Today the Studio Museum in Harlem announced that Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman have been selected as the museum’s artists in residence for 2015-16 and will begin their eleven-month tenure there next October. Each artist will receive free use of a studio space on the museum’s third floor, a $20,000 fellowship grant, and a stipend of $1,000 for materials. At the end of the residency period, the museum will present an exhibition of the artists’ work.
Jordan Casteel is a figurative painter who received her bachelor’s in studio art in 2011 from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and her MFA in painting and printmaking in 2014 from Yale University. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, and at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space on Governors Island. EJ Hill is a performance artist who lives and works in Los Angeles where he received an MFA from UCLA in 2013. Jibade-Khalil Huffman is a poet and artist whose work has been presented at MoMA PS1 in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He received an MFA in literary arts in 2005 from Brown University and an MFA in studio art in 2013 from USC.