All of our residency applications are evaluated by our review panel and Wassaic Project staff. Our panelists are established artists, curators, gallery directors, and writers (among other things). Most of them have passed through Wassaic themselves, and all of them are dedicated to giving emerging artists the space to explore and expand their practices.



2019 Summer residency Review Panel


Barbara Bourland is the author of the critically acclaimed I’ll Eat When I’m Dead, a Refinery29 Best Book of 2017 and an Irish Independent Book of the Year. People called I’ll Eat When I’m Dead “delectable.” Wednesday Martin, bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue and Untrue, deemed it “a deft, smart, and hilarious debut.” Kirkus noted that “death by beauty was never so much fun,” and the book was featured in Fortune, Us Weekly, and The New York Post, among others. I’ll Eat When I’m Dead is now available in paperback, and is forthcoming in Hebrew from Matar Press in Israel. Bourland is a former freelance writer and web producer for titles at Condé Nast and Hearst, among others. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and dog. Her second novel, Fake Like Me, is forthcoming in June 2019 from Grand Central Publishing in North America and from riverrun abroad. Fake Like Me was written with support from the Wassaic Project, where Bourland was a resident over the winter of 2017-2018.

Photo by Janelle Jones


Gabriel de Guzman is Curator & Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon, where he organizes group and solo exhibitions that feature emerging and under-recognized mid-career artists whose work often explores critical, socially relevant issues. His present exhibition, EMPATHY (November 17–December 30, 2018), addresses the current divisive political climate, featuring artists who reveal a capacity for empathy, creating work that reflects on other’s experiences and values across social, political, and cultural divides. Before joining Smack Mellon’s staff in 2017, de Guzman was the Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill, organizing the Sunroom Project Space series for emerging artists and thematic group exhibitions in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. As a guest curator, he has presented recent exhibitions at BronxArtSpace, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Rush Arts Gallery, En Foco at Andrew Freedman Home, Carriage Barn Arts Center, the Affordable Art Fair New York, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), and the Bronx Museum's 2013 AIM Biennial. Prior to Wave Hill, he was a curatorial assistant at The Jewish Museum (until 2010), where he coordinated exhibitions on Louise Nevelson, Harry Houdini, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol, as well as Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider. His writings have been published in catalogues for Wave Hill, the Bronx Museum, Dorsky Gallery, BronxArtSpace, the Arsenal Gallery at Central Park, The Jewish Museum, Rush Arts Gallery, NoMAA, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, and the spring 2017 issue of Nueva Luz: Photographic Journal. He earned an M.A. in art history from Hunter College and a B.A. in art history from the University of Virginia.

Photo by Michael Hansen.


Rosario Güiraldes is Assistant Curator and Co-Director of the Open Sessions artist program at The Drawing Center. She has organized curatorial projects and public programs at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA); University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City; Hessel Museum; Judd Foundation; International Studio & Curatorial Program; Consulate General of Argentina, all New York; Fundación Proa; and Peña, both Buenos Aires. Her most recent project Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics was presented in different versions at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (2017), and at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City (2017-2018). Güiraldes has edited numerous publications, such as Forensic Architecture: Hacia una estética investigativa; Staging; Pioneer Works Journal; The Present is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST; aCCseSsions; Compost; and Correspondencia. At Fundacion Proa, she also organized Forensis (2015) with Anselm Franke and Eyal Weizman. Güiraldes holds a B.Arch from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.


Anna Harsanyi is a curator, educator, and arts manager. Her participatory projects and exhibitions have taken place within public and alternative spaces, exploring themes of memory, cultural identity, and collective experience. She recently completed a project presenting artist engagements with the historic Essex Street Market in New York's Lower East Side. She co-curated Hot & Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, a public art project in Timișoara and Cluj, Romania which presented three artist projects about the 25th anniversary of the Revolution that ended Communism. Most recently, Anna worked as the Project Manager for the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


Caroline Larsen received an MFA from the Pratt Institute, and a BA from the University of Waterloo. Her work has been exhibited at Wave Hill Public Gardens, The Hole NYC, Boiler Room: Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Foulandi Projects, San Francisco, CA; General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Canada; Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv, Israel; 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany. Larsen’s work is included in many private and corporate collections such as TD Collection (Miami and Toronto), Colart Collection (Montreal) and Aishti Foundation (Lebanon). Her work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, Whitewall Magazine, Canadian Art, Juxtapoz Magazine, among other publications. In 2018, Larsen’s work will be included in The Beyond, Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Artists at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.



PAST panelists


Laylah Ali

Chad Alligood
Assistant Curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum

Man Bartlett

Horace Ballard
Assistant Curator at the Williams College Museum of Art

Tom Beale
Artist • Founder of Honey Space

Natalie Bell
Associate Curator at the New Museum

Mary Birmingham
Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Bill Carroll
Artist • Director of the Studio Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw

Vince Contarino

Susan Cross
Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA

Anna Maria Cuevas
Director of Cuevas Tilleard

Annica Cuppetelli

Jen Dalton

Kim Drew
Founder of Black Contemporary Art Blog

Meredith Drum
Artist • Previous Resident

Aliza Kelly Faragher
Curator • Writer • Art Consultant

Carley Gaebe

Alex Gingrow
Artist • Previous Resident

Eric Gleason
Director at Paul Kasmin

Anna Harsanyi
Curator • Educator

Katherine Hill

Jason Huff

Maud Jacquin
Independent Curator • Scholar

Roxanne Jackson
Artist • Previous Resident

Paddy Johnson
Founding Editor of Art F City

Martha Joseph
Curatorial Fellow at MASS MoCA

Kirstin Lamb
Artist • Previous Resident

Emily Noelle Lambert
Artist • Previous Resident

Zoe Larkin
Curatorial Assistant at Whitney Museum of American Art

Nora Lawrence
Associate Curator at Storm King Art Center

Oshun Layne
Manager of Exhibitions and Programming, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Amanda Lechner
Artist • Previous Resident

Sally Morgan Lehman and Jay Lehman
Owners • Directors at Morgan Lehman Gallery

Peter L’Official
Assistant Professor of Literature, Bard College

Jon Lutz
Curator • Director of Sardine

Cybele Malone
Director of Urban Glass • Artist • Assistant Professor of Electronic Arts, Wayne State University

Denise Markonish
Curator at MASS MoCA


Ashley Mayne

Kevin McCoy

Leeza Meksin
Artist • Co-Founder and Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects

Mitch Miller
Artist • Previous Resident

Ryan Murphy
Author • Associate Director of Four Way Books

Bryant Musgrave

Amani Olu
Independent Curator

Alex Paik

Lauren Pakradooni
Artist • Past Resident

Liz Parks
Art Advisor, Parks Fine Art

Bridget Potter

Andrew Prayzner
Artist • Previous Resident • Co-Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY

Elizabeth Rooklidge
Associate Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art

John Ros
Artist • Writer • Previous Resident

Sara Maria Salamone
Artist • Curator • Director of Mrs. Gallery

Molly Schoemann
Writer • Founding Editor of the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Blog

Michael Scoggins

Julia Sedlock and Mark RownTree
Architects • Artists • Past Residents

Arden Sherman
Curator of Hunter College’s East Harlem Gallery

Carolyn Sickles
Artist • Director of Engagement and Visual Arts at Abrons Arts Center

John Silvis
Artist • Curator

Eileen Isagon Skyers
Artist • Writer • Curator • Director of HOUSING

Sable Elyse Smith
Artist • Writer • Educator

Jessica Steller
The Curator Gallery, FLATT Magazine

Stephan Stoyanov
Owner • Director of the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery

Lexi Lee Sullivan
Assistant Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Benjamin Sutton
Art Critic • Curator • News Editor at Hyperallergic

Jenny Tang

Caroline Tilleard
Director of Cuevas Tilleard

Hrag Vartanian
Curator • Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Hyperallergic

Christina Vassallo
Executive Director at SPACES

Sarah Walko
Artist • Writer • Programs Director at Marble House Project

Jodi Waynberg
Executive Director of Artists Alliance

Jess Wilcox
Programs Coordinator at The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum

Katia Zavistovski
Independent Curator


Photo by Verónica González Mayoral