September 24th Open Studio

Kambui Olujimi Reading at the July Open Studio

July Artist Kambui Olujimi Reading at Open Studio

SFAI Artists and Writers in Residence

Readings & Open Studios

Thursday, September 24th
5:30pm @ the SFAI
Admission is free!

We have another houseful of talent and would love to share it with you! Come by the SFAI at 5:30pm on September 24th and see for yourself!

September Artists & Writers in Residence are:

Karl Cronin
Karl Cronin is a NYC-based movement artist who is creating and performing an embodied natural history of the USA. Each day he performs a harvesting ritual based on methods he has developed from an array of somatic and field-research traditions. Cronin’s discoveries are shared in weekly performance offerings, installations, and concert performance works. His creative development has been facilitated by the supportive generosity of Green Street Studios (MA), the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance (iLAND- NYC), Movement Research (NYC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM). For more information visit and

Michelle Fried
Michelle Fried creates single channel videos, drawings, and props centering around the collaboration and collision of autobiography, imagination and creating escape. Usually resulting in room sized installations, these productions use DIY aesthetic, dark humor, and farce to encounter subjects that combine fringe identity politics, American iconography and popular culture to create narratives which build a succinct, yet totally unrecognizable self-portrait. Currently, she is working on a drawing and animation project using two sets of characters personified as American cuisine (Big Macs and hot dogs) and the giants who eat them to talk about desire, disgust and the gamut of consumption.

Tim Hailey
Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Tim Hailey spent his formative years hot rodding and riding around in cars, usually in close proximity to girls and beer. Hailey attended graduate school in New Orleans and lingered there for 8 years before moving to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In New York he was gallery co-director at HEREart. 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 and too few and far between international locations.

Shawn Hall
Shawn Hall is a visual artist who has been living and working in New Orleans for the past 13 years. Her recent work imagines the natural world in beautiful and sometimes satirical ways from an up-close and even microscopic point of view. Since her transience began anew with hurricane Katrina, she has been working in acrylics, watercolors, and photography stemming from the necessity to have quick drying, easily transportable work, a switch from her long time relationship with oils. Although not such a surprise shift, as Shawn has always worked in a variety of mediums including performance art, video, installation, set and costume design & assemblage, music, and cake.

Krista Knight
Krista Knight’s work has been staged or developed by the Assembly, Dixon Place, and Abingdon in New York, The O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco among others. Krista has been in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Interplay in Australia, the UCROSS Foundation, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Krista is a graduate of Brown University and the 2007 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. She has a Masters in Performance Studies from NYU and is getting her MFA in Playwriting from UCSD.

Julia Barbosa Landois
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.

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Josefina Monson-Giessinger
Josefina Monson-Giessinger began her formal artistic career with interior design studies at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) but her education was cut short by family obligations. After re-immersing herself in the creative world in 2002, Josefina transitioned from artisan to artist at the recommendation of Isabela Quattroqui an advisor to the European Union and Italian designer. Upon returning from a conference in Milan, Italy, where she visited with Isabela, Josefina began a yearlong metamorphosis and emerged with a passion for acrylic painting on all textures. Josefina has traveled internationally to exhibit and participate in various cultural and educational events in other cities and countries such as: New York, Chicago, San Antonio, Albuquerque, El Paso, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, and Milan, Italy.

Joy Wood
Joy Wood was born and raised in Michigan. She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she recently was a Zell Postgraduate Fellow in Creative Writing. Her story “The Man in the Elevator” was a finalist in the 2008 Hyphen magazine/Asian American Writers’ Workshop Short Story Contest. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.

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