Artist in Residence

Residencies run September 1 through August 31

Qualifications for Resident Artists:

We select artists for the quality of their work and anticipation that the Lillstreet community and facilities can support their growth. Selection is based on the quality of the work submitted and your goals and vision for the residency. Applications are juried by a panel that includes Department Directors and current Artist-in-Residence. Lillstreet Resident Artists should be self-motivated, focused and have a vision for their residency.

We expect Resident Artists to actively participate in our community and sustain its vitality and unique character: that is, sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for creative expression. Lillstreet faculty and artists have a long tradition of valuable interaction with students at all levels as well as colleagues. Lillstreet has evolved into a unique creative community because of this shared commitment.

We support the inquiries of our students no matter how basic the question is. Residents must be open and willing to share knowledge with a wide variety of students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of artistic ability.

Residents must be present in the department 20 hrs/week, 8 of which are service/monitor hours to the

Department. They will also perform other duties as assigned by Department Director. They are required to give a slide lecture, workshops and demonstrations during their residency. Each Department Director will supervise their AIR and be the liaison between the residents and Lillstreet.

Lillstreet does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals based on their age, skin color, ability, gender identification, race, religion or sexual orientation

 

Residency includes:

• Studio/work space in our classroom or artist group studios

• 24-hour access to facilities and equipment

• Monthly stipend - $200

• Free classes in any department

• Teaching/assisting opportunities

• Group exhibition with other resident artists

 

Residency does not include:

• Housing or food

• Travel costs

 

Residencies begin September 1 and end August 31.

AIR’s are expected be at Lillstreet for a minimum of 20 hours a week, which includes8 hours per week of studio monitoring. Some common departmental responsibilities include: maintaining equipment and space, promoting classes, regular posting on the blog, organizing shows for the AIR program, presenting workshops, art slide talks and organizing exhibitions.

 

For Department specific information click below:

Ceramics
Drawing & Painting
Gallery
Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass
Photography
Printmaking & Book Arts
Textiles

 

CLICK HERE to apply today.

 

Lillstreet Art Center is a unique, urban visual arts and community center  with classes in Ceramics, Metalsmithing, Drawing & Painting, Printmaking, Textiles and Digital Media. Located on the north side of Chicago, our 40,000 square foot facility includes: 25 classrooms, 48 artist studios, a gallery with both an exhibition space and shop, a cafe and we average 1800 students per term.

 

 

 

 

      

Textiles

Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis is a printmaker, painter and illustrator whose work interprets and re-imagines the natural world. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1992 and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. Rachel’s paintings have been exhibited in national venues including the Holter Museum of Fine Art, Helena; Evergreen Galleries, Olympia; and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters in Madison. Rachel’s recent work focuses on public spaces and providing hands-on experiences, with a emphasis on the formal processes of art making.

artbumble.com

 

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Ceramics

Charity White

Charity White is a figurative ceramicist, artist educator, and community activist. She was raised in Oak Park, IL, and received two degrees from The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, an EdM in Art education and a BFA in Crafts. Her research is rooted in an interdisciplinary and social practice approach to art and art education. Following the completion of her first masters, she taught high school art in the South Side of Chicago and west suburbs. White received her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2016. She has been the recipient of the Newberry Library’s Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellowship for Independent Researchers, The Puffin Foundation Grant, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and named one of Ceramic Monthly’s 2017 Emerging Artists. Currently, she is exhibiting nationally and living in Chicago, IL, where she is a resident artist at Lillstreet Art Center and teaching at Governor State University and Carthage College.

charitysharonwhite.com

 

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Ceramics

Nolan Baumgartner

Nolan Baumgartner is a practicing studio potter and artist. He received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001, and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. Nolan has recently completed a long-term artist residency at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL, and has previously been a short-term resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula. He has taught at Oakland County Community College in Auburn Hills, MI, and he taught at the University of Utah from 2006 to 2015 as an Assistant Professor/Lecturer (ceramics and 3D foundations).

nolanbaumgartner.com 

 

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Printmaking & Book Arts

Amalia Kouvalis

Amalia Kouvalis is a Chicago based artist with a BFA in oil painting and printmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Heavily influenced by dreams, silent films, and Victorian aesthetics, Amalia conjures mysterious beings from dark, melancholic atmospheres. Due to Amalia’s frequent sleep paralysis episodes, she depicts her subjects submerged in ambiguous emptiness, existing within a realm of dream and reality. Amalia's prints are illustrations of realism mixed with surrealist undertones and eerie auras.

amaliakouvalis.com

 

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Peter Antor

Peter Antor received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and his BFA in Jewlery and Metalsmithing from Grand Valley State University in 2011. Peter works with a wide range of materials from precious metals to concrete and wood, his body of work ranges from sculptural jewelry to functional lampwork. He is heavily influenced by architecture and says it plays a huge role in his work and designs.

peterantor.com 

 

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Photography

Sarah Hiatt

Sarah Hiatt is an artist whose work centers on adolescence and the passing of time. For six years, she has photographed her niece and nephews while focusing on the uncertainty and struggles within the stages of childhood, and the inevitability of growing up. She is interested in ideas of innocence, loneliness, death and the inherent narrative aspects of photography. Hiatt is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago, receiving an MFA in Photography. Her work has been exhibited in various locations throughout the United States and internationally. She was born and raised in the Ozarks and currently resides in Chicago, IL.

 

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Drawing & Painting

Cristi López

Cristi López is an artist specializing in drawing, painting, and illustration. She received her BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in May 2016. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad, and is in private collections across the country. In early 2017, she moved from her home state of Florida to Chicago. In addition to her artistic practice, she currently teaches at Lillstreet and is an active and emerging presence in the city's creative community. 

cristilopezart.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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