2017 Post-Graduate Residency Program

DEADLINE: October 10th, 2016
Entry Fee: FREE (requirements detailed in application)
Juror: Karyn Miller

The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program that provides meaningful support to recent, promising MFA graduates for three months at a time in partnership with accredited MFA programs. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduate juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both graduates in the region and nationwide, provided they submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene.

Post-Graduate Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including participation in a culminating curated exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active, equal participants in the Torpedo Factory’s unique creative community and benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists.

Karyn Miller is Director of Exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center. Previously, Miller served as gallery director for five years at Conner Contemporary before moving to CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery, where she completed devoted another five years to collaborating with artists and honing her curatorial skills. Miller led several off-site public art projects at CulturalDC including Construct, a series of art installations in vacant retail spaces; Sweet, a public art project with artist Nekisha Durrett, and FREE SPACE, an installation at MLK Library by Michael Dax Iacovone and Billy Friebele. Miller has served on panels and lectured at a variety of institutions in the region and has curated and juried exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects, Orlando Museum of Art, Gettysburg College, Catholic University and Maryland Institute College of Art. Miller graduated with honors from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and later received a Master of Arts in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University during which she completed coursework at the Sotheby’s Institute in New York.

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