2012 Visions Artists
Marnia Johnston
Bessma Khalaf
Justin Lowman
John Ruszel
Suné Woods
Michiko Yao

Selection Panel
Taraneh Hemami
Rebecca Lowry
Alix Refshauge
Pilar Tompkins Rivas

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2011 Visions Artists
Asad Faulwell
Joanne Hashitani
Matt Mullins
crystal am nelson
Anja Ulfeldt
Andre Woodward

Selection Panel
Eliza Barrios
Binh Dahn
Ciara Ennis
Mark Greenfield

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2010 Visions Artists
Iris Charabi-Berggren
Ala Ebtekar
Prajakti Jayavant
Rebecca Lowry
Ethan Turpin
Meeson Pae Yang

Selection Panel
Kevin B. Chen
Meg Shiffler
Lava Thomas

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2009 Visions Artists
April Banks
Terry Berlier
Jane Castillo
Glynnis Reed
Josué Rojas
George Two Horses

Selection Panel
Armando Cid
Lorraine Garcia-Nakata
Ramekon O’Arwisters

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2008 Visions Artists
Michael Arcega
Nathan Cordero
Amitis Motevalli
Christine Nguyen
Marco Rios
Sara Velas

Selection Panel
Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez
Diem Jones
Kris Kuramitsu
Larry Thomas

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2007 Visions Artists
Binh Danh
John Leaños
Yoon Lee
Sergio De La Torre
Sarah Perry
Lauren Woods

Selection Panel
Victor Cartagena
Angie Kim
Laurie Lazar
Renny Pritikin

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2004-05 Visions Artists
Victor Cartagena
Andaleeb Firdosy
Midori Harima
Taraneh Hemami
Daniel Lavitt
Mooshka
Ricardo Rivera

Selection Panel
René de Guzman
Paul DeMarinis
Leslie Ito
Reina Prado

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Artist portrait photography by Kim Harrington

 


2004-2005 Visions Artists

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Victor Cartagena
mixed-media/installation artist
San Francisco

“I grew up in times of war, under the ‘military boot’ and the cassock, under a dictatorship that left behind the painful after-taste of death and disappearance.... Art in all its expressions becomes a matter of life or death in intense political times such as the ones we live in.”

www.victorcartagena.net

 

Andaleeb Firdosy
film installation/video artist
Los Angeles

“As a Muslim Indo-American, raised in Central India and Southern California, I have often felt as if I’m perched on a fence, sometimes delicately negotiating and sometimes struggling for balance between colorful, at times clashing, cultures that have fed and shaped a vivid imagination.”


 

Midori Harima
sculptor
San Francisco

“I grew up in a post-WW II Japan that was built under western cultural control. I feel that made me lose trust in stories because a lot of things around me, as imports, had no basis or roots.... The process of creating a story is a way of recognizing the world and the process of being given a story is a process of understanding the world.”

www.harimamidori.com


 

Taraneh Hemami
installation artist
San Francisco

“The landscape at Djerassi guides you to a place that defines pure beauty, the humbling experience of being in the presence of the endlessness of the land that surrounds you; to have the time and the encouragement to experience the landscape has been the greatest gift of all.”

www.taranehhemami.info


 

Daniel Lavitt
installation artist
Los Angeles

“My experience at Headlands got me out of a rut I did not know I was in until I was out of it.... I did not realize how angry I was and how much angst I had from my day to day life. I didn’t know that I had it until it started to subside.”

www.daniellavitt.com

 

Mooshka
sculptor
San Francisco

“The residency Open House was amazing.... I found out how powerful Native American art can be. It was festive, the crowd was respectful.... I had my Buddhist friend come and give my place a blessing, and the Native Americans showed up and sang songs and burned sage. It was a celebration. I was so happy to be hosting in this great space. It made me feel successful.”

www.geocities.com/mooshkaart

 

Ricardo Rivera
installation and video artist
Oakland

“During my residency I worked on seeing my work from a different perspective and in a different environment.... The residency has reinforced my beliefs of the importance of place. Specifically, how my location strongly influences and, in turn, helps pull me away from a routine. At the Exploratorium, there are many ideas flowing, whether through an exhibition or people – both have affected my work in a positive manner.”

www.ricardo-art.com

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