2014 Summer Residency Fellows

Johnny Atlas (Writer): johnny atlas is a gender queer writer paying rent in olympia, washington. he began breaking the rules of writing while growing up in colorado. a self published writer from the feminist punk scene, his cut and paste zines cannot be found online. johnny atlas is not on facebook. in his spare time he enjoys driving around in his old truck, biking around on his single speed bicycle, and teaching a free writing class to inmates at the nisqually tribal jail. he has gone to school. he is very in debt. in montauk, he hopes to write his first book.

Duncan Beebe (Writer): Duncan Beebe was born in Hollywood, CA and grew up in Woodstock, NY. His work has been published in The Artist's Catalogue, Eyemazing magazine, and Photo Technique. He has received residencies from Prairie Center for the Arts and now The Edward F. Albee Foundation. He is a member of the Sackett Street Writers Group. He is now finishing his first novel titled Adrift

Vanessa Blakeslee (Writer): Vanessa Blakeslee's debut short story collection, Train Shots, was released in March, 2014, by Burrow Press. Her writing has appeared in The Southern ReviewGreen Mountains ReviewThe Paris Review Daily,The Globe and Mail, and Kenyon Review Online, among many others. Winner of the inaugural Bosque Fiction Prize, she has also been awarded grants and residencies from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Banff Centre, Ledig House, the Ragdale Foundation, and in 2013 received the Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information please visit www.vanessablakeslee.com or trainshots.com

Jim Condron (Visual Artist): Jim Condron received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger School of Painting, and a BA in Art and English from Colby College. He also studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.  Since 1993, Condron has studied with Rohini Ralby, the artist's mentor. In 2012 he was awarded a fellowship at the Heliker-Lahotan Foundation. His work appears nationally and internationally in private and public collections. www.jimcondron.com

Nora Griffin (Visual Artist): Nora Griffin is a painter and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Recent shows include Off White Desert at Louis B. James in New York, and her work will be featured at NADA NY this May. Nora has written on art, literature, and culture for The Brooklyn Rail, and more recently has contributed criticism to Art in America. She's thrilled to be in residence at the Albee Foundation for a second time, and might bring Stendhal's On Love with her. Art + writing at: noragriffin.com

Erin Hagan (Visual Artist): Erin Hagan is a visual artist who lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is currently studying MFA Fine Art at Belfast School of Art, at the University of Ulster and will graduate in June 2014, before starting the residency at the Albee Foundation. Hagan’s work ranges from painting and drawing to installation and sculpture. erinhagan.com     

Harrison Scott Key (Writer): Harrison Scott Key is the author of the memoir The World's Largest Man (HarperCollins), out in 2015. His humor and nonfiction have appeared in Oxford American, Creative Nonfiction, The Pinch, Reader's Digest, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Swink, and elsewhere, and his work has been adapted for the stage by Chicago's Neo-Futurists in their show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and others. He teaches at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. Online, he's at www.HarrisonScottKey.com / on Twitter, he's @HarrisonKey.

Anna Kunz (Visual Artist): ANNA KUNZ’s work has been recently featured in exhibitions including Luminae at White Box NYC, Spectral Landscape at Gallery 400, Chicago, at The Smart Museum on The University of Chicago's campus, and as part of the “Artist’s Connect” series at the Art Institute of Chicago. Kunz has worked collaboratively to create expansive paintings for various theatrical and dance productions, namely, for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2009. She completed two large scale projects, one for the Seldoms Dance Company entitled, “Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead”, and another with Paige Cunningham Calderella and the House of Ninja for The Industry of the Ordinary’s retrospective exhibition at The Chicago Cultural Center. Kunz has been the recipient of awards and nominations, from organizations such as The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in New York City, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Residency NYC 2010. She was honored as an Artadia 2012 finalist. This summer, Kunz’s work will be on view at Munch Gallery NYC, The Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan, WI and she will be an artist in residence at The Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. www.annakunz.net

Ann Lewinson (Writer): Ann Lewinson's short stories have appeared in Agni, Hayden's Ferry Review, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's Writers' Series and other publications, and her film reviews have appeared in the Boston Phoenix, Hartford Advocate and Kansas City Star. She has taught in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University and at Kingsborough Community College, and through the New York Writers Coalition has led writers' workshops for the formerly homeless and adults with disabilities. A member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the Boston Society of Film Critics, Ann lives in New York, where she recently completed her first novel.

Jerry Lieblich (Writer): Jerry Lieblich is a Brooklyn based playwright. He is a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Smith + Tinker (HERE Arts Center), and is the writerly half of the performance team Tiny Little Band.  His plays include Ghost Stories (HERE Arts Center), Eudaemonia (not just 3 New Plays), 1927 (Ars Nova, ANT Fest), and Junkyard (|the claque| Reads). He has been a finalist for the Heideman Award (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange (Old Vic Theatre). Semifinalist: Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship.  He is a published scientist and also worked at a zoo. BA: Yale.

Mimi Lipson (Writer): Mimi Lipson lives in Kingston, NY. She has an MFA from Boston University, where she also sometimes teaches. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Harvard Review, Joyland, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. Her first story collection, The Cloud of Unknowing, came out in 2014 from Yeti Publishing.

Dawn MacKeen (Writer): Dawn MacKeen is a freelance reporter living in the Los Angeles area. She is the author of a forthcoming book for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, based on her grandfather's memoirs of World War I. Previously, she covered health and social issues as a staff writer for Salon.com, Newsday and Smart Money Magazine.  Her articles have also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine (London), Elle, and the Los Angeles Times.

Ruiaridh MacLeod (Visual Artist): Ruairidh MacLeod lives and works in New York. He studied at the Stadelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and the Cooper Union where he received a BFA in 2014. His work was mostly recently on show at Gallerie 1m3 in Lausanne, Switzerland and 99cent Plus in Brooklyn, New York.  

Iliana Ortega (Visual Artist): Iliana Ortega is a Mexican born artist currently living and working in New York City. She graduated with her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2011 and her BFA from University of Guanajuato (Guanajuato, Mexico) in 2008. She was awarded a National Prize for Young Artists, (FONCA)  Mexico in 2006 and received the first place award in the XIII National Biennial, Diego Rivera in 2008. Iliana Ortega has exhibited in numerous museums and gallery exhibitions in Mexico and the United States. Her work explores issues relating to abstraction and fiction principally combining photography and drawing. ilianaortega.com

Maria Rapoport (Writer): Maria Rapoport's creative nonfiction has been named runner-up in the Iowa Review Awards and published in the Iowa Review and The Pinch. Her play, Blue Roses, was produced by San Francisco’s Shotgun Players. During her stay at the Barn she’ll continue working on her collection of experimental short stories about everything and nothing.

Courtney Richter (Visual Artist): Courtney Richter grew up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and received her BA at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts (2009).  She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.  Courtney enjoys good coffee, keeping in touch with her friends across the globe, and taking in the southwestern landscape.  She is extremely grateful for the support of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.  See her work and get in touch at http://courtneyfaithrichter.com

Erin Kate Ryan (Writer): Erin Kate Ryan is a fiction maker currently residing in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She's committed to resisting heteropatriarchal capitalism and dismantling both oppression and the boundaries of conventional fiction. Erin Kate's work has been published in Glimmer Train and A Capella Zoo, and she was a 2014 Fellow at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences. She's never taken a wooden nickel.

Jhon Sanchez (Writer): A Colombian born and raised, Mr. Sanchez is fated to write the disgrammatical. After studying and practicing law for more than a decade, he decided to hang his three diplomas above the toilet in his Brooklyn apartment where he now lives. After surviving his first unpublished short story, ‘Too Funny to Commit Suicide,’ he went on to study creative writing at Long Island University. Every morning, he writes down his dreams. His work has been featured in Brooklyn Paramount and The Overpass. He would like to thank Lewis Warsh, Orlando Ferrand, Samuel Ferri, Don Scotti, Mom, Granny, the Jamaican Lady next door, and the keys left by the Brazilian.

Staci R. Schoenfeld (Writer): Staci R. Schoenfeld holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and is Managing Poetry Editor at Revolution House. A recipient of an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and a residency from the Ragdale Foundation, she has been a featured poet at Holler Poets Series in Lexington, KY, Rivertown Reading Series in Paducah, KY, S&Q in Champaign, IL, and Slant Reading Series in Evansville, IN. Her poems appear in or are forthcoming from Greensboro Review, Washington Square, Southern Humanities Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Muzzle, Bellevue Literary Review, and diode, among others.

Tad Wiley (Visual Artist): Born in Needham Massachusetts 1955, Tad Wiley studied at Saint Lawrence University from 1974-1976 and at the State University of New York at Purchase, College of Art and Design from 1976-1978, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. After moving to New York City in 1978, his first exhibition was at The Drawing Center 1982, followed by a solo exhibition in 1984 at the Leslie Cecil Gallery on 72nd St. Since then Wiley has exhibited his paintings and works on paper in galleries and museums in New York and other major cities throughout the United States. Wiley is the recipient of several awards including The Pollock / Krasner Foundation grant and The Edward Albee Foundation fellowship. His work is represented in public, private, and corporate collections worldwide. He currently lives and works in New York City. tadwiley.com

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