Patrick Costello makes work that spans the disciplines of drawing, sculpture, gardening, and theater. His practice is rooted in collaboration and performance, and often incorporates his background in printmaking. Making projects informed by queer and intersectional feminist practices, he collaborates with other artists, participants, and viewers to create spaces for collective transformation, wild imagining, and utopian possibility. These attempts at temporary world-building are ephemeral moments to remember how to feel human at this time in history, and how to practice what our humanity might ask of us. Costello completed his MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College in 2018 and earned a BA in Printmaking from the University of Virginia in 2008.
Costello's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 601 Artspace (New York), Second Street Gallery (Charlottesville), and Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), as well as independent and alternative spaces nationally and abroad including Cinema Balash (Brooklyn), Space 1026 (Philadelphia), and Trance Pop (Tokyo). He has performed in venues including Ars Nova (New York), the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (Waterford), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia), Space Gallery (Portland), Ohranimo Tovarno Rog (Ljubljana), and a sheep farm in Waikawa, New Zealand. Patrick has held residencies with New City Arts (Charlottesville), ACRE (Chicago), and HewnOaks Artist Colony (Lovell).
PAST PRINTMAKERS IN RESIDENCE
Simon Benjamin. Benjamin is a Jamaican artist and filmmaker invested in a research-based practice– whose work encompasses multi-sensory installations, sculptures, video, photographs, and printmaking. His practice considers how current realities are shaped by both visible and invisible histories. Using the framework of the sea and coastal space, his current body of work investigates the Caribbean’s complex relationship to trade, ocean travel, import-dominant consumerism, tourism, and other neo-colonial relationships that the U.S. and the West impose on Caribbean states.
His work has been included in the Kingston Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica (2021–forthcoming); The 92nd St. Y, New York, NY (2020); Brooklyn Public Library, New York, NY (2019); Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY (2019); the Ghetto Biennial, Port Au Prince, Haiti (2018); Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica (2017); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2019); New Local Space, Kingston (2016); and Columbia University, New York, NY (2016). Simon is currently an LMCC Artist-in-Residence at The Arts Center at Governors Island.