This year we have restarted our Artist in Residence program, in a new format. It will now include both Italian artists in Detroit, as well as the Detroit artists in Volterra. The program is now ryn in collaboration with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, and the Ponyride.
The first guest of the program from Italy was an artist from Volterra Cristiano Sabelli. He was in Detroit for a month, from Sept. 5 until Oct. 5 2019.
On Friday, Sept 27, Cristiano Sabelli, our Artist in Residence in Detroit, from Volterra, presented his work at the Ponyride. The sculptures and photographs Cristiano did during his short stay were amazing! And the exhibition was magical (see the photos taken just before the opening). The reception was organized by the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, with excellent food and wine. All-around a wonderful event.
This year Artist in Residence from Detroit in Volterra is Julie Schenkelberg. She will stay in Volterra from Oct 5 until Nov. 15 2019.
Julie Schenkelberg was born and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received a BA in Art History at the College of Wooster, OH, and an MFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY, with additional studies at Oxbow, MI, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, and the Institute of European Studies, Vienna. Her large-scale installations have been displayed in solo exhibitions at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, the University of Akron Meyers School of
Art, Beeler Gallery, OH, Plug Projects, MO, and UNTITLED Miami Beach. Schenkelberg won the 2014 ArtPrize Installation Juried Award, and has received four National Endowment for the Arts Grants, the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and a Harpo Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at The Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Art Omi, and Projekstom Normanns, Norway. Press includes Artforum, The New Yorker, PBS, Bloomberg, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Art F City, The Huffington Post, Beautiful Decay and Ground Magazine. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, New York. She lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.