Artist-in-Residence

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Artist residencies at Grounds For Sculpture offer members of the community an all-encompassing and immersive art experience. Working with an artist to help create and build a work of art gives the public a first-hand look into the creative world of a contemporary artist from vision to the product.

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Past Artist Residencies Include:

Mark Parsons, an accomplished artist and professor at the Pratt Institute in New York City, was our 2012 Artist-in-Residence.  His work, titled Red Line, is currently sited in the park, and with the help of mother nature, is being transformed, as its outer layer of paper pulp deteriorates to reveal the inner drawing which served as its blueprint. As Parsons explained, "…over time, a drawing eventually becomes the object it describes."

Erick Schultz is an emerging local artist whose works focus on the reuse of discarded materials.  Schultz created an artist in residence project at GFS in 2010 entitled The Sleeping Giant.

New York artist Steven Siegel was in residence from September 11 through October 7, 2006. Siegel worked with students from Ewing High School, The College of New Jersey and residents of Anchor House to create three outdoor sculptural installations using indigenous post-consumer materials (recyclables). Siegel also gave an artist lecture on October 6, 2006 providing visitors with an opportunity to share and explore ideas about sculpture and contemporary arts through a discussion of his residency.

Patrick Dougherty worked at the park to create an indoor exhibition from September 20-December 3, 2004. Over 200 community volunteers assisted the artist in constructing five site-specific sculptures for this exhibition by weaving tree saplings into large organic constructions. On October 22, 2004 Dougherty gave an artist talk and slide presentation, allowing visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the artistic process as well as an opportunity to talk with the artist.