The LATITUDE Residency program brings 8-10 artists into the lab annually to develop and produce their projects free of charge while receiving guidance, training and support from staff and volunteers. Artists gain access to the LATITUDE community through their day-to-day interactions, studio visits, and staff supported development of a piece of free public programming. In return, artists are asked to be active as both resources and mentors to the LATITUDE community, sharing their insights and creative methods.
The goal of the residency program is to further LATITUDE's mission of promoting creative collaboration between our users and the wider art and photographic communities.
LATITUDE holds an open (and free!) call for residency applicants once per year. The next call will open August 1st, 2018, to select residents for 2019.
CURRENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
This month LATITUDE welcomes Lida Suchy as our Artist in Residence for the Month of Feburary!
Lida Suchy chronicles communities through portraiture. She is a first generation American, born into a refugee family and often draws on this background as inspiration for her creative work. She earned a BA in cultural anthropology from SUNY Albany, an MA from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Lida taught photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and Hartwick College, as well as master workshops in the USA, Italy and Ukraine. She currently teaches at Onondaga Community College and mentors students both at home and abroad.
In 2016, Suchy was named a Guggenheim Fellow and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. Other awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, a Light Work Residency and Light Work grants, a NYSCA Grant, ArtsLink Grant and International Research and Exchanges Fellowship. Lida has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. Her work is included in public collections at the Brooklyn Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale Paris, Eastman Photography Museum, Franko Museum Ukraine and SF MoMA.
Get to know more about Lida and her practice through her Q&A with LATITUDE.