2016 SUMMER RESIDENCY LAB
SOHO20’s Residency Lab invites between one and three artists to take over our gallery space for one month in the summer. During this time, the gallery will remain open during normal hours, fostering dialogue and providing a platform for residents to engage with the visiting public. This program is designed to support alternative practices and facilitate the creation of new work, while offering opportunities for artists to experiment, collaborate, and engage in interactions with daily visitors.
SOHO20’s full exhibition space will turn into a public studio from July 7 – August 14, 2016. SOHO20 will remain open Thursday – Sunday, 12 to 6pm.
This year’s jury consisted of SOHO20 members Ginny Fox and Carla Hernandez, SOHO20 Director Rachel Steinberg, and guest jurors Katya Grokhovsky and Amanda Parmer. We are excited to host three artists this summer: Alli Miller (July 7 – August 14), Maya Jeffereis (July 7 – July 25), and emily north (July 27 – August 14). Stay tuned for more announcements and events throughout the summer!
Alli Miller (July 7 – August 14) is a Los Angeles & NYC-based artist, co-founder of DADDY, bespoke nail technician-life coach at Mutant Salon, and is currently making an application for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to become recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After receiving a BFA from Cooper Union, Alli was part of the last class to receive an MFA from USC Roski School of Art & Design in 2015. Imagining artistic practice as a sedimentary process of material and social transformation (akin to a trash heap or scrap yard), Alli works in installation, performance, image-making and visual research to rummage in the aesthetics of precarity, collapse, and by extension, the vast formlessness of the Earth’s ocean gyres. This approach formalizes a desire for multiplicity: to inhabit interstitial spaces as survival strategy, as means to assess current realities of representation and waste, and as catalyst to emancipatory weirdness and joy. Follow Alli Miller’s activities during her residency HERE.
Maya Jeffereis (July 7 – 25) is an artist working in video, performance, and public practice. Her work raises questions around the politics of identity and presents counter-narratives. Maya has shown her work nationally and internationally. Most recently, she participated in the NADA Art Fair and she will have a solo exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She has received awards from the Vermont Studio Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Cisneros Initiative for Latin American Art, Hunter College, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Beta-Local, and SOMA Summer. Maya holds a MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, a BFA in Painting and Drawing, and BA in Classics from the University of Washington.
em16/emily north (July 27 – August 14) is an artist creating immersive work on bodies and paper to bring forth a queer analysis of figurative representation. Her practice unites interests in human interaction and form. She adopts language and materials to each project, working both independently and collaboratively. Through intimate exchange, she has professionally tattooed hundreds of images on bodies. Her current focus is a project consisting of collaborative artistic tattoos and corresponding drawings that speak to the theme of healing queer, female, and nonconforming bodies. More of her work can be viewed atwww.em16.com and on Instagram at em16 and em16art.