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ISC Residencies

Jessica Taylor in her studio, 2017 ISC residency @ Mana:BSMT


The ISC established residency programs as a way to expand on programming and provide members an additional opportunity to work with fellow artists in a studio environment. The ISC is thrilled about its ever growing residency programs as just one of the many exciting benefits for our members.

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) currently supports artists with four residency programs: art-st-urban, Switzerland; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, KY; and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ.

ISC Residents are featured in Sculpture magazine, sculpture.org and the ISC Blog.

ISC Residency @ art-st-urban

Select Outstanding Student Award recipients will work side-by-side with world-renowned sculptor Heinz Aeschlimann, and his wife Gertrud, an art advocate, collector and art patron.

The six-week residency includes free intensive and individual workshop and work program, travelling and living costs, as well as fully equipped studios and guestrooms

Residents will be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog. This amazing inter-cultural experience aims to have an enduring positive and creative influence on the future artistic creation of the young artists.


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2014 ISC @ art-st-urban resident, Angie Seykora

art-st-urban Residents

Cassidy Frye

Cassidy Frye

2018
“While questioning the idea of home, I also challenge notions of domesticity, mimicking architectural elements in structures and quilts.”
Brittany Sievers

Brittany Sievers

2017
“These works investigate the cyclical nature of existence and rely on viewer interaction to alter their form and investigate the dynamics between the natural and the human.”
Angie Seykora

Angie Seykora

2014
“My work explores the intersection of two particular visual and material cultures.”
Emily Stergar

Emily Stergar

2013
“It is my hope that after viewing this exhibit, people will acknowledge or become more aware of the manipulation that has gone into this system.”
David Platter

David Platter

2013
“Just like many, I have worked hard to hone my skills and techniques but I am very warm and receptive to mentorship and fresh new revelations.”

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ISC Residency @ Grounds For Sculpture

2017 marked ISC's first year collaborating with Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) on a residency program. Two Outstanding Student Award recipients will participate in a six week summer program on GFS’s campus.

The recipients will be immersed into a communal studio amongst neighboring artists and will have access to numerous facilities.

Open Studio events are scheduled throughout the residency as they align with our overall program goals. Residents will be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog.


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2019 ISC @ GFS residents touring Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture Residents

Tyler Gaston

Tyler Gaston

June 25 – August 2, 2019
“My sculptures investigate the ailing human condition utilizing the tree as a metaphor.”

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Shohei Katayama

Shohei Katayama

June 25 – August 2, 2019
“My art explores the connection between nature, technology, and the scientific forces that shape human experiences and interactions.”
Layo Bright

Layo Bright

July 13 – August 10, 2018
“My work approaches issues around social justice, politics, culture, and identity; attributed to societal interactions, an experience of a modern day post-colonial Nigeria, and a linked global community.”

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Natani Notah

Natani Notah

July 13 – August 10, 2018
“All of this results in moments where diverse theoretical threads come together to generate respect across cultural divides.”

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Nooshin Hakim Javadi

Nooshin Hakim Javadi

June 24 – August 5, 2017
“I find ideas where two worlds get entangled, where a gap happens in our humanity.”

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 Shawn Creeden

Shawn Creeden

June 24 – August 5, 2017
“I examine the origins and manifestations of my sensitivity to the natural world while challenging human hubris in relation to wilderness, conservation, and nature.”

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ISC Residency @ Josephine Sculpture Park

2019 marked ISC's first year collaborating with Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) on a residency program.

One Outstanding Student Award recipient will participate in a 4 week summer program living and working on JSP's campus surrounded by artists, professionals, park visitors and sculpture and immersed on campus with workshops & free housing.

Residents will build work on site throughout the residency as they align with our overall program goals and be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog.


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The Barn Studio for ISC Residency @ JSP

Josephine Sculpture Park Residents

Sherwin Rio

Sherwin Rio

August 12-September 12, 2019
“My work uses a Filipino/American cultural lens to investigate mis-visibility caused by a futile dominant Western perspective of separatist duality.”

ISC Residency @ Mana:BSMT

Open to all current ISC members who apply, Mana Residencies give local and international visual artists the opportunity to work at the organization's prestigious New Jersey headquarters. During the 3 month residency at Mana Contemporary's BSMT, residents have the opportunity to freely develop and expand their practice with the benefits of additional space, a strong community (including curators, collectors, and other art world professionals), and ongoing support.

Mana Contemporary’s art complex includes resources such as the Keating Foundry and the Gary Lichtenstein Editions print shop, as well as Mana's art storage, handling, and framing services. Residents will be featured in Sculpture, Sculpture.org and re:sculpt, the ISC Blog and selected work will be curated into permanent collections.


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Spring 2017 ISC @ Mana:BSMT residents Exhibition

Mana:BSMT Residents

Dominic Sansone

Dominic Sansone

December 1, 2017-March 1, 2018
“The works do not answer the questions or propose solutions, but hopefully cause the viewer to consider, with more than a cursory glance, the visual culture of our cities, our entertainment, our public art, and our media.”

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Christina Dietz

Christina Dietz

December 1, 2017-March 1, 2018
“I investigate and manipulate materials, using them in nontraditional ways. A familiar object becomes foreign when I twist representation and subvert functional design.”

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Carole Halle

Carole Halle

August 15-November 15, 2017
“My interest is in exploring how this language of forms can be used to portray human predicaments such as vulnerability, a sense of engulfment, despair, limitation or one of alienation.”

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Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

August 15-November 15, 2017
“Exploring notions of impermanence, growth, origin, and mortality, my practice examines our personal and sadly disappearing relationship to the natural world.”

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Olga Alexander

Olga Alexander

May 1-August 1, 2017
“My art practice is experimental and recombinant, and I make use of whatever media best accommodates my subject matter.”

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Gina Miccinilli

Gina Miccinilli

May 1-August 1, 2017
“This notion of social practice not only influences my approach to my work it has enabled an evolution in the very manner in which infuses I define my role as an artist in the world today.”
Katie Hovencamp

Katie Hovencamp

September 2016-April 2017
“My process of making art emerges from complex and contradictory circumstances, materials, and objects, and their multiple encounters.”

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mily Nelms Perez

Emily Nelms Perez

September 2016-April 2017
“The building wasn’t afraid of the work that I made, which was very nice as a sculptor being welcomed into this place and being encouraged to make large work.”

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When residency programs are open and accepting applications, there will be a direct link from this page to the residency application. Only current ISC members are eligible to apply for ISC residencies. The residency programs at art-st-urban, Grounds For Sculpture and Josephine Sculpture Park are awarded by the ISC to selected recipients of the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture awards.

ISC Members can access our database of opportunities, including residency programs from other organizations.

For questions or more information, please contact coengmanager@sculpture.org or (609)689-1051 ext. 319.