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STUDIO VISITS

 
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 artist 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 Vukovich's Studio, July 2017 Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

Co-Director Eve Biddle Visiting Anna Vukovich'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

 
 
 

2015 Visiting Artists & Critics

 

Andrea Arrubla
Artist • Student Liaison at BHQFU

Lindsey Berfond
Curatorial Fellow at Art in General

Sean Carney
Artist • BHQFU

Jill Conner
Writer at Whitehot Magazine • Founder of AS Artist Studios

Kyle Dancewicz
Curatorial Manager at Madison Square Park Conservancy

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Mark DeLura
Artist

Shlomit Dror
Curator

Sean Fader
Artist

Liz Flyntz
Curator • Writer • Artist

Alex Gingrow
Artist

Katherine Gressel
Curator

 

Anna Harsanyi
Curator • Artist

Lisa Iglesias
Artist

Emma Katz
Founder of Recession ArtsConsultant

Kim Charles Kay
Artist

Henry Klimowicz
Artist • Director of The Re Institute

Abby Manock
Artist

Glendalys Medina
Artist

Claire Mirocha
Curator at Sorry Archive

Michael Scoggins
Artist

Joel Schapira
Artist

Jessica Wallen
Curator

Dawn Weleski
Co-Founder of Conflict Kitchen

Kit White
Artist • Writer • Professor

 
 
 
 

2014 Visiting Artists and Critics

Claire Barliant
Writer • Curator • Professor

Paul Chaleff
Artist

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Michael Foley
Owner of Foley Gallery

Saisha Grayson
Assistant Curator at Sackler Center

Kat Griefen
Curator at Accola Greifen Gallery

Sara Jones and Andrea Wenglowskyi
Founders of DELVE

Michelle Leftheris
Artist

Shaun Leonardo
Artist

Melissa Levin
LMCC

Chris Manning
Artist • Exhibitions Assistant at Aldrich Museum • Professor of Sculpture at Manhattanville College

 

 

Paula Naughton
Simon Preston Gallery

Sara Pasti
Director of Samuel Dorsky Museum

David Ross
Chair at SVA Art Practice Program

Krista Saunders
Ground Floor Gallery

Carla Schapiro
Artist • Professor at Pratt Institute

James Sham
Artist • Professor at George Washington University

Michael Scoggins
Artist

Arden Sherman
Curator at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Sally Szwed
Programs at Creative Time

Jess Wallen
Independent Curator

 
 

2013 Visiting Artists and Critics

 

Thomas Beale
Artist • Founder of Honey Space

Natalie Bell
Associate Curator at New Museum

Brindalyn Webster Chen
Artist

Vince Contarino
Artist • Independent Curator

Melissa Cooke
Artist

Erik Benson
Artist

Jean Cooney
Project Manager at Creative Time

Maxwell and Charlie Davidson
Directors of Davidson Contemporary

Angel Franco
Artist • Senior Photographer at NYTimes

Henry Klimowicz
Artist • Director of The Re Institute

Jennie Lamensdorf
Art Omi

 

Zoe Larkins
Curatorial Assistant at Whitney Museum

Michelle Leftheris
Artist

Zachary Levine
Curator at Yeshiva University Museum

Norm Paris
Artist

Rachel Peddersen
Artist • Curator

Jacob Rhodes
Artist

Barry Rosenberg
Curator • Director of UConn Contemporary Art Galleries

John Silvis
Artist • Curator

Jessica Wallen
Artist • Curator

Jodi Waynberg
Director of Artists Alliance

 
 
 

2012 Visiting Artists and Critics

 

Natalie Bell
Writer • Curator

Don Carroll
Jack the Pelican Presents

Rachel Cook
Writer • Curator

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Ben Degen
Artist

Danielle Ezzo
Artist • Writer • Curator

Angel Franco
Artist • Senior Photographer at NYTimes

Christian Fuller
Associate Director of Contemporary Art at BRIC

Meghan Gordon
Artist

Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Artist

Jen Harris
Artist

Anne Huntington
Curator

Martha Joseph
Curatorial Fellow, MoMA

Emma Katz
Executive Director at Recession Art

Henry Klimowicz
Artist

 

 

Aaron Knochel
Assistant Professor at SUNY New Paltz

Melanie Kress
Independent Curator

Allegra LaViola
Owner and Founder of Allegra LaViola Gallery

James Meyer
Artist

Karline Moeller
Curator

Douglas Paulson
Residency Director at Flux Factory

Lise Prown
Artist • Gallery Coordinator at Peekskill Center for the Digital Arts

Risa Shoup
Associate Director of Invisible Dog

John Silvis
Artist • Curator

Rachel Steinberg
Assistant Director of Nurture Art

Christine Vassallo
Executive Director of Flux Factory

Jason Waite
Curatorial Fellow at Whitney Museum

Lucien Zayan
Director of Invisible Dog

Eric Zimmerman
Artist

 
 
 
 

2011 Visiting Artists and Critics

Steve Bull
Artist

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Maxwell and Charlie Davidson
Directors of Davidson Contemporary

Eric Gleason
Sales Director of Marlborough Gallery

Helen Homan Wu
Curator • Founder of Opalnest

Allegra LaViola
Owner and Founder of Allegra LaViola Gallery

Michelle Leftheris
Artist

Lise Prown
Artist • Gallery Coordinator at Peekskill Center for the Digital Arts

Asher Remy-Toledo
Curator • Co-Founder of Hyphen Hub

 

Barry Rosenberg
Curator • Director of UConn Contemporary Art Galleries

Abigail Satinsky
Program Director at Threewalls

Jonathan Shipper
Artist

Risa Shoup
Associate Director of Invisible Dog

Erin Sickler
Director of Curatorial Programs at 601 Artspace

Manon Slome
Curator at No Longer Empty

Terese Svoboda
Writer

Jessica Wallen
Curator

 
 
 
 

2010 Visiting Artists and critics

Maxwell and Charlie Davidson
Directors of Davidson Contemporary

Eric Gleason
Sales Director at Marlborough Gallery

Veronica Kavass
Residency Manager at Chashama North Residency

Allegra LaViola
Owner and Founder of Allegra LaViola Gallery

Coralina Meyer
Director of Last Supper Festival

 

Sally Morgan & Jay Lehman
Founders of Morgan Lehman Gallery

Liz Parks
Owner of Parks Fine Art

Risa Shoup
Associate Director of Invisible Dog

Sarah Snider
Artist

Herb Tam
Curator at Museum of Chinese in America

 

Photo by Verónica González Mayoral