Artspace in Raleigh, NC, welcomes Becky Joye and Nsenga Knight as Regional Emerging Artists-in-Residence. Joye and Knight will begin working in studios at Artspace, starting January 2013. They will remain in residence through July 6, 2013.
Becky Joye will be working in Studio 215A. She states, “I find inspiration in observing the overlooked man-made landscape: grand communication towers, worn empty signs, and concrete silos from the car window.” Joye received a Bachelor of Architecture from UNC-Charlotte in 2003. Joye’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including The Drawing Show, Pump Project (Austin, TX) and Red Dot, Women & Their Work (Austin, TX). Upcoming exhibits include a solo exhibition at Designbox (Raleigh, NC) in 2013.
Nsenga Knight will be working in Studio 215. She will be using her residency to continue working on her Last Rite project, which is “an interdisciplinary visual art project whose narrative pivots between Malcom X’s pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964 (his fulfillment of his last religious duty) and his funeral rites – the final ritual regarding his physical presence on earth.” Knight earned a Master of Fine Arts – Photography and Cinema Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Exhibitions include The First Year, Galveston Arts Center (Galveston, TX); Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet, New Museum (New York, NY), and Drowning (solo exhibition), Amistad Gallery at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). Knight also recently completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and the Galveston Artist Residency in Galveston, TX.
Artspace, a thriving visual art center located in downtown Raleigh, brings the creative process to life through inspiring and engaging education and community outreach programming, a dynamic environment of over 30 professional artists studios, and nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Approximately 95 artists hold professional memberships in the Artspace Artists Association. Thirty-five of these artists have studios located at Artspace. Artspace is open to the public Tues.-Sat., from 10am – 6pm and on the first Friday of each month for the First Friday Gallery Walk until 10pm. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Guided tours are available. Artspace is located in Historic City Market in Raleigh at the corner of Blount and Davie Streets.
Artspace is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Raleigh Arts Commission, individuals, corporations, and private foundations.
For more information, please visit (www.artspacenc.org).