[air]: artist in residence

Our [AIR] program includes an invitation only national residency and seasonal local residencies

Spring Residency:

January 16th - April 14th
Deadline to apply december 16th
Applicant announced January 6th

Summer Residency:

may 15th - july 15th
Deadline to apply april 14th
Applicant announced may 5th

Fall Residency:

august 15th - november 15th
Deadline to apply july 15th
Applicant announced august 5th

local

Residency opportunities are open to Oklahoma artists 21 years of age or older, showing a strong professional working history. Primary interest is visual arts with a focus on multidisciplinary approach to printmaking and works on paper. Local based artists seeking a residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.

Artists applying to [Artspace] at Untitled’s residency program should not be enrolled in an academic program during the residency timeline. Applications consisting of small collaboratives (2-3 total members) are eligible to apply. Each artist included in the collaborative must submit a resume.

Artists in Residence are encouraged to participate in other public programming by providing the public a glimpse into their process through demonstrations, workshops, talks and an exhibit in the [Press] Gallery. Local artists have the opportunity to work alongside our national and international visiting [AIR].

visiting

The visiting artist program is by invitation only, bringing national and international artists to Oklahoma City in an effort to benefit the local community.  [Artspace] at Untitled introduces these artists to the local arts community by hosting public events, lectures and workshops and providing a collaborative studio experience between both local and visiting artists. 

previous

  • Carol Barton | Philadelphia, PA

  • Laura Berman | Kansas City, MO

  • Patrick Brophy | Nass. Ireland

  • Nick Bubash | Pittsburgh, PA

  • Ying Kit Chan | Louisville, KY

  • Petah Coyne | Brooklyn, NY

  • Martin Delabano | Dallas, TX

  • Tim Dooley | Cedar Falls, IA

  • Eve ensler | New York City, NY

  • Bill Goldston | Bay Shore, NY

  • Mark Fox | New York, NY

  • Brad Ford Smith | Dallas, TX

  • Billy Hassell | Fort Worth, TX

  • John Hitchcock | Madison, WI

  • Richard Hull | Chicago, IL

  • Karen Kunc | Omaha, NE

  • Abby Leigh | NYC, Ny

  • Jesús Moroles | Rockport, TX

  • Sam Reveles | El Paso, TX

  • Jay Sullivan | Dallas, TX

  • Philip Van Keuren | Dallas, TX

  • Wayne White | Los Angeles, CA

  • William T. Wiley | Marin County, CA

  • Aaron Wilson | Cedar Falls, IA

  • Jesse Small | Kansas City, MO

  • John-Paul Philippe | Sharon, CT

  • Christine Sefolosha | Montreaux, Switzerland

current local [air]: emma difani

Emma Difani is a visual artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, living and working in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014 with a BFA in Studio Art with secondary studies in Spanish and Anthropology. Emma collects, prints, bakes, walks, sews, sculpts, builds, paints, cooks and draws to explore questions of connectivity, environment and identity. She completed a Collaborative Printmaking Residency at the Hereke Arts Center in Lama, NM in 2016 and her work has been included in exhibitions at the Harwood Art Center, Open Space Visitor Center, and also the Nursery Art Space and Current Studio in Oklahoma City.

Drawing is the natural extension of thought. It is an innate practice, which is sincere and relatable. We doodle on the backs of receipts during phone calls. We trace outlines of hands and keys on grocery lists and scraps of paper. Drawing is information processing. It is an authentic experiment in translating an idea into an image to better share and express that concept. As I find myself in a new environment, attempting to craft a niche, a home, for myself, I draw to map my surroundings as I see them, and as I hope them to be.

During the residency, I would like to continue expanding and practicing my printmaking skills by focusing on lithography, screen printing, and digital printing techniques. I want to recruit the community, students, neighbors, other artists to help me understand my new home, and to participate in a large format, collaborative mapping project.

Artist Statement:

I am an observer, a collector, a deliberator, a mapmaker. I draw abstract cartographic symbols from the grown and constructed environments, creating maps to navigate an increasingly complex and contradictory digital/physical hybrid world. Using a visual symbolic language combined of readily recognizable representations, cryptic characters and expressive marks, I craft an authentic and intimate contemplative visual space in which to analyze the overwhelming barrage of information we must filter everyday and understand how it influences our relationships with our environment, others and our own sense of self.  I am attempting to shape and reshape my own personal philosophy of living a connected, honest life, map these experiences and share a critically re-imagined future (and present) in my drawings.