Opportunities → Book Artist-in-Residence

Each year Center for Book Arts awards 3 to 4 residencies to artists who have demonstrated a commitment to the book arts as a key component of their artistic practice.

The Book Artist Residency has a goal to fortify the practice of early career artists in the book arts, to provide access to professional equipment, financial support, specialized training, career advancing opportunities, space to work, and to strengthen and diversify the community of book artists working within the New York area.

This year long residency includes a cash stipend, materials budget, tuition waiver for all courses offered at CBA during the residency period, and 24-hour access to CBA printing and binding studios in Manhattan.

Book Artists-in-Residence are expected to actively utilize the studios and to complete an artist project by the end of the residency period to be included in a group exhibition.

Applications for our 2022 Book Artists-in-Residence program are open through June 30, 2021

Past Book Artists-in-Residence

2020 Book Artists-in-Residence

2019 Scholars-in-Residence

Current Book Artists-in-Residence

Lizania Cruz (b. 1983) is a Dominican participatory artist, designer, and curator interested in how migration affects ways of being & belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience participation, she creates projects that highlight a pluralistic narrative on migration. Cruz has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at the Laundromat Project Create Change (2018-2019), Agora Collective Berlin (2018), Design Trust for Public Space (2018), Recess Session (2019), IdeasCity:New Museum (2019), Stoneleaf Retreat (2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), and A.I.R. Gallery (2020-2021).

Oswaldo García (1989, Querétaro, Mexico) is a photographer and art conservator graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UAQ. He is the editor, printer and co-founder of Gold Rain; mexican publisher of artist books, which won the Shannon Michael Cane Award (LAABF19), granted by Printed Matter and the Shannon Michael Cane Memorial Fund to outstanding emerging book artists and projects. With Gold Rain x Da Substanz, he publishes artist’s books, catalogs, fanzines, editorial accidents and other experimental books in limited or spontaneous editions, mainly printed in risograph, and always in close contact with authors and artists. His personal work transits between documentary and constructed photography, archive (personal and public), accumulation and time – space. While working between experimental film photography techniques and artist books.

Alva Mooses is a Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist. In her work, Alva researches colonized landscapes, religious icons, and socio-political histories. She makes her work from geological materials such as volcanic stones, rammed earth, ceramics, and cast concrete to build immersive installations that honor historical and geographical memory. The intersections of print, paper, and book arts inform her sculptures and installations. Alva received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University. She is a recipient of a Yale University Schoelkopf Traveling Fellowship, the Rema Hort Mann Community Engagement Grant, a UChicago Arts Grant, and a 2019 Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship. Select exhibitions include: Buen Vivir/Vivir Bien at the Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Texas), Retrato de un Paisaje at Museo Sívori (Buenos Aires, Argentina), A Day’s Dust at Studio17 (Stavanger, Norway), and Internalized Borders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC), Grupo <11> Instituto Cervantes (NYC). She has completed residencies at The University of Chicago, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper, Tou Trykk in Stavanger, Norway, MAG in Saltillo, Mexico, the Davidoff Art Initiative in the Dominican Republic, and Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico.Since 2004, Mooses has organized community art initiatives and collaborations in Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador and Argentina. Mooses is a member of the editorial board for Latinx Spaces, a media platform. Alva currently teaches Sculpture and Drawing at The Cooper Union.

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