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STUDIO VISITS

Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

 
The feedback was always towards making my work better. Like, “okay, this is great. How can we make it better?”
— Tatiana Arocha, Artist-in-Residence ‘16, Summer Exhibition ‘17 Artist
 
 
 

 
 

Embedded Critics

Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream perform many roles within the Wassaic Project, but one of their most important roles is their work as Embedded Critics. In this position, they organize monthly group studio visits with resident artists. The visits can take the form of a critique or an informal conversation, the format is up to each individual artists in their own studio. The group critiques open the door to future conversations and give our residents a productive and structured way in which to talk about their work. The program has led to increased dialogue as well as a number of collaborative projects between resident artists. 

 
 Ghost of a Dream, August 2017 Photo by Verónica Gonzalez Mayoral

Ghost of a Dream, August 2017
Photo by Verónica Gonzalez Mayoral

 
 
 

 
 

Visiting Critics

Two or three times a month, we bring in guest critics from all backgrounds — curators, artists, critics, professors — to give small, conversational lectures on their work. Afterwards, they make one-on-one studio visits (from which more than a few collaborations, group shows, and gallery exhibitions have emerged).

 
 Co-Director Eve Biddle Visiting Anna's Studio, July 2017 Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

Co-Director Eve Biddle Visiting Anna's Studio, July 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

 
 
 

 
 

2018 VISITING ARTISTS & CRITICS

Brian Alfred
Artist • Host of SOUND & VISION

Amara Antilla
Assistant Curator at The Guggenheim

Regine Basha
Curator • Residency Director at Pioneer Works

Mary Birmingham
Curator at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Jenny Gerow
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at BRIC

Katherine Gressel
Artist • Curator at the Old Stone House

Shanti Grumbine
Artist

Rosario Güiraldes
Assistant Curator and Co-Director of Open Sessions at The Drawing Center

Gabriel de Guzman
Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon

Katerina Lanfranco
Artist • Educator

 

Oshun Layne
Curator • Director of Galleries at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Taraka Larson
Artist • Prince Rama

La Keisha Leek
Curator • Manager of the Kenan Project: Public Programs & Creative Practice at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ace Lehner
Artist • Scholar

Sara Pasti
Neil C. Trager Director of Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Sheetal Prajapati
Artist • Director of Public Engagement at Pioneer Works

Jess Wilcox
Curator • Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park

James Williams II
Artist • Program Manager at Hamiltonian Gallery

 
 
 
 

2017 VISITING ARTISTS & CRITICS

 

Jesse Bandler Firestone
Artist • Curator

Sean Patrick Carney
Artist

Vince Contarino
Artist • Co-Director at Present Company

Pamela Council
Artist

Lacey Fekishazy
Artist • Director of SARDINE

George Ferrandi
Artist • Director of Wayfarers Studio Program and Gallery

Brett Hunter
Artist • Educator

Pali Kashi
Artist • Director of Safe Gallery

Tyler Lafreniere
Artist • Director and Founder of Mrs. Gallery

Oshun Layne
Curator • Director of Galleries at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Ace Lehner
Artist • Scholar

MaryKate Maher
Artist

 

Denise Markonish
Curator at MASS MoCA

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

Hillary Reder
Curatorial Assistant at MoMA

Jessica Rath
Artist

Caris Reid
Artist

Sara Maria Salamone
Artist • Director and Founder of Mrs. Gallery

Tiffany Smith
Artist

Carolyn Sickles
Artist • Director of Engagement at Abrons Arts Center

Benjamin Sutton
Curator • Journalist • Art Critic for Hyperallergic

Sarah Welsh Elliott
Director of Safe Gallery

Dina Weiss
Artist • Assistant Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute

 
 
 

2016 VISITING ARTISTS & CRITICS

 

Margaret Adasko
Education Programs Manager at the Katonah Museum of Art 

Eleanna Anagnos
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Jeff Bailey
Director of Jeff Bailey Gallery 

Karlyn Benson
Director of Mattewan Gallery 

Mary Birmingham
Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 

Tze Chun
Director and Founder of Uprise Art  

Jonathan Corcoran
Writer 

Mark DeLura
Artist 

Lizzy DeVita
Artist • Writer • Curator

Austin Eddy
Artist

Mark Joshua Epstein
Artist • Curator • Educator

Berin Golonu
Art Historian • Educator

Carl Gunhouse
Artist • Director of Transmitter Gallery 

Catherine Haggarty
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Nicole Hayes
Curator of The Fields Sculpture Park and Gallery at Art Omi

Eric Hibit
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Katherine Hill
Writer

Jen Hitchings
Artist • Director of Transmitter Gallery 

Fritz Horstman
Artist • Residency and Education Coordinator at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation 

Shara Hughes
Artist 

Carina Kaufman
Residency Director at Flux Factory 

Kirstin Lamb
Artist 

 

Naomi Leiseroff
Curator of the Learning Center at the Katonah Museum of Art 

Jesse Patrick Martin
Artist • Director of Honey Ramka 

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

Elizabeth Michelman
Artist • Writer

Jason Mones
Artist  • Co-Director of Field Projects 

Donna Moran
Artist • Educator

Sally Morgan Lehman
Founder and Director of Morgan Lehman Gallery

Cyrilla Mozenter
Artist 

Danielle Mysliwiec
Artist • Educator

John O'Donnell
Artist 

Alex Paik
Artist • Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid 

Bridget Potter
Writer 

Andrew Prayzner
Artist • Educator • Co-Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid 

Bryan Rogers
Artist • Director of Honey Ramka 

Elizabeth Rooklidge
Curator at Katonah Museum of Art 

John Ros
Artist • Curator • Founder of galleryELL 

Joel Schapira
Artist

Elizabeth Tenenbaum
Artist  • Curator  • Art Advisor

Anthony Tino
Curator • Founder of Endless Editions 

Michael Waugh
Artist 

Dina Weiss
Artist • Assistant Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute

Kyle Williams
Artist