Artists in Residence, 2008

Haden Nicholl (bottom left)

Originally from Colorado, Haden currently lives in San Francisco where he works with troubled teens. He received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, California, and his BA in Psychology and BFA from the University of Denver, Colorado. Nicholl has exhibited extensively in California and abroad, including London, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, and his work is represented by the Little Tree Gallery in San Francisco.

Aoife Cassidy (top left)

Aoife has a background in art, cultural anthropology, history, Spanish, and music. She received her BFA in Painting from the University of Iowa, USA, in 2004. She worked in Children’s art and music programming at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, before returning to Ireland in 2006 to begin the MFA programme at the Burren College of Art and NUI Galway. Aoife was awarded the Tulca 2007 Residency award at the Cow House Studios, as well as an award through the Tyrone Guthrie Centre allowing her to travel to the Centre d’art i Natura in the Catalan Pyrenees to complete a residency.

Maria Hinds (right)

Originally from Trim, County Meath, Maria graduated from NCAD with a first class honours degree in 2000. She has been practicing as a graphic designer and artist in Dublin for over seven years and is currently based between New Orleans and Ireland.


Peter Allen Hoffmann (bottom center)

Peter lives and works in New York. He completed his MFA from Hunter College, New York. To date, Hoffman has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Berlin. Hoffmann is represented by Freight + Volume Gallery, New York and Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago.