Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome our Session 33 Fellows – Kristi Cavataro, Cara Chan, J.C. Hallman, Andrea McGinty, and Candace Wiley – to Fishers Island. Chosen from a pool of over 1,200 applicants they will be in residence from October 23 until December 4, 2018.
Session 33 Open Studios
Saturday, November 24 @ 5 to 7
The Lighthouse Works Annex Studios
Join us on Saturday, November 24, in celebration of the completion of another session at Lighthouse Works. Come to see the work made by our Fellows while in residence and hear about their time on the island.
Session 33 Fellows
Kristi Cavataro is an artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 2015. She was a recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust award. She attended the Ox-Bow School of Art as a LeRoy Neiman Fellow in 2015. She lives and works in New York City.
Cara Chan was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated with her BFA from New York Universtiy in 2009 and with her MFA in sculpture from UCLA in 2017. She has held residencies at Oxbow School of Art, Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, Banff Center, and Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
J.C. Hallman grew up in Southern California. He studied creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh, the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Hallman’s nonfiction combines memoir, history, journalism, and travelogue. His first book, The Chess Artist, tells the story of Hallman’s friendship with chess player Glenn Umstead. His second, The Devil is a Gentleman, is an intellectual apprenticeship with philosopher William James. In Utopia explores the history of utopian literature in the context of visits to six modern utopias in various stages of realization. Wm & H’ry examines the copious correspondence of William and Henry James. And B & Me is an account of Hallman’s literary relationship with Nicholson Baker.
Hallman has also published a book of shorts stories, The Hospital for Bad Poets, and edited two anthologies of “creative criticism,” The Story About the Story and The Story About the Story II.
Among other honors, Hallman was a recipient of a 2010 McKnight Artist Fellowship in fiction, and a 2013 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in the general non-fiction category.
Andrea McGinty (b. 1985, Sunrise, FL) in an artist and writer based in New York, NY. McGinty’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, with recent solo and two-person exhibitions at East Hampton Shed (East Hampton, NY), Holiday Forever (Jackson, WY), Miami Prácticas Contempoaneas (Bogota, Colombia), High Tide (Philadelphia, PA), and Hotel-Art.us (New York, NY). She is the author of “God, I Don’t Even Know Your Name”, a novella published by Badlands Unlimited (2015), and her work has been featured in publications such as Mousse Magazine, W Magazine, T Magazine and The Paris Review. McGinty received her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) in 2014.
Candace Wiley was born in S.C., graduated with her B.A. from Bowie State University, an H.B.C.U. in M.D., her M.A. from Clemson University, and her M.F.A. at the University of South Carolina as a James Dickey Fellow. She is co-founding director of The Watering Hole, a nonprofit that creates Harlem Renaissance-style spaces in the contemporary South, and she often writes in the mode of Afrofuturism, covering topics from black aliens, to mutants, to mermaids. She is a forthcoming Vermont Studio Center Fellow, Lighthouse Works Center Fellow, and a former Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, Callaloo Fellow and former Fulbright Fellow to San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, a town that was founded by West Africans who had escaped from Cartagena slavery. (The people have their own language and customs that trace back to the Bantu and Kikongo in West Africa.) She is currently on faculty at Clemson University and is now living, writing, and running The Watering Hole from her Greenville home in South Carolina.
Visiting Artist Talk w/ Marie Lorenz
Saturday, November 17
The Lighthouse Works Annex Studios
Lighthouse Works was pleased to welcome Marie Lorenz to Fishers Island for the weekend of November 17, 2018 as part of our Visiting Artist Program.
In addition to conducting critical studio visits with our fellows, Marie presented her work at an Artist Talk which is open to the public on Saturday, November 17. The talk took place at Lighthouse Works which is located just west of Silver Eel Cove, where our ferry makes port, and north of the intersection of Hound Lane and Greenwood Road.
New York-based artist Marie Lorenz has been exploring and documenting urban waterfronts for many years. In 2005 she started her Tide and Current Taxi, taking participants through New York City using only the tide, in a boat that she designed and built. Her artwork has been shown internationally, from High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York City. She has completed solo projects at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, and Jack Hanley Gallery, in New York, among others. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been the subject of dissertations, articles, and reviews, most recently an essay by Robert Sullivan in the Winter Issue of A Public Space.
Our Visiting Artist Program invites nationally recognized artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the Visiting Artist Program seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.