The Santa Fe Art Institute Artist & Writer Residency Program presents:
September Artists in Residence Open Studio!
Join us to see what the September residents artists have been doing with their time in Santa Fe!
Thursday, September 16
Jason Reed Brown – Bellingham, WA
Jason Reed Brown earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts and is a graduate of Turley Forge School of Blacksmithing in Santa Fe, NM. Throughout his years as a blacksmith, Jason has been featured in various American Indian Art Exhibitions and commissioned award-winning sculptures. Jason has been fortunate to work with Tom Joyce Architectural Blacksmithing for the past ten years, truly immersing him into the wide world of blacksmithing. Jason focuses his artwork on translating the beauty of Northwest Coastal Indian art into hand-forged ironwork.
Alison Denyer – Salt Lake City, UT
Al’s work encompasses the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking and installation. Shown in solo exhibitions throughout the US, and numerous national and international juried and invitational exhibitions, her work has been published in New American Paintings, American Art Collector and the Western Humanities Review. Al’s current work focuses on landscape imagery and combines painting and drawing to create illusionary layers of depth, and microscopic elements through the presence of detail. Using subtle approaches to drawing, she is developing bodies of work that address environmental concerns surrounding many of the world’s major rivers and bodies of water. Originally from Bath, England, Al Denyer is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a BA with honors from Winchester School of Art in England. Her work can be viewed at: adenyer.com.
Ai Krasner – Santa Fe, NM
Ai Krasner was born and raised in Japan and has resided in the United States for the last 20 years. Her artwork reflects international sensibilities while retaining Japanese aesthetics. She attended the College of Santa Fe earning a BFA in 2006. She continued her studies in Rome and Philadelphia at the Tyler School of Art earning a MFA in 2009. She focuses on working with petroleum-based materials (ie: plastics) as a commentary on contemporary society. These materials are used as if they are natural materials in our society. We do not question the presence of plastics in all aspects of our lives.
Barbara Mehlman – Woodland Hills, CA
After receiving her MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Mehlman taught traditional and digital painting at the university level and wrote and pioneered online technology courses with San Francisco State University. Concurrently, Mehlman developed a concept she calls Artitorials (Art + Editorial) for on-site interactive digital stories. She published a paper comparing traditional and digital painting, a chapter in a book on Multimedia, and a book on Adobe Photoshop. Mehlman has been exhibited widely and has been honored with prestigious residencies around the country like Montana Artists Refuge, Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, Jentel, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation and was even awarded a grant to paint portraits in Sicily.
Ian Pines – Culver City, CA
Ian Pines has lived in various places in the Western United States—vast areas that have informed his grandiose paintings. After he was born in Denver in 1984, his family moved from the Rocky Mountains farther west to Santa Maria, California, where they resided for nine years. Ian spent a most formative decade in Albuquerque, New Mexico towards the end of which he began painting. While at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he cultivated a highly idiosyncratic, expressionistic painting practice in addition to an immense appreciation for the wilderness, especially through hiking and backpacking. Ian will receive his MFA in painting from UCLA in the spring of 2010.
Nathania Rubin – Astoria, NY
Nathania Rubin is an artist from New York City working primarily in drawing and video. She uses performances of others and herself as material for philosophical animations, questioning the role of narrative in communication and the presentation of self. Nathania earned a BA from Haverford College in philosophy and an MFA from Queens College in 2009. She had her first solo show in 2010 at the Mireille Mosler Gallery in NYC. Her videos have been screened internationally. She participated in the 2008 Biennial of Iasi, Romania, exhibited in Cologne, Germany and was screened in Scope Art Basel’s cinema program of 2010. She has shared exhibition walls with Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer and Miranda July. Nathania was the recipient of a 2009 Pollack-Krasner fellowship and received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. You can see Nathania’s work at www.nathaniarubin.com.
Lucrecia Troncoso – Berkeley, CA
Lucrecia Troncoso is an artist based in Berkeley, CA. She grew up in rural Argentine and later traveled abroad to further her studies, receiving an MFA in New Practices from San Francisco State University in 2005. Her work has been shown in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and other CA locations, New York, Chicago, Miami, Santa Fe and internationally in Argentine, Spain and has been invited as a visiting artist to Norway and Argentina. Her work is in numerous collections including the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, The Progressive Collection, and the Cleveland Clinic Collection.