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Current Resident: Mar 1, 2017–May 31, 2017

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Studio #301


Yvonne Mullock

Yvonne Mullock has a multi-disciplinary studio practice with a particular focus on nature and crafts. She incorporates collage, sculpture, ceramics, video and textiles in her work, and explores ideas of authorship, craft and labor, for both gallery settings and site-specific installations. Mullock often works with individuals and groups of people to develop pieces that are collaborative, socially engaged and performative.

Yvonne Mullock is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art who is currently based in Calgary, Canada. Over the past fifteen years, she has participated in artist residency programs in Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States. Recent exhibitions include: Dark Horse, Stride Gallery, Calgary; Charrette Roulette: FABRIC, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; HIT & MISS, Esker Foundation|Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary; Home Economics, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Atlas Sighed: 2104 Calgary Biennial; and Beaver Fever, Project Room, Glasgow.

Current Resident: Feb 1, 2017–Mar 31, 2017

Maraya Art Centre

Studio #302


Areej Kaoud

Areej Kaoud’s art practice draws on her interest in narratives and disastrous scenarios. Her projects develop in a layered manner, addressing data accumulation with effect, elaborating on realities, and most importantly referring to the politics of the senses. Emergency provisions are a common subject in her practice using the mediums of writing, recording, performance art and installation.

Areej Kaoud is a Palestinian visual artist raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a BA in Visual Arts at York University, Toronto, specializing in printmaking and drama theatre. She then moved to London where she completed an MFA at Central Saint Martins, and later a second masters in Fine Art Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a young artist, Kaoud has maintained a research-based art practice. Her first significant exhibitions were held at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto; Nomas Foundation, Rome; and Sharjah Art Foundation. Kaoud has participated in the A.i.R. Dubai program in 2016, performed at Delfina Foundation, and exhibited at the Bolivia Biennale. She produces work from her studio and is an adjunct professor at American University of Sharjah.

Current Resident: Mar 1, 2017–Feb 28, 2018

Australia Council for the Arts

Studio #303


Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson’s drawings and installations are influenced by the intersections of language, science fiction, culture and technology. In her drawings, she depicts complex worlds that combine densely layered patterns, objects and figures within architectural settings. Johnson’s drawings are often displayed within constructed environments. Her recent video collaborations with Simon Ward have involved translating her drawings into animated videos and virtual reality, enabling audiences to have simulated experiences of her drawings.

Jess Johnson was born in Tauranga, New Zealand in 1979. After ten years of living and working in Melbourne, she relocated permanently to New York City in 2016. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Art Basel Hong Kong; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Centre CLARK, Montreal; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand. She is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Darren Knight Gallery, Australia; and Ivan Anthony Gallery, New Zealand.

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