Current Residents

Spring 2015

Mariah Boyle

Mariah Boyle creates life-sized mixed media drawings and installations that reference the landscape and personal or public memories associated with passing through or spending time in a place. Life in the Northwest has had a strong influence on her work. Mariah received her BA from Eastern Oregon University and her MFA from Washington State University in 2012. She currently teaches drawing and painting at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR. Learn more about Mariah.

Mariah Boyle

Mariah Boyle

Chungho Cheng

Chungho Cheng is a studio potter and educator in Penghu islands, Taiwan. He lives and works on offshore islands where the supply of materials are limited. As a result his art and instruction focus on using local original clay to make pottery. To fire his work, he draws from the idea of a wood-fire Anagama kiln, but in a miniature form, making it not only a mobile functional tool but also a piece of art work.

Chungho Cheng

Chungho Cheng

Ben Cosgrove

Ben Cosgrove is a touring composer/performer whose work focuses on the human experience of landscape and place. He grew up along the border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and he has performed in 45 states and held residencies and fellowships at Middlebury College, the Signet Society, the Vermont Studio Center, Isle Royale National Park, and Acadia National Park. His geographically-inspired music has been described as both "delicate and commanding" and "compelling and beautiful." He has also published several pieces of short nonfiction, usually about the relationship between people and their environment. Learn more about Ben.

Ben Cosgrove

Ben Cosgrove

Jerry Franklin

Jerry Franklin is Professor of Ecosystem Analysis in the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle. Previously, he has been Chief Plant Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, Oregon, and Professor of Forest Science and Botany at Oregon State University. He also served as Director of the Ecosystem Studies Program of the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. He holds BS and MS degrees in Forest Management from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Botany and Soils from Washington State University, Pullman. He is one of the pioneers of forest ecosystem research, with specializations in structure and function of natural forest ecosystems; successional processes following catastrophic disturbances; effects of changing environmental conditions on forest processes; application of ecological principles to the management of natural resources; and theory and practical applications of landscape ecology. He is a past president of the Ecological Society of America, was a panelist on the White House Forest Conference in 1993, and has served on the Board of Governors of the Nature Conservancy. He has worked on scientific policy analyses for Congress, the federal government, state governments, and for British Columbia. He holds the Barrington Moore Award for outstanding achievement in forest research from the Society of American Foresters, as well as numerous other awards. His research is documented in nearly 300 publications.

Jerry Franklin

Jerry Franklin

Peter Dalmazzo

Peter has worked for more than 30 years as a biologist and currently runs his own environmental consultancy. His initial motivation for studying biology was a passion for fish and he majored in Marine Sciences and Biology but soon realised that other living things are interesting too. Peter's broad experience now leads him to deal with all kinds of fauna and flora in the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Peter's very first job after graduating involved recording and analysing sounds made by fish and other marine creatures in Australian waters and he still uses sound in his work, for example by identifying frogs and birds from their calls when carrying out fauna surveys. Peter is delighted to be involved in an exploration of the sounds of the Sitka landscape. Learn more about Peter.

Peter Dalmazzo

Peter Dalmazzo

Rotem Gilbert

Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Haifa, Israel and a founding member of Ciaramella, an ensemble specializing in music of the 15th and 16th centuries. She was a member of Piffaro (1996-2007), and has appeared with many early music ensembles in the United States and in Europe. Rotem has been featured as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Opera, the LA Opera, Musica Angelica and the LA Phil. She earned her doctorate in Early Music performance practice at Case Western Reserve University. She is an assistant professor at the USC Thornton School of Music where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses and is an instructor of early music winds. Rotem received the 2012 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching at USC and is the joint recipient of the 2014 Thomas Binkley Award. She has been a regular faculty member of early music workshops and is the co-director of SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon's Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian, Naxos and Yarlung labels. Learn more about Rotem.

Rotem Gilbert

Rotem Gilbert

Anna Glynn

Anna Glynn's evocative and poetic works reference our natural world, investigating the connection between humans and nature, land and place, ideas and the ephemeral. She is especially interested in the intersection of cultures and her art-practice has been inspired by working and collaborating internationally, including considerable time in Asia especially China. She works with a palette of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, writing, music, sound, installation, video, digital animation and theatre. She regularly exhibits internationally including: Art Museum of Zhu QiZhan and Peking University in China, Kyoto Museum in Japan, Australian Museum and Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Learn more about Anna.

Anna Glynn

Anna Glynn

Ryozo Morishita

Ryozo Morishita is from Japan. He graduated from the Kansas City Art institute with a BFA and from the Hoffberger School of Painting, with an MFA. He worked under Grace Hartigan as an assistant before pursuing teaching. He retired from Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Architecture and Design in 2012 and moved to the beautiful countryside in Hokkaido in 2013. His work explores the representation of space as a construction of history, habit and thought. Through merging these ideas, we catch a glimpse of time and recurrences of wonder and anxieties that direct the quiet search for the complexity of life. Learn more about Ryozo.

Ryozo Morishita

Ryozo Morishita

Nick Neely

Nick Neely's essays have appeared in The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, The Harvard Review, Ninth Letter, Ecotone, River Teeth, and High Country News, among other journals. He recently earned an MFA in nonfiction at Hunter College and an MFA in poetry at Columbia University, where he taught a writing course with the theme of sustainable development. Among other projects, he is at work on a collection of lyrical natural history essays, tentatively entitled "Coast Range," that now ranges from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up, to Cascade Head. In 2009, he was recipient of the PEN Northwest Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. Learn more about Nick.

Nick Neely

Nick Neely

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford was born in Oregon, where he directs the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College. He is author to a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft; Wind on the Waves: Stories of the Oregon Coast; 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared; and Having Everything Right: Essays of Place. He co-founded the Fishtrap Writers Gathering in 1989, and has taught writing workshops in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan, and at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon coast.  Learn more about Kim.

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford