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. 


In 2017, The Residence continues in partnership with Radiant Hall, supported by the Buhl Foundation.

Coming up - Fall 2017

Elena Harvey Collins, Spring 2016 resident, returns for additional programming in the Fall of 2017. Elena Harvey Collins was in residence for April 2016, meeting with artists and writing about her interactions with them, their practices, and the changing landscape of Pittsburgh. The first in a series of essays was released with The Glassblock.  Additional support for EHC was provided by Radiant Hall. 

 


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.

 

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.