Saturday, May 14, 2022

(49) Artist Talks


We are pleased to welcome our Session 49 Fellows – Dennis Delgado, Emily Harter, Yxta Maya Murray, Jocelyn Saidenberg, and Darryl DeAngelo Terrell – to Fishers Island. They will be in residence with us from May 10 to June 21, 2022. We hope you will join us in welcoming our newest cohort to the island.

Dennis Delgado was born in the South Bronx, and received a BA in Film Studies from the University of Rochester as well as an MFA in Sculpture from the City College of New York (CUNY). His work examines the forms through which ideologies of colonialism persist and re-inscribe themselves, revealing a historical presence in the current moment. He is interested in how technologies of vision reproduce the scopic regimes of expansionism and neo-liberal governance. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Univesity of California (Irvine), University of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, El Museo del Barrio, and at the Cooper Union.

Ly Harter is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. Influenced by convergent backgrounds in printmaking and art history, her work depicts worlds populated by hedonistic shape-shifting lesbian witches and ruled by cartoon logic. With this, she aims to address and interrogate queerness as embodied in the self, partnership, and community. Her work frequently refers back to art historical tropes, evoking a sense of timelessness and permanence in the representation of an identity often thought of as modern.

Yxta Maya Murray is a novelist, art critic, playwright, social practice artist, and law professor. The author of nine books, her most recent are the story collection, The World Doesn’t Work That Way, but It Could (University of Nevada Press, 2020), and the novel, Art Is Everything (TriQuarterly Press, 2021). Her next novel, God Went Like That, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books. Her next work of nonfiction, Artivism and the Law, is in progress and will be published by Cornell University Press. She has won a Whiting Award, an Art Writer’s Grant, a was a 2021 New York City Arts Corps Grants co-grantee. She’s also been named a fellow at the Huntington Library for her work on radionuclide contamination in Simi Valley, California.

Jocelyn Saidenberg is a Bay Area writer, performer, and teacher. Most recent books include kith & kin and Dead Letter.

My name is Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, I’m a Detroit Based artist who primarily works within lens based media (i.e. Photography, Video), performance, and writing. I am also a Curator, DJ, Organizer, and Educator. I received my Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I studies with Xaviera Simmons, Ayanah Moor, Roberto Sifuentes Faheem Majeed. I work under the philosophy of F.U.B.U (This Shit Is For Us*). I’m always thinking about how my work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and it many intersectionalities. My work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces for all black bodies, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art.

I am a 2021 Black Rock Senegal Resident, 2021 Redbull House of Art Resident, 2019/2020 Document Detroit Fellow, 2019 Kresge Arts In Detroit Fellow of Visual Arts, 2019 Artist in Resident at Northeastern Illinois University, 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts, 2017/18 Hatch Project Artist in Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 Artist in Resident at ACRE, 2017 semifinalist for the Edes Fellowship. I have performed and exhibited work at The Museums of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago IL, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NYC NY, The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, AZ and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.