The Residence is a program that invites curators, organizers, and cultural producers from around the country to produce an exhibit, lecture, or program connecting Pittsburgh's creative community to a national conversation. 


August 2017

Patrick Gantert and Rachel Schmidhofer join Pittsburgh curator Adam Welch for their August residencies. During their overlapping stays, Patrick and Rachel will conduct studio visits with artists and participate in a panel discussion with local curator/artist/organizers Jessie Rommelt and Sean Beauford. 

 

The Residence in August is presented in partnership with Radiant Hall.

Patrick Gantert is an artist, curator, writer and producer living and working in Minneapolis, MN. His work is comprised of performance, drawing, sculpture and installation. He is one half, along with Jennie Ekstrand, of the curatorial group Sadie Halie Projects and one third, along with Lap Le and Talon Gustafson, of the cultural quarterly WOW HUH. Patrick is also a Life Scout.     

Patrick Gantert is an artist, curator, writer and producer living and working in Minneapolis, MN. His work is comprised of performance, drawing, sculpture and installation. He is one half, along with Jennie Ekstrand, of the curatorial group Sadie Halie Projects and one third, along with Lap Le and Talon Gustafson, of the cultural quarterly WOW HUH. Patrick is also a Life Scout. 
 

 

Rachel Schmidhofer is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the co-founder of Sanctuary, a seasonal gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Rachel Schmidhofer is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the co-founder of Sanctuary, a seasonal gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Adam Welch is an artist, musician, curator, and the current Exhibitions Manager at the Mattress Factory. From 2008-2015 as the curator at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts he oversaw 60+ solo and group exhibits of regional and national artists. In 2016 he was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University as well as an organizer of the Focus Exhibition for OVAC at AHHA in Tulsa/The Luminary in St. Louis. In 2009 he was the recipient of Individual Artists Fellowship in Installation/Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Adam Welch is an artist, musician, curator, and the current Exhibitions Manager at the Mattress Factory. From 2008-2015 as the curator at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts he oversaw 60+ solo and group exhibits of regional and national artists. In 2016 he was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University as well as an organizer of the Focus Exhibition for OVAC at AHHA in Tulsa/The Luminary in St. Louis. In 2009 he was the recipient of Individual Artists Fellowship in Installation/Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.


MULTI+HYPHENATES

Join us for a panel talk and open conversation with a group of folks who wear many hats - literally and figuratively. Sean Beauford (PGH), Patrick Gantert (MN), Jessie Rommelt (PGH), Rachel Schmidhofer (NYC), moderated by Johanna Lasner.

 Refreshments and real talk will be served.

Presented by Casey Droege Cultural Productions and RADIANT HALL.

 

Saturday August 19th
1:30 - 3:30 pm
CDCP Gallery at 937 Liberty Ave, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.


May 2017

Aay Preston-Myint and Latham Zearfoss, of Chicago-based collective Chances Dances, visited Pittsburgh to capture the arts community through a series of exchanges of insider/outsider perspectives. By having conversations with local artists staged on and across the city's various bridges, a portrait/mapping of the current local creative scene will surface not only through words and ideas, but also original art responding to the different Pittsburgh settings, a recipe exchange, and discovered ephemera. Working with local curator Hannah Turpin, Preston-Myint and Zearfoss' visit culminated in a visual documentation that wove together each experience into a vibrant narrative, offering a glimpse of how Pittsburgh art and artists live in our contemporary moment.

 

The Residence in May is presented in partnership with Radiant Hall.

 

Photo by Christian Larsen   Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, printmaker, and educator based in Chicago, USA. Their practice employs both visual and collaborative strategies to investigate memory and kinship, often within the specific context of queer community and history. In addition to their own work in interdisciplinary media, they are a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, serve as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, a party that supports and showcases the work of queer artists in Chicago, and are editor-in-chief of an online and print journal called Monsters and Dust.  

Photo by Christian Larsen

 

Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, printmaker, and educator based in Chicago, USA. Their practice employs both visual and collaborative strategies to investigate memory and kinship, often within the specific context of queer community and history. In addition to their own work in interdisciplinary media, they are a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, serve as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, a party that supports and showcases the work of queer artists in Chicago, and are editor-in-chief of an online and print journal called Monsters and Dust.


 

Latham Zearfoss is an artist and cultural producer living and working in Chicago. Their creative inquiries center on remixing historical and mythologized texts in order to highlight hidden subtexts of radical potential. Their commitment to art and activism has also manifested in the creation of sporadic, temporary utopias like Pilot TV and Chances Dances. Latham graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2008 and the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MFA in 2011. They have exhibited their work internationally and all over the U.S.

Latham Zearfoss is an artist and cultural producer living and working in Chicago. Their creative inquiries center on remixing historical and mythologized texts in order to highlight hidden subtexts of radical potential. Their commitment to art and activism has also manifested in the creation of sporadic, temporary utopias like Pilot TV and Chances Dances. Latham graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2008 and the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MFA in 2011. They have exhibited their work internationally and all over the U.S.

Photo by Matthew Conboy   Hannah Turpin is currently the Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), Pittsburgh. She earned her Bachelor’s at Denison University in East Asian Studies and her Master’s at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in Art History. Turpin’s research focuses on feminist and queer dialogues within modern and contemporary art. Recently curated exhibitions include Shaping a Modern Legacy: Karl and Jennifer Salatka Collect at CMOA (2017) and The Seen and The Unseen: Three Artists Visualizing the Boundary of Space and Place at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh (2016). 

Photo by Matthew Conboy

 

Hannah Turpin is currently the Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), Pittsburgh. She earned her Bachelor’s at Denison University in East Asian Studies and her Master’s at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in Art History. Turpin’s research focuses on feminist and queer dialogues within modern and contemporary art. Recently curated exhibitions include Shaping a Modern Legacy: Karl and Jennifer Salatka Collect at CMOA (2017) and The Seen and The Unseen: Three Artists Visualizing the Boundary of Space and Place at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh (2016). 


History

The Residence began in the Spring of 2016, with housing generously provided by Barbara Luderowski, President and Co-Director of the Mattress Factory.  Tereneh Mosley was the first in residence with a collaborative pop-up exhibit of her Idia'Dega collections in February and March of 2016.

Elena Harvey Collins, with the support of Radiant Hall, was in residence for April 2016 and will return for additional programming in the Fall of 2017.