The Ekard Artist-in-Residence provides students at Bucknell with opportunities to engage with and learn from accomplished artists through master classes, workshops, demonstrations and/or studio critiques in conjunction with the Department of Art & Art History.
Selected artists actively share their own studio methods and processes through master classes, presentations, workshops, studio visits, pop-up exhibitions, installations or other experiences with students on our residential campus in Lewisburg, Pa. Artists reside in Lewisburg, with prior stays ranging from a few days to a full year.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's photo-based artwork is a blend of still and moving imagery. Her larger work draws on archival photographs to confront the Colonial archive to re-examine its historical narrative legacies in both the U.S. and South Asia.
Matthew's recent solo exhibitions include the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Nuit Blanche, Toronto; Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; and sepiaEYE, New York City. Matthew has also exhibited her work at the RISD Museum, Newark Art Museum, MFA Boston, San Jose Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018 Fotofest Biennial, 2009 Guangzhou Photo Biennial and the Smithsonian Institution.
Grants and fellowships that have supported her work include a MacColl Johnson, John Guttman, two Fulbright Fellowships, and grants from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. In addition, she has been an artist in residence at Civitella Ranieri, Lightwork, Yaddo and MacDowell.
As Holland Cotter of The New York Times wrote about her 2016 solo exhibition at sepiaEYE in New York, "the mostly album-size photographs in this compact but far-ranging gallery survey are about the intensities and confusions of a cultural mixing that makes the artist, psychologically, both a global citizen and an outsider, at home and in transit, wherever she is. And it's about photography as document and fiction: souvenir, re-enactment and imaginative projection. A beautiful show that could too easily slip away."
2022: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
2021 Spring: Le'Andra LeSeur '10
2019–20: Fredman (Elyla) Barahona
2019 Spring: Everest Pipkin
2018 Spring: Cara Lewis & Alejandro Diaz
2016 Spring: Shani Peters (Nesbitt Artist Resident)
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