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Residency

The mission of the Residency at the Artists Coalition is to bring artists from around the world together in order to build friendships and improve intercultural understanding.

 

KCAC Residency on Res Artis


JUNE LEE (SOUTH KOREA)
Artist-In-Residence July - August 2017

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June Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. She studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for her BFA and at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Fiber where she recieved her MFA. After graduating, she moved back to Korea, working and teaching in Seoul. She participates in many shows and residency programs all over the world.

“My work focuses on the individual in the contemporary society today. I explore the neutrality and duality of the individual as a distinct unit and again as a constituent of the collective society. In particular, I shed light on the social phenomena surrounding the individual in contemporary social space, especially on negative conditions such as bystander effect, mass psychology, scapegoating, and biases. Using East Asian element of the thread, which represents human life, to form human figure-like works, my art looks at the problems of the modern man from a third-person perspective”

KCAC artist-in-residence events:
• Open Studio at KCAC: Saturday, July 22nd from 11 am – 2 pm
• Artist's Talk at KCAC: Thursday, August 10th from 6 – 8 pm

THERESA WILSHUSEN (SPAIN)
Artist-In-Residence August 2017

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Theresa Wilshusen is an American, Kansas City, Missouri native, interdisciplinary artist, currently experimenting in various artistic practices including ceramics, sculpture, and bookmaking. She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (Master Creación Artística Contemporánea) in Barcelona, Spain. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, USA. Theresa is currently earning a degree in ceramic decoration at Escola d’Arte La Industrial Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Theresa is interested in culture as a whole. Theresa continues to explore color and pattern with more emphasis on line and depth. Theresa is an interdisciplinary artist, working mostly in painting and drawing. Her work is developed through explorations of color and pattern, reflecting her relationships and travels. Theresa is interested in culture as a whole and in an individual manner. Her collage paintings focus on friends and acquaintances throughout her life and various journeys. She uses elements from her subjects’ lives, maps and newspapers, to create a personal and intimate reflection of their lives and the relationship she has with them. Theresa continues to explore color and pattern with more emphasis on line and depth. Though she generally works in drawing and painting, she is currently pursuing investigations in various sculptural mediums in keeping with her passion for pattern and color.

KCAC artist-in-residence events:
• Artist's Talk at KCAC: Thursday, August 24th from 6 – 8 pm

 

JG MAIR (CANADA)
Artist-In-Residence October 2017

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Jeff Gordon (JG) Mair is a Canadian mixed-media virtual artist mixed-media visual artist who combines elements of painting, installation and sculpture. His work has been exhibited in Canada, United States and Japan. Mair is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"site[d] is a mixed media series exploring several vacant lots in East Vancouver, B.C. Canada. However, they act as metaphors for any urban centre. Each site is recorded via hand-painted vignettes(infinity box), legal identifiers(data box) and organic samples(removal). They provide a lingering glimpse of the transitory state of the urban fabric. The work suspends time and space revealing a landscape trapped between decay and growth. Inherent to the themes are issues of land-development, reclamation, displacement and appropriation. The artist as archivist, has fashioned a revealing record of the traces generated by these temporary vacancies. Beyond the larger issues such as land development and displacement, the collection conveys the depth, history and personality of place."

 

GREGORY EMVY
Artist-In-Residence November - December 2017

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Gregory Emvy started on the path of pursuing a career in art in his very early childhood. His grandfather was a talented artist, and seeing the boy’s apparent inherited talent and interest for painting, Emvy’s parents sent him to art school. In 2001 Gregory graduated from Foundation Painting Program Arts School of Nizhny Novgorod at the age of sixteen and in 2004 from Fine Art Program, Arts School of Nizhny Novgorod. At the age of twenty‐four he decided to dedicate himself to painting full‐time.

“Words are powerful but they are intangible. I find visual objects much more powerful, pushing humans to emote. That’s how it works for me, anyway. As I was learning about art and the legacy of fine art, I understood that it resonates with me, brining out some deep emotions -­‐ and I needed those emotions to be unleashed. When I am painting, my thoughts, anxieties, a part of me is transferred from inside myself into the canvas, clearing up some space for new ideas.“