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  Please join us in welcoming current resident artist Brandon Sward! @brandonsward Brandon Sward is an artist, writer, and doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee, quarterfinalist for the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, shortlisted for Disquiet International’s Literary Prize, and an honorable mention and finalist for the New Millennium Writing Awards. He’s won residencies at Alternative Worksite, Byrdcliffe, the… Read More »Brandon Sward – December 2022

Brandon Sward – December 2022

Demarcus McGaughey, a Texas native, and New York-based mixed media artist, passionately captures the beauty, strength, and vibrancy of people of color. Inspired by his mother as a child, he sharpened his artistic talents by coloring within the lines of her tracings. Eventually, he tapped into his storehouse of magic that pushed him to color outside the lines and chart an artistic path of his… Read More »Demarcus McGaughey – October 2022

Demarcus McGaughey – October 2022

Koyoltzintli is an interdisciplinary artist, a healer and educator. She grew up on the coast of Ecuador and the Andes, geographies that permeate in her work. She focuses on geo poetics, ancestral technologies, ritual and storytelling through collaborative practices and personal narratives. Intersectional theories, and earth-based healing informs her work. Nominated for Prix Pictet in 2019, her work has been exhibited in the National Portrait… Read More »Koyoltzintli – October 2022

Koyoltzintli – October 2022

Please join us in welcoming September Ma’s House resident artist Aima Paule @aimathedrmr ! Aima is a Oakland, CA based multimedia artist in music, installation art, graphic art, videos, and poetry. Aima is deeply inspired by survival and “thrival” techniques through artistic commentary and expression that they, themself, and their community use to navigate systems of oppression. Aima’s art is also inspired by how we… Read More »Aima Paule

Aima Paule

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Please join us in welcoming August 2022 resident artist Sonomi Kobayashi! @sonomikobayashi Please stay tuned for upcoming public programming with Sonomi including a hands-on workshop at Ma’s House. Born and raised in Japan, Sonomi Kobayashi is a New York-based artist, art educator, and independent curator interested in science, physics, stars, nature, and spirituality. Currently working out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, she has been an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA,… Read More »Sonomi Kobayashi – August 2022

Sonomi Kobayashi – August 2022

Please join us in welcoming July resident artist Alma Leppla! Alma Leppla (they/she) is a mixed-race, queer, Latine, visual artist and educator whose work seeks to build community by celebrating intersectional identities. Alma is based in San Francisco but grew up in Tampa with their Cuban family. They currently serve as the Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow and Studio Artist Board Representative for Root Division.… Read More »Alma Leppla – July 2022

Alma Leppla – July 2022

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Please join us in welcoming July 2022 Artist in Residence Simone Johnson! Simone Johnson (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and cultural worker mostly making work about/with water. She was born in Denver, Colorado, moved to New York City at the age of 12, grew up in Staten Island, and currently finds herself back in the southwest, where she is researching water and spacetimes/temporality in… Read More »Simone Johnson – July 2022

Simone Johnson – July 2022

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We are excited about June Resident artist at Ma’s House – Brianna L. Hernández! Brianna is a Chicana artist, curator, educator, and death doula based on the Shinnecock Nation. Hernández serves as Board Secretary of Ma’s House and is currently the Curatorial Fellow at the Parrish Art Museum. In developing as an artist, Brianna credits her late mother, Sylvia D. Hernández, as her most significant mentor… Read More »Brianna L. Hernández – June 2022

Brianna L. Hernández – June 2022

  We are excited to welcome visual artist Erica Morales to Ma’s House for her two-week residency! Erica Morales is a Nuyorican Bronx native who currently lives in Brooklyn. Erica Morales earned a BFA in 2003 from the School of Visual Arts with an emphasis in drawing and a MA in 2010 from New York University in higher education administration. Please join us for two… Read More »Erica Morales – May 2022

Erica Morales – May 2022

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Please join us in welcoming interdisciplinary artist Jamie John @jamie_john.jpg – our current artist in residency at Ma’s House! Jamie plans to spend time at Ma’s House renewing a sense of ancestral kinship ties to the land and waters on the east coast of Turtle Island.   Jamie John is a 2spirit Anishinaabe and Korean artist, writer, educator, and abolitionist living and working in their… Read More »Jamie John – April 2022

Jamie John – April 2022

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