Opportunities → Artists-in-Residence

Each year, Center for Book Arts awards up to six New York-based emerging and mid-career artists with space, time, and financial support to explore the production and exhibition of artists’ books and related work in a year-long residency.

This program promotes experimentation in book arts — thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications are due September 15, 2024.

Selection Process

Applications must be submitted online through the link above. Each year submissions are reviewed by an independent panel of arts professionals from a broad range of backgrounds. Our panelists review each application blind looking for candidates that show either a demonstrated history with the book as art or an interest in engaging with the book as art in new ways.

Successful applications will demonstrate a committed artistic practice through their submitted work samples, statement, exhibition history, or other forms of public artistic engagement.

The 2024 cohort was selected by:

  • Yusuf Hassan, Artist Publisher and former CBA AIR
  • Rhonda Khalifeh, artist and former CBA Resident
  • Isabella Nimmo, Associate Curator at Amant
  • Alexandra Rosenberg, Executive Director at Center for Performance Research

Previous Panelists

Golnar Adili, artist and former CBA Resident; Tauba Auerbach, artist and publisher; Nickolas Calabrese, Artist and Writer; Eva Parra, Publisher and Riso instructor; Emmett Pinsky, Store Manager at Printed Matter / St Marks; Simón Ramírez, Artist and co-founder of Miriam Gallery; Molly Taylor, cultural manager at David Kordansky Gallery.

2024 Artists-in-Residence

Valentina Améstica
Book Artist-in-Residence

In an experimental line, Valentina develops her work between printing, typography, graphics, art installations and poetry. With studies in graphic design in Chile and Experimental Printing, Binding and Letterpress in Central Saint Martins (London), her works present crosses that address sensory issues, the fragility of memory and personal and everyday experiences. Read More

Audra Wolowiec
Book Artist-in-Residence

Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist working between installation, print, and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her work has been shown at MASS MoCA, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, ICA at MECA (Maine College of Art), Print Center New York, and Art in General. Read More

Aarati Akkapeddi
Workspace Artist-in-Residence

Aarati Akkapeddi is a cross-disciplinary artist, coder, and educator based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). They often use personal and institutional archival materials, combining computational and analog techniques like machine learning & printmaking to create artwork about intergenerational/collective memory. Their creative work has been supported by institutions such as The Photographers’ Gallery, ETOPIA Center for Art & Technology, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and LES Printshop. Learn more

Sadé Powell
Workspace Artist-in-Residence

Sadé Powell is a visual and concrete poet from nyc, exploring black feminist poethics through her 1940s royal typewriter. she is interested in analog modes of meaning-making as liminal delinking from our increasingly technocratic world. her first-ish chapbook wordtomydead is currently available with ugly duckling press. Learn more

Rujuta Rao
Workspace Artist-in-Residence

Rujuta Rao. Born in Goa, India in 1989, she completed her MFA in interdisciplinary art from Parsons School of Design, New York, and her BFA in sculpture from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Rao’s work spans sculpture, installation, performance, video, and sound art, alongside a parallel practice of conceptual and functional garments, which has grown into the company RUGA. Learn more

Past Artists-in-Residence

2023 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2023 Book Artists-in-Residence

2022 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2022 Book Artists-in-Residence

2021 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2021 Book Artists-in-Residence

2020 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2020 Book Artists-in-Residence

2017 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2016 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2016 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Shana Agid
  • Wayne Kleppe
  • Elizabeth Sheehan

2015 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2015 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Aron Cohen
  • Alaska McFadden
  • Tammy Nguyen

2014 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2014 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Donald Daedalus
  • Lee Marchalonis
  • Prudence Dudan

2013 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2013 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Aurora De Armendi
  • Kyle Holland
  • Amanda Thackray

2012 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Stephanie Beck
  • Frances Gallardo
  • Jessica Lagunas
  • Asuka Ohsawa
  • Sarada Rauch

2012 Van Lier Scholars

  • Natalie Stopka
  • Celine Lombardi
  • Sara Parkel

2011 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • James Case-Leal
  • Matt Keegan
  • Liz Linden
  • Colin McMullen
  • Heidi Neilson
  • Kambui Olujimi

2011 Van Lier Scholars

  • Ben Reynaert
  • Kimberly McClure
  • Sarah McDermott

2011 Stein Scholar

  • Katie Baldwin

2010 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Tal Halpern
  • Wayne Hodge
  • Katarina Jerinic
  • Jennie C. Jones
  • Angie Waller

2010 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Emily Blair
  • Julie Schumacher

2009 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Terry Boddie
  • Gautam Kansara
  • Shani Peters
  • Ginger Brooks Takahashi
  • James Walsh

2009 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Liz Zanis
  • Taylor Reid

2008 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Sarah Meskin
  • Elysa Voshell

2008 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Cesar Cornejo
  • Hadassa Goldvicht
  • Wennie Huang
  • Ivan Monforte
  • Zoe Sheehan-Saldaña

2007 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Jeremy James Thompson
  • Corinna Zeltsman

2007 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Manuel Acevedo  
  • Yoko Inoue
  • Rajkamal Kahlon
  • Catarina Leitao 
  • Tattfoo Tan

2006 Scholars-in-Residence

  • Ana Cordeiro
  • Sarasvati Munoz

2006 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2005 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

2004 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Cecilia Haegeen Kim
  • Josh Harris
  • Isabelle Lumpkin
  • Marian St. Laurent

2003 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • Navin Norling
  • Frank Parga
  • Jihyun Yu

2002 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

  • R. Gregory Christie
  • Shimoda Emmanuel


Support for Center for Book Arts’ programs is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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