Summer Dunsmore is a storyteller, documentarian, and recent graduate of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University. She will be exploring dialogues between decolonizing language, femalx/queer embodiment, and the natural world through multimedia installation, documenting movement research and composing new written work.
is a social worker and sexual health educator living and working in Manhattan. During the day she teaches sex education, developing educational programming designed to deepen commitment to service, diversity, equity, and inclusion through girl's leadership programs, service learning experiences, and cultural events. She is also a painter and her work in Oaxaca will use this medium to explore the meaning of intimacy and the implications of this concept on how young people conceptualize sexual experiences and human connection.
is a Bay Area native, who has lived in New York the last 5 years as a baker, cook and caterer. Previous to her work in the kitchen she worked in early childhood education for many years, specifically Headstart. While she still loves teaching, working in food refines what she most appreciates about working in schools and education: getting to know different children, families, and through those relationships getting to know different cultures and communities.
has been bouncing between the art world and the food world for the past 10 years, recently discovering they co-exist. Born in Cambridge MA and currently based in New York by way of Oakland, Tali is an observer and a listener, and cooking has always provided, in some subtle way, a form of sculpture -- fine arts training was bridged with cooking by training as a butcher, sculpting meat. Tali is currently working on with Hannah Jacobs on a food pop up, babydudes, as well as a number of arts education and accessibility projects at MoMa and elsewhere.
is a New York based Designer with a background in Painting and Sculpture. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Women's wear line LOROD. She will be using clay, wood and textiles to reconnect with her physical creative practice, exploring object making using natural materials and traditional methods.
is a NY based Puerto Rican photographer, designer and musician studying indigenous music through both photography and sound.
was born in Mexico City and raised in Colima Mexico. She has been living and working as a potter in upstate NY for the past seven years in the at a craft community called The Rochester Folk Art Guild, before which she attended Parsons School of Design in NYC. Her pottery is functional, and transmits the work that has been passed on to her.
BRISA GONZALEZ & FABIOLA REYNA
are two of the three members of Portland-based Sávila, a music/visual project in collaboration with drummer Papi Fimbres. exploring traditional music, healing modalities and costume, who will be creating work based on this inspiration.
is a NY based chef and the cofounder of the culinary creative company bigLITTLE Get Together with Lauren Gerrie, creating private dinners, brand experiences, private chef opportunities, pop ups, and styling. She is currently executive chef for a hotel & travel brand as well as guest contributor for Counter Service Magazine.
is a chef, dancer and artist. She is the cofounder of bigLITTLE Get Together with Flannery Klette-Kolton, a partner and pastry consultant at Cervo's restaurant, a food writer for Paper Magazine, Domino Magazine + more and when not cooking she co-teaches an all levels adult dance class called MOVES. She is preparing for a month long restaurant pop-up in Geneva prior to her residency along with other freelance chef work.
is a human rights lawyer and researcher at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she has worked for nine years, conducting human rights investigations and developing related advocacy on a variety of issues in the fields of immigrants' rights and criminal justice. Prior to law school, she worked in India on discrimination against minority women and the rights of tribal communities, where she won an award on science and the law for a paper on appropriation of tribal knowledge by the Indian government. In Oaxaca she will be researching how local communities—and indigenous communities in particular—view migrants stopping through their state, and the wider impact of migration and anti-migrant politics on the culture and community that hosts migrants.
is a Dallas -born, Brooklyn -based artist who has worked as a musician for most of his life. In high school he picked up knitting to pass time, and continued to do so on and off over the next years. Two years ago, he began teaching himself how to weave and is now working and experimenting in this medium that "fully engages his entire being."
creates immersive experiences through her multidisciplinary work as an artist and curator. Utilizing her background as a choreographer and dancer, she builds multimedia installations and performances using movement, sculpture, video, and photography. Her research is rooted in the movement, color, emotions, and narratives that make up a particular landscape. She is currently artistic director of Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival, an experimental festival in Seattle providing a platform for durational and time-based performance art.
is an artist externalizing an internal conversation about impermanence, temporality, rhythm and cycles. Her process stems from image making and collaborations in which mediums are blended and work is stretched across the terrain of motion, sculpture, performance, writing and sound, while her educational background is in design and brand development. Jessa is founding member of LOVECITYLOVE where she developed programming and produced exhibitions featuring work from a variety of artists and creatives.
is a photographer and consultant raised between London and Los Angeles, now based in Paris. With a background in design and art direction, she approaches projects from the perspective of each person involved in creating a body of work, resulting in many long lasting collaborations between designers, brands and magazines. She is involved in organizing and teaching annual photography and textiles workshops in Rajasthan, India and is in the process of developing a range of printed textiles from her grandmother’s 1960’s design archives.
is a Mexican architect with a focus on traditional wood architecture. After studying at the ITESM Chihuahua and finishing her graduate degree in architecture at Columbia University, she has spent the past four years working at the IM Pei office in New York as well as teaching as an adjunct professor in Monterrey. She is also a painter.
is a Canberra, Australia based artist working with ephemeral installations, collage, performance and wearable objects. She is in the first year of a PhD speculating on the relationship between my digital and physical presences and what might happen if the body’s physiology has agency in digital environments. Prior to her visual arts practice, she was a biological chemist with research interests in tracking complex information systems inside cells, and ways of integrating prosthetics with the human body. Through her work with residents Alison Moeller and Kate McCambridge, she is exploring how water-based metaphors might be used to create systems in which expressions of consciousness, the physical body and digital engagement may merge.
is an artist working across installation, performance and photography, recently completing her MA at the Royal College of Art and MSc at Imperial College. Her work moves between gallery, stage and public space and draws from such diverse areas as archeology, choreography, cognitive psychology and typology. Along with residents Alison Moeller and Deidre Pierce, she will be further developing their previous body of work in a new environment enabling a new set of interactions and images.
is a graphic designer and art director based in Oakland, California exploring wellness and the healing power of plants while shaping the interaction between word and image to design forms of communication. Along with residents Kate McCambridge and Deidre Pierce, she will be further developing their previous body of work in a new environment enabling a new set of interactions and images.
is a prose writer currently in the University of Virginia’s MFA program. She has worked in the marketing departments of Random House and Knopf and is currently at work on an essay/collage/translation piece called “Translating Lorca" through the combined exploration of Federico García Lorca’s poem “Ciudad sin sueño,” a 1968 Playboy magazine, the Mexican game Lotería, and personal experience.
is an artist based in New Mexico. Her work is an investigation of art's alchemical capacity to transmute obstacles into talismans, new forms, and medicine. She is the co-founder of the Canaries Collective, a network of cis women, trans and non-binary people living and working with autoimmune conditions and other chronic illnesses.
is an artist born and raised in the Midwest and Hong Kong, whose interests include color psychology, geometry, light and shadow, global and local architecture, and human interaction with the land. Inspired by her research into color theory and basic brain science, she plans to create a body of work inspired by the landscape of Oaxaca.
Haydee Zelideth is a New York City based costume designer working in theater, opera, film and TV. She will be researching weaving as a living expression of cultural memory, and a way of preserving and confirming one’s existence in the world as well as exploring her own cultural heritage.
Liza Lacroix is a Montreal born artist based in New York City. She has exhibited internationally in both solo and group shows and is also the co-founder of NUT, an all-women's annual art publication.
is a printmaker, prop stylist, and adjunct faculty at Parsons/The New School in New York City, with degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (textiles) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (fiber). She will be looking at the Zapotec sculptures from Monte Albán, using their head dresses, ear plugs, feathers, etc. as elements in a series of drawings and silkscreens of hybrid beings like chimeras and cyborgs.
is a visual artist and sculptor based in Atlanta, Georgia who explores ritual and alchemical transformations through the unknown and through universals, including the natural world, catastrophe, chaos, and the cosmos. She has been granted a Research and Development award to attend this residency from Idea Capital in Atlanta, GA, working on a project which fuses the research of traditional Zapotec weaving methods and Zapotec black pottery traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico.
is the founder of off-space Pied-à-terre,through which he has organized group exhibitions, solo exhibitions and reading series as well as publishing collections of writings, interviews and catalogues . He has been commissioned to make a new 16mm film and will be documenting the landscape and sense of place in specific regions of Mexico.
is a doctoral candidate at Bard Graduate Center in New York, with a background in Design History & Material Culture. She is investigating the documentation of craft through various modes and media of representation, with special reference to Navajo weavers and the ‘photography of making.’
is a weaver and researcher, working through ideas on Anni Albers practice and her legacy as an educator. MJ's work takes the form of research/creation - it includes written components but also informes her future weaving and dyeing work, exploring questions about how or what we can communicate through textiles today.
was born in Paris and studied art history in La Sorbonne as well as Fashion Design at Esmod and Graphic Design at LISAA. After working as a graphic designer, she began the flower design company ANATOMIE last year. She will be working on a collaboration with Norwegian photographer Ingrid Pop to explore flowers as objects and experiment with ways to preserve their beauty, stopping their process of decay by attempting to turn them into sculptures.
Leslie Koch was the founding President of the Trust for Governors Island. Under her leadership Governors Island was transformed from an obsolete military base into a dynamic public space focused on extraordinary, inclusive design and a unique, open approach to cultural programming. Previously she was the founding CEO of the Fund for Public Schools, an educational non profit in New York City and an executive at Microsoft. She is now an independent advisor working on public & private partnerships.
is an independent artist living in New York City exploring themes of ritual and space. As a Creative Director and Designer, she consults for various companies on branding and design projects. In 2014 she launched Tenfold New York, a range of luxury homewares manufactured all over the globe exclusively for The Line. She paints in Tribeca, teaches yoga in Nolita and resides in the East Village.
is the San Francisco born, Bali -based founder of Menyan Projects, making natural and plant based products.
SARAH BENJAMIN & SUMMER SINGLETARY
are chefs, artists and herbalists as well as the co-founders of the Kosmic Kitchen, teaching elemental theory and kitchen herbalism. They will be studying how folk herbal traditions are interwoven into life in Oaxaca through medicine making, food and ritual as well as the role of women as healers, cooks and stewards of the family. The are currently in the process of writing their first book.
is a chef and founder of JOINT VENTURE, an alternative approach to serving food by creating unique experiences among the communities we engage with.
is an editor, food and crime fiction writer, and Bartender-at-Large. She is the co-author of Dinner at the Long Table and the Saltie Cookbook as well as the founding editor of Diner Journal, an independent food, art and literature magazine since its inception in 2006.
is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with non-profit, writer-run presses and organizations such as Ugly Duckling Presse and Wendy's Subway as an editor and programming assistant. For the last four years she has organized site specific installations featuring new work by artists in both Los Angeles and New York. She joined Joint Venture as the managing director in November of 2016.
is a freelance dancer also working with Yoga, Pilates, and Thai Massage. She, along with collaborator and banjo player Jim Kivlen are exploring a project deconstructing memories to reconstruct these stories through music and movement.
is a playwright, musician, and performer based in New York. He, along with collaborator and dancer Rachel Abrahams, are exploring a project deconstructing memories to reconstruct these stories through music movement.
is a fellow and contributor at the Nation Institute, where she reports on race and politics, and an investigative fellow at Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She received an Emmy for work on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes and won the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2016 award for commentary. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Glamour Magazine, and New York Magazine among others. Collier lives in Brooklyn.
is a NY based attorney and photographer, spending her days practicing public criminal defense and immigration law in the Bronx, and her nights/weekends devoted to documentary and fine art photography.
is a novelist and essayist based in Brooklyn, NY.
is an artist, chef, forager, ikebana enthusiast, writer, food activist and traveler based in new york city. born in utah to palestinian immigrants, ahmad spent her early life traveling back-and-forth between the southwest and her family’s village in the west bank, where her interest in foraging began. since then she has studied culinary traditions and wild food ways in italy, mexico, palestine, and north america in an effort to record and help preserve indigenous culinary traditions and methods of survival.
is a designer and founder of ARC objects, a body of work that seeks to encourage mindfulness and individual creative expression. From jewelry to home objects, it is a collection that explores and experiments with wearable and functional sculpture. She works and lives in New York City, as well as Mallorca, Spain.
is a New York based architect and the design manager for exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Breuer. Before life at the Met he taught courses on architecture, furniture design, and fabrication and was the Director of the Yale Architecture Gallery. He grew up in Iowa and resides in Brooklyn New York.
is a Los Angeles based nurse and writer whose writing explores health, illness, and care.
is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her research examines the cultural politics of oil & gas development in northwestern New Mexico. She holds a Masters in Geography from the University of Toronto. She is collaborating with artist Rebecca Mir Grady on STRATA, a project that responds to climate change across geological, hydrological, and atmospheric mediums.
is an artist, jewelry designer and writer living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Alaska and raised in Maine, her creative sensibility is steeped in saltwater and mountains. Her work is focused on the perplexing character of interactions with the natural world, and the subsequent ramifications. Grady holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
is a classically trained artist and painter who has been working as a creative director in New York for the past 12 years and has now returned to making her own artwork.
is an Oakland based painter and Ceramist currently studying at Pratt in NY. Her work has been shown at the Berkeley Art Museum, various galleries in San Francisco, Oakland, France and Japan.
is an Australian author and photographer of four books - The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook, One, Colour and Real. She is the founder of The Russell Hotel (Sydney's first small boutique hotel in The Rocks) The Bathers Pavilion (a restaurant and cafe overlooking Balmoral's beach) and The Film Business (a commercial production company). She has been a fashion editor for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and freelance stylist.
is a photographer from Menorca, Spain currently working on a documentation of Oaxacan Mezcaleras.
is a designer and Creative Director in New York and LA, creating narrative environments, immersive art installations and cultural happenings. She is currently working on a sculptural project inspired by the cultural landscape of Oaxaca.
is an editor and writer studying, researching and thinking about ways of living and the importance of materials in culture. She is the former editor-in -chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine and WSJ Magazine.
is a Cuban born, US based artist, designer and film-maker. She is the co-founder of Carbo Films, a production company creating national and international advertising campaigns for countless multinational brands and specializing on the US Hispanic market.
is a Vancouver- based photographer whose work explores issues of movement, belonging, loss and the impermanence of things. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia . A solo exhibition of her series 'There, There' was part of Vancouver's Capture Photo Festival last spring. She is also a writer and poet and has worked in broadcast journalism at NBC News and as an anchor and reporter at DawnNews in Dehli.
is the founder of New York's Rockaway - based Arts in Parts, a program creating diverse and unique learning experiences for kids led by artists, educators, and creatives -- empowering young minds through, creativity, critical thinking and curiosity for the natural world. She makes work and lead workshops relating to food education and human's relationship to nature.
has been investigating water through the lens of baking. The past year she has been working at a wood-fired bread bakery in Maine and studying the intersection between swimming, food, writing and community. She grew up in the Haight-Ashbury of San Francisco.
is the author of the novel Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney’s). She is a poet. She was born in South Korea and lives in Los Angeles.
is a writer and collage artist. She is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State and the novel Binary Star. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Vice, The Baffler, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She teaches writing in New York City.
is a designer and the founder of Off Season NYC, a women's collection designed in NYC and inspired by Rockaway beach. She was born and raised in New York City and lives year-round in Rockaway Beach.
is a writer and co-director of Food Book Fair, an event set at the intersection of food culture and food systems. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
is a Brooklyn based ceramic artist studying ancient forms and techniques from cultures with deep roots in hand built pottery.
is an artist whose practice focuses on soft sculpture. Based in San Francisco, she works sculpturally to create textured surfaces & forms with natural materials such as wool, cotton, jute, & indigo.
is one half of theinternationally acclaimed photography team of Gentl and Hyers, with her husband and long time collaborator Martin Hyers.
is the Creative Director and Founder of the New York based creative studio, RoAndCo and recently launched publication, Romance Journal.
is a natural dyer and textile designer living and producing her work in New York. She is committed to sustainable and ethical production, sourcing ethical and sustainable fabrics and creating unique editions exclusive to the environments in which they are sold.
is a natural dyer, jeweler and fiber artist working in Brooklyn, New York. Her namesake accessories line, Erin Considine, is inherently multidisciplinary, bridging the worlds of fiber, natural dye and metalsmithing.
is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores themes of identity, growth and deterioration, permanence and temporality. She works in textile, sculpture, installation and print.
is a Brooklyn based writer, the author of the novel Tuesday Nights in 1980, and the founder of The Blue School, a progressive, creative writing school in Brooklyn.
is a painter, printmaker, textile artist, and teacher. She is the founder of Wildcraft Studio School in White Salem, Washington and Portland, Oregon, a creative center offering workshops in traditional skills, studio arts, plant medicine, and sustainable practices.
is a designer and visual artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She works in several mediums, including printmaking, ceramics, painting, and sculpture, as well graphic identity and floral work. Her interest in plants and flowers motivates both her art and design. September 2016
is an Austin based artist and designer. She is the founder of Studio B, a collection of hand-printed textiles.
is a London based artist and researcher currently completing an MFA in Materials, Anthropology, and Design at University College London.
is the founder of Healdsburg SHED in Healdsburg, CA, a cafe, housewares and garden store, food market, and modern community grange with the mission to promote and celebrate good farming, good cooking, and good eating.
is a writer, artist, and herbalist based in Chicago. She is the editorial director of Wilder Quarterly and the co-author of A Wilder Life.
is a painter and designer. She is the co-founder of Fort Makers, a Brooklyn based artist collective.
is the chef of Achilles Heel in Brooklyn, NY.
is an artist and writer based in Chicago. Her work is primarily concerned with the perplexing character of interactions with nature. She is currently researching a book about the end of the world.
is a designer and current Art Director at Partners and Spade.
is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses durational performance, textile, painting, and writing as platforms to reflect on contemporary issues dealing with feminism, war resolutions, globalization, and the search for one’s identity.
is the owner of The Primary Essentials in Brooklyn and is currently working on her own line of home goods.
is an Austin, TX based designer, natural dye artist and the founder of Miranda Bennet Studio.
is a New York based painter.
is a working artist, designer and fine arts teacher.
is a New York based attorney.
VERONICA DI FONZO
is a New York based designer merging traditional techniques with modern aesthetics.
is a Brooklyn based travel, food and lifestyle photographer. Her residency work studies light and shadow in Oaxaca.
is the founder of l’aviva home collective , a New York based home ware-studio collaborating with leaders in the artisan design industry to create authentic, of-a-place interiors around the world.
is the founder of Zephyr Projects in upstate New York, representing select emerging artists, showcasing both their work and artistic process.
Anna Gallen is finishing her Master’s thesis on Mexican textiles, the role they play in the international design world, and their potential for subverting imperial relationships.
is a UX/UI Designer with a background in Psychology Research and Graphic Design.
is a painter and textile designer. She is the founder of Caroline Z Hurley, a home-ware company based in New York.
is a San-Francisco based chef.
is a Brooklyn-based designer. He is the founder / producer of Todd Heim Projects, a small textile studio creating textiles for the beach and home, focusing on fine materials, simple design and quality construction.
is an artist and the ceramicist behind Workaday Handmade.
is a Norwegian born, NY based artist working in fashion, textiles and photography.
is a Brooklyn based photographer. His research and work focuses on exploring unseen perspectives of the everyday.
is Brooklyn based textile artist, photographer, and ceramicist. She is a former artist-in- residence at the Textile Art Center.
is a Phoenix-based designer and fiber artist, whose work focuses on natural dyes, installations, and organic materials.
is a Brooklyn-based brand strategist at Sylvain Labs and a former chef.
is a Brooklyn based photographer, whose work combines editorial portraiture and candid photojournalism.
is a floral designer, stylist, and writer. She is the founder of Saipua, The Little Flower School, and World's End Farm.
is a designer and Creative Director.
is a chef and educator currently teaching at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn.
is partner and Chef de Cuisine of New York restaurants Colonia Verde and Comodo.
is a LA based designer and cofounder of the clothing brand Day Space Night.
is an artist with a particular interest in ethnobotany. Her artwork proposes a continuity between the human body and the land.
is a LA based photographer, and author of "In Full Flower".
MARIA JOSE MADERO
is a Oaxaca based fashion designer.
a Los Angeles based editorial photographer focusing on food and portraiture
is a Brooklyn based painter and textile artist.
is a Brooklyn based artist, illustrator, and printmaker whose current work explores the use and symbolism of altars, both personally and culturally.
is a artist and builder working out of the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.
is a Seattle based photographer.
is a Houston based artist and designer that specializes in color work and education as well as architectural design.
is a LA based producer.
is a NY based food photographer.
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ARTS & LECTURES JULY 2018
ARTS & LECTURES APRIL 2018
LA COMIDA WITH JOINT VENTURE & ANNA DUNN, MARCH 2018
ARTS & LECTURES FEBRUARY 2018
Maggie McClure Zavolinsky
THIS IS THE WANDERLUST WITH GENTL & HYERS, JANUARY 2018
ARTS & LECTURES OCTOBER 2017
David Canedo Rivas
Morgan Ione Yeager
RESIDENCIA AZUL WITH MOLLY PRENTISS, MARCH 2017
RESIDENCIA DE LA TELA WITH OWYN RUCK, FEBRUARY 2017
THIS IS THE WANDERLUST WITH GENTL & HYERS, JANUARY 2017
Nancy Jo Iacoi
Elina Frumerman x
Mikael Karlsson Lundgren
RESIDENCIA BOTANICA WITH SAIPUA & NAHVAE FROST DECEMBER 2016