Past Residents

Residents Map

Past Resident
2021: Pola Art Foundation

Saya Irie

Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.

Saya Irie has exhibited work at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Setouchi Triennale, Shōdoshima, Kagawa, Japan; and Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, among others.

Past Resident
2021: Celebrate the Studio

Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha’s work is a mapping of Asian Diaspora and possible spaces for queerness. He is interested in photographic imaging of Otherness. In his practice, he often rephotographs cutouts to create pictures that straddle between self-portrait, still life, and landscape. Kha’s work is a continuation of his mother’s photographs from 1984—a year after she fled Vietnam. His mother’s images depict gatherings, celebration, and liberation, whereas Kha’s picture making is performative and collaborative.

Tommy Kha has exhibited work at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland; International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion, Hyères, France; Baxter Street at Camera Club of New York, among others.

Past Resident
2021: Vision Fund

Devin N. Morris

Devin N. Morris collapses memory and space to envision delicate new realms of existence. Informed by his upbringing in Baltimore and his personal experiences as a queer man of color, his work often portrays semi-fictive characters who exchange acts of kindness and care within surreal domestic settings. Extending his practice of collage into physical assemblage and sculpture, Morris creates site-specific environments that refract the domestic interior and subvert traditional values and social boundaries.

Devin N. Morris has exhibited work at Baltimore Museum of Art; Bass Museum, Miami; and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, among others.