2007 Summer Residency Fellows


David Bahr (Writer): David Bahr’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Times Book Review, GQ, The Village Voice, New York, Spin, Time Out New York, Poets & Writers, Publishers’ Weekly, The Advocate and other publications. An autobiographical essay, “No Matter What Happens,” appears in the anthology From Boys To Men (Carroll & Graf; 2006), an earlier published version of which was cited by Bob Atwan, series editor of Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin), as a notable essay of 2004. He has an MA in English, teaches literature at The City University of New York and has been a writing fellow at Yaddo.

Jayne Blankenship (Writer): Jayne Blankenship's first book, In the Center of the Night (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1985), was about losing her husband, at 31, to leukemia. She holds degrees from the Universities of Missouri and North Carolina and completed the coursework for a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has raised two sons--one a painter / art professor and one an aspiring archaeologist / writer. Naomi's Ark is her first novel.

Joshua Doub (Visual Artist): Joshua Doub is a young artist originally from North Carolina and received a BFA from Western Carolina University.  He has been in group shows in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, and Massachusetts. He spent two summers at a residency in Chautauqua, NY and received his MFA from Boston University in May, 2007.  His work experience ranges from carpentry and construction to commercial and journalistic photography and his focus is on painting and printmaking.   

Jeremy Gardner (Writer): Jeremy Gardner is a writer, actor, musician and painter. In May 2006, he presented the paper “Upton Sinclair’s Near-Fiction and The Scientific Method” at the 1st International Conference on Literary Journalism at Université Nancy Deux. He recently completed his first solo album, seaboard trek, and performed his play “Basketbrawl” at the Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival. He is currently working on a multicultural, proletarian novel entitled, The Sweat Race. It pays close attention to dialect and chronicles his three-month experience working as a laborer on two fifteen-story apartment buildings in Aventura, Florida. He was born in 1983 in Portland, Maine.

Gerry Griffin (Visual Artist): Gerry Griffin is from Chicago Il where he received a BFA & MFA in Sculpture and Graphics from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.His professional experiences and accomplishments as a Sculptor, Printmaker, and Photographer are extensive with numerous group and one-person exhibits at national and international site. He has been awarded Four New Jersey State Fellowships, Four MacDowell Fellowships, Two Yaddo Fellowships, Three Edward Albee Residency Fellowships, A New Jersey Center For Innovative Print Fellowship award, a Kohler Arts Residency Fellowship, and many other art awards. His art works are in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Kohler Art Center WI, Best Company VA, The New Jersey State Museum, Morris Museum, Newark Museum, Rutgers U, Newark Public Library, and Noyes State Museum of NJ.He has had an extensive academic career teaching computer graphic, drawing and sculpture at New York Institute of Technology, Parsons, Pratt, Rutgers U, and SUNY at Purchase. Currently he is a Professor and Academic Advisor for the New York Arts Internship Program of the GLCA.

Pang-Chieh Hsu (Visual Artist): Pang-Chieh Hsu is a representational artist of Taiwanese origin who works mainly in two media: charcoal pencil drawing and oil painting. His work in both media expresses his fascination with the ways in which natural light illuminates objects. He is especially interested in capturing how diffused sunlight strikes objects in ways that make these objects appear to glow from within.The subjects of his works are interior spaces bathed in natural light. His goal is to capture the amazing range of lighting and shadow that can exist within an interior space and on the objects, including the darkest shadows and the faintest lighting.   http://www.hooksepsteingalleries.com/exhibitions/2006/hsu/

George Hunka (Writer): George Hunka is a playwright and the artistic director of theatre minima, founded in 2006. Plays: /States of Exception/, /In Public/, /In Private/, /Sustaining/, /All the Ships at Sea/, /Light at Midnight/. Film: /Suddenly I Burst into Another/ (director: Eric Saks). He is working on a play about the Daphne/Apollo myth. His theatre reviews and essays have appeared in /The New York Times/, /Time Out New York/, and /PAJ, /and he edited a special issue of /The Brooklyn Rail/'s theatre section on playwriting, visual design, and music. Education: BA, Languages and Literature, Bard College, 1983. He lives in Manhattan. www.georgehunka.com and www.theatreminima.org

Elizabeth Kadetsky (Writer): Elizabeth Kadetsky has been a fellow to Camargo Foundation and MacDowell, a Fulbright to India and a Dodge Foundation grantee for writers affected by September 11, and has won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers Conference and scholarships to Sewanee and Breadloaf. Her short stories have appeared in or are forthcoming in *Best New American Voices*, *The* *Pushcart Prizes Anthology*, *Gettysburg Review*, *Santa Monica Review*, *Natural** Bridge*, *Red Rock Review*, *Cream City Review*, *Greensboro Review* and elsewhere. Her short-story manuscript was the top selection in the 2004 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and has been a finalist in the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Flannery O'Connor Award, while her stories have been the top selection in the Iowa Prize and honorable mentions or finalists for Atlantic Monthly Student Fiction, the Dana Award, New Millennium, Crazyhorse, the Lorian Hemingway Short Fiction Contest, and elsewhere. She is working on a novel set in India, and is also the author of memoir set in India, *First There Is a Mountain*, published by Little Brown in 2004. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University's School of Journalism.

Nathaniel Kerr (Writer): Nathaniel Kerr grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and is now studying Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has two current writing projects--one a collection of renderings of ancient Greek lyrics tentatively titled “Running Nede” and the other a novel about a kidnapped archaeologist tentatively titled “Laws in Us.” Further interests include yoga and Sustainable Development. His month at The Barn will be his third writer’s residency.

Markéta Klicova (Visual Artist): Originally from the Czech Republic, Markéta Klicova immigrated to the United States in 1985.  She holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art (concentration in Painting), and has participated in numerous group and solo shows in the Boston area, as well as in Europe.  This summer, her video project "Misensemble/Messinsieme" will be showing at Spazio Thetis in Venice, Italy, in conjunction with the 2007 Venice Biennale. She maintains a studio in Boston’s South End neighborhood. www.marketaklicova.net

Ian McDonald (Writer): Ian McDonald is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University with Bachelors of Liberal Arts. He currently holds an internship at Neil LaBute's company Contemptible Entertainment. His one act play, "Fish," has been produced at the Region VIII KCATCF in Cedar City Utah, the ATHE confrence in Chicago as well as several other venues.

Alexios Moore (Writer): Alexios Moore earned his MFA in non-fiction from New School University. He is working on a memoir in the form of narrative essay collection tentatively entitled What We Do When We're Awake. Two of the essays are being published in the Fall. The Leftover Man will appear in Pindelyboz 7, and Hunting and Gathering will be in the inaugural issue of H.O.W. He teaches writing at the College of New Rochelle and resides in Brooklyn.

Lydia Musco (Visual Artist): Lydia Musco grew up in Royalston, Massachusetts and earned a BA from Bennington College in Vermont. After college she worked at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota and at Mark di Suvero's studio in Long Island City, NY, traveled to Norway and Korea for stone carving symposiums and to China to make bronze sculptures. For two years she worked as a Staff Artist at the Vermont Studio Center residency program. She is about to receive an MFA in sculpture from Boston University and has just received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant.

Leigh Newman (Writer): Leigh Newman's short stories have appeared in One Story, Fiction, The Northwest Review, The New Orleans Review, and National Public Radio's The Sound of Writing. She has received fiction fellowships from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Corporation of Yaddo. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute.

Cheo Park (Visual Artist): Cheo Park was born in Busan, Korea in 1976. He has graduated B.F.A from Seoul National University and M.F.A from Pratt Institute. Hes has exhibited his work in various group exhibitions, including "It's a small world", Gallery THE (Brooklyn, NY), "Reality Show", 2x13 Gallery (New York, NY), "Art for Healing", World Culture Open Center ( Queens, NY), "Summer Invitational", Gallery Walter Wickiser (New York, NY).

Deirdre Sayre (Writer): Deirdre Sayre is a writer, educator, and mother from Athens, GA who covers the music scene for Flagpole Magazine. She is currently working on a recollection of her stint at Escuela Caribe, the religious reform school in the Dominican Republic where she spent her teens. http://dresugi.googlepages.com/deirdresayre

Karen Schiff (Visual Artist): Karen Schiff's artwork brings pointed, humorous attention to underlying
aspects of everyday life that are often taken for granted. She spent twenty years in literature before returning thoroughly to the visual arts, which she had never really left. (Education: A.B./A.M., Comparative Literature/English, Brown University, 1989; M.A./Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania, 1998; M.F.A. in Studio Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, 2006.) She has had solo and two-person exhibitions in New York, Boston, and Marfa, Texas. Her work has been in various group shows and juried exhibitions, and it is held in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and in Europe. She just returned from an extended residency at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico. While in Taos, she was given the mat that Agnes Martin
used to stand on while painting. She found a fellow songwriter from whom she borrowed a guitar, but she did not find anyone with whom she could sing in harmony. She has received scholarships for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Jentel Foundation.

Ranbir Sidhu (Writer): Ranbir Sidhu was born in London and grew up in California. He studied archaeology at UC Berkeley and worked as an archaeologist in California, Nevada, Israel and France. He is a winner of the Pushcart Prize in fiction and his stories have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Zyzzyva, The Missouri Review, and Other Voices. He he has been awarded residencies by the Atlantic Center and Villa Montalvo and is currently writer-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is a member of the MCC Theater Playwright's Coalition and his play True East will have it's off-Broadway premiere in the 2008-09 season. www.ranbirsidhu.com

Kyle Tucker (Writer): A former student of Edward Albee, and fellowship recipient of The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, his political essays have appeared in Z Magazine and Political Affairs.

Matthew Tyson (Visual Artist): Born 1959, London, UK. Originally concerned with printmaking and livres d’artistes, more recently Matthew Tyson has moved onto large scale installations and smaller constructions which have for their principal concern the idea of « accidental abstraction »; introducing organic forms into otherwise more formal structures based on landscape and memory. He has worked on a number of major comisssions in recent years, including a series of 17 stained glass windows, commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture for the cathedral St Pierre in St Claude in Eastern France. He has also made ephemeral public artworks for a castle keep in Crest, the town centre of Piolenc, both in south eastern France, and the new public library building in Roanne. Matthew Tyson was artist in residence at the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery in Britain. He has work in major collections around the world, has exhibited widely in Europe and has had work in exhibitions from the USA to  China. Selected Public Collections: USA--New York Public Library (NYC), Library of Congress (Washington DC), Columbia University (NYC), MoMA (NYC) ; London--Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, The British Library ; Paris--Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bibliothèque d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris ; Akademie der Bildenden Kunste (Vienna) ; Pfalzgalerie (Kaiserslautern) ; Klingspor Museum (Offenbach) ; Bibliotheca Nazionale Centrale (Florence) ; Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenanium (Den Hague)

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