Applications now open for 2022-2023 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Applications are now open for 2022-2023 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence position at PCA&D. Those who apply must be graduates of the BFA Fine Art program at PCA&D, and artists who work in any medium are invited to apply. 

Some basic details

  • The residency runs the academic year, from the start of classes in late August through April. Residents are expected to be on campus at least 8 hours weekly, to serve as a mentor or role model for current students, and to abide by all College policies.
  • Alumni Residents receive one of the Senior Studio spaces on the 4th floor and have access to the space during building hours. They also have access to Printmaking, Woodshop, and Digital Print Lab facilities, and all materials that are provided to students. 
  • Residents receive at least one studio visit from a Visiting Artist during their residency, contingent on scheduling. 
  • The Resident will mount an exhibition of work completed during their residency. 
  • Deadline for entry is Friday, July 1, 2022. See below for link to application. 

History of residency

PCA&D’s first Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence, Jason Herr (’16) immersed himself in the studio experience. He said at the time that he’s “always trying to move forward and discover what I’m making, and why.” The residency, he said, allowed him to take his interest in pop art, comic books, cartoons, movies, and narrative work, “and take that further and further into a mature art and intellectual space … I’m searching for ways to express more philosophical or psychological concepts.” Learn more about Herr’s residency here

After a brief break due to pandemic restrictions, Karin Wengenroth was the College’s second Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence. She recently wrapped up the 2021-2022 academic year in her 4th-floor studio space — the same space she occupied as a senior during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

“I couldn’t not take this opportunity to go back into art mode,” she said at the start of her residency. “It’s nice to have it be the focus (of my time) and not a side project — sometimes you’ve really just got to get the gunk out and ‘unstick’ the art flow, feeling it all out, figuring out the process and the concepts I want to pursue.”

A collection of her highly personal work slowly filled the studio’s walls as the year progressed, the result of her goal to use the residency “to create work that uses ‘me’ as my only reference, to be really personal rather than removed and reserved” with the art she created. Learn more about Wengenroth’s residency here

How to apply

Applications should include:

  • A one-page statement of interest
  • A resume or CV
  • 10 images of current work
  • An image list corresponding with file numbers

Find the application here

For more information, or any questions, contact Prof. Becky Blosser, Chair of the Fine Art Department, at bblosser@pcad.edu.