Feb 23, 2021
Join us for an online edition of Artist-in-Residence Open Studios! Meet 2020–21 artists in residence Widline Cadet, Genesis Jerez, Texas Isaiah, and Jacolby Satterwhite, and be among the first to hear them discuss their work in progress. Conceived at the formation of the Studio Museum over fifty years ago, the Artist-in-Residence program remains central to the Museum's mission.
The program will feature opening remarks from Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions followed by brief presentations by each artist. The program will conclude with a roundtable discussion moderated by Yelena Keller, Curatorial Assistant, Exhibitions, and Chayanne Marcano, Senior Coordinator, Public Programs & Community Engagement.
This program will feature live CART captioning. Registration for the 2020-21 Artist-in-Residence Open Studios is now closed. Refer to confirmation email for Zoom link. The program will also be streamed below.
6:05 – 6:20 | Widline Cadet
6:20 – 6:35 | Genesis Jerez
6:35 – 6:50 | Texas Isaiah
6:50 – 7:05 | Jacolby Satterwhite
Widline Cadet (b. 1992, Pétion-Ville, Haiti) is a Haitian-born artist currently based in New York. Her practice draws from personal history and examines race, memory, erasure, migration, and Haitian cultural identity from a viewpoint within the United States. She uses photography, video, and installations to construct a visual language that explores notions of visibility and hypervisibility, Black feminine interiority, womxnhood, and selfhood.
Genesis Jerez (b. 1993, Bronx, NY) is a mixed-media artist based in Harlem, New York. Her practice incorporates oil painting on linen, drawing, and collage, with materials such as charcoal and xerox paper. Looking toward family photographs as visual references, she reconstructs the space and figures of family scenarios to re-examine her early experiences growing up in New York City’s Public Housing Projects.
Texas Isaiah (b. Brooklyn, NY) is a visual narrator based in Los Angeles, Oakland, and NYC. The intimate works he creates center the possibilities that can emerge by inviting individuals to participate in the photographic process. He is attempting to shift the power dynamics rooted in photography to display different ways of accessing support in one’s own body.
Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, SC) is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. He uses a range of software to produce intricately detailed animations and live action film of real and imagined worlds populated by the avatars of artists and friends.
The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Kiki Smith; the Jerome Foundation; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by endowments established by the Andrea Frank Foundation; the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Trust; and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support is provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Studio Museum in Harlem’s digital programs have been made possible thanks to support provided by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s Frankenthaler Digital Initiative and Art Bridges.