Camera Obscura Art Lab Artists in Residence

Ron Squared at COAST, 2017 / Photo by Jason Abraham

2020

  • Matt Reynolds

    May 27 – August 27, 2020

    mattreynoldstreats.com

    Matt Reynolds is primarily recognized as an animated filmmaker and sculptor. His films (Hot Dog Hands, Sport in the Land of Plenty, Bottom Feeders) have won awards at The San Francisco International Film Festival, The Anim'est International Film Festival in Romania, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and have screened at such festivals as SXSW, AFI Fest, and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. He has also designed and directed commissioned work for various clients such as The Atlantic, Adult Swim, TED Ed, and Fox Sports. As a teaching artist he has taught experimental animation techniques and the principles of "World Building" to a diverse age range of learners (from 4th graders to graduate students at CalArts) around the greater Los Angeles area.

    Upcoming Public Workshopsculminating event and interview

  • Chuck Hohng

    May 27 - August 27, 2020

    Korean American Artist Chuck Hohng was born in Long Beach, California, but spent most of his early life growing up in his family's native home in South Korea. He received his undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the University of Southern California, and received his Master of Fine Arts from acclaimed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His work has been exhibited both domestically and internationally including Los Angeles, City of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Francisco, Paris, London, Dubai, Osaka, Gwangju, and Busan. Not willing to settle on just one form of media, his art pieces run the gambit from incredibly intricate reductive linoleum prints, to giant 10 foot bears composed of drop clothes canvas and balloons, to hauntingly beautiful video imageries. His recent ongoing project Knoxon Dahl, which phonetically means 'Rusted Moon' in Korean, creates objects that reflects his lifestyle aesthetics. From his teddy bears, seeds for garden, to bespoke Hanbok, traditional Korean attire, Knoxon Dahl spotlights curiosity toward nature, multiculturalism where aspects of different cultures are presented in parallel existence with respect to each elements, without hierarchy.

    Upcoming Public Workshopsculminating event and interview

2019

  • Max King Cap

    January 9 – April 17, 2019

    maxkingcap.com

    Multidisciplinary artist Max King Cap continues his Broadsides series of  politically radical text statements and creates new paintings for his Exonerated series, which memorializes the experience of incarcerated people. He will also work on a play about power and powerlessness titled 59 Inches, and lead flash playwriting, manifesto writing, and painting workshops.

    Public Workshops, final event, and interview

  • DaEun Jung

    January 9 – April 17, 2019

    Choreographer DaEun Jung is composing an “Earthian Folk Dance,” conceived as a vernacular dance for all residents of the planet. As a bi-cultural Korean American choreographer, she draws upon traditional Korean dance and contemporary movement practices in her work, which challenges notions of authorship. She also combines a deep investigation into traditional movement forms and aleatory practices. Jung presents workshops in drumming, mask making, and traditional and contemporary dance. 

    Public Workshopsfinal event, and interview

  • Dahn Gim

    April 24 – July 31, 2019

    dahngim.com

    Sculptor Dahn Gim creates a series of sound/kinetic sculptures made of collected seaside waste and plastic remnants from 3D printers, with a focus on transforming and recontextualizing notions of trash and debris.

    Public Workshopsfinal event and interview

  • Alex Wand

    April 24 – July 31, 2019

    alexwand.com

    Composer Alex Wand works on a  sound collage  that interprets the ocean views as seen from the Camera Obscura. Sonification is one focus of his practice, which also includes investigations into just intonation, folk music, sound art, and music for performance.

    Public Workshopsfinal event, and interview

  • Natalja Kent

    August 7 – November 13, 2019

    nataljakent.com

    Photographer Natalja Kent continues a project called Movement Artifact, and will utilize the residency as a platform to to engage with the public in both embodiment and generative practices. This will take the form of various group movement and meditation events followed by cyanotype printmaking.

    Upcoming Public Workshopsfinal event and interview

  • Mimi Haddon

    August 7 – November 13, 2019

    mimihaddon.com

    Costume Designer and Photographer Mimi Haddon will be working with the idea of adaptations and territories through mask, costume and movement. Haddon will document the archetypes and characters that the participants create, for a book about the newly forged narratives and communities that emerge out of the process.

    Upcoming Public Workshops, final event and interview.

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