Albee Fellows: 2020
Note: this was a special year during which previously Wait-Listed applicants were directly awarded full residencies in lieu of an open call for submissions
Martirene Alcantara: Born in Mexico City. As the daughter of two fine artists, she grew up infused by the visual world. Studied Architecture, Art and Photography in Mexico, US and Spain. She is a visual artist, working with photography and moving images, and have ventured in stage design. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), as well as many private art collections. She has received various awards and recognitions in Mexico, Austria and the US; among them a Rockefeller/FONCA Grant. Fellow of Ucross Foundation, and Brush Creek Arts in WY; Salzburg Künstlerhaus in Austria; VCCA in VA; the Albee Foundation in NY; Willapa Bay AiR, in WA; Nautilus Lanzarote Art Residency in Spain, and the Serlachius Residence in Finland. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, in galleries and museums in Europe, Latin America and the US.
Sarah Faux: Sarah Faux (b. 1986, Boston) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Faux received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2015, and a joint BA/BFA from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Faux has had solo exhibitions at Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai, China), M+B (Los Angeles, CA), Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York, USA) and Stems Gallery (Brussels, Belgium), as well as numerous group exhibitions. Faux has participated in several residencies including Yaddo (New York, USA), Cuevas Tilleard Projects (Lamu, Kenya) and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China). Her paintings have been written about in Cultured Magazine, i-d Vice, artcritical, Surface Magazine, Modern Painters, The Wall Street Journal, Interview, Hyperallergic, and Artsy, among others.
Christina Mesiti: Bio coming soon...
Yvette Molinia: Yvette Molina is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes processional banners, costumes, performance, ritual, dance, games, storytelling, action figures, mud sculptures, collage, embroidery and painting. Focusing on values of justice and compassion, her recent projects create meeting spaces for conversation. Yvette has exhibited across the US and internationally at venues such as the Stockholm Fringe Festival, the American Embassies in Uruguay and Latvia, the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Arsenal Contemporary, NADA Art Fair, Johansson Projects, and the Legion of Honor and de Young Museums of California as an AIR awardee. Other residency fellowships include the Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Foundation, UC Berkeley Worth Ryder Gallery, and No Boundaries Colony on Bald Head Island. Born in Kansas City, Yvette currently splits her time between New York City, Oakland, California and a remote village in France.
Edie Nadelhaft: Edie Nadelhaft’s paintings and mixed-media sculpture are inspired by a fascination with the physical world and the strange psychological landscape of the American experience. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Edie studied painting and art history at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & SUNY Purchase, and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Recent exhibitions include Evening in America (solo, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, 2020), One For The Road (2 person, Frosch & Portmann, NYC, 2018), and Surface Tension (solo, William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2016). In 2014, Edie’s work was included in Face to Face, Wall to Wall, a survey of contemporary portraiture at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT and the Contemporary Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Edie’s work is in the permanent collections of The Ford Foundation, (New York, NY) and The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, (Albuquerque, NM). Edie Nadelhaft currently lives and works in Lower Manhattan.
Lia Sutton: Lia Sutton is a New York City born artist, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Sutton’s work is propelled by play, embodiment, and movement. Currently an artist in residence and instructor at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, she has exhibited her sculpture, drawing,
printmaking, video and participatory art work nationally and internationally. She received her MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She also studied at the
Escuela de Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Sutton is a member of the Public Education Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute. www.liasutton.com
Georgia Wall: Georgia Wall (b. 1986 New York City) is an artist, teacher and Ceremonialist. She practices at making videos, poems, performances and drawings. Wall has shown work at Team Gallery, Document Space, Anthology Film Archives, American Medium, New York Live Arts, Gibney, AUNTS at Skirball NYU, Movement Research at Judson Church, and CATCH at The Invisible Dog. Wall has been a resident artist at The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, PearlArts and The Joan Mitchell Center.
Agnes Borinsky: Agnes Borinsky (she/her) is a writer and performer, originally from Baltimore, currently living in Los Angeles. She has worked on plays with i am a slow tide, Rady&Bloom, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, Page 73, Ensemble Studio Theatre, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Masrah Ensemble in Beirut, Upstream Theater in St. Louis, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has otherwise performed and developed work in basements, backyards, bars, circus tents, and theaters. Alum of Yale
(humanities), Youngblood & Brooklyn College (playwriting), and the Los Angeles Permaculture Academy (permaculture design). Her essays have appeared in n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Slate, and HowlRound, and her first YA novel is forthcoming in 2020.
Kier-La Janisse: Kier-La Janisse is a film writer, programmer and founder of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She is the author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (2012) and A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (2007), and has edited several books including Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (2015) and the forthcoming Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive (2020). She is currently writing a monograph about Charles Willeford’s Cockfighter, and is co-authoring the book ‘Unhealthy and Aberrant’: Depictions of Horror Fandom in Film and Television as well as co-curating an anthology book on the films of Robert Downey, Sr. Her first film as director/producer, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is due out from Severin Films in 2020.
Michelle Meyers: Michelle Meyers is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Adroit Journal, Juked, and Atticus Review, among others, and she has received honors from Glimmer Train, Wigleaf, and Ploughshares. Meyers was a 2015 PEN Center Emerging Voices
Fellow in Fiction and published her debut novel, Glass Shatters, with She Writes Press in 2016, which was selected as an Editor’s Pick in Literary Fiction by Foreword Reviews and a finalist in Literary Fiction by the USA Best Book Awards. She has previously completed residencies through the Berkshire Fringe Festival and the Wildacres Retreat. Meyers received a B.A. in Literary Arts and Writing for Performance from Brown University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. She now teaches in
the Writing Program at USC, where she also volunteers with the Prison Education Project.
Anne Phelan: Anne Phelan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Hampshire College and the Trinity Rep Conservatory. She has been Playwright-in-Residence at The Juilliard School, and twice Playwright-in-Residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts. Anne’s play Créche Scenes was in the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and she has twice been an Albee Foundation fellow. Her plays have been produced in Canada, Germany and throughout the U.S. Two of her plays are published by Smith & Kraus. Recently, Anne completed Untied, a ten-episode fiction podcast produced by Asterism Theater Co. and Dramahound Productions. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and frequent collaborator Tom Bovo. Anne is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.
Brian Shuff: Brian Shuff is a writer based in Portland, Maine and Los Angeles, California. His first book, About Grief (non-fiction), was published in 2010 and has been translated into multiple languages. Brian holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine and serves as contributing editor at Décor Maine, writing features focused primarily on sustainable architecture and architectural history. Since 2018, he has taught at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. He is currently at work on his first novel. Other interests include: food, drink, coffee, sociopolitical evolution, and 90s hip-hop.