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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

 

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

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WILSHUSEN

Theresa is a Kansas City, Missouri native, multidisciplinary artist, currently experimenting in various artistic practices including ceramics, sculpture, and various forms of bookmaking. Theresa is currently working on a PhD in Art and Gender at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and is also practicing ceramic decoration at Escola d’Arte La Industrial Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. She completed a Master of Contemporary Artistic Creation (Master de Creación Artística Contemporánea) at the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, USA.

Her work is developed through explorations of color and pattern, and is accomplished in a variety of materials and artistic genres. Her current work is part of a larger installation and is an expression of gender and the recognition of gender fluidity in ancient Egypt as well as its influences on art and artisan work throughout ancient Egypt. She explores color, pattern, and layering with emphasis on line and depth.

Theresa Wilshusen KCAC artist-in-residence events:
• Open Studio at KCAC: Saturday, August 12th from 11 am – 1 pm
• Artist's Talk at KCAC: Thursday, August 24th from 6 – 8 pm

 

CORINA BUCEA (ROMANIA)
Artist Manager-In-Residence October 2017

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bucea

Arts Manager — In her position as cultural manager at the Paintbrush Factory Federation in Cluj-Napoca, Bucea manages Hotspot.art, a multidisciplinary program of performance, exhibition, and educational activities. In addition, she is PR and Communication Coordinator for the Festival Temps d’Image in Cluj and she has also played key roles with the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale since 2013. She has presented at, and participated in myriad cultural management and cultural policy activities throughout Europe. Bucea strongly believes that the arts are a useful means of mediating difference and is eager to observe and work with artists on community engaged projects during her residency.

 

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

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mair

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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emvy

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.“