Our current Resident Artist for 2017-18 is Carly Slade
Carly Slade grew up in "Big sky Alberta" Canada, and spent her working life in the trades, from carpentry to concrete she is most at home in a shop. Slade’s work investigates the gendering and ownership of labour and space. Using Google Maps for source images, Slade carefully chooses building from the real world to scale down into miniature dioramas that she skews using two-point perspective. The buildings are places of blue-collar work and leisure, typically spaces where women do not fit in. She places those buildings into egalitarian worlds in which all types of labour are celebrated equally, where embroidery and woodworking can stand shoulder to shoulder. Google Maps allows Slade to not only be a voyeur of these spaces, but to capture them for herself.
Slade received her BFA in Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design (2010), and her MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University (2016).
The program has an exceptional list of past residents that includes:
The resident artist serves an important role as a mentor to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and compliments two full time faculty, a full time ceramics technician, adjunct faulty, and 4-6 MFA students. The resident artist is provided with a 150 square foot studio space, materials, and kiln access and will be paid to teach 1-2 courses each semester as an adjunct instructor. The ceramics studio is a spacious, state-of-the-art facility and includes a full compliment of ceramics tools and equipment. In addition, the program has a CNC mill for creating plaster molds, a ceramic decal printer, vinyl cutter and access to a laser cutter, 3d printer, 3d scanner, and a digital embroidery machine. Additionally, Tyler is located in North Philadelphia, less than a mile from Center City, home to numerous cultural attractions including The Clay Studio, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Pew Foundation, among many others.
The ideal candidate will have a MFA, either in ceramics or with significant experience in ceramics, a strong studio practice, and excellent studio work (open to all types of work – functional, figurative, sculptural, performance, installation, design, etc.). Previous university teaching experience is preferred but not required, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
For questions or inquiries, please contact Chad Curtis.