Through its residency program, Atelier Circulaire hosts artists from around the world in its production workshops. AC provides residents with an unlimited access to the studio for one month, an artist fee, a stipend to our store and technical support from our coordinators.
In the end of their residency, artists are invited to present their work to the public.
Country: United States
Residency period: June 1 - June 30, 2023
Public présentation : June 28 at 5, studio 517
Devon Stackonis is a visual artist and printmaker specializing in mezzotint and intaglio techniques who often employs model making and paper miniatures in her process. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Stackonis worked as Assistant to Printmaking at Bucknell University from 2018-2020. Currently Devon Stackonis is pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Stackonis’ current body of work serves as a personal reflection of the mountainous coal regions of Eastern Pennsylvania where she grew up and the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of an obsolete industry. Through printmaking, book arts, installation, and animation, she is exploring the relationship of post industrial landscape and bodily trauma.
Residency project :
"During my residency I will create a series of small etchings with mezzotint and drypoint which will later be bound into an artist book. This project involves dental records and cast impressions, which serve as a symbol for extraction at the human-scale and more broadly as of altered landscapes, uprooted communities, and the cost of extractive industry. The imagery and technique used is reminiscent of 18th century surgical and dental manuscripts, however I am pairing my own reflections and prose with the plates to embed personal associations and new context"
Country: Canada (ON)
Residency period: September 17 - October 18, 2021
"At Atelier Circulaire I will begin a series of primarily figurative-based prints evoking themes around the deviantly melancholic and the seductively monstrous. Inspired by the supernatural horror genre, Gay-themed Japanese graphic novels, Chinese visions of Hell and more — this direction looks to explore complexities surrounding desire and alien affects within Queer and racialised subjectivities. I hope to use monotype, screenprinting and risograph for their energetic and erotic qualities in print media."
Presentation: Date to be confirmed
Country: France / Canada
Residency period: June 18 - July 18, 2021
"As part of my residency at Atelier Circulaire, I wish to establish a dialogue between screen-printing and light projection, in order to reflect on the thresholds of visibility from a feminist perspective. My research is interested in the dissolution of memories, in memory as fluid documentation. "
Presentation : Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 5 pm
Country: Iran / Canada
Residency period: April 30 - May 30, 2021
"For my residency at Atelier Circulaire, I plan to explore printing on clay. I am sourcing the images for printing from my grandparents' house, as it is based on all of my childhood memories. With the clay being thin and delicate, I intend to present our memories' fragility and show how their objectiveness can easily shatter. I would like to use screen printing and intaglio to print on clay, and explore different methods of printing and various clays. I want to understand which method and material are effective in terms of development and give the most impact in creating this body of work."
Presentation: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5 pm
Residency period: February 19 - March 19, 2021
"While in residence at Atelier Circulaire, I will make photo-engravings with digital stills extracted from stop-motion animation. I am interested in this project as a means of slowing down time and bringing the physical handmade object back into closer relationship with digital video - taking an ephemeral/memory image and giving it back its body. By isolating and printing individual frames I will be pulling the animation undone and teasing out its constituent parts to allow the viewer’s eyes to rest on individual images again. "
Presentation : Thursday, April 1st, 2021, 6 pm
Online - On Zoom
OPAL ECKER DE RUVO
Residency period: August 5 - September 5, 2019
"I am a nonbinary artist and collaborative printer, whose work depicts the intimacy of queer relationships. During my residency I will create a series of large-scale figurative silk aquatints. While at AC I will share my ongoing research into this non-toxic collagraph process that produces fully tonal, painterly prints."
Demonstration: Friday, September 13, 2pm
Presentation: Friday, September 13, 5:30pm
Residency period: August 25 - September 25, 2019
"My residency project deals with the nature/architecture relationship. Taking the traditional Japanese habitat as a starting point, lines, grids and geometric shapes will be declined to create minimalist and poetic compositions. This research will lead to the creation of screen-printed 2D or 3D paper works."
Presentation : Friday, September 20, 5:30pm
Country: South Africa
Residency period: September 1- 30, 2019
"At Atelier Circulaire, I plan to develop a series of prints that appropriates and unravels architectural language. In mimicking the precision and certainty of languages of planning, and borrowing from imagery used to communicate intent, I would use printmaking as a playful, anachronistic approach to think around creating and altering space."
Presentation: Friday, September 27, 5:30pm