Opportunities for Artists
Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant
Submission deadline: Closed
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
Submission deadline: Closed
Featured Artist Projects
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE WORKSPACE GRANT FOR NEW YORK EMERGING ARTISTS
Congratulations to our new Workspace Artists-in-Residence Alicia Grullón. Golnar Adili, Richard Tran, Chloë Bass, and David Rios Ferreira. Each year, up to five New York-based emerging artists are offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artists’ books and related work in year-long residencies.
The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in making book art – thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Center especially encourages applications from artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Get to know our new residents:
Alicia Grullón moves between performance, video, and photography, channeling her interdisciplinary approach towards critiques on the politics of presence, an argument for the inclusion of disenfranchised communities in political and social spheres. Ultimately, she wants to decolonize the world through art. With a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Grullón’s works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions including at The 8th Floor, Center for Book Arts, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, BRIC House for Arts and Media, Smack Mellon, School of Visual Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Performa 11 and grants from the Puffin Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, and Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, among others.
Golnar Adili was born in Virginia, and grew up in Tehran. She moved to the US to pursue higher education and holds a Master’s degree in Architecture. Some of the residencies she has attended include the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy, Smack Mellon, the Fine Arts Work Center, the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Lower East Side Printshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop.
Some of the venues Adili has shown her work include, Kentler International Drawing Space, Craft and Folk Art Museum LA, Cue Art Foundation, International Print Center NY, and the Lower East Side Printshop. She has received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, NYFA Fellowship, Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Urban Artist Initiative grant. Adili currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Nguyen Tran Quynh // Richard Tran is a mixed-race Vietnamese Amerasian American, born and raised in the intersecting Black, Latinx, and Vietnamese neighborhood of Uptown, Chicago, spending most of their childhood days in their family’s hole-in-the-wall restaurant, pinching their nose shut while refilling bottles of fish sauce and wiping down crusty sriracha caps.
Although currently based in New York City, they have since lived and worked in Ohio, Chicago, and most recently, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, working at the Center for Disability Research and Capacity Development to implement change in law and infrastructure for the people with disabilities communities. Richard received their Visual Arts degree from Oberlin College in 2016 and has since moved back to New York City to continue their research and studies.
Chloë Bass is a conceptual artist working in performance, situation, publication, and installation. Her current project, The Book of Everyday Instruction, is an eight-chapter investigation into one-on-one social interaction. Recent work has been seen at the James Gallery, EFA Project Space, Salisbury University, the Bronx Museum of Art, SPACES, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Flux Factory, and Momenta Art, among others. Chloë holds a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Queens College, CUNY. Her writing can be found most often on Hyperallergic.
David Rios Ferreira has exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad, including CoCA Seattle, Nemeth Art Center, Minnesota and Kunstraum Richard Sorge Gallery, Berlin. He has held residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA), and was named an Emerge Artist Fellow by Aljira, a center for contemporary art. He is grant recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was named Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Most recently, he was selected for the Artist In the Marketplace Program by the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Exhibitions include Double Visions, at EFA, Everybody In Love, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sunroom Project at Wave Hill. David Rios Ferreira was born in Bronx, NY and received his BFA at The Cooper Union.
Deadline for 2018 Residency is October 15, 2017
SCHOLARSHIP FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN BOOK ARTS
Congratulations to our recently selected 2017-18 Scholars, Laura Byrne, Ben Denzer, and Elizabeth Castaldo.
In 2019, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession.
The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn.
Get to know our 2017-18 scholars:
Laura Byrne is an Artist and Bookmaker from Ireland who currently resides in New York. She obtained her BA (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art, receiving awards from the National Gallery. Byrne was awarded a residency at The National Folk Theatre of Ireland and ran the Arthouse and Library Project. She worked with Ellen Frank’s Illumination Atelier, and at Printed Matter in Manhattan. She founded her own Publishing Company, Potatoe Press, which highlights projects by female artists and bookmakers.
Ben Denzer is interested in the book as an object. His work has received awards from the Type Directors Club, AIGA + Design Observer’s 50 Books | 50 Covers, AI-AP, and has been featured in Grafik, Mashable, and AIGA Eye on Design, among others. 9-5 Ben works as a book cover designer within the Penguin Art Group. He also photographs ice cream on top of books (@ice_cream_books).
Elizabeth Castaldo is an artist based in Peekskill NY who creates mixed media works on paper, prints, and artists books that explore the connection of feminine sensuality to nature and its manifestations in modern culture. She received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta GA in 2013 where she was a Dean’s Fellow in Printmaking. Castaldo has exhibited work throughout the United States and abroad. Her artist’s books are shown and sold through Vamp & Tramp Booksellers. Castaldo’s work has been collected by SCAD, Carnegie Melon University, Yale University, and several other institutions and private collectors.
Application are closed till spring 2018.
All artists are welcome to apply for artist membership at The Center for Book Arts. One does not have to be a book artist to apply for artist membership, but must have created work related to the medium of book arts.
In addition to the benefits of an Associate Membership including discounts on classes and events, artist member benefits include:
- A profile page on the Center’s Online Artist Registry, a resource used by curators, researchers, collectors, writers, and other artists as a reference tool.
- Invitations to have work for sale represented by the Center at art and book fairs, such as the annual New York Art Book Fair, Codex International Book Fair, CUNY Chapfest Bookfair, and more.
- Opportunities to submit works to the Center’s member exhibitions, and apply to show recent work in the Center’s Featured Artist Project exhibition series.
- Chance to be featured on the Center’s blog and social media sites.
2017 ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBITION
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced after 2010 to be considered for the 2017 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Protest ≠ Profest, organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, The Center for Book Arts and Rich O’Russa, artist. Applications are Closed
FEATURED ARTIST PROJECTS
The Center for Book Arts invites artists to submit proposals for its Featured Artist Projects Exhibition Program. Artist members are strongly encouraged to apply. There is no deadline: proposals are reviewed three or four times a year by the Exhibitions Committee. Please note that the Center’s exhibition schedule is planned at least 15 months in advance.
Download the PDF application.
Rental of our facilities is available at special artist rates. Find out more.