New York, NY, June 17, 2015—Established as an institution where art is made as well as exhibited—where outstanding careers are nurtured, and audiences encounter both new works and the people who created them—The Studio Museum in Harlem has distinguished itself since 1968 through its Artist-in-Residence program. To date, the program has provided encouragement and support to more than one hundred emerging artists of African descent. Many have gone on to renown after their year-end exhibitions, and their works have won places of honor in the Studio Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum’s current artists in residence are Sadie Barnette, Lauren Halsey and Eric Mack. The Museum will present an exhibition of their work, Everything, Everyday: Artists in Residence 2014–15, organized by Associate Curator Naima J. Keith, from July 16 through October 25, 2015.
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum, today marked the next cycle in this vital program by announcing that Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill and Jibade-Khalil Huffman have been selected as the Museum’s artists in residence for 2015–16 and will begin their eleven-month tenure in October. Each will receive free use of a studio space on the Museum’s third floor, a $20,000 fellowship grant and a stipend of $1,000 for materials. At the end of the residency, the Museum will present an exhibition of the artists’ work. “This is the program that put the ‘Studio’ in our museum’s name,” Thelma Golden said. “It is fundamental to all aspects of our mission of being a home to outstanding artists of African descent—helping us forge connections between artists and the community, and keeping us at the forefront of contemporary artistic practice. I congratulate our wonderful current artists in residence on an exhibition that speaks eloquently of their distinctive visions and look forward to welcoming our new artists when they begin their year with us in October.” “Whether we’re presenting a concert, an intimate conversation, or a theatrical performance, every experience we create in The Greene Space and on thegreenespace.org is designed to engage, delight and challenge our live and online audiences,” said Jennifer Sendrow, Executive Producer, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC. “We are proud to partner with The Studio Museum in Harlem to present work by these talented young artists and use our live and on-demand platforms to amplify their voices around New York City and across the globe.”