A unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop and experiment with new bodies of work.
About the Artist Residency program
Established in 2011, the ASU Art Museum Artist Residency activates Arizona State University’s distinguished faculty, scholarship, research and vast relationships with institutions in the broader Phoenix metropole to enable innovative and experimental studio directions. Museum Staff, University Faculty and institutional partners expand artists’ research, resourcing and project development capacities. Selected artists are multi-disciplinarian with process-based methods that respond to the museum’s unique site and culture. Artist directives are foremostly considered and have included, but are not restricted to exhibitions, workshops, classroom visits, research travel, laboratory work, newly commissioned projects, education programming, civic engagement, independent study, interdisciplinary consultation and performance. Program duration varies and is contingent upon project requirements. Residents have made scholarly contributions across an array of academic fields and have recently exhibited in international symposia such as Documenta, Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles and Desert X, among others.
Resident artists and scholars are invited by the ASU Art Museum. There is no application process.
Ceramics Research Center Artist Residency program
The Ceramics Research Center is launching a new artist residency program, featuring two textile and fiber artists in this first iteration. The residency offers artists an open studio space, opportunities to work with the Museum’s permanent collections and to meet with curators, students, scholars and museum audiences. Two days a week, their studios will be open to the public to provide direct engagement with working artists and learn more about the artistic process.
April 5 – July 14
Working 11 am – 5 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays
César Esteban Bernal states “My work stands as an extension of my lived experience as a first-generation, queer, Mexican-American Chicanx with disabilities – through which I construct my identity and body; an invitation for a speechless conversation to understand the complicated self that is mine.”
May 24 – August 28
Working 11 am – 5 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Susan Allred states “The results of these fiber experiments let me express my thoughts and feelings about society’s expectations, such as how from an early age, many young girls are encouraged to dream about and plan for the day they’ll marry and live ‘happily ever after.’ I’ve explored what happens when women don’t feel safe in their daily lives and how external pressure from religious expectations can harm a marriage instead of supporting it. My most personal work reveals the lasting damage that the trauma of sexual assault can leave on the human body and soul.”