Current Residents

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

INGRID CALAME

Ingrid is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She moves between her studio and the field, drawing inspiration from the graffiti of the LA River, literally tracing tracks left in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and capturing the cracks in the pavement in New York. Her work ranges from framed art pieces to installations that cover whole museum walls to performances of interviews she collected of people sharing their own birth stories. Ingrid earned her BFA from State University in New York at Purchase, NY in 1987 and an MFA in Art and Film at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA in 1996. She has had solo exhibitions at museums across the United States as well as in Germany, England and Switzerland. Learn more about Ingrid.

INGRID CALAME

INGRID CALAME

ALLISON CEKALA

Allison Cekala is a visual artist and educator primarily working in photography and film. Her work investigates the ways in which humans move, shape, and transform their surroundings. Her recent film, Fundir, traces Boston's road salt to one of its main sources in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Allison holds a BA from Bard College in Photography and Environmental Studies and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Her work has been supported the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, the Blanche E. Colman Foundation, and the Montague Travel Grant. Learn more about Allison.

ALLISON CEKALA

ALLISON CEKALA

SASKIA COOLEN

Saskia studied recorder at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Kees Boeke and Walter van Hauwe and the viola da gamba and musicology at the University of Utrecht. With the ensemble Camerata Trajectina, she specializes in Dutch music from the Middle Ages to the Golden Age. The group has made 35 CDs and played over 1000 concerts in the Netherlands and abroad. From 2004-2014 Saskia was a member of Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam, playing a combination of early music, contemporary music that was composed specially for the Quartet, and making music theater productions for kids. For years, Saskia taught at the conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam. Now she travels the word to teach workshops, master classes and courses. A leading thread through her work is historical improvisation. She is currently the Director of the Baroque Academy at Amherst Early Music and Artistic Director of Camerata Trajectina. Learn more about Saskia.

SASKIA COOLEN

SASKIA COOLEN

HEIDI JENSEN

Heidi is an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University, where she specializes in the instruction of drawing. She earned a BFA at the University of Minnesota at Duluth and an MFA in Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recent projects have been exhibited at the University of Georgia, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the College of New Rochelle, and with La Galerie Particuliere in Paris. She is a fellow of several residency programs, including the Millay Colony in New York State and La Napoule Foundation in France. Learn more about Heidi.

HEIDI JENSEN

HEIDI JENSEN

DAVID KRESSLER

David was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and received a BFA in photography from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in 1990. He lived and worked in New York City for fifteen years and relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2014. His photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, and Dwell. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO. His work was also selected by Rebecca Robertson of ARTnews and James Estrin of The New York Times for feature on L'Oeil de la Photographie. He is currently working on several projects including Viewpoint, an examination of scenic observation points; Oasis, a look at commercialized highway rest stops, and Coal River, a study of areas affected by mountain top removal in West Virginia. Learn more about David.

DAVID KRESSLER

DAVID KRESSLER

KENDRA LARSON

Kendra grew up in Salem, OR. She received her MFA in Painting at University of Wisconsin, Madison and has shown her work in venues including Swarm Gallery (Oakland, CA), the University of Minnesota's Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Boise State University (Boise, ID), and Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, WI). Her work explores contemporary notions of space and touches on historical ideas of the Landscape. Kendra's art has appeared in publications such as The Bear Deluxe and Tree Sap Magazine. Larson is a past Signal Fire, Caldera (Sisters, Oregon) and New Pacific Studios (Masterton, New Zealand) artist in resident. She teaches at PNCA and PSU. Learn more about Kendra.

KENDRA LARSON

KENDRA LARSON

SATOKO MOTOUJI

Satoko was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan and now resides in Eugene, Oregon. She came to the United States to study visual art. Her main interest has been the transient nature of all existence. She investigates that theme and the importance of the process of art making by using tactile media such as sumi ink, handmade paper, watercolor and other tangible materials. Satoko emphasizes the importance of maintaining a tactile relationship with the world around us, and tries to keep the balance between digital and analogue experience. She has received her second Bachelor's Degree, in Art History, from the University of Oregon and a MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn more about Satoko.

SATOKO MOTOUJI

SATOKO MOTOUJI

LISA SEWELL

Lisa lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Villanova University, where she is Professor and Luckow Family Chair in English. She is the author of three collections of poems and has co-edited two collections of essays on contemporary poetry. She is excited to be spending six months on the west coast during her sabbatical and hopes to complete a project on endangered species and endangered ecosystems. Learn more about Lisa.

LISA SEWELL

LISA SEWELL

CINDY WILLIAMS GUTIERREZ

Poet-dramatist Cindy Williams Gutiérrez draws inspiration from the silenced voices of herstory and the silent motion of clouds. The 2016 recipient of the inaugural Oregon Literary Fellowship for Writers of Color, Cindy was selected by Poets & Writers Magazine as a 2014 Notable Debut Poet. Her poetry collection, the small claim of bones (Bilingual Press), won second place in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards. Poems have appeared in Borderlands, Calyx, Crab Orchard Review, Harvard's Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, UNAM's Periódico de poesía, Portland Review, Quiddity, and ZYZZYVA. The founder of Grupo de '08-a Lorca-inspired, Northwest collaborative artists' salon, Cindy earned an MFA from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Program with concentrations in Mesoamerican poetics and creative collaboration. Learn more about Cindy.

CINDY WILLIAMS GUTIERREZ

CINDY WILLIAMS GUTIERREZ