Light Work Artist in Residence


Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.

The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Light Work Artists-in-Residence!

Carolyn Drake

Kris Graves

Pao Her

Mark McKnight

Meryl Meisler

Rafal Milach

Zora Murff

Sarker Protick

Arpita Shah

Cian Oba-Smith

Jiehao Su

Ka-Man Tse

Cristina Velásquez

Mark McKnight