The Project Space is a gallery workspace for artists working in photography, visual books, and moving images. Artist’s awarded residencies receive four weeks time in the Project Space, a studio apartment, access to the VSW collections and production labs, assistance from VSW staff, and a $600 stipend.

The Project Space provides artists the opportunity to experiment with new work or new display strategies, and to have discussions with the community about works in-progress. At the conclusion of their time in the Project Space, artists take part in a public presentation and conversation with selected writers, curators, and historians from other disciplines about the ideas and strategies presented in the newly developed work.

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  • Project Space One

    April 10–May 6, 2017

    Scott McCarney is an artist/educator based in Rochester NY whose art practice has been in book form since 1980 and spans many media, from offset and digital printing to sculpture and site-specific installation. His works are exhibited internationally and can be found in collections of MoMA NY and V&A, London, among others. More

  • Project Space Two

    April 10–May 6, 2017

    Whitney Hubbs has exhibited at The J. Paul Getty Museum, The California Museum of Photography, Ballroom Marfa, and Yancey Richardson and is represented at M+B Gallery. Hubbs is currently an Assistant Professor at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. More

     

  • Project Space One

    April 10–May 6, 2017

    T. Foley makes videos, works on paper/fabric, and socially-engaged art works. She holds a BA in Literature and studied fine and electronic arts independently. She’s been awarded residencies by Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Banff Centre, and fellowships from The PA Council on the Arts and The Pittsburgh Foundation. More

  • Project Space Two

    April 10–May 6, 2017

    Josh Thorson’s recent video works explore the intersection of technology and the nuclear family and the transformation of ideals into capital. Selected exhibitions include Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin, 2012/13); Strange Attractors (2012-2013), Soloway Gallery (2010); Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago, 2009), Documentary Fortnight at MoMA (2008), and Rotterdam International Film Festival (2006). More

  • Project Space One

    January 30 – March 4, 2017

    Andrew Salomone has a MFA from The National University of Ireland. He has lectured on internet art practice at Parsons The New School, worked with a hacked knitting machine in the artist studios at The Museum of Arts and Design in NY, and written about art and technology for Make Magazine, The Creators Project, and Motherboard. More

  • Project Space One

    October 23 – December 3, 2016

    Dan Larkin is associate professor in photographic arts and sciences at Rochester Institute of Photography. He received an MFA in Photography from Bard College in 1994. More…

  • Project Space One

    August 29 – October 7, 2016

    Blair Bogin is an artist based in Chicago. She crafts lecture performances, video, photo and installations that impart poetic humor into topics of esoteric psychology. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is founder of Wax Long, a monthly performance salon. More

  • Project Space One

    June 6 – June 25, 2016

    Dylan Nelson cofounded Houseboat Press, a small publisher that has produced close to 30 artists’ books since 2012. He currently splits his time between New York and Minnesota. Most recently his work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation, NY and Boston University Art Gallery. More

  • Project Space One

    May 9 – June 3, 2016

    Sage Lewis holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and recently completed a 10-month Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. She has recently exhibited at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Hamad bin Khalifa University Art Gallery in Doha, Qatar. More

  • Project Space One

    April 4 – May 6, 2016

    Mary Ellen Bartley is known for her photographs that explore the tactile and formal qualities of the printed book and its potential for abstraction. Represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, Bartley was chosen as a 2015 Watermill Center Artist in Residence. She lives and works in Wainscott, NY. More

  • Project Space One

    February 22 – April 1, 2016

    Roberley Bell’s work centers on the production of sculpture and site specific public projects. She explores the natural world both in abstracting from, and in borrowing, to reveal hyper-realized fantastical forms and landscapes. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred and is a professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT. More