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Artists-in-Residence

The Artists-in-Residence program at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts supports emerging and established artists by providing studio space, access to the AMFA Foundation Collection, and experiential interactions with Windgate Art School faculty, local students, and Museum guests.

The program seeks to support contemporary artists, foster networking in the Central Arkansas art community, and amplify the Museum’s role as an institution that nurtures and facilitates important cultural conversations in the region. During a residency, artists participate in a variety of events and opportunities both on-site and in Little Rock while enjoying the time, space, and equipment needed to create.

The AMFA Artists-in-Residence program is currently invitation-only, and applications are not being accepted.

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

Glyneisha Johnson

August 12 – September 1, 2024

Glyneisha is a poly-disciplinary artist, educator, and community caretaker archiving the inherent healing nature of matrilineal Blackness through processes of ethical collaboration informed by Black feminist scholarship. She organizes workshops, spaces for communal reflection, produces publications, living archives, installation and exhibition work examining the public and private experiential nature of the Black Interior as a source of refuge, healing, and imagination.

She is co-founder of Strange Fruit Femmes, a Black and Brown femme lead collective that provides free programming for youth and adults centering transformative healing through the arts. Glyneisha is a 2020 Charlotte St Award Fellow and recipient of the 2020 Byron C. Cohen Award. She has exhibited, presented, and been in residence at Art Omi, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Juanita J. Craft residency, The Nerman Museum for Contemporary Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, and more.

Meet Glyneisha

Past Artists-in-Residence

  • Jiha Moon

    Photo of Jiha Moon.

    May 25 – June 8, 2024

    Jiha Moon is from DaeGu, South Korea, and currently lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida. Moon's gestural paintings, ceramic sculptures, and installations explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures.

    Moon's work has been acquired by museums around the country including The Asia Society, The High Museum of Art, The Mint Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Renwick Gallery, and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of Guggenheim award and Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painter and Sculptor’s award, and her mid-career survey exhibition, Double Welcome: Most everyone’s mad here, organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum, has toured more than 15 museums around the country.

    Moon is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art department at Florida State University.

  • Raven Halfmoon

    October 2023

    Raven Halfmoon is an artist and sculptor from Norman, Oklahoma. She is a citizen of the Caddo Nation and also Choctaw, Delaware, and Otoe Missouria. Raven holds a double bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, where she majored in ceramics/painting and cultural anthropology.

    Raven’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and the Newark Museum of Art. In 2023, she was selected as an Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellow (Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN), and in 2024, she was a finalist for the international Loewe Craft Prize (Loewe Foundation, Madrid, Spain).

  • Chakaia Booker

    September 2023

    Chakaia Booker is a New York based international sculptor who has extensive experience in creating work for sculpture parks, as well as, work for recreational parks, gardens, indoor, outdoor, public and private areas in urban and rural settings. Her sculpture encompasses environmental and recycling issues. Architects, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, and most important, fabricators, have been a part of a team collaborating in all of the work.

    Repugnant Rapunzel (Let Down Your Hair) shown in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House demonstrates some of the issues involved. Most of the art is expressed in abstract forms. It’s So Hard To Be Green created from rubber tires and wood was included in the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She has shown in major sculpture parks throughout the country, A Moment In Time is included in the Storm King Art Center permanent collection in rural New York and Deja Vu is a work shown in downtown Chicago IL.

    Her work is in the permanent collections of major art museums, for example Raw Attraction at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, and in other public and private collections.

The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation.