Galveston Artist Residency Introduces the 2020-2021 Artists in Residence

The Galveston Artist Residency
is excited to introduce our
2020-2021 Artists in Residence:

Ian Gerson

Everest Pipkin

Katelyn Turner


Ian Gerson is a multidisciplinary artist and educator born in Houston, TX and currently based in Atlanta, GA. Utilizing sculpture, installation, painting, and performance their recent work draws inspiration from science fiction and queer nightlife spaces as modes to imagine and enact alternate ways of being and finding a sense of self.

Ian has participated residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell, Millay Colony, Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, AIR Gallery, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, and Socrates Sculpture Park, and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant. Ian has taught at Wake Forest University and Virginia Commonwealth University, and Socrates Sculpture Park. Ian holds an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin.


Everest Pipkin is a drawing and software artist from Bee Caves, Texas, who produces intimate work with large data sets. Through the use of online archives, big data repositories, and other resources for digital information, they aim to reclaim the corporate internet as a space that can be gentle, ecological, and personal. They hold a BFA from University of Texas at Austin, a MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and have shown nationally and internationally at The Design Museum of London, The Texas Biennial, The XXI Triennale of Milan, The Photographers Gallery of London, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and others. They have completed residencies at Center for Land Use Interpretation, Signal Culture, The Media Archeology Lab, and PLAYA Sumer Lake, and teach and speak regularly, including at Eyeo, School for Poetic Computation, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and Feral Vector.


West Chester is a suburb outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. A township made up of around 62,000 people. Voted “best place to live” by Money Magazine. There are many towns like it scattered throughout the midwest. Bubbles. That’s where Kate grew up, a product of a transracial adoption. Her practice explores what it was like forging an identity in a house that was “color blind.” Using her experiences as a sex worker, division I collegiate athlete, and mother, Kate Turner examines contemporary issues around identity, race, and gender through multimedia installation, video, and performances. Kate aims to create work that expands the narratives of queer black women making our stories more visible and accessible.


GAR is also excited to be working with Dawolu Jabari Anderson and Two Dykes and a Knife as Special Projects Artists for the GAR Gallery this upcoming year. We are very excited to see what this year has in store for us! As so many are being impacted by the pandemic and its economic downfall, we remain more committed than ever to our mission of supporting artists through the gift of time, space, and funding, and we thank everyone who has helped us make this possible through your donations, enthusiasm, and participation. We hope to be able to welcome you all back to the GAR courtyards soon!

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