2010 Summer Residency Fellows
Matthew Aquilone (Writer): Matthew Aquilone was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a grauate of Vassar College, with a degree in Art, and of hte Masters Creative Writing Program at NYU. His poetry and fiction has been published in Christopher Street, RFD, ArkAngel and other journals, including this year's Census Anthology from Seven Towers Press, Dublin.
Elana Bell (Writer): Elana Bell is the recipient of a 2008-2009 Jerome Foundation grant in poetry, an arts fellowship from t he Drisha Institute, and was selected as the winner of the 2004 Stephen Dunn Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Storyscape, Words and Images Magazine, Parse, Clamor, Mima'akim and Poetz.com. Elana serves as the writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters and sings with the a capella trip Saheli.
Jeff Bender (Writer): Jeff Bender is a native Philadelphian and a graduate of Columbia's MFA program. Other residencies include the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming and the Montana Artists Refuge. Workshops include the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop in Portland, OR, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, MA. He teaches writing at Temple University and is working on a novel about NCAA wrestling. www.jeffbender.net
Wesley Martin Berg(Visual Artist): Bio unavailable
Sara-Ashley Bischoff (Writer): Sara-Ashley Bischoff is a writer, director and choreographer, and lives in New York. She graduated from Princeton University in 2009, where she studied writing under Jeffrey Eugenides, Charles Mee, Marina Carr and Dael Orlandersmith, and wrote a novel for her thesis under the guidance of Joyce Carol Oates. Her plays--The Tug of the Moon and The Rose Gardener--have both been produced in the city in the past year, and The Rose Gardener was also a 2009 semi-finalist in the International Stanley Drama Award Contest. In March she attended the Sirenland Writers Conference for her fiction work, where she studied under Ron Carlson.
Trent Creswell (Writer): Trent Creswell is a writer attending Sarah Lawrence, originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was winner in the Non-Fiction category for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, for which he was also a Presidential Scholar of the Arts nominee. Trent's writing has been performed with the Neo-Futurists in Chicago, and he was invited to perform his original work at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. He has also written and directed two "full length" plays, and hundreds of 30-second plays.
Sara Crossan (Writer): Sarah Crossan trained at Cambridge University as an English and Drama teacher and since then has been working to promote creative writing in schools. She currently teaches high school English at a small private school in Hoboken, NJ. As well as teaching, Sarah has worked as a freelance magazine writer and book reviewer (INK) and as an educational writer (Boardworks). She completed her Masters in creative writing at The University of Warwick (UK) in 2003 and at this time began her first novel. This novel is the project she hopes to complete during her time at the Foundation.
Jon Elliott (Visual Artist): Jon Elliott (b. 1974) studied Drawing/Painting at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and received a Masters Degree in Painting/Printmaking from RISD in 2001. Recent solo shows include "Continental Drift" in 2007 and "Plague of Excess" in 2006--both at 31 Grand Gallery in NY)--and "Pursuit of Happiness" in 2009 at the Freedman Gallery, Albright College. Recent group shows include "Signs of the Apocalypse" at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago (2009), "Nature Interrupted" at the Chelsea Museum NY, "From Our Living Room To Yours" at Goff+Rosenthal, Berlin, and SIGGRAPH Asia, a festival of Arts, New Media, and Technology in Yokahama, Japan (2009). Jon lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Philip Euling (Writer): Philip Euling has been paid to act, teach, sing, direct, analyze novels and scripts, build both buildings and websites, and organize slides as well as movie stars' lives. He also writes. So far the result is four plays, a screenplay, one TV pilot, two short stories, and one very short film which played at 22 film festivals, on IFC, and at 32,000 feet. A graduate of Vassar College and the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, an AEA member, and a stickler for details, Phil's a bit uneasy writing about himself in the third person.Steven Felicelli (Writer): Steven Felicelli is a novelist/playwright currently living in St. Louis (via Chcago, Seattle, Snoqualmie Pass, Sante Fe). He is moving to hte Bay Area in May and will be homeless again by the time he reaches Long Island. His debut novel--Notes Toward a Monograph of "The Moment" (Convergence/Six Gallery Press, Fall '08)--was remaindered in record time, and his upcoming "frame by frame narrative" (White) is due out this fall from Purgatorio Press.
Veronica Frenning (Visual Artist): Veronica Frenning received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (1998) and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (1994). While at Cranbrook she was awarded a merit scholarship, and prior to that she was a recipient of a Jerome Travel and Study Grant (1996). She has taught ceramics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nassau Community College, and the Grand Street Campus Beacon Center. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows nationally and internationally. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Anne Gilman (Visual Artist): Anne Gilman is a Brooklyn-based artist who does large installation drawings and artist book projects. Her work has been exhibited in Latin America, Europe and the United States, including Mexico, Havana, Berlin, Paris, Chicago and New York. Publications include Gilman's artist book Bordes deshilachados/Frayed Edges, released by Ediciones Vigia in Mantanzas, Cuba, and the zines Nishtugadacht, Contra el mal de ojo and Don't Lose Heart. She will be an upcoming featured artist at the Center for Book Arts with her project The Jolly Balance. Her work can be seen at Central Booking in d.u.m.b.o, Brooklyn, and through the flat files at Kentler International Drawing Space. www.annegilman.com
Barbara Hammond (Writer): Barbara Hammond's play Eva the Chaste launched its living room tour at The National Arts Club in March 2010--destinations from Big Sur to Berlin to follow... OTHER PLAYS: Beyond the Pale, Summerland, Norman and Beatrice, Paper Tigers, The Pilgrim Soul in You, New York in June, Breakfast in the Hamptons, June Weddings, and Little Birds. FILM: June Weddings (writer/director). AWARDS: Special Jury Award, 1st Irish 2009 Theatre Festival; Directors' Special Recognition Award at San Francisco International Short Film Festival; finalist in the Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Festival; Scribner Award for Excellence in Writing. www.barbarahammond.com
Terrell James (Visual Artist): Terrell James is a painter whose studio practice includes working in Houston and Berlin. Recently her work was included in the exhibition "Save Berlin" at the disused public pool facilty Stattbad Wedding. James' work has been exhibited at HK Centre at the Hong Kong Museum, The Shanghai Museum, as well as in galleries and museums in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, New York, Lima, Los Angeles and Portland.
Boo Killebrew (Writer): Boo Killebrew is a founder of CollaborationTown, A Theatre Company. Her plays include The Play About My Dad, Days Like Diamonds, They're Just Like Us (publication by New York Theatre Experience) and True Love Waits. Boo and/or her work has appeared at The Roundabout, The Public, The Living Theatre, NYMF, LaMaMa, The Huntington, The Village Theatre and Boston Playwright's Theatre. Boo has received two NY Innovative Theatre Awards, NYC Fringe Award of Excellence, The Bette Davis Foundation Award, was in residence at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, a semi-finalist for P73, and has served as a NYFA Panelist. Training: Boston University.
Joshua Marcus (Writer): Joshua Marcus's writing opens one up to an animated world where uncanny juxtapositions compromise one's unconscious habits. In love with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and all things Latin American, Marcus has traveled through the Amazon, up the Andes and down to Tierra del Fuego. In his current novel he travels the wildernesses of the female psyche. Amidst the burgeoning feminism of the United States in the sixites and seventies, the protagonist is caught between her own life and that of her unborn children.
Danny Mitarotondo (Writer): Danny Mitarotondo is a New York-based playwright, director, actor, the Artistic Director of The Common Tongue, and the you youngest assistant teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework worldwide. His plays have premiered at venues across Manhattan. Danny holds a BA from NYU Gallatin, is an MFA Playwriting Candidate at Columbia University, and is a graduate of The Atlantic Theatre Company's Professional Conservatory.
Andrew Cornell Robinson (Visual Artist): Andrew Cornell Robinson's artwork includes an assemblage of materials from ceramics to painting and drawing. Material texture informs the objects and images he creates, which impart the feeling of his work, ranging from poetic, political, humorous, jarring and, at time, cryptic. He studied ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art, and he received a Masters of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts. He lives and operates his studio in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches with Parsons School of Design. www.acrstudio.com
Yi Sheng (Visual Artist): Born in Shanghai, China, and raised in Central New Jersey, Yi Sheng currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, pursuing an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. After working as a seamstress, coffee factory worker, set builder and studio assistant, she is thrilled to return to art-making. Employing a variety of media such as video, sculpture, sound installations and photography, her work closely examines and asks questions about the complex nature of how we situate our sense of self.
Fran Siegel (Visual Artist): Fran Siegel's light-reactive drawings and installations engage perceptual shifts within architectural environments. Recent site-specific projects include United States representation at the IX International Bienal of Cuenca, Ecuador; Muzeum Sztuki, Loz, Poland; Nuova Icona, Venuce, Italy; The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv; The Museum of Art and Design in New York; The Armoty in Pasadena; Torrance Art Museum, and Rogue Wave at LA Louver. Published reviews of her work include Art in America, Art News, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Sculpture Magazine Siegel earned her MFA from Yake University School of Art, and her BFA from Tyler School of Art. She is currently on the art faculty at California State University, Long Beach.
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