Sculpture Space in Utica, New York, invites artists whose main practice is sculpture to apply for a two-month artist residency in 2024. The application fee is $35 and the open call closes on January 15, 2023.

In addition to six private studios, we have a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment outfitted with concrete floors, a two-ton system of traveling hoists, and extra-wide overhead doors. Housing a block away includes private bedrooms, washer/dryer, wifi internet, shared living space, and kitchen. Studio and living space is provided to selected artists at no cost, along with a $500 stipend. The studio and residence are located in an eclectic, diverse neighborhood close to downtown Utica, situated in Central New York’s Mohawk Valley region.

46 years ago, Sculpture Space found its roots in the industrial Utica Steam Engine & Boiler Works manufacturing facility. A small group of artists, compelled by a vision of space for sculptors to experiment and grow their voices, stocked this factory with industrial equipment to create massive sculptures.

Far from the grease and machines of its past, Sculpture Space has over 665 alumni sculptors from around the world. The collaborative environment of the studio and communal aspects of the residence help foster dialogue, exchanges of ideas, creative experimentation, and personal and professional connections.

Eligibility Criteria

This program accepts 20–25 artists a year and is open to sculptors who work in all mediums and sizes. We seek applicants whose experiences will broaden diversity in the field, including those who have a personal history of overcoming adversity or are first-generation college or graduate school attendees. This is a blind review; acceptance is based solely on the quality of work reviewed and the creativity of proposals.

Guest Jurors

Hrag Vartanian is the editor-in­-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, an art critic, curator, artist, and lecturer on contemporary art with an expertise on the intersection of art and politics. His collaborative 2018 installation with artist Sharon Louden, “Origins,” explored their five­-year professional and personal friendship as a starting point for a bigger conversation about beginnings and ends. 

Jova Lynne is a trans-disciplinary artist and curator based out of Detroit, Michigan. Lynne seeks to subvert anthropological practice in utilizing lens, sculpture, and performative practices. She is interested in the cognitive dissonance one experiences when navigating material, text, and media-based archive specifically as it relates to Black culture.

Vivian Chiu, a 2014 Sculpture Space Alumni, was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. With an aptitude for problem solving and a sensitivity towards materials, Vivian utilizes continuous deconstruction and reconstruction to create optical sculptures and explore ideas of visibility and perception.

Applications for the 2024 residency are due by January 15, 2023.
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