Residency Dates: February 19, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Application Deadline: September 18, 2016

Born April 16, 1940, in Highland Park, NJ, Joan Snyder received her A.B. from Douglass College in 1962, and her M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 1966. Snyder has been the recipient of several awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1974, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1983, and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007. Snyder currently lives in Brooklyn and Woodstock, NY.

Joan Snyder first gained public attention in the early 1970s with her gestural and elegant “stroke paintings”, which used the grid to deconstruct and retell the story of abstract painting. By the late 70s Snyder abandoned the formality of the grid. She began to more explicitly incorporate symbols and text, and the paintings took on a more complex materiality. These early works were included in the 1973 and 1981 Whitney Biennials and the 1975 Corcoran Biennial. Often referred to as an autobiographical or confessional artist, her paintings are essentially narratives of both personal and communal experiences. Through a fiercely individual approach and persistent experimentation with technique and materials, Snyder has extended the expressive potential of abstract painting and inspired generations of emerging artists.

In 2005, The Jewish Museum in New York City presented a 35-year survey of her work, which then traveled to the Danforth Museum of Art, accompanied by a monograph, Joan Snyder, with an introduction by Norman Kleeblatt and essays by Hayden Herrera and Jenni Sorkin. In 2011, Dancing With The Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010, a travelling exhibition of Snyder’s prints opened at the Zimmerli Art Museum in New Jersey, accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition catalogue with essays by Faye Hirsch and Marilyn Symmes, co-published by DelMonico Books/Prestel and Zimmerli Art Museum.

Snyder’s work is included in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum, The Guggenheim, The High Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Phillips Collection.

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Residency Statement

I’m willing to work with artists at all levels of painting sophistication, except beginners. In choosing a group of painters I will be looking for people with original vision whose work might include personal content, no matter how obscure, within either an abstract or figurative format. Together we will attempt to break down and discuss the process you go through in making a painting…a discussion dealing with the anatomy of a painting… so that you can continue to develop a visual language, your own language with a strong vocabulary, which will hopefully keep your painting voice going for years to come.

The three weeks of residency will include almost daily individual studio critiques as well as several group critiques.

 Application Requirements

  1. CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
  2. a brief personal bio (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
  3. a short statement about how you would like to utilize the three weeks of the residency (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
  4. 10-15 digital images of work – with dimensions, titles, dates. Please include a link to your website if you have one. (.doc, .docx, .jpg, .pdf – no more than 5 mb each)

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25 

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