Resulting directly from discussions with artists, 911 Seattle Media Arts Center’s Artist in Residence program intends to nurture emerging and established artists using digital media as an art form. New media artists face many challenges: equipment access, technical support, exhibition venues, and developing new audiences for their work.
The Artist in Residence program is designed specifically to meet these needs, allowing artists an intensive environment in which to create their work while providing the resources necessary to exhibit their work to the public. As new technologies and digital media change the face of contemporary art, 911 Seattle Media Arts Center supports regional artists who are at the forefront of this innovation.
Our artist-in-residence program is currently under review for improvements; check here frequently for our next open call for artists.
Meet Some Past Artists in Residence
Our first resident for 2010, Arun Sharma, graduated from the University of Washington with an MFA with an emphasis in Ceramics (now 3D4M) in 2009. Since graduating, he has been keeping busy with numerous exhibitions and residencies at Pratt Fine Arts Center as well as 911 Media. While at 911, Arun used equipment to work on and finish six videos that extend from his (de)composition series, filming unfired clay figures and vessels submerged under water. The videos will be showing at Pratt Fine Arts Center on September 2, as well as internationally at other exhibitions. Arun was recently awarded a Fulbright Award to continue studying ceramics at the University of Wales Institute at Cardiff.