2013 Summer Residency Fellows

Christopher Backs (Writer): Christopher Backs is an artist and writer living in Cleveland, Ohio. A harrowing index of his work can be found at christopherbacks.com

Martha Clippinger (Visual Artist): Martha Clippinger grew up in Columbus, Georgia. She studied art history at Fordham University and received an MFA in visual arts from Mason Gross School of Art. Awards and residencies include MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, and Vermont Studio Center. Clippinger is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery. In 2014, she will travel to Mexico as a Fulbright-García Robles Research Fellow.

Ashley Wren Collins (Writer): Ashley is the author of Produce Your Own Damn Movie! with Lloyd Kaufman and The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Los Angeles. She has written for MovieMaker and The Huffington Post. Her short story, “Daddy’s Girl,” received the SLS-St. Petersburg Review Award.  Ashley won “Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical” for her performance in Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, starred opposite Malcolm McDowell in Showtime’s Pound of Flesh, recently produced her first feature film, Chasing Taste, and choreographed the off-Broadway production of Honestly Abe.  Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania; MFA, American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School IATT at Harvard. ashleywrencollins.com

Matthew Fischer (Visual Artist): Matthew Fischer lives and works in New York City.  He has been an artist in residence at The Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, NY and The Vermont Studio Center.  He was the studio manager of the painting and drawing program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO, before moving to New York. He has shown his paintings at Jack Tilton Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery and 247365 in New York. matthew-fischer.com 

Ryan Flanagan (Writer): Ryan studies and teaches at the University of North Texas. At the Barn, he will work on his memoir. Ryan grew up in Turnersville, New Jersey and enjoys swimming, fishing, and learning Italian.

Ute Gallmeister (Visual Artist): Ute Gallmeister lives and works in Anklam and Berlin, Germany. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin-Weißensee with a diploma in 2001 and honored there in 2003. She received a stipend from the government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and has held a fellowship from the Künstlerhaus Lukas, Germany. In 2012 she received a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). Ute has taken part in several solo and collective exhibitions in Germany, Poland, Austria and France. Her works can be found in public and private collections in Germany, France, Austria, United Kingdom and the United States. www.utegallmeister.de

Elizabeth Greenwood (Writer): Elizabeth Greenwood is at work on a book about faked death and disappearance, titled PLAYING DEAD: The Art and Folly of Pseudocide, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.  Her work has appeared in The Believer, Guernica, and Poets & Writers, and the online editions of Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker.  She is a contributing editor at The New Inquiry and holds an MFA from Columbia University. Please visit her at elizabethgreenwood.wordpress.com

Samuel Graham-Felsen (Writer): Sam Graham-Felsen is in the MFA program for fiction writing at Columbia. He is working on a novel about boys growing up Boston in the 1990s. His nonfiction work has appeared in The Nation, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and New York Magazine. He served as Barack Obama's chief blogger in the 2007-8 presidential campaign. His website is samgf.com

Stephanie Horvath (Writer): Stephanie will work this summer on completing the first draft of a book of poems. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Bat City Review and Pleiades.

Fitzhugh Karol (Visual Artist): Fitzhugh Karol is based in Brooklyn, NY and works in mixed media including wood, metal, paint and found objects to create sculpture on a variety of scales as well as low relief, site specific and 2D work. MFA, Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. Apprenticeship with Toshiko Takaezu in 2005. BS, Skidmore College in 2004. fitzhughkarol.com

Benjamin King (Visual Artist): Benjamin King lives and works in New York City.  He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from the University of Chicago. Benjamin shows with Galerie Laroche/Joncas in Montréal and has appeared in group exhibitions in the US and Europe, including shows at ACME Los Angeles, the Painting Center in New York, and Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco. Benjamin co-founded HKJB (www.hkjb.org) with artist Jay Henderson in 2009 and has curated many exhibitions in NYC. Their work was included in the Exit Art and MIT press publication Alternative Histories. www.benjamin-king.com

Emily Noelle Lambert (Visual Artist): Emily Noelle Lambert received her MFA from Hunter College and her BA in Visual Art from Antioch College.  Lambert has had solo exhibitions at Lu Magnus Gallery and Priska Juschka Fine Art in NYC, and solo exhibitions at Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, and IMART in South Korea. Her work has been include in group exhibitions at Allegra LaViola and Brian Morris Gallery in New York, Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA, Weekend Space in LA, and RH+Gallery in Istanbul.   Her work has been reviewed in the Washington Post, Art in America, and artforum.com. Websites: emilynoellelambert.net & lumagnus.com

Hilary Leichter (Writer): Hilary Leichter's work has appeared in n+1, Tin House, The Barnes & Noble Review, The Kenyon Review, the Indiana Review, the L Magazine, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She is an associate editor for NOON Annual and has taught writing at Columbia University and FreeBird Bookstore. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.  

David Loewy (Writer): David Loewy is a playwright and performer living in New York City. Recent works include: St. Augustine (Eugene O’Neill NPC semifinalist), …Honor Roll… (Jewish Playwrights Project TYA Award), and The Weston Women (Helford Prize winner). He is a founding company member of Storahtelling, a Jewish ritual theater company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and a Master of Public Administration from NYU. During his residency, David will work on the first in a series of American history plays.

Jesse Longman (Writer): Jesse Longman is a writer, currently living in the NYC metro area. An editor of the international literary journal the St. Petersburg Review, she works in a variety of forms including poetry, playwriting, fiction and dance. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, School of the Arts.

Andrew Lubas (Visual Artist): Andrew Lubas is a graduate of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting (Maryland Institute College of Art). His awards include the Thomas George Award for Emerging Artists, Bethesde Painting Award Semi-Finalist and the Hoffberger School of Painting Scholarship. His work has been featured in group shows in and around Baltimore (Gallery CA, Area 405, North Ave Market Space), internationally at the American Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua (part of the Art in Embassies Program) and in a solo show at the John Fonda Gallery. More information can be found at www.andrewlubas.com

Sarah Perry (Writer): Sarah Perry is a Maine native who spent ten years in the South before moving to NYC in 2010. She is completing her MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University, with the help of a Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. She has been published in Blood & Thunder and Bluestockings Literary Journal, and, in April 2013, was a guest curator for Nola Studiola. She is hoping to complete the first draft of her memoir during her Albee residency, and is very grateful for the chance.

Danny Powell (Writer): Danny is a writer, director, and poet whose short films include Damien, solus, and The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm.  His work has screened at film festivals and art galleries including Artbreak in NYC.  His feature-length screenplay, Pieces of a Man, was a finalist in the 2010 Blazing Quill Screenwriting Competition and his feature directorial debut, Homer and Penelope, will premiere this year.  He was selected for Tofte Lake Center’s Emerging Artists residency in 2012, and his poetry most recently appeared in Penny Ante Feud.  He curates films for Brooklyn Wayfarers art gallery and has taught at Museum of the Moving Image.  More at cinemawithcinema.com

Stephanie Schmidt (Visual Artist): Stephanie Schmidt is a landscape photographer. Her oceanscape series include The Drift of Everything and Loomings. Stephanie lives in New York City. She is grateful to the Edward F. Albee Foundation for its support. saltyporridge.com

Joy Wood (Writer): Joy Wood is a writer and editor. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was also a Zell Postgraduate Fellow. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Black Warrior Review, and The Journal. Past residencies include the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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