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

Julia Gartrell

Regional Emerging Artist in Residence
Studio 215
July 2018-January 2019

Julia Gartrell was born and raised in Durham, and received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She was recently a Fellow at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

Julia is a sculptor who uses wood, textiles, native clays, plaster, bric-a-brac and found objects to interrogate material usage in traditional Appalachian craft and American culture. Reuse of material and “making do” are central to her explorations. The research grounding Julia’s work focuses on her paternal ancestors, who were subsistence farmers in rural north Georgia. Oral history, lore, and relics are among the things gathered for her practice. Julia will be using her residency to connect with the Raleigh arts community and work on building new work for a solo exhibition.

Julia Gartrell

 

Vanessa Murray, Rupture

 

Vanessa Murray

Regional Emerging Artist in Residence
Studio 215A
July 2018-January 2019

Vanessa Murray received her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill and recent exhibitions include Uncertain Becomings, Art of Style, Raleigh; Artifact, Gutter Box Gallery, Raleigh; and Analogous, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL.

Vanessa shares “I’m attracted to geologic formations -the big picture of how things form and become what they are over very long periods of time…My paintings are also contemplations of our bodies and their vulnerabilities. Through fleshy moments of thick paint or rupture of a warm saturated color, I’m creating interruptions to the mineral or lifeless. I’m interested in this juxtaposition and in quietly challenging the viewer to consider the visceral relationship we have to the primordial. What is our evolving relationship with the primordial world?” During her residency, Vanessa will be working to push the sculptural properties of her work and is looking forward to connecting with Raleigh artists and Artspace visitors.