Composite of works by the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2019 artists in residence. Photo: the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Names 2019 Artists in Residence

The Joan Mitchell Foundation announced today the thirty-two artists who have been awarded residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in the historic Faubourg Treme neighborhood of New Orleans for 2019. All of the artists will be provided with private studio space, a stipend, food, lodging, and opportunities to participate in programs that engage with other creatives and the local community.

“The Artist-in-Residence program is a beautiful melding of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to the New Orleans community and artist Joan Mitchell’s own history of opening her home in Vétheuil, France to artists,” said the foundation’s CEO, Christa Blatchford. “It brings her life and vision into the present, in a community that is so incredibly rich with history and creative energy. At the same time, the center serves as a physical manifestation of one of the core values that drive our grant-giving and resource-oriented programs: to support artists in the process of making.”

Before the center opened in 2015, the foundation first began hosting artists in temporary residency spaces in New Orleans in 2013. Over the years, nearly two hundred artists have been invited to participate in the program.

The 2019 residency recipients include:

John Barnes, New Orleans
Gus Bennett, New Orleans
Melissa Brown, Brooklyn, New York
Ruth Leonela Buentello, Texas
Sean Gerard Clark, New Orleans
Veronique d’Entremont, Los Angeles
Marianne Desmarais, New Orleans
Michael Dixon, Albion, Michigan
Ana Fernandez, San Antonio
John Yoyogi Fortes, Sacramento
Jacqueline Gopie, Miami
Shana Kaplow, Saint Paul
Yukiyo Kawano, Portland, Oregon
Jamil Khoury, Chicago
Laura Kina, Chicago
Athena LaTocha, New York
Beili Liu, Austin
Michael Meads, Abiquiu, New Mexico 
Kristin Meyers, New Orleans
Stephanie Patton, Lafayette, Louisiana
Shani Peters, New York
Lucy Puls, Berkeley, California
Devin Reynolds, New Orleans
Christopher Saucedo, New Orleans and Rockaway, New York
Amy Schissel, Morgantown, West Virginia
Joey Slaughter, Ruston, Louisiana
Jared Theis, San Antonio and Berlin
Carlie Trosclair, Saint Louis
Eric Waters, New Orleans
Antoine Williams, Greensboro, North Carolina
Sherri Lynn Wood, Cincinnati
Jave Yoshimoto, Omaha