offering, which you are all invited to attend. This work is a direct result of creative research support provided by the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance (iLAND- NYC), Movement Research (NYC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM). For more information visit dryearth.org.
Mary Crow – Writer-in-Residence
Mary Crow, Colorado Poet Laureate, has published both her own poetry and poetry translations. Her books of poetry include I Have Tasted the Apple and Borders and three chapbooks, most recently, The High Cost of Living. Her poetry translations include volumes of Jorge Teillier, Roberto Juarroz, Olga Orozco, and an anthology of contemporary Latin American women poets. A new book of Juarroz translations will appear in 2010 as Vertical Poetry: Last Poems. Among her honors are Poetry Fellowships from the NEA and the Colorado Council on the Arts as well as three Fulbrights and writers’ residencies in Israel, Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland and the U.S including residencies from the Wurlitzer & Lannan Foundations in New Mexico.
Joe Dillon – Artist-in-Residence
Joe Dillon grew up in Bryn Mawr, PA, fixing things and making furniture, ultimately going on to study engineering at Drexel. In 1976, Joe broke his neck high-diving. A year later, he resumed studies in Political Science at Cambridge University, finally graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School. He covered the corporate jet and building industries for Fortune Magazine and then Business Week for four years in New York City. Throughout the 90’s, Dillon designed and imported powered wheelchairs in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 1995, Joe purchased a 1950’s passive solar house modeled after Mies van der Rohe’s “Farnsworth House.” The artist improved the solar aspects while adding “green” studio additions. Joe is currently painting, sculpting, and making furniture heated by hot water from solar panels using salvaged copper and stainless steel. His latest panels are sets of cutting edge evacuated glass tubes. These beautiful ready-mades can be installed as additional outdoor art pieces.
Tim Hailey – Artist-in-Residence
Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Tim Hailey got a BA degree from Indiana University and spent 8 years as a graphic designer before getting an MFA in painting at the University of New Orleans. Hailey spent 5 more years adjunct teaching in New Orleans and covering all the exhibition bases there before taking the job of gallery co-director at HEREart in New York and moving to the artist-heavy neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Now a constant traveler, Hailey keeps busy documenting the pirate world of motorcycle drag racing through words, pictures, video, etc., and is Managing Editor of “Straightliner” magazine. He exhibits throughout the US as well as France, Turkey, and—in 2010—Beijing, China.
Shawn Hall – Artist-in-Residence
Shawn Hall is a visual artist whose recent work imagines the natural world in beautiful and sometimes satirical ways, from an up-close and even microscopic point of view. She works in a variety media from painting, photography, video, and installation to performance, costume and set design and assemblage. Originally from Michigan, she’s been living in the steamy South for the past 13 years. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal School, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an AS in Science from Delta College in MI. Her paintings and photographs are in public and private collections throughout the US and Europe, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Linklater Corporate collection in NYC. For more info check out her website at www.shawnhall.org.
Julia Landois – Artist-in-Residence
Julia Barbosa Landois received her BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MFA in Sculpture/New Media from the University of Pennsylvania. Her videos, performances, and mixed media works have been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Cuba, Mexico, and Portugal. Her recent awards include an Artpace Travel Grant and a residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Norway. The project she is working on at SFAI examines the relationship between bodies, folklore and landscape, masculine rites of passage, and sexual politics on the Texas transnational border. Landois is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she currently lives and teaches college-level art.
Maria Michails – Artist-in-Residence
Maria Michails is a multi-disciplinary artist whose art practice bridges the sciences, engineering and architecture. Her human-powered mechanisms are the nucleus of interactive installations that parallel human expenditure with human consumption to address broader ecological and social issues specific to place. She’s a recipient of numerous creative and research grants and her work has been exhibited in Canada, United States, France and Greece. She earned an MFA from Arizona State University and a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal.
Eugenia Toledo-Keyser – Writer-in-Residence
Eugenia Toledo was born in Temuco, Chile. She came the USA in 1975 to pursue degrees in Latin American and Spanish 16th Century Literature. She teaches writing workshops, writes literary articles, and creates “book-objects,” combining words and graphic materials. Eugenia has many publications including a book about the Spanish writer Fray Luis de León (Editorial Cíclope, Santiago, 1986); and two books of poetry Arquitecture of Absences (Editorial Torremozas, España, 2006); Time of Metals and Volcanoes (Editorial 400 Elefantes, Nicaragua, 2007); she is publishing at the present moment another poetry book called Map Traces that was recently awarded a grant from 4Culture, in Seattle, WA. For more information visit www.eugeniatoledo.com.
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig – Writer-in-Residence
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s full-length plays include 410[GONE] and LIDLESS, which will be published by Yale University Press in 2010. She is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers, the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre and Brown University. She grew up in Northern Virginia, Okinawa, Taipei, and Bejing, and most recently lived in Austin, Texas.