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Colleen Abel • Writing • Madison, WI • Jun 19, 2006 - Jul 29, 2006

Colleen Abel


Location: Madison , WI

Dates of residence: Jun 19, 2006 - Jul 29, 2006

Michelle Acuff • Visual • Jackson, MS • May 30, 2005 - Jun 18, 2005

Michelle Acuff


Location: Jackson , MS

Dates of residence: May 30, 2005 - Jun 18, 2005

Corinne Elysse Adams • Writing • Chicago, IL • Apr 3, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017

Corinne Elysse Adams


Location: Chicago , IL

Dates of residence: Apr 3, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017

Corinne Elysse Adams is a story collector, writer, songstress, folk musician, and teacher. She completed her undergraduate degree at Sophia University in Tokyo, and received a master's in poetry from the University of Edinburgh. She has lived and travelled all over the world, collecting stories and studying folk arts and musical traditions. She currently lives between Austin and Chicago, where she plays traditional Irish fiddle, studies Japanese folk singing, and performs with Austin-based Americana/folk trio Full Moon Medicine. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Confrontation, Alimentum, and Lunch Ticket and was the recipient of a Dorothy Sargent-Rosenburg award. Her work with multimedia storytelling project thread whispers has been shown in exhibits at LAMO (Ladakh Arts and Media Organization), the Goa International Photography Festival, Kerala's Art*ry Gallery, and was featured in the June 2015 edition of Verve Magazine.

Jordan Adams • Visual • Port Edwards, WI • Jan 4, 2016 - Jan 22, 2016

Jordan Adams


Location: Port Edwards , WI

Dates of residence: Jan 4, 2016 - Jan 22, 2016

Jordan Adams constructs paintings that explore themes related to existentialism and the psychology of personality. Recent imagery has focused on imagined ruin-architecture within a fragmented landscape. Jordan received a BFA in painting and drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art of Design before receiving an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the New York Studio Residency Program. Jordan currently teaches Introduction to Painting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Naomi Adams • Visual • Pocatello, ID • Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015

Naomi Adams


Location: Pocatello , ID

Dates of residence: Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015

Naomi S. Adams is an award winning contemporary textile and book artist. Her artwork been shown internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally in diverse venues ranging from galleries to public works installations. Naomi holds an M.F.A. in Studio Art Fibers from the University of North Texas. Naomi's work was exhibited in Quilt National 2011, and received the "Most Innovative Use of the Medium Award." She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Fiber Media at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

Jonathan Ade • Interdisciplinary • Spartanburg, SC • Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

Jonathan Ade


Location: Spartanburg , SC

Dates of residence: Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

Born in suburban Washington, DC, Jonathan Ade began making movies at eight years old. He earned his BFA in Film Production at Emerson College as well as a minor in Creative Writing. His thesis film, "Through and Away", premiered at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in 2008 and was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Feature. Additionally, Jonathan was the co-creator of the popular mashup trailer "Brokeback to the Future", now on view at the Museum of the Moving Image.
From 2010-2013, Jonathan wrote and directed a series of films entitled "Meditations", in which each short focuses on a introspective moment of everyday life. The series has received numerous laurels from dozens of film festivals across the country. His latest film, "Lay in Wait", was completed in October of 2014 and will begin its festival run next year.
In 2014, Jonathan attended Hub-Bub's Artist-in-Residence program in Spartanburg, SC.

Robin Adsit • Visual • Claremont, CA • Nov 3, 2008 - Nov 28, 2008

Robin Adsit


Location: Claremont , CA

Dates of residence: Nov 3, 2008 - Nov 28, 2008

Robin Adsit received her B.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute, her M.A. in painting and drawing from San Francisco State University and her M.F.A. in painting and drawing from The Ohio State University. She was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2003-2004. She has received numerous awards, fellowships and travel grants and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. She was the recipient of a Travel Grant Award to travel throughout Spain to study the paintings of Velasquez, Zuburan, and El Greco. Robin's work has appeared in numerous national and regional exhibitions and Include, most recently: a solo exhibition, Trace, in the New Media Gallery at Ventura College, Ventura, CA. January 22- February 14, 2008.

Michael Agresta • Writing • Austin, TX • May 4, 2010 - Jun 5, 2010

Michael Agresta


Location: Austin , TX

Dates of residence: May 4, 2010 - Jun 5, 2010

Awards: Transitional Artist Residency Award

Michael Agresta has work published or forthcoming in Boston Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Salt Hill, and others.  His story "DREAMHOMES" won the 2009 Calvino Prize, and he was a runner-up for the 2009 Diagram $5 Innovative Fiction Prize and the 2008 Million Writers Award.  He holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas, where he now works as a freelance journalist and editor. He's working on a novel about disaster relief and a book of short stories about houses and people.

Liz Ahl • Writing • Plymouth, NH • May 19, 2008 - May 30, 2008

Liz Ahl


Location: Plymouth , NH

Dates of residence: May 19, 2008 - May 30, 2008

Liz Ahl is a poet and teacher who lives in New Hampshire. Her poems, some of which have received Pushcart Prize nominations, have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Four Corners, White Pelican Review, 5AM, Court Green, Margie, The Women's Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, Alimentum, and North American Review. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004), Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004), and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence (University of Iowa Press, 2002). A limited edition (30) collection of poetry, On The Avenue of Eternal Peace, was designed and printed by Joe Ruffo (Lyra Press) and beautifully bound by Denise Brady.

After a childhood and adolescence globe-trotting as a Navy brat, Ahl was educated at Emerson College (B.F.A.), The University of Pittsburgh (M.F.A.), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D.). She is currently Associate Professor of English at Plymouth State University.

Largely as a result of her itinerant childhood, Ahl's poetry often focuses on images and narratives of place, as well as on the posture or point of view of the "outsider." Historical figures and events, and the concepts of memory, nostalgia and spectacle are also key themes. She is interested primarily in narrative free verse, though recently she has been writing a lot of villanelles. Ahl's other interests as a poet include performance, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary work (letterpress printing, working with musicians, dancers and visual artists). Her work has been set to original symphonic music, combined with dance choreography, and riffed to improvisational jazz. She has read in galleries in collaboration with thematic visual art shows. She has published broadsides and chapbooks of both her own work and the work of others.

While in residence at KHN, Ahl will be working on writing and revising poems to complete a new manuscript.

Ibiyinka Alao • Visual • , Nigeria • Jul 21, 2006 - Jul 31, 2006

Ibiyinka Alao


Location: , Nigeria

Dates of residence: Jul 21, 2006 - Jul 31, 2006

Dena Alfrasiabi • Writing • Austin, TX • Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Dena Alfrasiabi


Location: Austin , TX

Dates of residence: Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Dena Afrasiabi was born in Shiraz, Iran, grew up in California and currently resides in Austin, Texas. Her short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Prick of the Spindle, JMWW, Weave Magazine and the anthology Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers among many others. She received her MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark University and co-edits the journal Elsewhere Lit with Nandini Dhar.

Yasaman Alipour • Interdisciplinary • Tehran, Iran, Tehran, Iran • Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 26, 2016

Yasaman Alipour


Location: Tehran, Iran , Tehran, Iran

Dates of residence: Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 26, 2016

Celeste Allen • Writing • Verona, PA • Dec 31, 2007 - Jan 25, 2008

Celeste Allen


Location: Verona , PA

Dates of residence: Dec 31, 2007 - Jan 25, 2008

A Pittsburgh native, Celeste Allen received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Ohio University in 1984. She spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area before going on to teach English during four summer semesters at colleges and universities in China and Mongolia. Celeste has published short stories in literary, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, western, and historical fiction magazines and anthologies. Her poetry and non-fiction works have appeared in newspapers and devotional collections across the United States. In 2000 she moved to England, where she lives in the London metro area and works for an international charity.

Sterling Allen • Visual • Austin, TX • Jan 2, 2007 - Jan 26, 2007

Sterling Allen


Location: Austin , TX

Dates of residence: Jan 2, 2007 - Jan 26, 2007

Sterling Allen received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. In 2006, together with eight other Austin artists he founded and currently co-directs Okay Mountain. As a solo artist and in collaboration with Okay Mountain, he has exhibited and created numerous projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College.

Gessy Alvarez • Writing • Maywood, NY • Apr 11, 2011 - Apr 29, 2011

Gessy Alvarez


Location: Maywood , NY

Dates of residence: Apr 11, 2011 - Apr 29, 2011

Gessy Alvarez was born and raised in New York and New Jersey.  She's a graduate of Columbia's MFA program and has attended the following workshops: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Ripton, Vermont, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the VONA Voices Workshop in San Francisco, CA.  Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Pank, Spectrum, and The Rose and the Thorn.

Amy Berkowitz • Writing • San Francisco, CA • Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017

Amy Berkowitz


Location: San Francisco , CA

Dates of residence: Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017

Amy Berkowitz is a Bay Area writer. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award. Her first book, Tender Points, has been praised by the Kenyon Review, the Huffington Post, and Feministing. Other writing has appeared in Dusie, Textsound, ENDPAIN, and Where Eagles Dare. She is the host of the Amy's Kitchen Organics reading series and the founding editor of Mondo Bummer Books. In 2014, she was the inaugural writer in residence at Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery; she is now the administrator of the Alley Cat residency program. Originally from New York City, she lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco.

Amber Eve Anderson • Interdisciplinary • Baltimore, MD • Aug 22, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016

Amber Eve Anderson


Location: Baltimore , MD

Dates of residence: Aug 22, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016

Born and raised in Nebraska, Amber Eve Anderson received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. This year she graduated from the Mount Royal School of Art multidisciplinary MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. In addition to receiving a merit-based scholarship, she also received the only scholarship for second-year students. In February, Amber was selected as one of 40 2016 Baker Artist Awards Finalists-Baltimore-area awards totaling $85,000-from nearly 800 applicants. Over the past year her work has been exhibited in Washington DC, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Finland, Morocco and Canada.

Isaac Anderson • Writing • Kansas City, MO • Apr 14, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014

Isaac Anderson


Location: Kansas City , MO

Dates of residence: Apr 14, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014

Isaac Anderson is an essayist from Kansas City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Image, Portland, Fourth River, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Writers Chronicle, and elsewhere. He received an MFA in nonfiction from Ohio State University and was the Writer-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University in the spring of 2012. His piece "Lord God Bird" (Image, No. 72) was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2013.

Betsy Andrews • Writing • Brooklyn, NY • Apr 7, 2008 - May 9, 2008

Betsy Andrews


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Apr 7, 2008 - May 9, 2008

Betsy Andrews is the author of New Jersey, the winner of the 2007 Brittingham Prize (University of Wisconsin Press). She is also author of the chapbooks, She-Devil (Sardines Press, 2004) and In Trouble (Boog, 2005), and the artist's book, Supercollider, a collaboration with artist Peter Fox. Her work has appeared most recently in Twenty-Six, Five Fingers Review, PRACTICE, O Poss, and Torch. She is the recipient of a 2007 NY Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry.

Betsy Andrews • Writing • Brooklyn, NY • Mar 12, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018

Betsy Andrews


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Mar 12, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018

Betsy Andrews is a Brooklyn-based poet and essayist. Her book New Jersey (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007) received the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, and her book The Bottom (42 Miles Press, 2014) won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize. She is also the author of four chapbooks: SuperCollider, with artist Peter Fox (exhibited at I.S.E. Foundation (NYC, 2006); In Trouble (Boog Press, 2004); She Devil (Sardines Press, 2004); and New Jersey (Furniture Press, 2004). Betsy's poems have appeared widely in publications including Fence, Matter, Academy of American Poets' "Poem-a-Day," and the Yemeni newspaper Culture. Her essays appear in anthologies including Fierce: Essays by and About Strong Women. (Nauset Press, forthcoming 2018); Best Food Writing (Da Capo Press, 2016); Biting the Error (Coach House, 2005); and Dangerous Families (Routledge, 2004), as well as widely in literary journals and magazines. She is the recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, an Astraea Foundation Award in Poetry, the Philadelphia City Paper Poetry Prize, as well as numerous residencies in poetry and creative non-fiction. She has been a visiting writer at Franklin & Marshall College, University of Rhode Island, Carlton College, Indiana State University, George Mason University, and Georgetown University. She makes her living as a journalist and has been nominated for writing awards by the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Arielle Angel • Writing • Brooklyn, NY • Aug 27, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012

Arielle Angel


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Aug 27, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012

Arielle Angel holds a degree in Studio Art from NYU and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. She has been awarded residencies at Hub-Bub in Spartanburg, SC and The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist's Guild. She is currently working on a first novel about a secular teenaged boy who joins the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Hasidic Judaism

Chuck Anschutz • Writing • Bridgton, ME • Feb 28, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011

Chuck Anschutz


Location: Bridgton , ME

Dates of residence: Feb 28, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011

Chuck Anschutz is a fiction writer and screenwriter with a history of newspaper work. He has written and edited news and sports copy for numerous newspapers including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Guide Newspapers in New Orleans, La. and The American Journal/Current Publishing in Portland, Maine. Chuck has a BA in Journalism from Auburn University and has written several screenplays, including the produced low-budget feature Dream Stalker. He is currently working on the fiction novels Sonaluga and Underwater Western. An avid bicycle enthusiast, Chuck has ridden in more than two dozen countries on four continents, written numerous articles about unconventional bicycle touring and plans a future book based on his riding experiences.

Byron Anway • Visual • Lincoln, NE • Aug 2, 2010 - Aug 13, 2010

Byron Anway


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Aug 2, 2010 - Aug 13, 2010

Awards: Mayors Arts Residency Award

Travis Apel • Visual • Omaha, NE • Mar 14, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016

Travis Apel


Location: Omaha , NE

Dates of residence: Mar 14, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016

Travis Apel, a native Missourian is known for sculptures made of metals and stone. They combine the anatomy of the universe with our understanding of metaphor embedded in nature. Apel earned the Missouri Silver Scholarship to attend Kansas City Art Institute. He is affiliated with several organizations such as the New England Sculptors Association, as a Hot Shops Art Center BarkerArt Resident, and is a 2014 Artist INC Live Omaha Fellow through Omaha Creative Institute and Mid-America Arts Alliance. Apel will attend a residency at Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center in the Spring of 2016. He was selected for a Friends of UNO ArtSlam+ presentation, and to install a public sculpture, Conscience, in Yankton, SD in 2015. As a resident Of Omaha, NE, he has exhibited throughout the midwest, New England, and has collections nationally. Also a seasoned dental technician, Apel uses laboratory techniques to innovate his practice.

Katie Arnsteen • Writing • Nashville, TN • Oct 2, 2006 - Oct 27, 2006

Katie Arnsteen


Location: Nashville , TN

Dates of residence: Oct 2, 2006 - Oct 27, 2006

James Arthur • Composition • Seattle, WA • Aug 2, 2004 - Aug 28, 2004

James Arthur


Location: Seattle , WA

Dates of residence: Aug 2, 2004 - Aug 28, 2004

Mantab Aslani • Writing • Brooklyn, NY • Sep 27, 2004 - Oct 30, 2004

Mantab Aslani


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Sep 27, 2004 - Oct 30, 2004

Andrew Auble • Visual • Portland, OR • Nov 14, 2011 - Dec 16, 2011

Andrew Auble


Location: Portland , OR

Dates of residence: Nov 14, 2011 - Dec 16, 2011

Andrew Auble is a visual artist that was born and raised in Northern Illinois. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Southern Illinois University. Since 2008, he has exhibited in Oregon, California, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont. In 2009, he enjoyed residency at Vermont Studio Center. Andrew currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He creates sincere, imaginative, and culturally relevant work in a manor that still remains available to the community.

Travis Austin • Composition • Austin, TX • Jan 5, 2009 - Jan 30, 2009

Travis Austin


Location: Austin , TX

Dates of residence: Jan 5, 2009 - Jan 30, 2009

Howard Axelrod • Writing • Brookline, MA • Jul 11, 2011 - Aug 5, 2011

Howard Axelrod


Location: Brookline , MA

Dates of residence: Jul 11, 2011 - Aug 5, 2011

Howard Axelrod graduated from Harvard University in 1995, and earned his MFA from the University of Arizona. He has been the recipient of a Michael C. Rockefeller fellowship, and has been awarded residencies from the Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge, Vermont Studio Center, and the Anderson Center. His children's story, "Starry Time," appeared in Robert Coles' best-selling The Moral Intelligence of Children (Random House, 1997); his short fiction appeared in 25 and Under: Fiction (Norton/DoubleTake,1997); and his profiles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Harvard Magazine. Axelrod has held teaching positions at Harvard, University of Arizona, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Howard (right) is photographed with writer, Greg Schutz (left), at the Lyceum Forum Series in Brownville, NE.

Suheil Baddor • Visual • , Dubai • Aug 11, 2007 - Aug 21, 2007

Suheil Baddor


Location: , Dubai

Dates of residence: Aug 11, 2007 - Aug 21, 2007

Suheil Baddor's U.S. visit is co-sponsored by The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Creighton University's Center for Asian Studies. Suheil will exhibit his artwork, photos of which may be seen at, hold an extended workshop, and be a guest lecturer at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska during the weeks following his stay in Nebraska City. A master of art and Arabic literature in the Syrian tradition, Suheil Baddor has created over five thousand works of art during his thirty-five year professional career. His art has been featured in over thirty-five solo exhibitions and at least twice as many group exhibitions, including four times in the Sharjah Biennial and every year since 1985 in the annual Syrian professional artist exhibition.

His creations include characterizations on stage and screen, and original Arabic poems and short stories, but he is best known for his sculptures and paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolor. His sculptures in wood, bronze, granite and marble have been recognized as major contributions to the field of sculpture. Suheil has been the subject of and has contributed to numerous art and culture commentaries in the Arabic press.

Cathleen Bailey • Writing • Pittsburg, PA • Apr 5, 2004 - May 28, 2004

Cathleen Bailey


Location: Pittsburg , PA

Dates of residence: Apr 5, 2004 - May 28, 2004

Janice L. Baker • Visual • Eugene, OR • Jan 5, 2010 - Jan 30, 2010

Janice L. Baker


Location: Eugene , OR

Dates of residence: Jan 5, 2010 - Jan 30, 2010

Janice Baker is a visual artist living and working in Eugene, Oregon. She works part time as a Nurse Educator for a local hospital inpatient mental health unit. She loves to paint seeing it as a challenge and a puzzle. Creating a narrative with art is what she feels she was meant to do in this life. Since 2009, she has been working on xerox transfer paintings using my own drawings and a projector to create 100 small 2- sided paintings that the viewer can arrange as they wish.

Jennifer Baker • Writing • Kew Gardens, NY • Apr 24, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Jennifer Baker


Location: Kew Gardens , NY

Dates of residence: Apr 24, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and social media director and writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the editor of the forthcoming short story collection "Everyday People: The Color of Life" with Atria Books. Her writing has appeared in Newtown Literary (for which her short story "The Pursuit of Happiness" was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize), Boston Literary Magazine, Eclectic Flash, Poets & Writers magazine, and The Female Complaint anthology from Shade Mountain Press. She has also contributed to, The Billfold, and Bustle among other online publications.

Angela Balcita • Writing • Baltimore, MD • Nov 5, 2007 - Nov 16, 2007

Angela Balcita


Location: Baltimore , MD

Dates of residence: Nov 5, 2007 - Nov 16, 2007

Angela received her M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The New York Times, The Utne Reader, The Wilson Quarterly, The Iowa Review, and Geez Magazine and have been included in anthologies such as Waking Up American: Coming of Age Biculturally and /The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir, Moonface, will be published in 2009. She lives in Baltimore.

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