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Artist In Residence Program

The Artist In Residence (AIR) program provides artists with studio space for up to one semester in duration. Studios provided are highly visible and placed in an interactive academic setting. To maximize interaction with academic programs, residency dates will align with the academic calendar.

Spring 2021 Virtual AIRs

The Visual and Performing Arts Department on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus  would like to welcome our two Virtual Artists-in-Residence to Spring 2021 semester! Artists Kirk Maynard and Travis Geoghegan will be interacting with our students and community this semester in virtual classes and on social media.


Kirk Maynard Artist Talk

 The second artist talk of Spring Semester 2021 will feature virtual artist in residency Kirk Maynard. The artist talk will be given at 1:15 p.m. on February 23, 2021. This event is free and open to the public.

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Meet our Spring 2021 AIRs

Travis Geoghegan

About the Artist

Travis Geoghegan (He/Him) is a visual artist living in Portland, Oregon and his art practice explores a fictional world known as Trashovision. Existing as the metaphorical television set inside his head during daydreams it is explored through painting, comics, animation, toys, souvenirs, and more. Heavily influenced by pop culture, nostalgia, sci-fi b movies, collecting toys, and growing up around roadside attractions in Kentucky his art practice examines both the fictional world of Trashovision as well as the ephemera it is displayed through. Currently airing on Trashovision is a new show called BRB (BIG ROBOTS BATTLE) RIGHT NOW! A new story about metaphorical monsters having an existential crisis at the end of the world while also trying to escape a video game! 
Kirk Maynard

About the Artist

Kirk Maynard is a mixed media artist and educator from Brooklyn, New York. A second-generation Guyanese-American, Maynard’s work focuses on the political undercurrents of culture and identity in America. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City, San Francisco, and New Jersey. He has also given artist talks at the New Museum, Queens College, and Princeton University. Maynard currently lives and works in Orange, New Jersey.  

Apply to Be an Artist In Residence 

If you have questions about the program or application procedure, please email Mieke Gentis.

Previous AIRs 
Bradley Chriss - Fall 2019 Artist in Residence
Bradley Chriss

Bradley Chriss is an internationally exhibiting artist currently living in Appalachia. Bradley received his MFA from American University in 2008 and has exhibited and performed in notable spaces including Gavin Brown's Enterprise@Passerby, Transformer Gallery, Eyebeam, Katzen Arts Center, White Cube, Curator's Office and the Arlington Arts Center.

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A Vision of the World
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Morning
Leslie Holt - Fall 2019 Artist in Residence
Leslie Holt

Leslie Holt is a mixed media artist and educator who exhibits nationally and is represented by David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. Her work has been reviewed and highlighted in New American Paintings # 130, Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Nashville Scene, among other publications. She has received grants from Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her recent work combines stains of acrylic paint and embroidery to explore the often private states of extreme emotion caused by war, loss, or mental illness. She has taught on the college level for over 15 years but now mostly teaches in community based settings, primarily teens and adults with disabilities. She is currently Co-director of Red Dirt Studio, a warehouse studio for a group of independently practicing artists and creative professionals in Mt. Rainier, MD.  

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Demonic Attack
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