Current Regional Emerging Artists in Residence

As of July 2012, Artspace is pleased to have expanded our Regional Emerging Artist in Residence Program and now offer two residencies every six months, four each year. The Regional Emerging Artist Residency provides emerging, Southeastern-based artists with six months of free studio space at Artspace, culminating in an exhibition and gallery talk.

For more information on the Regional Emerging Artist Residency Program or to apply please visit our Artist Opportunities page on the Regional Emerging Artist Residency Program. Applications are due twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Current Residents

Summer Rezeli

 

Summer Rezeli

Regional Emerging Artist in Residence
Studio 215A
July-December 2017

Summer Rezeli is a Raleigh native that recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts, Richmond, Virginia. Rezeli anticipates using her work, which incorporates elements of printmaking and textile design to form large-scale fiber installations, to “open a window for caring about natural spaces that are at risk of extinction.” She looks forward to this residency helping to provide a platform for her career as an artist as well as enabling a greater reach for her message.

Artist Statement:
I am transitioning from making things into making experiences through larger scale fiber installations to create spaces that are real, imagined, and somewhere between the two. My work looks to nature and the almost architectural systems that take place within it on both a micro and macroscopic scale. It references fractals, plants, crystals, roots, and fungus.

 

Chelsea Raflo

 

Chelsea Raflo

Regional Emerging Artist in Residence
Studio 215
July-December 2017

Chelsea Raflo is a visual artist from Atlanta, Georgia and will begin her residency at Artspace after receiving her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Raflo’s work integrates digital technology and small-scale sculptures to create installations accompanied by animated videos. She looks forward to this residency providing “the time and space to be actively pushing [her] work out into the world” and further establishing her artistic career in the Southeastern US.

Artist Statement:
My creative process is rooted in drawing, painting, and thinking by hand, though I often incorporate digital technology and new media. Conceptually, I am interested in ways of visualizing what we cannot physically see: psychosomatiscapes (a word I made up to describe landscapes of the interior world), possibly futures, gut feelings, and stacked odds. I like to play with language and cultivate a sense of the poetic within my work.