Ellen Sollod’s pinhole camera installation Outside In/Inside Out: The Inner Life of Jack
The Jack Straw New Media Gallery opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. The Gallery is one feature of the New Media Gallery Program, and is one of three residency programs at Jack Straw. The New Media Gallery exhibits artists’ work through an open call process like the Artist Support Program and Writers Program. As one of a handful of exclusively sound art spaces in the world, it has been attracting applicants nationally and internationally, however Jack Straw has a commitment to local artists.
Gallery residencies include an exhibition of up to three months in the gallery; 20 hours of studio assistance with one of our engineers; access to Jack Straw Cultural Center’s audio recording, production, and presentation equipment; two public events – the opening and an artist talk; and an interview podcast.
Applications for the 2022-23 New Media Gallery Program are due November 29, 2021.
Peter Christenson | F40.298: Generalized Opus Foramina
Artist and once-licensed psychotherapist Peter Christenson captures and exhibits sound and video from holes dug across WA state, seeking dialogue and prognoses with his ailing client, Earth.
2021-2022 New Media Gallery Exhibits & Artists
Ching-In Chen READ MORE >
Ching-In Chen is a genderqueer Chinese American hybrid writer, community organizer, and teacher. They are author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi/Red Hen Press) and recombinant (Kelsey Street Press; winner of 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry), as well as the chapbooks how to make black paper sing (speCt! Books, 2019) and Kundiman for Kin :: Information Retrieval for Monsters (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs and a Finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award). Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press, 2011; AK Press 2016) and Here Is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press, 2009). They have received fellowships from Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole, Can Serrat and Imagining America and are part of Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. They are currently Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Bothell.
2021-22 New Media Gallery
2020 Writers Program
Chanee Choi READ MORE >
Chanee Choi has developed a ritualistic craft-based art practice that transcends the conservative and isolationist roots of traditional East Asian craftwork by focusing on a celebration of feminist theory and modern tech. Within this hybrid genre, she produces both embodied and virtual immersive experiences exploring the effect of immigration on issues of identity, and the synesthetic processes of corporeal-cognitive space.
Chanee is originally from South Korea and now lives, works, and studies in Seattle, Washington. She earned her BFA in Craft Design from Dongduk Women’s University in 2013 and MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. Choi is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art and Technology at DXARTS at the University of Washington.
Her projects and exhibitions have been shown domestically and internationally, New York, Chicago, Covington(KY), Seattle, Los Angeles, Hongkong, Taipei, Berlin, Helsinki, and Seoul.
Tiffany Danielle Elliott READ MORE >
Tiffany Danielle Elliott is a Seattle based curator and artist who works in performative enactment, text(ile), and digital objects. In both her art and curatorial practice, she is focused on creating nuanced conversations around all the things we think we shouldn’t say. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, an MA in Theology & Culture, Imagination & The Arts from The Seattle School and a BA in Studio Art from UNC Wilmington. She is currently the Co-Director for the seattle residency project, Lead Curator for Interloper, a guest curator for Das Schaufenster , a founding artist of Woolf Collective and maintains a collaborative practice with Connor Walden called The Milkshake Club.
Satpreet Kahlon READ MORE >
Satpreet Kahlon is a Punjabi-born artist, curator, and educator based in Seattle, WA. Through her work, which has been featured in Hyperallergic and Artforum, she is interested in creating visual language and immersive encounters that express and explore intersectional cultural experiences as well as the manufactured systems of inequity that dictate their boundaries.
In addition to her studio practice, which most recently includes a solo show at Brown University, a body of work shown at the Wing Luke Museum, and a large-scale public commission at the new Washington State Convention Center, Satpreet is a co-curator of yəhaw̓, as well as the managing editor of New Archives, a non-profit arts journal covering the Northwest Coast. She has also designed and taught youth programming all over the US, most notably running the Design Your Neighborhood program with the Seattle Art Museum between 2015 and 2017.
In 2019, Satpreet graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a full-fellowship to pursue her MFA in Sculpture, and she was named one of 35 most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine.
Hugo Solís García is a Sound Artist. His main field is the creation of interactive sonic works. His work has been shown or performed on national and international venues over the last years. He has received grants, prizes, and awards from FONCA, UNAM, TELMEX, MIT, UW, IMEB, 4Culture, Seattle City, among others. Currently, he is a full-time professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in the field of Digital Art and Interactive Technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from DXARTS, University of Washington, a DEA of Computer Sciences and Digital Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University, and a Bachelor in Piano Performance from the Escuela Nacional de Música of the UNAM in Mexico City.
Naima Lowe comes from a long line of Black people who make things. She has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-great grandparents who are musicians, fashion designers, Sunday school teachers, waitresses, and field hands. Through them she inherited a lineage and aesthetic of Black cultural production that is as enigmatic as it is discernible. These people have also gifted Naima with her commitment to social justice, focused work ethic, and big mouth.
Naima’s work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archive, The Wing Luke Museum, MiX Experimental Film Festival, National Queer Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, and Seattle Center for Contemporary Arts. She holds a BA in Africana Studies from Brown University and an MFA from Temple University. Naima has been an artist in residence at The Millay Colony, The Vermont Studio Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and was a Visual Art Fellow at The Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
Shamim M. Momin is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery. Momin oversees the Curatorial, Exhibitions, and Programs departments, and has organized the museum-wide group exhibition, In Plain Sight, as well as current and upcoming exhibitions with Gary Simmons, Math Bass, and Diana Al-Hadid. Prior to joining the Henry in 2018, she was director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a nonprofit public art organization committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects. Previously, Momin served for more than ten years at the Whitney Museum of American Art, co-curating the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and overseeing the Contemporary Projects series. Momin was Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Art for Williams College for the 2007 and 2008 Semester in New York program, and is currently Affiliate Professor of Art at the School of Art, Art History and Design, University of Washington.
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