Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in Raleigh, NC, welcomes two new Regional Emerging Artists-in-Residence, Tommy Taylor and Alex Waggoner, and is pleased to retain Jaclyn Bowie as a Community Artist-in-Residence, starting in Jan. 2014.
Moving into studio 215A is Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence multi-media artist Tommy Taylor. Taylor received his MFA from Goldsmiths/University of London and a MA in painting and photography from the University of Iowa, IA. Select exhibitions include “On the Perimeter,” a curated group show in the High House Gallery, Oxford, England; “The Pool Exhibition,” Goldsmith group show, London; and “We Never Fall Apart, We Never Fall Together,” a group show at Drewelowe, Iowa City, I.A.
Taylor won a Jealous Gallery Prize in 2013 and currently teaches drawing, art history and art appreciation at Wake Technical Community College. Having recently moved to Raleigh, Taylor will use his studio time to immerse himself in the local art community and culture. Of his process, Taylor says, “Some of the best moments of my life are when I forget myself. So I use a variety of different images from my experiences, paint them, scan them, print them, and paint them again to reflect on the world and how we might see ourselves in it.”
Additionally, Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence painter Alex Waggoner will join Artspace in studio 215. Waggoner received her BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Waggoner has taught workshops for all ages at the Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, and recently exhibited in the “Fall 2013 Showcase” at Conolly Studio Gallery, Charleston, SC, curated by Alizey Kahn. While a resident artist, Waggoner will be exploring the concept of home with her work, and building a portfolio for her graduate school applications.
Taylor and Waggoner will be at Artspace through June, and following their residencies, they will each have an exhibition of their work at Artspace and give an artist’s talk.
Multi-media artist and a 2013 Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence, Jaclyn Bowie will continue working at Artspace in studio 217 as the newest Community Artist-in-Residence. Bowie received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Appalachian State University. Select exhibitions include :Schwa Show: 12th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition” at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; “SUM Art Works: Intern & Emerging Artist Exhibition,” Barn 2 Gallery, Salem, NY; and Malus Domestica, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC. Bowie will work with Artspace as an instructor for Artspace’s 2014 Community Outreach Program at Hope Elementary Charter School.
Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of 120 professional artists, and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.
For more information, contact the Director of Programs & Exhibitions Shana Dumont Garr, by e-mail at (email@example.com), call 919/821-2787, or visit (www.artspacenc.org).