The Queens Museum
The Queens Museum is one of the only US museums to house a working studio program. In Fall 2013, an expansion doubling the Museum’s size included artist studios in the north wing. In designating permanent real estate to the long-term development of new work on-site, as well as to creating a community of artists, the Queens Museum Studio Program aims to support artists’ creative processes and professional development.
The Museum welcomes four new artists to the 2016-17 Studio Program: Chris Bogia, Gloria Maximo, Karolina Sobecka, and Alina Tenser. They join the existing group of four: ruby onyinyechi amanze, Andrew Beccone, Ander Mikalson, and Tuo Wang.
Previous participants in the Studio Program include Nobutaka Aozaki, Juan Betancurth, Onyedika Chuke, Shahab Fotouhi, Galería Perdida, Mike Kenney, Caitlin Keogh, Filip Olzewski and Bunny Rogers, Jewyo Rhii, Caroline Woolard and Lika Volkova, Bryan Zanisnik, and Brian Zegeer. The 2016-17 artists were selected by curator Sarah Demeuse and artist Prem Krishnamurthy in dialogue with Queens Museum Studio Program staff.
Meet our Artists in Residence:
Karolina Sobecka is an artist and designer working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Karolina’s work has been shown internationally, including at the V&A, ZKM, National Art Museum of China, MoMA Film, Beall Center for Art + Technology, Zero1, ISEA, Marfa Dialogues, and Science Gallery. She has received multiple awards including from Creative Capital, Rhizome, NYFA, Princess Grace Foundation, Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards and Japan Media Arts Festival. Karolina is the founder of an art and design studio called Flightphase, has years of experience in the motion design industry, and has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and University of Washington.
Gloria Maximo lives and works in New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Antioch College in Ohio. Her work has been shown at MoMA P.S.1, Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Bridget Donahue Gallery, Haeler Echo, Wallspace Gallery, and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, among other venues. She was a finalist for the 2014 William H. Johnson Prize for painting. She was a co-founding member of the artist collaborative Yemenwed.
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.
Alina Tenser is a Ukrainian-born multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New York. Tenser’s practice is deeply rooted in sculptural inquiry into dimension and form. Through this lens, she moves fluidly from sculpture to video to performance. Her work emphasizes the performative nature of objects and the formal potential of the body. Tenser received her BFA from School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tenser has held solo exhibitions at AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. Most recently Tenser’s work was shown at Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY; and The Queens Museum, Queens, NY. Tenser received the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship and was a resident of Recess Sessions in 2012.
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).
Chris Bogia was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1977. He studied art at both New York University and Yale University, and has lived and worked in Astoria, New York for over 15 years. Bogia is the Director and co-founder of Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first LGBTQ artist residency in the world, located in Cherry Grove, on Fire Island, NY, as well as an instructor of sculpture at New York University. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition in Provincetown MA at Tim’s Used Books, Fiber Optics at Minus Space NYC. Bogia is the recipient of the 2015 Tiffany Foundation Grant. Other awards include the Alice Kimball Traveling Fellowship and the Larry Kramer Initiative research grant for Lesbian and Gay studies.
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.
The Studio Program at the Queens Museum is made possible by The Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support is 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.