Meet Our Residents

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2024

Molly Larkey, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Molly Larkey

American Artist & Writer

Based in Los Angeles, Molly Larkey has exhibited her works of art in museums and galleries internationally, including exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (New York), Saatchi Gallery (London) and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art (Bentonville, Arkansas). Her writing has been published with Los
Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), and Haunt Journal of Art. Her residency was spent writing for an ongoing multi-media project called “Autobiography of No Place: An Alchemical Journey in Utopia”, which is loosely based on her autobiography.

mollylarkeystudio.com

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Molly Prather, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Molly Prather

American Creative Leader, Scriptwriter and Actress

For the most part, Molly Prather works as a script ‘doctor/fixer’ who is hired to assist writers and artists articulate their vision, with a particular passion for collaborating on meaningful forms of storytelling to create opportunity and representation for queer, BIPOC and femme identifying people. During her residency she took time out to write her own script inspired by W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) an off shoot of the Radical Feminist movement of 1968.

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Jillian Schultz, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Jillian Schultz

American Producer, Community Organizer & Consultant

With twenty years experience of working at the intersection of art and activism, Jillian Schultz’s career is firmly rooted in using art as a catalyst for social change and building communities. During her residency, she worked on research, planning and writing for the documentary film she is currently producing, in preparation for a production trip and interview shoot at the Venice Biennale. The documentary focuses on the life and work of Artist, educator, and nun, Sister Corita Kent, who captivated mid-century America with her vibrant pop art and radical ideas.

www.instagram.com/twotigersco

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Austin Sanchez-Moran

Austin Sanchez-Moran

American Poet

Austin Sanchez-Moran is a teacher and Pushcart Prize nominated writer who received his MFA in Poetry from George Mason University. His first poetry collection is Suburban Sutras (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and his first chapbook, Rhinocerotica (Backbone Press, 2022), was selected by Tyree Daye as winner of the 4th Annual Backbone Press Chapbook Competition. His residency offered him the space to read, write, and edit his new collection.

www.finishinglinepress.com/product/suburban-sutras-by-austin-sanchez-moran/

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Katie Mawson

Katie Mawson

English Artist

Returning for a second residency, Katie Mawson arrived with a case full of vintage book covers, spanning all the colours of the rainbow. She works with these cloths on boards, cutting, arranging and rearranging colour and shape combinations until she feels a balance has been found. Having the space to lay out all of her covers and see the full array of colours at once gave Katie an ‘epiphany’ and the inspiration for new and original colour combinations.

www.katiemawsonart.com

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Hilary Brougher

Hilary Brougher

American Writer & Director

Hilary Brougher is a screenwriter and director of feature films, best known for ‘Stephanie Daley’ (starring Tilda Swinton). This film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival where it won The Waldo Salt Award for Screenwriting, and Best Director at the Milan International Film Festival. Her My most recent feature, ‘South Mountain’ premiered at SXSW and won a Grand Jury Award from the Nantucket Film Festival in 2019. She came to Studio Faire to complete an original feature screenplay for a psychological horror.

hilarybrougher.com

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Raymond Yeager, Artist, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Raymond Yeager

American Artist

Raymond Yeager took a break from his work as a Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design to travel to France with two of his pinhole cameras. This gave him the opportunity to respond to the property and the environment in a unique way. He also worked on some sketches in the grounds and the town and captured more ephemeral and abstract images through digital photography (reflections, shadows, patterns,..). He left with a fresh portfolio of images that began their life at Studio Faire, but will continue to develop long after his residency.

www.raymondyeager.com

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Linda Kaye, Poet, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Linda Kaye

American Poet & Filmmaker

Former psychologist and social worker, Linda Kaye now writes personal, experiential poetry, creates documentary films, curates a monthly poetry column titled ‘Poets Place’ for the online publication laartnews.com and regularly produces spoken word and art events throughout the Los Angeles area. Whilst in residence, she continued to write and publish her poetry column, but also reserved valuable time and space to work on her memoir.

www.lindakayepoetry.com

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Maria Williams, American Writer

Maria Williams

American Writer

The author of ‘White Doe’ (Winner of the Verse Daily Prize and nominated Editors Pick for Publisher’s Weekly), ‘A Love Letter to Say There Is No Love’ (FutureCycle Press), and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Maria Williams has long been a writer who toggles between genres, writing poems, essays, and fiction, often dealing with issues of home, family relationships and our connection to the natural world. At Studio Faire, Maria’s main focus was on a short story collection, centring around the theme of disappearance.

mariawilliamseditor.com

Janet Fennell

Janet Fennell

British/NZ/Australian Writer

Having spent the past 15 years teaching others to write, Janet Fennell felt that now was the time to return to nurturing her own talent as a writer, something she had had much success with many years ago, so sought a residency that would support her back into that creative world. Her ambitious project was a trilogy of novels concerning the life, loves, and legacy of a painter and plantswoman, and her home in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Rob Kitsos, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Rob Kitsos

American Dance Artist

Rob Kitsos is an acclaimed dancer, dance instructor, performing artist and choreographer, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. His residency enabled him to develop his current line of research Moving Matter, a choreographic project that explores specific materials and spaces in-depth to inspire short film, installation and live performance. His focus was our Garage Studio and you can see some of the results of his residency here (including a collaboration with poet and fellow resident, Winston Lê). He also spent time developing a complementary website for this project.

robkitsos.com

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

Winston Le, Studio Faire 2024, Photo Colin Usher

Winston Lê

Vietnamese-Chinese Poet

Travelling to France from Langley, Canada, Winston Lê’s residency gave him quiet time to focus on developing experimental poems inspired by the creative works of botanical artist, Katrina Vera Wong, who makes Frankenflora: imagined flower hybrids made from disparate parts of dried or pressed plants, creating new specimens that do not exist in nature. Through this collaboration, they aim to create a chapbook which combines his words and her constructions into Frankenflora Morphologues. He also spent time on a short collaboration with dancer and fellow resident Rob Kitsos (see above).

www.instagram.com/winstonladdle

Photo by Colin Usher at Studio Faire.

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