2023 Residents

Jonathan Ehrenberg’s work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, SculptureCenter, The Drawing Center, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Essex Flowers (New York), Futura Center (Prague), The B3 Biennial (Frankfurt), Temnikova & Kasela (Tallinn), and Nara Roesler (São Paulo). He has participated in residencies at LMCC Workspace, Harvestworks, Skowhegan, Triangle, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Glenfiddich in Scotland, and his work has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Art in America. He received a BA from Brown University, and an MFA from Yale, and teaches at Lehman College, CUNY. He was born in New York, NY, where he currently lives and works.

Andrew Yong Hoon Lee works with sounds, images, and situations, demonstrating a particular interest in waveforms that transcend physical boundaries. His practice explores the ruptures that occur in language, syntax, and music, and challenges concepts of location and dislocation, perception, and experience. Lee often employs visibility and legibility as artistic strategies, inviting viewers and listeners to contemplate the intersections of these elements within his installations, music, and writing. Lee has presented works at the The Vancouver Art Gallery and The International Symposium On Electronic Arts in Vancouver, BC, Mono No Aware Festival of Cinema-Arts Brooklyn, NY, Achtung Cinema Paris, France, Kinoskop International Analog Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, RadioAlhara, Bethlehem, Palestine and Friedman Gallery, New York, NY. As a musician, composer and performer, Lee has released four full-length recordings and four EPs, scored music for feature length films and toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Western Europe, South Korea and Japan. Lee holds a graduate degree from Bard MFA and was born in Winnipeg to Korean parents and currently lives and works in NY.

Kent O’Connor (b. 1987, Washington DC) lives and works in Los Angeles. The artist earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA from Yale University School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include “Close the Door Behind You,” Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2021); “New Paintings,” Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles (2018); “Flower Paintings,” The Study, New Haven, CT (2017). Recent group exhibitions include “Uncanny Interiors,” Nicola Vassel, New York (2022); “Their Private Worlds Contained the Memory of a Painting that has Shapes as Reassuring as the Uncanny Footage of a Sonogram,” curated by Sedrick Chisom, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2022); “The Scenic Route,” 1969 Gallery, New York (2021); “It Seems So Long Ago,” Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2020); “Open Air,” Tong Art Advisory, East Hampton, NY (2020); “Seven Year Itch,” Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles (2019); “Way Out Now,” Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles (2018); “Heads/Tails,” Next to Nothing, New York (2018); “Oily Doily,” BBQ LA, Los Angeles (2016). In 2021, O’Connor received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and in 2017 was awarded the Dumfries House Fellowship at the Royal Drawing School in Ayrshire, Scotland.

SHABOOM! is a performance collective started in 2016 by theater queens Silky Shoemaker, Paul Soileau and Lex Vaughn for OUTsider Queer Arts Fest. SHABOOM! has taken many shapes: late night lounge, nude vaudeville, opening ceremony, and blackbox stage show. What every manifestation has in common is a corporeal clownish sense of glee, theatrical camp, and a queer irreverence delivered through satire and slapstick —low art becomes high art becomes something new altogether. The latest iteration of SHABOOM! is a one to two-hour stage show of short scripted skits interspersed with improvised non sequiturs, live costume changes, and mangled voiceovers, all residing in an atmosphere of relentless, nerve-jangling ragtime music. SHABOOM! is a spectacle teetering at the edge of disaster. Sharing a mind of anarchy and absurdity, we create environments and actions of pleasure and liberation for our audience. SHABOOM! is not just an experiment with failure, but a jubilant funeral procession for the notion of success, driven by maddening determination and an impressive lack of good judgment. SHABOOM! is theater for the masses that forces culture and critique through the clown horn of queer slapstick. SHABOOM! has been performed at the OUTsider Festival, Austin, Texas, the Noorderzon Festival, Groningen Nederlands, the Kampnagel Festival, Hamburg Germany, Dixon Place, New York NY, Milton Fringe Festival, Milton PA, and Fusebox Festival, Austin, Texas.

Hồng-Ân Trương uses photography, video, and sound to explore immigrant, refugee, and decolonial narratives and subjectivities. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the ICP (NY), the Nasher Museum of Art (Durham, NC), The Kitchen (NY), Nhà Sàn (Hanoi), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), the Phillips Collection (Washington D.C), the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the MCA Chicago. Her work was included in the New Orleans triennial Prospect.4 in 2018. Most recent shows include a solo exhibition with frequent collaborator Hương Ngô at SPACES in Cleveland (2022), a group exhibition in memory of Christina Yuna Lee at Eli Klein Gallery and a group exhibition at ISLAND Gallery, both in NY (2022). She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2019-2020, the Capp St. Artist in Residence at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in 2020, and the Herb Alpert / MacDowell Residency Fellow in 2022. Her writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Shifter magazine, Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the Arts, edited by Christopher K. Ho and Daisy Nam and published by Paper Monument in 2021, and in American Art in Asia edited by Michelle Lim and Kyunghee Pyun, published by Routledge in 2022. She recently launched two web-based projects during the Covid pandemic: Return to the Source, with denisse andrade, and We Listen Nearby, as part of her Wattis residency. Hồng- n lives in Durham, North Carolina where she is an activist and a teacher. She is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

jina valentine is a mother, visual artist, and educator. Her practice is informed by traditional craft techniques and interweaves histories latent within found texts, objects, narratives, and spaces. valentine’s work involves language translation, mining content from material and digital archives, and experimental strategies for humanizing data-visualization. She is also co-founder (with artist Heather Hart) of Black Lunch Table, an oral-history archiving project. Her work has received recognition and support from the Graham Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Art Matters among others. jina received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon and her MFA from Stanford University, and an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.