• Andrew Ochal

Arlene’s Announces: Artists in Residence 2022–23

SPOTLIGHT | JUNE 1, 2022

BY ANDREW OCHAL

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Arlene’s Artist Materials and the Atelier at Arlene’s today announced the 2022–23 participants in its Artist-in-Residence program, designed to foster individual artists while further enriching our creative community through exposure to their process and work. From October 2022 through August 2023, Maria DeAngelo and Ottavia Huang will receive institutional and material support from Arlene’s,—including studio space in the Atelier at Arlene’s Studio, Arlene’s art educational program located inside the store at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205.


The work they make during their residencies will be shown in separate solo exhibitions at R Gallery at Arlene’s in fall 2023. Building on Arlene’s commitment to fostering community creativity, both artists will teach in the Atelier at Arlene’s, participate in the Makers Markets at Arlenes and give an Artist Talk about the body of work they are working on during their residencies.


Andrew Ochal, Director of Programming and Chief Curator of the R Gallery at Arlene’s, said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Maria DeAngelo and Ottavia Huangto the Artist in Residence Program at Arlene’s. The best part of the program is that it funtionalsy like a laboratory for new projects, ideas and experimentation for new mediums. It's a safe supportive space for our AIR’s to learn and grow then share with our community. Both artists are creatively curious and I’m looking forward to seeing where that curiosity takes them in their residencies.”


Maria DeAngelo is an artist and educator who has taught and created for the greater part of her life. She has a BFA from Alfred University NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a MSEd fromPotsdam College. Maria’s curiosity has led her to explore materials to create fanciful works. DeAngelo plans to use her residence to focus on acrylics, while encouraging others through painting and discovery of new techniques. Her personal painting goals include exploring acrylic techniques in abstraction and furthering her work with color.


Ottavia Huang has always been passionate about arts for as long as she can remember. A fairly new transplant from Taiwan and Indonesia, Ottavia has a PhD in creative industries with five years of experience running her own art studio. Currently Ottavia runs her own art studio in Ballston Lake where she is working on a series of everyday watercolor and ink sketches to capture details of her surroundings and her travels. Her goal as an Artist in Residence is to learn new creative skills, to use different mediums to get creative in a different way. To connect and create with local art communities.


About the Artist-in-Residence Program

Artist In Residence (AIR) Program at Arlene's is designed for fine artists working across disciplines and media. Through integration of all our programs we aim to provide well rounded residency experience. The goal of the AIR Program at Arlene's is to foster individual artists while further enriching our creative community through exposure to their process and work.


Artists will create a cohesive body of work to be exhibited in R Gallery at Arlene’s and will be provided a basic studio space area. They will teach in our Atelier at Arlene’s program and be able to participate in any classes or workshops at Arlene’s. Accepted AIR will automatically be accepted into every cycle to Makers Markets at Arlene's. Also, they will be expected to give an Artist Talk at Arlene’s regarding the body of work they are working on during their residencies.

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