Tanya Chaly was born in Sydney, Australia and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a visual artist and works across a variety of mediums using painting, drawing and printmaking. In her practice she examines ideas of the Natural World; the history of Natural science, notions of nature and classifications of wilderness and the fetishization of Nature. Currently she has been looking at Ecosystems, both the macro and micro relationships within these systems. she creates layers and involved worlds drawing on a wide range of influences from Gothic, Primitivism, Eastern Philosophy, Psychology, and the Natural Sciences.
Yiyang Cao (b. 1991, Hangzhou, China) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Cao works with video, installation and film to explore the perception of time, media, and its affect on people. Studying the contradictions in waiting and entertainment, Cao attempts to provoke dimensional thought on our collective states of waiting and being. Through the investigation of routines, daydreams, and their relationship with events in modern society, Cao’s projects often take the form of social arrangements. Directly engaging with non- traditional audiences outside the art world, Cao has used crowd-funding platforms, film festivals, and waiting rooms as venues.
Upcoming Residency Program Artist
Kwantaeck Park is a visual artist based in New York. His art practice intends to counter-balance and compensate for unrealized dreams in society. With a strong interest in the interrelationship between progress and loss, Park finds unexcavated moments in his daily context and transforms them into diverse visual languages. By using a variety of organic, transitory, portable, re-assemblable, and ephemeral forms, Park has created alternative tools, objects, and installations as a method of critique and an invitation for dialog.
Jin Lee's work is a complex story that twists and changes perspectives and grows and shrinks and surprises in every new section. The images are at once microscopic and cosmically huge. it both expands and contracts. The two contradictory qualities blow-by-blow illustration and gigantic scale create radical shifts in scale. And the detailed elements undulate under observation.
Jin lee likes to use paper because she likes its vulnerable and ephemeral quality that emphasizes her installation's emotional character. The fragility of paper paradoxically signifies the eternal cycle of nature.
Yujung Chang was born in 1979 in Seoul, Korea and studied for her MFA in sculpture at Ewha Women's University, Seoul, before graduating from Goldsmiths University, London in 2007.
Chang's work takes many forms - from small, delicately manipulated photographic panels to large - scale installations and interventions – but maintains a clear focus on a set of central concerns: humanity's role in recreating and reimagining the natural world, and the artist's role in shaping memory and devising new realities within our created environment.
"Amanda Selinder is a conceptual and visual artist that is based in Stockholm, Sweden. In her artistic research she uses different fermentation processes, natural dyes and growing microorganisms that is living on her own body to investigate the relation between the human and non-human body. How are we intertwined and how are we communicating with each other is central questions in Amandas work. In the intersection between science and art she is trying to get closer what it really means to be human. By working with living materials that changes over time, she let the viewer be a part of the whole process and aware of the complex ecosystem of the human body seen as a superorganism."