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7 week artist residency at Proyecto Ace (Argentina); building a series of installations using found materials and life size prints
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In short:

I am artist, printmaker, and teacher, currently living in Boston, MA. In October 2011 I was invited by Proyecto Ace, a non-profit artist residency based in Buenos Aries, Argentina, to their SUB30 artist residency (specifically for artists under the age of 30).

  • I was accepted for a 7 week residency (June-July 2012)

What I'll be working on:

During my time in Buenos Aries I plan on producing 3 life sized wood block prints (6ft/4ft each). Using these prints I will be making one installation with found materials inside of the residency's gallery space and several site-specific installations throughout Buenos Aries. I have chosen to work life sized due to the relationship the viewer holds to the work. At such scale it removes the work from being something delicate and potentially frail. The relationship then becomes something more then just 'looking' at art, it becomes experiential and interactive. 

Why Buenos Aries:

I am interested in Buenos Aries because of the way in which artists utilize public spaces as sources of social and political intervention; Specifically collective and collaborative projects such as The Madí Movement, El Siluetazo (in response to the Guerra Sucia and in solidarity with the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo), and Ricardo Carpani. 

A little about Proyecto Ace (http://www.proyectoace.org/):

From 2005, the Artist in Residence International Program (ARIP) is 'ace’s core program and the starting point of many of our activities and projects. To be in residence at ‘ace means: to work collaboratively, to receive technical and artistic assistance and to be immersed in a vibrant city's cultural life. While in residence, the artists benefit from intense production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers.

Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted through an online open call. Ace pays special attention to projects that question the singularity of the art object by using the reproducible capacity of traditional and/or experimental printmaking techniques, photography, new media and/or design, exploring their mutual interference and hybridizations, as well as those proposals that attempt to make interventions in the urban environment. 

PIGEONS~!!; woodblock print on kraft paper, dimensions vary (roughly the size of a pigeon)

$17 Pledge Reward - You'll get a random one of these guys

Dncr 01; woodblock print on kozo; roughly 5.5ft/4.25ft (2012)

$700 Pledge Reward - Imagine this but printed on handwoven linen

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    Full set of my insect print series (each print is 11in/15in), 6 prints total; photo etching with chine colle using handmade Gampi Paper on 300lb German Etching Paper + a handwritten thank you card

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