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 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 

JENNY RIFFLE

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Jenny Riffle (b. 1979, Mt. Vernon, WA) graduated from Bard College in 2001 with a BA in Photography; she received her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 2011. Riffle works with narrative portraiture and landscapes that explore the psychological essence of a person or place. Her current work explores the power of nature with long exposure pinhole images.

 

Her photographs have been exhibited internationally and she has been featured in, and photographed for numerous publications worldwide including WIRED Raw File, Time Lightbox, The Independent, The Guardian, The New York Times, Telegraph Magazine, M Le magazine du Monde, Glamour, NPR and VICE. 

 

A book of her collaborative self portraits It’s Raining… I Love You is being published in 2020 by Minor Matters Books and her monograph Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting was published by Zatara Press in 2015. Riffle’s awards include Artist Trust’s GAP, FotoFilmic’s BMNF Award, The Pilkington Prize, PDN’s 30, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant. Riffle lives in Seattle, in addition to her art practice and editorial work she teaches at Photographic Center Northwest.

HARVEY CASTRO

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Harvey Castro is a documentary photographer and multidisciplinary artist. His practice focuses on social and environmental justice topics, documenting the recovery efforts in the aftermath of catastrophic natural disasters and their subsequent effects on migration. 

Castro draws inspiration from his lived experience to engage with the people he photographs. As an immigrant and person of color, this genuine engagement leads him to build relationships resulting in candid portraits and intimate scenarios taken in public and private spaces.

His images often show the inadvertent dramas of everyday life. You see those moments that signify a feeling, thought or emotion that reflects their condition, the distaste, or joy in their life. The bonds of support and camaraderie within each community reflect ties that make resistance possible against adversity and exclusion.

Originally from Nicaragua, Castro lives and works out of his home studio in Oakland, California.

JARED ZHANG

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Jared Zhang ( b. China 1995, American ) is a Conceptual Artist and experimenter who uses design, psychology, and creative direction to explore healing within modern society.

 

From experiments like de paire, a ready-made sculpture that was installed at the MoMA, to experiences like the BREATHING ROOM, Zhang delivers earnest messages in playful packages.

 

A voice for the guys who wear dresses to the party but can dunk a basketball, Zhang’s work deconstructs the powers at hand that perpetuate the alienation & anomie of modern life while also creating vessels for social sculpture and collective healing.

 

Zhang is currently working on his Fetty Made series which recontextualizes hegemonic symbols, iconography, and institutions with a humorous approach, while examining the relationship between institutional decline and moral/philosophical values of the people.

NANCY KANGAS

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Nancy Kangas is a poet, teaching artist, and filmmaker based in Columbus, Ohio. She merges poetry with other media to discover how each form responds, and is curious about collaboration and conversation in general. She edited Nancy’s Magazine, a thematically-driven mix of comics, literature, and life advice, wrote and performed poetry-theatre pieces, and paired flash fiction with family slides. 

 

She co-directed Preschool Poets, a series of animations based on her students’ poems, and About a Film, a short documentary about artists getting unstuck. Her work addresses personal relationships and belonging with complexity and humor. 

EMMA HUMMERHIELM CARLÉN

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Emma Hummerhielm Carlén (b. 1991) is a Swedish artist currently based in Vienna, Austria. In her work, she develops a synthesis of sculptures and undetachable displays in an evocative rather than prescriptive installation. Central in Carléns sculptural concern are things sliding between associations, which are contradictory in their desire or of dubious functionality.

 

Her work has been shown in both established institutions; SMK National Gallery of Denmark (2022) Kunsthaus Wien (2022) and non-commercial spaces; AVY Galley, Prag (2022) Nessecaire, Vienna (2022) HAUS, Vienna (2021) OK Corral, Copenhagen (2019).

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