Students met a number of professional artists during this class. We visited several artists in their studios in Brooklyn, and also had artists visit us at Ross School. Arcmanoro Niles, a current artist in residence at Guild Hall came the third week of our class to give a talk at Ross and to help us out with the mural.
Heres is some information about Arcmanoro from Guild Hall.
Born in Washington D.C, Arcmanoro Niles studied studio art in high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. As a high school senior he received a scholarship to study figure drawing at the Washington Studio School. In 2008 Arc received a visual arts diploma from his high school, and was gifted a studio from the board members of the Washington Studio School. In 2010 he received a scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where Arc obtained his BFA 2013. In 2012 Arc was award a two-week residency in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he was a part of a group show dedicated to emerging American artists. In the fall of 2013 he received the Bob Colacello
Scholarship from The New York Academy of Art, and obtain his MFA there in 2015. During the first year of his graduate program he was award a Shanghai University Summer Residency. Arc and 3 other artists shared a studio and traveled in China for two months. When the residency ended they had a group show at Shanghai University.
Arcmanoro Niles just had his 1st solo show at Studio Vendome on in New York.
We also had a visit from two more Aritsts in Residence from Guild Hall, Jennifer Hsu and James Wang. Jennifer and James are a multidisciplinary collaborative duo who work in
video, photography, digital and analog painting, text and installation. Their works span a
range of media, which reflect their interest in the intersection of conflict—within and
without—and empathy among living things, flora and fauna alike. They live and work in
Brooklyn, New York.