Artist Residency

VISUAL MUZE  — AN ARTIST RESIDENCY ON GOVERNORS ISLAND

This program is located in the historic district of Nolan Park and housed at the exhibition space (NP/10) of the West Harlem Art Fund.

Visual Muze is a unique storytelling residency and retreat. It provides visual artists, performance artists, multi-media designers, and writers the opportunity to explore narrative forms within collaborative projects, works in progress, guest lectures, and crafts. Prompts will be provided. Participants can choose to work independently or in teams to create original works in print, film, public performance, or digitally for a culminating exhibition. Process, creative strategy, and inspiration will be emphasized.

The Visual Muze Artist Residency is co-directed by artist Nadia DeLane and curator Savona Bailey McClain.

2020 Residency 
Individual Visual Artists 
Kraig Blue
Dario Mohr
Marie E. Saint-Cyr

Dancer/Choreographers
Hilary Brown
HB2 Projects Dance Company

Yehuda Hyman
Mystical Feet Company

Katharine Pettit
Katharine Pettit Creative/KPC Dance Company

Dancers were referred by the Philadelphia based group Sacred Places.

Jazz
Welcome to Harlem

Landscape Design
Austin Arrington

Photography
Justin Michel (Exalt Youth Intern)

Sculpture
Conrad Levenson

Conrad Levenson is a member of The Sculptors Guild and was selected through an open call. The Sculptors Guild was founded in 1937 and is one of the oldest artist-run organizations in New York City. The founders were at the forefront of American Modernism rejecting the staid conventions of traditional figurative art. Their primary objective, as stated in an early exhibition catalogue was: “to unite sculptors of all progressive aesthetic tendencies into a vital organization.”

Partial funding for The Visual Muze Artist Residency was provided by The Desai Sethi Foundation. Fiscal sponsors for The Visual Muze Residency is Ankhlave Arts Alliance Inc.

Visual Muze Artist Residency is a registered member of the Alliance of Artist Communities.