The residencies at Con Artist Collective are 60-day studio stays culminating in a special week-long showcase gallery exhibition exclusive to the artists in that cycle. Residents may apply for an extended studio stay after the completion of their first residency cycle. They are either seasonal, or based upon a particular medium.

Our jurors are often NYC creatives, art luminaries, past members, and friends and family of the collective that are up to exciting things in their respective fields. You'll sit down with each juror from the cycle for exclusive feedback socials.

ALL STUDIOS RESIDENCIES ARE FREE TO APPLY TO // $300 a month for 60 days of 24 hour access

PLEASE NOTE STUDIO TIME AND EXHIBITION DATES.

Each individual residency will list any fees due upon acceptance.



Studio Time: February 2018 - April 2018
Showcase Exhibition: April 16th - April 20th
Reception: April 18th
$300/month - 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR STUDIO PAINTING 2018

Artwork by: Moody Rose Christopher - http://rosechebert.com/

Meet the jurors:



Tomaso Albertini - Tomaso Albertini

Longtime Con Artist Collective family member. Featured in Sotheby's "STREET MASTERS" series at neighboring Fat Free Art gallery.

Artist Tomaso Albertini was born in Milan, Italy (1984) where he attended the La Scuola del fumetto di Milano. He lives and works in New York City. His first professional work of large format paintings concentrated on a serious investigation of color. Here he broke free from the confines of illustration, the subject emphasized in his academic training, and began to create emotional projections that served as the foundation of his further development. Guided by instinct, he mixed color on flat surfaces using abstract forms that ultimately revealed figures. After this initial period, there was a big change. Albertini began to experiment with new materials. He wanted the work to be more physical - more direct. He introduced the use of burned, melted plastic into the paintings. He has described the process as a defacement of the figure in an effort to dig into the life of the human form. One senses the physical presence of form conveyed by a willful act of transference. Albertini than started to create three-dimensional art using cardboard. It allowed him to accomplish the figure as if it were a sculpture and paint on it as if it were a canvas. This technique introduced dynamics approaching sculpture. It is, in fact, a hybrid manifestation.

For more information, visit https://www.tomasoalbertini.com/



Shaleeka Dhameja - Shaleeka Dhameja

Having started her Con Artist journey as a resident artist herself, she now uses the collective as her primary studio.

Shaleeka is a contemporary artist who believes that art is a form of meditation that lets her go deep into self-realization. She has two very distinctive styles. One of her styles is solely inspired by old architecture. In her words, “I am intrigued by the textures of old doors, broken down windows and faltering walls. My work embodies hope and strength that these lesser known architectural marvels have portrayed over the years.” She enjoys experimenting with different mediums to achieve textures that look aged yet perfect at the same time. In her other style, Shaleeka likes to capture an individuals identity using their fingerprint to create abstract images that have a distinctive flow of energy to them. Most of her work is acrylic paint on panels and gel mediums/ modeling pastes. The process includes adding and washing various layers of colors, scraping through textures until she achieves the emotional impact that she is trying to convey. Born and brought up in India, Shaleeka is a self taught NYC based artist who has always tried to push the boundaries of her artistic creations by trying out different styles. Her works have been exhibited in galleries in California and New York. Instagram - @shaleeka.art

For more information, visit https://www.shaleeka.com





Studio Time: March 15th, 2018 - May 15th, 2018
Showcase Exhibition: May 14th, 2018 - May 18th, 2018
Reception: May 16th, 2018
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR SPRING

Flyer Artwork by: Laura Fay Lewis ~ http://www.laurafaylewis.com/

Meet the Jurors:



Brandon Wisecarver - G.M. at Con Artist Collective

Brandon Wisecarver moved from California in a school bus (and broke) in 2008 with one goal: work in the arts. Since, he's exhibited and sold work around the city, eventually finding a home running Con Artist Collective. Having dropped out of school in the 5th grade, yet passionate about learning, he's audited classes with professors from the likes of CCAC, UC Berkley, and SFMOMA. Brandon has worked for Root Studios, The DeYoung Museum, and California Film Institute. Featured in Decompoz Magazine for the collective, he's also had the honor of representing Con Artist Collective at the Makerspace Organizers Meet-up in Washington D.C. at the invite of the Obama administration.
For more information, visit www.wisecarverart.com





Studio Time: April, 2018 - June, 2018
Showcase Exhibition: June 18th, 2018 - May 22nd, 2018
Reception: June 20th, 2018
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR DIGITAL 2018

Flyer Artwork by: Adrian E. Rivera ~ http://www.adrianerivera.com/

Meet the Jurors:



Adrian E. Rivera - NYU affiliated educator, Digital Artist

Born 1991, Austin Texas, Adrian Rivera grew up in Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico. Currently based out of Brooklyn, NY

BFA, Computer Art, 2014 Northern Michigan University


For more information, visit www.adrianerivera.com




Studio Time: April 15th - June 15th
Showcase Exhibition: -
Reception:
$400/month - 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY RESIDENCY

Artwork by: John Milisenda ~

Meet the jurors:



John Milisenda -

Milisenda was born (1947) and raised in the neighborhood. He started taking photos of his friends as a teen. And he never really stopped taking pictures. His work is in the collections of the Museum Of Modern Art, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Brooklyn Museum. Milisenda has taught photography at Drexel University, The New School and Parson's School of Design.

For more information, visit





Liam Cotter -

Liam Cotter (b. 1991) is a street photographer and writer living and working in New York City. His photography seeks interesting angles on the seemingly everyday. His writing advocates for evidence based decision making. He dislikes having to write about himself in the third person. He graduated from NYU with a BFA in Photography (2014).

For more information, visit http://liam-cotter.com/





Kyra Ross -

Kyra Ross is a photographer based in New York City. He is the owner/founder of Mona Liza Studios in Soho. Kyra promotes a vision of creative collaboration and inspiration-evoking studios through his community-structured memberships.

For more information, visit http://kyraross.com/







Studio Time: June 15th, 2018 - August 15th, 2018
Showcase Exhibition: August 13th, 2018 - August 17th, 2018
Reception: August 15th, 2018
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR SUMMER

Flyer Artwork by: Moody Rose Christopher ~ http://rosechebert.com/

Meet the Jurors:



kHyal - Internet Art Pioneer, Creative Entrepreneur

kHyal is an award-winning creative director and marketing executive with extensive experience working with international brands, corporations and agencies in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia with a focus on technology, healthcare, financial services, education, non-profit and consumer product verticals.

For more information, visit www.getfizz.com




Studio Time: August 15th, 2018 - October 15th, 2018
Showcase Exhibition: October 15th, 2018 - October 19th, 2018
Reception: October 17th, 2018
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR FALL

Artwork by: Fall Resident, BriAnna Olson ~ http://brianna-olson.com/