September Artists & Writers in Residence Readings and Open Studios

Vesna Jovanovic in her SFAI Studio

September Open Studios
Thursday, September 22nd

Judith Stein – Philadelphia, PA
Judith Stein is a writer and independent curator. Trained as an art historian, she taught at the Tyler School of Art and served as curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts. She organized the award-winning exhibition of Horace Pippin’s paintings that traveled to the Metropolitan Museum; and co-curated Picturing the Modern Amazon for New York’s New Museum. Since 1974, her reviews and features have appeared in Art in America and other publications. Eye of the Sixties, her biography-in-progress of the Chinese American art dealer Richard Bellamy (1927-1998), received a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant (2008) and will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Hafeez Lakhani – New York, NY
Hafeez Lakhani was born in India and grew up in Suburban South Florida. A graduate of Yale University, he has worked as a non-profit field worker, commodities trader, and high school teacher. He has studied at The Gotham Writers Workshop and is hard at work on his memoir, The New-American Dream, a story about roots, acculturation, and mobility. He has been awarded fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and in 2011 he was named a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow.

Charlotte Dupont – Brussels, Belgium
Charlotte Dupont was born in Paris and moved to Brussels in 2003. She started as an actress at the age of 17 with director Nicolas Klotz, played in the movie En la Ciudad de Sylvia by Jose Luis Guerin (64th Official Mostra selection ) and in The Swing by Christophe Hermans (Official Magritte selection, 2010).

She also works as a writer for several European directors. Acting and Writing led her to film direction. She shot her first short fiction La peau claire in 2007. While She was living in Taos, NM USA between 2009 and 2010, she developed autofiction videos in which she filmed herself living the ‘American Dream’ in a wild deserted landscape that became an experimental short movie named Everywhere you go.

Alyssa Phoebus – Lahore, Pakistan
Best known for her work in drawing, Alyssa Pheobus is an American artist living between Lahore, Pakistan and the U.S. Her projects foreground a symbolic language of abstraction and are often inspired by archetypes encountered in traditional textiles, geometry and architecture. Originally from Maryland, she received a BA from Yale and an MFA from Columbia, both of which she attended on scholarships. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York and London and she has been recognized with a number of awards, including a 2009 Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Murad Khan Mumtaz – Lahore, Pakistan
A native of Lahore, Pakistan, Murad Khan Mumtaz received a BA from the National College of Arts, Lahore, and an MFA from Columbia University, which he attended on a Fulbright fellowship. His drawings and paintings have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Pakistan, including the inaugural retrospective of Pakistani art at the National Gallery in Islamabad. Over the last decade he has contributed art criticism to the Lahori English-language weekly, The Friday Times. Since 2003 he has taught traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting in Pakistan and abroad. He lives and works in Lahore.

Daniel Kyong – Seoul, Korea
Daniel was born in Seoul Korea and received a BFA from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, and graduated from Joe Blasco Special Make-up Effect Center in Los Angeles. She worked as a character designer at Samsung Everland from 2005-2006. Her work comes from her interest and admiration of imaginary entities. There is a process of self recognition, a search for meaning, a way of understanding thoughts and emotions, and reflection of life that comes out in the characters she creates. She has shown in Japan, China, and extensively in Seoul Korea.

Sarah Jane Lapp – Seattle, WA/Boston, MA
Sarah Jane Lapp has worked with film and visual art for the last two decades. Her experimental non-fiction films and hand-drawn animations often connect labor, comic personae, and the religious imagination including Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist and Chronicles of an Asthmatic Stripper. Her work has been supported by Fulbright Commission, Rockefeller Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Artslink, Jerome Foundation, Alpert Award in the Arts, Ucross, Washington State, and the City of Seattle.

Sarah Jane is currently creating visual content for a telematic concert with her long-time collaborator, the virtuoso contrabassist, Mark Dresser. She most recently resided in Boston where she taught at Wellesley and Harvard while simultaneously finishing a 16mm film that evolved from her production of 1,000 sugar packets by hand.

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