The Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Adriane Connerton, Lilian Ptacek, Jory Rabinovitz and Suzzane Rivecca to Fishers Island for our 2016 Summer Fellowship. Adriane, Lilian Jory and Suzanne will be in residence at the Annex Studios from August 30 to October 11.
Adriane Connerton was born in Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Through the lens of desire, Connerton uses video, performance, and 3d animation to explore the physical limits of her own body. She graduated with her BFA from New York University and her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited nationally in New York, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. In 2014, she was a winner of the Toby Devan Lewis award. In 2015, she was a Workspace resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is a current artist in residence at Mana Contemporary.
Lilian Ptáček is a British/American national born in London, U.K., currently living and working in Glasgow, Scotland. Ptáček is a recent graduate of The Glasgow School of Art with a BA(hons) in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking. Ptáček’s practice chiefly consists of prints and sculptures that form collages, either across the image plane or within the dynamics of an installation. Group exhibitions include INTERACT,The Courtauld Institute of Art, London; A Red Apple Among the Oranges, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; The only way to do it is to do it, The Huntarian Art Gallery, Glasgow; and Cinzinci, Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, Prague. Ptáček is the co-founder of the collaborative artist collective BART WALTZ currently exhibiting in the Edinburgh Art Festival.
Jory Rabinovitz holds a BFA from the Cooper Union, and attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Galleria Zero, Sculpture Center and Martos Gallery as well as Staging Theatrical productions at: Abrons Art Center, New Theater Berlin and Night Gallery. Rabinovitz has received numerous awards and residencies including the The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant and the Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.
Suzanne Rivecca is the author of "Death is Not an Option: Stories" (WW Norton 2010), which won the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for The Story Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. A former Stegner fellow at Stanford and Bunting fellow at Radcliffe, she is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Her stories have won two Pushcart Prizes and have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories. Currently, she is working on a new fiction project that draws heavily from her decade of experience working with people experiencing homelessness and poverty in San Francisco. Most recently, she is the recipient of the 2016 Gina Berriault Award for Fiction from San Francisco State University.