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roswell artist-in-residence program

winter 2000

from left to right, front row: sculptuor Maria Rucker, photo/installation artist Jannett Louie and painter Linda Mieko Allen.  back row, program coordinator Nancy Fleming, daughter Sienna with her dad, director Stephen Fleming, Carol Kayan friend of Walter Cotten who works in photo/installation.


Walter Cotten

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, MFA
Currently Professor of Art, University of California, San Diego
Selected Exhibitions:  Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, England; Galerie Clark in   Montreal and Quebec, Canada; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; Palomar College, San Marcos, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Seattle Art Museum, WA.   

Cotten works collaboratively both as an installation artist and as a photographer. His work is centered around the "abandoned" aspects of the Western Landscape and the fleeting impact of human activity.

"'Desert Work' is by nature a long-term evolutionary project, but I quite simply need the time and space to work continuously to fully realize a significant body of work."

Jeanette Louie
Education: Vermont College of Norwich Univ., MFA; Parsons School of Design, BFA
Awards: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center; Skowhegan Payson Governor's Fund Fellowship for Asian Artists; Printmaking Workshop, NY, NEA Printmaking Fellowship; Aim Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, P.S. 122 Project Space Program and Sculpture Space.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: Esso Gallery, NY; Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Invited Lectures, Panels, Presentations: Concordia University, Montreal; Parsons School of Design, NY; Godzilla/Asian American Arts Alliance, NY; BMCC Asian Heritage Committee, NY; The New York Public Library.
"A residency at Roswell would enable me to concentrate on creating more elaborate installations... These installations will operate as spatializing devices, sites that will offer variable viewpoints for the individual to engage with. They will combine the purely optical with the experiential, two categories of which I have dealt with in the past separately."


Linda Mieko Allen
Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA and BFA, painting
Awards: Djerassi Resident Artists Grant, Woodland, CA; Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT; Pollock-Krasner Award, NY; The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY; The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.
Selected Exhibitions: Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA; Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, IL; San Francisco Art Institute, CA; Berkeley Art    Center, CA; Alternative Museum, New York, NY; New Jersey Center for the Arts, Summit, NJ; California State University, Hayward;      Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

    "The mixed media work...is concerned with complexities of identity. References to racial, gender and sexual identities are represented through symbolism, repetition and layering of images. Recent work has led me to investigate the networking and connections between inner and outer boundaries that are an integral part of operation in ones identity and history, forever in flux and built upon one another. The actual work process is one of much adding and subtracting, working and reworking several layers of paper and paint on wood panels or paper."


Maria Rucker 

Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany; Erasmus-Scholarship for Greece at the School of Fine Arts, Athens. Awards: Marschalk-von-Ostheim Travel Award for Ireland & Brittany; DAAD-grant for Carrara/Italy; International Wood-Carving Symposium San Giuliano Terme/Italy; Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium/Taiwan.

"My material is stone, in the first place, bronze and wood in the second, but also etching. My sketchbooks help me to think three-dimensionally. I usually work with different tools, by hand as well as with machines depending on the intention of my work. It is important to carve the sculptures by my own, because the process of working the material contains a lot of valued surprises and unexpected aspects."

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