Artist-in-Residence

The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling hosts an annual artist in residence for artists who are committed to social engagement through their artistic practice and to working with the Museum’s primary audience of 3- to 8-year-old children. The program reflects our approach to engaging children by creating the means for them to connect with artists directly as they ask questions and discover their own artistic ideas. Children and adults will have opportunities to observe and explore the creative process with the artist as their guide. Learn more about our recent artist in residents below. 

SUGAR HILL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM ARTIST IN RESIDENTS

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

DEREK FORDJOUR
Artist in Residence 2016 - 2017

Derek is an interdisciplinary artist who works in video/film, sculpture and painting, and currently resides in Sugar Hill. His work has been featured in group shows at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles, Sotheby's S2 Gallery in New York and Jack Bell Gallery in London. Derek will be developing new works in our space and have open studio sessions throughout the year. Learn More >

 

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

DAVID SHROBE
Artist in Residence 2015 - 2016

Artist David Shrobe, a fourth generation Harlem resident is a Hunter College M.F.A., and current Joan Mitchell Foundation Teaching Fellow, whose paintings and installations are deeply influenced by the sights and sounds of his community. He conducted on-going workshops with local elementary culminating in a collaborative project – a large collage portrait of Phyllis Wheatley, the first published African American woman and poet.
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