Anne Muntges | Brooklyn, NY
Anne Muntges is an artist who makes highly detailed drawings, prints, and installation art. Born in Denver and based in Brooklyn, her work was recently on view in the exhibition Drawn In, at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan, New York. She has been exhibited at the New York Foundation for the Arts,the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo among many other spaces nationally. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. Muntges has been awarded residencies at Anchor Graphics, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, BRIC Media, Guttenberg Arts & Roswell Artist in Residence Program and received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books in 2014. Her work is in collections across the US.
I am interested in exploring drawing thoroughly from marks made on paper to marks made in immersive environments. While in residence I plan to work on graphite and pen and ink drawings — trying to explore new content stemming from research about glitch moments and the observable world, and trying to push the scale of the works to larger pieces. I also plan to work on new installation projects that explore ways to combine my three-dimensional drawing projects with these new graphite and ink drawings. I want to create worlds that surround people with the drawn mark and to create a space where the inscribed is made real.
Afton Love | Oakland, CA
Afton Love is a California based artist working across media, including graphite, beeswax, resin, and latex. Known for her large-scale drawings, Love’s works are often commissioned for site specific installation. She is collected widely and has shown internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous residencies and awards including The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation grant, The Santa Fe Art Institute residency, a vermont Studio Center full fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and most recently, completed a year fellowship with Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station. Shows in the last year include a two person show at Ell Gallery in San Francisco, a solo show at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes, and a group show with Holiday Presents in Los Angeles. Love holds a BFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland.
I am interested in exploring the human condition via the natural world. While in residence I hope to find inspiration in the New Mexico desert, where a history of creation and attrition is so openly revealed. My explorations of erosional landscapes and ancient rock formations intend to involve direct interactions, detailed depictions, and sculptural interpretations. Through these various approaches I aim to examine my self/ego grappling with the larger forces of cyclic nature, and our shared cultural psychosis and historical amnesia when it comes to America’s relationship to open spaces. The work serves as an analogy to life in flux- the inevitable ground shifting beneath our feet; and how to look to the earth for answers in dark times.
Joshua Hagler | Los Angeles, CA
Joshua Hagler’s work has ranged in focus from religious fundamentalism in America to the history of Westward Expansion, notions of progress and exploration, collective cultural mythologies, and the poetics of theoretical physics. While focusing on painting, his work expands into installation, video, animation, fiction, and poetry.
Since 2006, Hagler has exhibited and lectured at galleries, universities, and museums throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, including a long list of solo exhibitions. He has participated in several residencies including LKV in Trondheim, Norway, Studio System at Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, and, this year, MICA’s Alfred and Trafford Klots Program for Artists in Brittany, France. Work has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Art Ltd., Juxtapoz, and a range of other publications.
His open-call project proposal for a major installation and exhibition was chosen by the Brand Library and Art Center in Los Angeles to debut in July, 2018. The project is currently underway at the artist’s studio in Roswell.
“Recently, I have been traveling along the rivers and trails important to Westward Expansion, so far bringing me across the Missouri River twice and the Snake River once. I spent much of the time exploring ghost towns and abandoned industrial sites such as former locomotive assembly plants and grain elevators. While at Roswell I would like to explore the Santa Fe Trail up north a couple times as well as some of the many ghost towns dotting the landscape of New Mexico. With the time and space granted, I hope, in addition to painting, to pursue new and risky experiments in sculpture and installation.”
Louise Deroualle | Sao Paulo, Brazil
After receiving her BFA from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2001, Deroualle became an apprentice to Brazilian ceramic artist Lucia Ramenzoni with whom she worked for the next seven years. In 2009 she opened her own ceramic studio in which she taught ceramics classes and designed and produced a line of handmade functional pottery. Since 2010 she has been involved with both the Curaumilla Art Center in Chile, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, as a studio manager and teaching assistant. Deroualle moved to USA in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“My work is an abstracted representation of me: my identity, the way in which I relate to others and understand the environment I am in. I use ceramic materials to create formal abstractions that reveal different facets—physical, experiential, emotional—of myself. Working with clay is my form of being. Like my own skin, the surfaces of my pieces are thin and fragile barriers between the internal and external world. And like skin, the cracks, blisters, and wrinkles that texture the surfaces of my works record time and stories, veiling and yet revealing who we are. The concrete and physical nature of the ceramic materials gives my work a present sense of the real, while the surfaces invite the viewer to create their own interpretation of an imagined place. The constant presence of opposites in my work creates a dialectic tension and allows my sculptures to be a place of reflection and understanding of the self.”