UMOCA’s 2014 Artists-In-Residence Announced

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that Jonathan Frioux, Levi Jackson, and Tatiana Svrckova Larsen have joined the Artist-in-Residence program for 2014. Jorge Rojas will also join UMOCA as the Educator-in-Residence this summer.

“We are excited to have a new dynamic with this next group,” says Jared Steffenson, UMOCA’s Curator of Education. “The Artist-in-Residence program is really getting established and will continue growing and changing to further support the art community here.”

This is the third group of artists that UMOCA has selected as Artists-in-Residence, and the second artist selected as Educator-in-Residence. The programs give artists and teachers career-building opportunities to learn from national curators and critics, in addition to instruction at workshops and monthly critiques. Past visiting curators included Jade Walker, director of the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Jeff Lambson, curator of contemporary art at the BYU Museum of Art.

Artists Frioux, Jackson, and Larsen will be part of the residency until April 2015. Rojas, artist and art history teacher at East High School in Salt Lake City, will participate in the program from May 2014 until August 2014.

 

The residence programs are generously supported by the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the R. Harold Burton Foundation.