Beacon, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Steven Beckly: Beacon
September 21 – October 21, 2017

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Open studio tour and reception: Thursday, October 12 from 5 – 6 pm

PPAC’s latest Artist-in-Residence Steven Beckly kicks off his month-long residency with Beacon. Hanging from the exterior of the Crane Arts building, Beckly’s vibrant and abstract images speak to the relationships between light and shadow, figure and ground, surface and space. Using light as a metaphor for hope, Beacon places warmth and intimacy against today’s rapidly changing and politically fraught world. For Beckly, the public installation is also symbolic of his presence at PPAC and his desire to connect with the community in Philadelphia.

Beckly will host an open studio and light reception on Thursday, October 12 from 5 – 6 pm. In addition to discussing Beacon in-depth, Beckly will share the new work he creates during his month-long residency with attendees.


PPAC’s Artist Residency program assists talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. In addition to furthering their artistic practice, PPAC Artists-in-Residence work collaboratively with the organization to design public events, with the goal of engaging the audiences with the arts. The Artist Residency program fully funded three individuals in 2017, thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lynne and Harold Honickman Foundation.

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Doris McCarthy Artist Residency, Fool's Paradise, Scarborough, ON

I’m excited to live and work at the Doris McCarthy Artist Residency from March 6 to May 18, 2017.

The Doris McCarthy Artist Residency program is located at Fool’s Paradise – a large, cliff-side property overlooking Toronto’s majestic Scarborough Bluffs – is the former home and studio of Doris McCarthy (1910-2010), artist, writer, educator and conservationist. The property inspired McCarthy for over 70 years. And it is anticipated that Fool’s Paradise will inspire visiting artists for generations to come.

In keeping with McCarthy’s wishes when she donated the property to the Ontario Heritage Trust, the Trust has converted Fool’s Paradise into an Artist-in-Residence Centre. Professional visual artists, musicians and writers can apply to live and work at this serene and picturesque site. The Centre embraces the multi-disciplinary nature of the arts, strives to demonstrate the positive and restorative influence of landscape and the environment, and fosters excellence among contemporary Canadian artists, musicians and writers.

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Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
Image: Ohm Phanphiroj

Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition
Newspace Center for Photography
632 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR

February 7 – March 2, 2014
Opening reception: Friday February 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

Steven Beckly
Kirk Crippens
Maureen Drennan
Eyakem Gulilat
Ohm Phanphiroj
Ward Shortridge

Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce the exhibition Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition containing a selection of work from the six photographers who were Newspace Artists in Residence from 2012 and 2013.

These photographers were selected for one-month residencies at Newspace Center for Photography during which time they received access to the Newspace facilities and guidance from the staff.  Residents spent their time working on ongoing projects or creating something brand new. This opportunity afforded them the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process as well as to engage with the Portland photography community. Resident artists also served as a source of inspiration and guidance for the many students and photographers who create and learn at Newspace.

Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Publication

To document the work created by these six talented artists, Newspace is happy to announce the release of an accompanying photo-book containing selections from the work of each resident along with an essay by Hannah Frieser. Copies will be available for sale at the Opening Reception and throughout the display of the exhibition. The publication is part of the Indie Photobook Library.

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Image: Luis Jacob

We Are Full Of Holes
Thematic Residency Program with Luis Jacob
Artscape Gibraltar Point
Toronto, ON

September 20 – October 4, 2013

The world is made of holes. Our bodies are covered in them. Our eyes are holes, that enable us to see. Our mouths are holes, that form a passage between inside and outside. Our genitals are holes, that give us pleasure. I believe that works of art have an important relation to holes. Artworks point us to disturbing parts of our consciousness, those dark recesses within us that are rich like mines. Artworks create holes where there are none, disturbing our sense of reality and opening a can of worms. Artworks enable us to see; they allow passage between outside and inside; and they give us pleasure. We Are Full Of Holes will focus on several “case studies” of holes: various artworks, films and short texts will allow us collectively to explore the notion of holes. Beginning with a screening of Tsai Ming-liang’s 1998 film The Hole – a wonderfully absurd love story set in a run-down apartment in Taiwan — we will explore our artistic work from the perspective of the space of meaning that we open with it.

The Thematic Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist, curator or critic working in international contemporary art.  For two weeks every month artists retreat to Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Islands, which provides short-term accommodation and studio space for artists to research and develop their contemporary art practice. Thematic residencies explore various models including studio work, formal lectures, group discussion, peer collaboration and outdoor retreats.  This direction allows individual residents to find common ground amongst each other’s disparate practices and establish new connections through communal dialogue.

Luis Jacob (BFA, 1996, University of Toronto) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Recent solo exhibitions include Show Your Wound (Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf and Birch Libralato, Toronto) and Pictures At An Exhibition (Darling Foundry, Montreal); and group exhibitions Visible, Móvil, Vidente (Centro Párraga, Spain) and Oh, Canada (MASS MoCA, Massachusetts).

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For the month of October, I’m living in Portland as an Artist in Residence at the Newspace Center for Photography. I’m excited for the opportunity to develop my work in a beautiful city, and to work with the staff and members at Newspace, who have been incredibly supportive of my work in the past.

Newspace Center for Photography is a multidimensional photography resource center and community hub for students, working artists, professional photographers, educators, and photo-enthusiasts of all types. Through a full roster of course offerings, gallery exhibits, digital lab, darkroom and lighting studio access, artists’ lectures, portfolio reviews, an artist residency, and more, Newspace makes a wide spectrum of enriching photographic opportunities available to the Portland Metro communities.

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Image: Untitled (Part 2 of 3), 2010, 24 x 30 inches / 61 x 76 cm each

We, Ourselves, and Us
Steven Beckly
December 2 – 18, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, December 2, 6 – 9 pm

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Vitrines Exhibition
401 Richmond St West, Suite 120
Toronto, ON

About G44′s Residency Program
The aim of the residency program is to support an artist and member of Gallery 44 in developing photo-based work, by providing funding, access to Gallery 44′s production facilities, and studio visits with leading local curators in photography. The work of the residency culminates in an exhibition in the Gallery 44 vitrines from December 2 to 18, 2010.

About G44
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art. Founded in 1979, the centre consists of a gallery, resource centre, and production facilities. Gallery 44 is supported by its members and patrons, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

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I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be Artist in Residence at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography for Fall 2010. From September 25 – November 25, I will have access to Gallery 44′s facilities and support from their staff and members. The work that I create during my residency will be exhibited at Gallery 44 in December 2010.

Gallery 44′s residency program seeks to foster the artistic production and careers of artists, writer/curators and Gallery 44 members. Residency benefits have included access to Gallery 44′s production facilities, exhibition opportunities, and studio visits from local arts professionals, among others.

Gallery 44 is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of contemporary Canadian photography. Their goal is to contribute to the national dialogue on contemporary Canadian photographic art practices and to foster its support, understanding and appreciation.

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