October 2017 Open Studios

October 2017 Artists-in-Residence
Michael Harrison, New York, Music Composition/Sound Art Composer/pianist Michael Harrison’s explorations of “just intonation” and Indian ragas have created “a new harmonic world … of vibrant sound” (The New York Times). Michael has collaborated with filmmaker Bill Morrison, Maya Beiser, Roomful of Teeth, Stuttgart Ballet and his mentors, composers La Monte Young and Terry Riley. Performances include BAM Next Wave, Zankel Hall, MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, MASS MoCA, Park Avenue Armory, United Nations, Spoleto, Ojai, Big Ears, National Sawdust and Sundance. His CDs Time Loops and Revelation were chosen by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and NPR as among the Best Classical Recordings of the Year. Michelle Montjoy, California, Visual Arts Michelle Montjoy is a visual artist based in Oceanside, California. She works primarily in large textile installations, small drawings and socially engaged projects. Her recent projects include River, a San Diego Foundation/Creative Catalyst fellowship, which included over 1,000 community members knitting on oversized hand-built looms to make an installation at the Oceanside Museum of Art; and DomesticACTion, a California Arts Council/Artists Engaging Communities residency at Art Produce Gallery in North Park, San Diego, California. Aly Maderson Quinlog, Connecticut, Visual Arts Aly Maderson Quinlog is a dynamic multimedia/multidisciplinary artist, poet and art educator. She grew up near Charleston, SC, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, in 2002. More recently she earned a Post Baccalaureate certificate in Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT, and her Master of Arts in Art + Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Her work is deeply influenced by Riot Grrrl zine culture, womanist philosophy, zen aesthetics and queer theory. Aly’s installations and prints help her process the tension between otherness and belonging. She makes books from scratch, photography without a camera, and practices activism through youth art programming and independent publishing. Allison Roberts, Wisconsin, Visual Arts Allison Roberts recently completed her MFA at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where her lens-based work exploring themes of memory, place and identity led to a prestigious award from the UW Arts Institute. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she holds a BA in Fine Arts and Journalism from Indiana University–Bloomington. She has been awarded multiple artist grants, including a Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and two Fiber Artist Project Grants through the Textile Center of Minnesota. Allison is now affiliated with the UW–Madison as a lecturer in the Art Department. Emily Strasser, Minnesota, Creative Writing Emily Strasser, a writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, received her MFA in nonfiction from the University of Minnesota in 2016. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Guernica, Colorado Review, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and Tricycle. She has been awarded a 2015 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Award, a 2016 AWP Intro Award, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the W.K. Rose Fellowship. Emily is working on a book about the intersection of family and national secrets in the nuclear city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Ryan Turley, New York, Visual Arts Ryan Turley is a New York–based artist who graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He has shown in the United States and abroad, focusing on sculpture and installation works that deal with social conditions, politics and sexuality. He completed his first large-scale public artwork in 2012 with a Jerome Foundation Fellowship at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, and was a finalist for the Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Public Art Project in 2013. Ryan participated in the AIM Program and Biennial at the Bronx Museum in 2015, as well as the JustMad Residency in Spain in 2016.
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