Past Participating Artists
The Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence program has been honored to host prominent artists working in all genres, from painting to music composition, poetry to dance, found-object sculpture to performance. We have hosted photographers, writers, jewelers, textile artists, musicians, and new media artists working in very experimental art forms. Artists working in traditional forms of representational art as well as artists whose work is technology supported have been in-residence.
The north and south rim programs have become quite competitive, selecting mostly mid- and late-career artists, working at the top of their fields, well-recognized and honored. But we've also offered artist opportunities to talented emerging artists, who have flourished through their residency.
The Artist-in-Residence program offers the selected artists an opportunity to present their work to an international audience through public demos, formal artist talks, workshops, and performances, while also giving the artists the often-elusive gift of focused time to pursue their own artistic goals and projects. The rare experience of an extended stay in a National Park and World Heritage Site gives artists a rare opportunity to creatively explore and respond to this astounding and intimidating landscape.
For information about each year's participating artists, please click on the links, above.
Rim Tree, Moran Point; large format photograph recorded on 5 X 7 Ilford HP5 sheet film and printed onto Ilford Multi-contrast glossy fiber-based silver halide paper ; January 2010
Michael Miner; Los Angeles, CA; south rim AiR, January 2010
Did You Know?
Building a structure that provides the widest possible view of the Grand Canyon yet harmonizes with its setting was architect Mary Colter's goal when the Santa Fe Railroad hired her in 1930 to design a gift shop and rest area at Desert View Point. The Watchtower opened in May of 1933. More...