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Current Resident: Apr 1, 2022–Jun 30, 2022

The Kettering Family Foundation

Studio #212


Sydney G. James

Sydney G. James’ work consists of figurative paintings and drawings on a multitude of surfaces of which are a direct reflection of her. Using paint, graphite, and in some cases actual footprints of viewers and passerby, the current and evolving body of work that she has created consists of images of “strong” black women in vulnerable scenarios that may be figurative or literal. These portraits and murals seek to reposition this narrative of the Black woman’s visibility.

Sydney G. James has exhibited work at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit; University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor; and M Contemporary Art, Ferndale, among others.

Current Resident: Apr 1, 2022–Jun 30, 2022

FLAD-The Luso-American Development Foundation

Studio #213


AnaMary Bilbao

AnaMary Bilbao articulates documentation from photography, drawing, sound, and moving images. Through the combination of these elements and references, she seeks to start fictional narratives that put into question the idea of a single truth. As the artist states, “there is no truth beforehand, only connections, interruptions, and incompleteness – a piece can never end in itself.”

AnaMary Bilbao has exhibited at ARCOmadrid, Madrid; and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, and Leal Rios Foundation, both Lisbon, among others.

Current Resident: Jan 1, 2022–Jun 30, 2022

The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund

Studio #214


Maliyamungu Gift Muhande

Maliyamungu Gift Muhande is a non-fiction filmmaker and artist whose work explores the global history of the Black diaspora at the crossroads of anti-colonial change and personal creativity.

Maliyamungu Gift Muhande has exhibited work at Sundance Film Festival, Park City; black beyond and art island, both New York City, among others.

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