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Current Resident: Mar 1, 2024–May 31, 2024

SAHA Association

Studio #203


Alper Aydin

In his practice, Alper Aydın strives for his works to be understood within their geographical context, aiming for an interpretation that incorporates the spatial presence of living beings, notably humans, within ecological processes. Aydın’s diverse practice, which includes sculpture, installation, performance, architecture, and video, allows the energy of each venue to guide his creative process. Through this approach, he intends to explore and reflect upon humanity’s existence in nature from a multitude of perspectives.

Alper Aydın has exhibited work at Istanbul Biennial, Turkey; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; and Changwon Sculpture Biennale, South Korea, among others.

Current Resident: Apr 1, 2024–Jun 30, 2024

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Studio #204


Alma Visscher

Alma Louise Visscher creates fabric-based installations, jewelry and drawings that consider resources and material culture and the poetic possibilities and problems within these. Through process and materials, she explores the intersection of materiality and the unknowable, the ecology of places, and the things that hold us, care for us, and comfort us. These motivations have led her to explore materials such as working with natural dyes and inks sourced from her immediate environments and repurposed textiles and materials.

Alma Louise Visscher has exhibited work at Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta; Idea Exchange. Ontario; Kimura Gallery, Alaska, among others.

Current Resident: Dec 1, 2023–May 31, 2024

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Residency

Studio #205


Cullen Washington Jr.

Cullen Washington Jr.’s abstract paintings convey the feeling of the divine in nature through matter and light, which he calls TerraChroma. Washington doesn’t depict atmosphere and land but rather the primary properties that make them exist, thus, the paintings’ titles “Primers” refer the underlying beginning. He constructs the painting surface with raw pigments, earth minerals, and acrylic, and he represents color as the quality of light with an atomized mixture of pigment and water.

Cullen Washington Jr. has exhibited work at The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Saatchi Gallery, London, among others.

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