Past Residents

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Kyoung eun Kang

Kyoung eun Kang’s work focuses on the small, simple everyday gestures and rituals that we tend to see as mundane, but have great significance. She captures subtle human interactions and behaviors to better understand human nature and the bonds between us–bonds that bridge time and space to connect couples, families, communities, strangers, and even the dead. Using an interdisciplinary approach, she explores geographical and cultural identity as well as universal human themes such as affection and attachment.

Kyoung eun Kang has exhibited at A.I.R. gallery, Brooklyn; The Korean Cultural Center, Washington D.C.; and Collar Works, Troy among others.

Past Resident
2023: The Kettering Family Foundation

Levon Kafafian

Levon Kafafian is a Detroit-based Armenian-American artist working primarily with textile. Through weaving Kafafian assembles narrative threads of costume, artifact, ritual and installation into stories about possible worlds and potential futures. Their woven fabrics become portals to these other worlds, generating writing that influences future work. They infuse their stories and cloth with future ancestral practice, hybridity and magic, often collaborating toward collective visions.

Levon Kafafian has exhibited work at Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; and Arab American National Museum, all in Michigan, among others.

Past Resident
2023: Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Akshay Sethi

Akshay Sethi’s practice takes a mundane approach to exploring the relationship between the personal and the political. He focuses on unnoticed, trivial and repetitive actions of daily life to create works that foster everyday encounters and public spaces.

Akshay Sethi has exhibited work at the 2019 Serendipity Arts Festival; 1Shanthiroad; and India Art Fair, all in India, among others.