The Queens Museum
Studio Residency Program
In October 2015 Queens Museum launched the third year of its Studio Program, welcoming five new artists—ruby onyinyechi amanze, Andrew Beccone, Ander Mikalson, Tuo Wang, Bryan Zanisnik—to the existing group of three: Nobutaka Aozaki, Galería Perdida, and Brian Zegeer.
The Studio Wing will be open to the public during exhibition openings. Previous participants in the Studio Program include Juan Betancurth, Onyedika Chuke, Shahab Fotouhi, Mike Kenney, Caitlin Keogh, Filip Olzewski and Bunny Rogers, Jewyo Rhii, Caroline Woolard, and Lika Volkova.
Meet our Artists in Residence:
Bryan Zanisnik received an MFA from Hunter College and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has recently exhibited and performed in New York at MoMA PS1, Sculpture Center, and the Brooklyn Museum; in Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum; in Miami at the De La Cruz Collection; and in Los Angeles at LAXART. Zanisnik is included in Art21’s award-winning documentary series New York Close Up, has been a featured guest on the Leonard Lopate Show on National Public Radio and is a contributing writer at Triple Canopy.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work is collective, participatory, and performative by using his everyday interactions with people as an ongoing source of artistic inspiration. He received an MFA from Hunter College in 2012. His recent exhibitions include “Queens International 2013”, Queens Museum, New York, 2013), “C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition” at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2013), “Superpositions: New Wight Biennale 2012”, University of California, Los Angeles (2012). In 2014 His work will be included in “Crossing Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. He was a recipient of A Blade of Grass Artist Files Grant (2013).
ruby onyinyechi amanze
Through the creation of an alternative multiverse, ruby onyinyechi amanze’s drawings explore cultural hybridity, play, nomadism and non-linear narratives. amanze earned a B.F.A., Tyler School of Art and a M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2012, she was a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She currently teaches drawing at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.
Galería Perdida was established in Chilchota, Michoacán in 2005. They currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY. Past exhibitions include Zelda Zonk, Preface Gallery, Paris 2013; somos fabricantes de alimentos en cuero, Casa del Lago, Mexico DF 2013; Let’s Smell it Together, CUE Art Foundation, NY 2013; If the moment should fail us, Poprally, MoMA; INCIDENT 57: Two Chins to Swallow, Incident Report; La carne de burro no es transparente, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles; Matryoshka, Recess Activities; all we ever wanted was everything, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. They also host an annual artist residency, What do you know about Chilchota, fool? in Michoacán, Mexico.
Andrew Beccone, an artist, librarian, and musician, is the founder of the Reanimation Library. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Ander Mikalson is a Queens-based artist working in sound and performance. Select solo projects include “Three’s Company for Eight Performers,” Churner & Churner, NYC; “Score for Two Dinosaurs,” Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara and Queens Museum, Queens (all 2014); “Score for a Dinosaur,” Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia (2013); and “Score for a Cyclone,” Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2012).
Brian Zegeer was born in Lexington, KY. His works encounter the Appalachian and Lebanese landscapes of his parentage as highly-charged networks of affiliation and group narrative. Zegeer believes that the process of stop-motion animation can catalyze objects in the landscape to reveal metaphoric, political, and forensic content--the ghosts of their obscure histories. At the Queens Museum, Zegeer will stage the Little Syria Archive, a collection of historical artifacts, stereoscopic 3D animations, and public encounters transcribing the history and notable luminaries of New York’s first Arabic enclave. Zegeer also co-hosts the interview-based radio program I Ran into Iran (Creativetime Reports, ResonanceFM, London). He received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2010, and has recently shown at The Queens Museum, The Delaware Art Museum, The Jersey City Museum, Louis V. ESP, Regina Rex, Elga Wimmer Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery.
Born and raised in Changchun, China, Tuo Wang currently lives and works in New York. Through his performative manipulation on individuals’ lived experiences and intervention in intellectual legacies, Wang’s practice attempts to examine the unreliable relationship between the contemporary human status, myth and cultural archive. Wang received his MA from Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2012 and MFA from Boston University, 2014, and has recently shown at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, HVCCA, NY, TEN Multimedia Center, Tirana, Albania, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, NARS Foundation, NY and Residency Unlimited, NY.
Artist Services at the Queens Museum are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.