The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists is open to artists who want to utilize the Museum’s resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform their practice. The residency is named for the former executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass David Whitehouse, a highly-regarded scholar who worked to build the resources of the Rakow Library and was a major supporter of artists working in glass today. This residency gives artists the opportunity to deep dive into topics and further their knowledge or to provide research for a project.
The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists is not a “making” residency; no provisions will be made for artists to create work at The Studio. Residencies will be up to three weeks in length. Artists will be provided with transportation, and room and board. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library, the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, and the Museum’s staff experts. The residency manager will facilitate meetings with Museum experts and other resources.
Previous Residency Recipients
Having earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, Marc Barreda started a career in the arts. Working as a mixed-media sculptor and training as a glassblower, he developed an understanding of glass by working for a variety of artists, both taking and assisting with classes at glass schools around the United States and Europe.
Utilizing digital 3-D computer modeling and printing technology in tandem with glassblowing and casting processes, Norwood Viviano creates work depicting population shifts tied to the dynamic between industry and community.
Claire Bell is an artist from England who began her glass education in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. Bell has assisted glass artist Garry Nash and served as vice president of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass.
Annie Cattrell is a Scottish-born artist who studied Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art before undertaking study in glass and ceramics at the Royal College of Art in London, where she has taught since 2000.
Anna Riley is a visual artist whose work emerges from a strong desire for material research. By recreating or altering the circumstances of material manufacture, whether reversing the coloration in glass, or making lime using antiquated burning methods, she considers common preconceptions surrounding materials, only to attempt to do away with them and discover the materials anew.
From his studio in the hills of western Massachusetts, Josh Simpson has been fascinated with glass for more than 45 years. An artist whose work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions around the world, his name is synonymous with the beautifully crafted planets he produces.
Residency for Scholars
If you are a scholar who is interested taking a deep dive into glass topics to further your knowledge or to provide research for a project, consider applying for the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars. The purpose of this residency is to invite scholars to utilize the Museum’s resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform their research.