Terrain Residency 2019
Terrain Residency 2019
Terrain Exhibitions is pleased to announce the selections of the 2019 Terrain Exhibitions Artist Residency at Enos Park. After a competitive review process, Canadian artist Morgan Rose Free was selected for the summer session, and Chicago-based artist Carla Fisher Schwartz was selected for the fall session. The residents will reside in the Enos Park residency duplex as they plan and develop site-responsive public works at sites in cooperation with homeowners, businesses, and the Enos Park Neighborhood Association. Terrain Exhibitions and the Enos Park Residency administrators will support artists to explore the neighborhood, scout potential sites, and establish relationships.
Morgan Rose Free
Morgan Rose Free is a Canadian artist predominantly working in sculptural assemblage and installation. She has exhibited across North America including Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Chicago. She held the position of Adjunct Professor of Sculpture and Freshman Foundations at Alfred University for the 2017 academic year, and recently relocated to Columbus OH. She received her MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University in 2017 and her BFA in Fibre from the Alberta College of Art and Design with honors in 2012.
Carla Fisher Schwartz
Carla Fisher Schwartz is a visual artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Her studio practice investigates the relationship between the mapped image and contemporary notions of exploration, virtuality, and the simulated environment through print media, sculpture and video installation. Her art has been exhibited at venues including the Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL), the SUBMISSION Gallery (Chicago, IL), the Cleve Carney Gallery (Glen Ellyn, IL), ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL) and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis, MO). Recent residencies include ACRE Projects (Steuben, WI) and HATCH Projects (Chicago, IL).
Schwartz received her MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was awarded the Bell Cramer Award in Printmaking, and her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently a lecturer in Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute and the Department of Art and Architecture at Harold Washington College.
Terrain Exhibitions presents interventions into the conventional landscape of a front yard by emerging as well as established artists who have been invited to create a site-specific work that challenges the space between public and private, decoration and function, figure and ground. Terrain Exhibitions differs from many other alternative art platforms in that the artworks are accessible 24 hours a day, year round. Visitors, neighbors, school children, teachers and their parents are exposed to challenging contemporary art, offering the experience of discovery and surprise to the community. Terrain exhibits work that expands, both, the audience of an artwork and the function of a suburban front yard.
The Terrain Residency at Enos Park is a new program, launching with this first round of 2019 residency awards. In 2020, three residency slots will be awarded, in the spring, summer and fall.