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About the Artist-in-Residence Program

The Museum’s iconic Artist-in-Residence program, envisioned by artist William T. Williams, gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to develop their practice in an eleven-month residency, and offers audiences the chance to view this work in annual exhibitions.

Alumni of the program, who now number nearly 150, include some of today’s most significant and innovative artists, such as Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David Hammons, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. These artists have been featured around the nation and the world in solo and group exhibitions, their work entered in important museum collections, and have received prestigious fellowships and awards.

Every year, the Museum offers a studio residency for three local, national, or international emerging artists working in any media. Each artist is granted a free non-living studio space and a stipend. Artists are expected to work in the studio a minimum of twenty hours per week and participate in open studios and public programs. At the end of the residency, an exhibition of the artists’ work is presented.

 

Artist-in-Residence Exhibitions

Encodings: Artists in Residence 2008–09

Khalif Kelly, Adam Pendleton and Dawit L. Petros
Jul 16Oct 25, 2009

Usable Pasts

2009-10 Artists in Residence: Mequitta Ahuja, Lauren Kelley and Valerie Piraino
Jul 15Oct 24, 2010

Evidence of Accumulation

Artists in Residence 2010-11: Simone Leigh, Kamau Amu Patton, Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Jul 14Oct 23, 2011

Everything, Everyday

Artists in Residence 2014–15
Jul 16Oct 25, 2015

Tenses

Artists in Residence 2015–16
Jul 14Oct 30, 2016

We Go as They

Artists in Residence 2016–17
Sep 14, 2017Jan 15, 2018

MOOD

Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018–19
Jun 09Sep 08, 2019

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Encodings: Artists in Residence 2008–09

Jul 16Oct 25, 2009

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Usable Pasts

Jul 15Oct 24, 2010

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Evidence of Accumulation

Jul 14Oct 23, 2011

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Everything, Everyday

Jul 16Oct 25, 2015

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Tenses

Jul 14Oct 30, 2016

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We Go as They

Sep 14, 2017Jan 15, 2018

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MOOD

Jun 09Sep 08, 2019

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This Longing Vessel |
Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2019–20

Dec 10, 2020Mar 14, 2021

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