Calling all Douglass artists! Looking for the mentorship of a practicing artist to hone your skills? Are you interested in having YOUR work featured in a gallery exhibition? Join Amina Ross, the 2023-2024 Estelle Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence in curating and contributing to a Spring 2024 student art exhibition!
About the Project:
Participate in a student exhibition curated by Estelle Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence, Amina Ross. Work with Ross in several hands-on workshops and submit independent work for consideration in consideration for a show in the Dana Women Artists Galleries at Douglass Library in Spring 2024. This opportunity is ideal for students with an interest or experience in visual art, but is open to all majors.
Requirements: Consideration for the student exhibition is contingent upon: participation in at least one of two workshops on November 10 and January 26; participation in a March 22 Project Discussion Workshop; and attendance at Douglass Discovery Night on April 22 from 6pm-9pm. Students selected for the exhibition receive a $500 stipend.
About Amina Ross
Amina Ross is an artist and educator who makes videos, sculptures, sounds, and situations. Their work has been recently exhibited at the Hessel Museum of Art (Hudson, NY), the Tang Teaching Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY), Laurel Gitlen (New York, NY), Sentiment (Zurich, CH), Wave Hill (Bronx, NY), Abrons Art Center (New York, NY), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Iceberg Projects (Chicago, IL) and M23 (New York, NY) among other venues. In the summer of 2023 they were a featured artist at the 68th annual Flaherty Film Seminar: Queer World Mending. Currently, Ross is the 2023-2024 Estelle Lebowitz Artist in Residence at Douglass College, Rutgers University. They recently completed residencies at Fire Island Artist Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Wave Hill, Abrons Art Center, and Harvestworks among others. They hold a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale School of Art, where they received the Katherine Beinecke Michel Scholarship and the Fannie B. Pardee Prize in sculpture.
As an educator, Ross approaches the classroom as a site where they can co-create critical agency with students. They have taught at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2023, they will serve as part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College.
Ross lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.