2015 SPRING I FELLOWSHIP

The Ligthouse Works is pleased to welcome it's 2015 Spring I Fellowship class to Fishers Island. Visual artists Wilder Alison, Andy Cahill and Paul Waddell and fiction writers Lydia Conklin and Rachel Nagelberg will be in residence on Fishers Island from March 3 until April 14th. Our spring fellows are the first five of 20 fellows that will be in residence with Lighthouse Works this year.

MEET WILDER ALISON

Wilder Alison is an interdisciplinary artist based in Germantown, NY. Alison is an MFA candidate in Painting at Bard College.

Wilder's Website

 

MEET ANDY CAHILL

Andy Cahill was born in 1985 in Massachusetts. ​He went to the Rhode Island School of Design from 2004-2008, in the animation department, graduating just ahead of the 2008 economic melt down. ​He went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2008-2010, moving to New York shortly thereafter. By that time the economy was on the long, slow incline. In art school ​he​ made only videos. When ​he​ moved to New York ​he ​made paintings and sculptures as well. Recent focus in video is instagram video. Recent focus in painting is cartoons falling apart. Recent focus in sculpture is cardboard boxes.Andy's Website

 

MEET LYDIA CONKLIN

Lydia Conklin has received a Pushcart Prize, work-study scholarships from Bread Loaf, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the James Merrill House, the Vermont Studio Center, Millay, Jentel, Brush Creek, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Caldera, the Sitka Center, and Harvard University, among others, and grants and awards from the Astraea Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Her fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, New Letters, The New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She has drawn graphic fiction for Gulf Coast, Salt Hill, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MEET RACHEL NAGELBERG

Rachel Nagelberg writes fiction that investigates the boundaries between art, technology, terrorism, and romantic love. Constantly floundering between the spiritual and the nihilistic, Rachel's prose often experiments with form and appropriation, while still utilizing a formalist texture and tone. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and has works published in Your Impossible Voice, Specs Journal of Arts and Culture, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Pif Magazine, and others. She is also the illustrator of a children's book entitled I Remember Mommy's Smile by Dina Baker. A native of Philadelphia, Rachel lives and works in San Francisco, having recently returned from a month of working with shamanic plant medicine in Peru, and is currently in the throes of writing a novel.

MEET PAUL WADDELL

Paul Waddell ​born 1983 lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated in 2005 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Waddell has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. His most recent exhibitions include Ponding Purple Grass, Night Gallery, LA (2012);Move In Again, Honor Fraser, LA (2013) Moving In, Honor Fraser, LA (2012), Grand Re-opening, Human Resources, LA (2011); I like Massachusetts..., MEME Gallery, Cambridge(2010), The life of a house cat, Waterloo Centre for the Arts, Waterloo, IA (2010). Waddell's work has been written about in the LA Weekly, Artslant, Notes on Looking, A Righteous Transfer!, Time Out Boston.Paul's Website

EVENTS

Information regarding the timing and location of the events will be posted as the event date nears. We hope you'll join us!

Welcome Reception and
Artist Talk

March 10, 5pm
@ Center for Creative Inquiry
261 Montauk Avenue

Visiting Artist Talk
March 28tb, 5pm
@ Center for Creative Inquiry
261 Montauk Avenue

Open Studios
April 11th, 5 to 7pm
@ Ferry Annex
261 Trumbull Drive

 

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
Shutters and Sails
and
Mysitc Isle Realty
for providing housing and studio space for this session.

 

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