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BOLT Residency

BOLT Residency

2015 BOLT Residency Alumni Exhibition. Featured artists pictured: Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph G. Cruz, Kathleen Fimreite Trumbull, Christopher Ottinger, Eric Wall, Stacia Yeapanis.
2015 BOLT Residency Alumni Exhibition. Featured artists pictured: Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph G. Cruz, Kathleen Fimreite Trumbull, Christopher Ottinger, Eric Wall, Stacia Yeapanis.

BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program.

The Artist-in-Residence program offers emerging and established artists a platform for the investigation, experimentation, and development of ideas regarding contemporary artistic practice while living and working in the city of Chicago. The program's mission is to help artists advance their career in an environment that allows for expansive thinking and opportunities to engage with their co-residents in a group setting, as well as with influential artists, curators, and educators through individual studio visits.

BOLT Residency provides six (6) professional open-plan studios and a 400-square-foot gallery space for a solo exhibition. The program is non-residential: no room/board is offered.

News

The application for BOLT Residency 2018-2019 will open on Thursday, February 15, 2018

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application OPENS FEBRUARY 15

The esteemed jurors for the 2018-2019 session of BOLT Residency are:

Alberto Aguilar: Artist & Educator
Kristin Korolowicz: Writer & Independent Curator
Edra Soto: Artist, Curator & Educator

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Events

BOLT Residency
Public School brings together two new bodies of artwork by Grauel: hooked rugs, their outmoded-grade-school-subject-matter covered in layer of shag; and, wooden sculptures inspired by a bamboozling childhood visit to a Southern Californian ghost town amusement park. The labor intensive process used to produce one set against the illusion of natural laws defied in the other.  A new essay by J. Nicole Brooks will accompany the exhibition.
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Public School

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, from 6-9 pm

"Public School" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Jeffrey Grauel.

BOLT Residency
Roni Packer

Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

"Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow)" is an installation of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Roni Packer.

Bolt Residents