2018 – 2019 Artists in Residents Announced
The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Artists in Residence: Katrina Moorhead, Phil Peters, and Derick Whitson.
Born in Northern Ireland, Moorhead received her BA and MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Moorhead has been awarded numerous residencies including fellowships at the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the MacDowell Colony; also the International-Artist-In-Residence at ArtPace, San Antonio, SIM, Reykjavik and Sculpture Space, Utica. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, the International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, and in a variety of museums and galleries. She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Houston, Seattle, Tokyo, London, Glasgow, Zurich, and more. In 2005 her work was included in an exhibition titled The Nature of Things, as Northern Ireland’s inaugural participation at the 51st Venice Biennale. Other exhibitions include Sparkle, 2006, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, A Thing Called Early Blur, (solo) 2007, Blaffer Museum, Houston, The Luxury of Dirt, 2011, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland and The Stars and Us, (solo) 2016, Inman Gallery Houston.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 Texas Prize from Arthouse, Austin, and in 2008 an Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors.
Philip Peters (b. Rochester, NY) is a visual artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Employing sculpture, video, and installation, his creative trans-disciplinary practice explores an evolving relationship between the built and the natural world. Recent talks include The Arts Club of Chicago, The Mies van der Rohe Society, and the Journées Internationales de la Culture Scientifique, Montréal, Canada. His work was recently shown at The Arts Club of Chicago’s Drawing Room; Dazibao Gallery, Montréal; EXPO Chicago; Kastelli 1663, Santorini, Greece. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Derick Whitson is an artist currently living and working in NYC. Working primarily in photography and video, Whitson explores the history and relationships of clowning, drag queens and black/white face to explore the social constructs of race, gender, and sexuality.
Whitson has attended artist residencies at AICAD New York Studio Residency program, NY, Mass MoCA, Massachusetts, The Fountainhead, Miami, FL, and ACRE in Steuben, Wisconsin. Recently his work has been exhibited at Art Basel, Miami FL, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, as well as numerous galleries across the country. Whitson received his BFA in photography in 2014 from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH, and his MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, NY in 2017.
For more information on the Galveston Artist Residency and Gallery, please visit galvestonartistresidency.org. Galveston Artist Residency is located at 2521 Mechanic St., Galveston.