Cow House Studios partners with Wexford Arts Centre

Wexford Arts Centre, in partnership with Cow House Studios have initiated an annual international residency and exhibition programme. This collaboration consists of a ten week residency for an international visual artist at Cow House Studios, which will facilitate an exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre. This programme provides a significant opportunity for international artists to live, work and exhibit in Ireland, and simultaneously exposes Irish audiences to progressive contemporary art from around the world.

The artists awarded the 2008 residency are Peter Allen Hoffmann and Haden Nicholl.

Peter Allen Hoffmann 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.
“These new works represent an ongoing dialogue with aspects of the art historical canon. Disparate as they appear, these paintings function as a collection, where the relationships between them create a forum for the continuation of the conversation.”

Haden Nicholl originally from Colorado, 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.
“The bulk of my practice involves using symbols and text to provoke introspective reactions in the viewer. Working in a different country and preparing for a show there, has challenged me to develop my understanding of the culture so that I can interact with the audience on a more intimate level.”

Furthermore, Cow House Studios award two additional residencies annually. Applications are open to both national and international visual artists working in any medium. Cow House Studios provide shared accommodation and twenty four hour access to the studio and facilities. The 2400 square-foot open plan space contains a wood shop, darkroom and computer lab. Individual spaces measure 18 square meters, each with abundant natural light.

The 2009 Artist in Residence Programme runs from September 14 until December 1.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 January, 2009.

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