Judy Anderson Earns New York Residency
The MacKenzie Art Gallery and Creative Saskatchewan are pleased to announce that Regina-based artist Judy Anderson has been selected to participate in a funded residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York, in the spring of 2016.
“This new initiative is part of the MacKenzie’s plans to cultivate visual art in Saskatchewan by playing a leading role in fostering the development of creative professionals and building networks internationally,” said Anthony Kiendl, Executive Director & CEO of the MacKenzie Art Gallery. “The ISCP is among the leading platforms to present and contextualize art. We’re excited to be involved in this partnership with Creative Saskatchewan and to see another smart Saskatchewan-based artist make their mark at the ISCP.”
Judy Anderson holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Regina. A Cree artist from Gordon First Nation, Anderson works in a variety of media, including painting, sound, installation, and beadwork, as well as various community engagement projects. She is an Associate Professor at the First Nations University of Canada where she teaches Studio and Indian Art History, as well as teaching in the Master’s Program at the University of Regina’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
This is the second year in a row that the MacKenzie and Creative Saskatchewan have partnered to send a visual artist to this program. In 2015, Regina-based Zachari Logan was in residency at the ISCP, which kicked off a successful year that saw Logan bring his work to market, and exhibit in galleries, in Regina, Toronto, Seattle, Atlanta, Verona, and Art Basel in Miami.
“We were extraordinarily impressed by the ways in which Zachari Logan was able to capitalize on his time at ISCP,” said Susan Gorges, Interim CEO of Creative Saskatchewan. “We’re excited to be able to offer another Saskatchewan artist the same opportunity to build momentum along a path toward commercial success.”
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square foot building constructed in 1901. The building has 35 studios for artists and curators, an exhibition gallery, and a project space. ISCP’s mission is to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international artistic practices, as well as to engage communities in Brooklyn and Greater New York City through public programs.
Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,900 artists and curators from more than 62 countries. Creative Saskatchewan and the MacKenzie will join other Canadian and international galleries, funders and cultural centres that have sponsored artists to attend the ISCP.
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