We are pleased to welcome 7 outstanding professionals into residency at the hacienda this Winter. Their various backgrounds in the arts and sciences will surely provide a very rich platform for new creative developments and collaborations!
R E S I D E N C Y : J A N U A R Y 5 – 2 8 , 2 0 1 8
E X H I B I T I O N : S A T U R D A Y J A N U A R Y 2 7 , 1 – 5 P M
Dianne Pearce (CANADA)
Painting, Mixed Media
Dianne Pearce (St. Thomas, Ontario) holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1988), and an MFA from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1993), as well as certificates in Project Management and Museum Studies. She has received grants from the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México, the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico), Foreign Affairs Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Bank of Missions (International Academic Relations Program, DFAIT). Pearce has participated in two artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has exhibited extensively in artist-run centres in her native Canada, as well as in museums in both Canada and Mexico. Internationally, she has shown in Paris, Madrid, Marbella, Milan, Miami, Chile and Argentina. The artist has curated three international exhibitions: Anatomical Permutations: Ten Canadian Artists for the 1998 Festival Internacional Cervantino (Guanajuato); Sticks and Stones: Two Canadian-Mexican artists and two Canadian artists in 2005 for the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; and TransAMERICAS (2016-17) with Cassandra Getty for Museum London (Canada). She taught post-secondary art (drawing, painting, final year studio, thesis seminar, art theory and survey art history) for ten years at Endicott College, Iberoamericana University and the National School for Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking all in Mexico City. She was Curator of Public Programs at Museum London for eight years and is now Cultural Coordinator for the Town of Oakville.
Heather Doyle (USA)
Dance, Performance, Community Organizing
Heather Doyle is a dance artist from the piedmont of North Carolina. She has recently worked on dance projects with Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance, Kjerstin Lysne, and Katie Sopoci Drake, and performed with Tzveta Kassabova, Human Landscape Dance, Graham Brown, Nathan Andary, mansurdance, Deborah Riley Dance Projects, and as a guest with The Playground, Dance Box Theater and PearsonWidrig Dance Theater. Her choreography has been presented at the Performatica Festival, Carlisle Theater (NM) Movement Research’s Open Performance, the North Carolina Dance Project, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, Artomatic, and the Dinner Party. She practices and teaches Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis.
Jackie Neale (USA)
Photography, Social Practice Art
Jackie Neale is a fine-art documentary photographer, author, instructor, and former Imaging Producer of Online Features at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ignited and inspired by interpersonal relationships and visual anthropology her focus is creating artwork that inspires others to invest in people and humanity. Jackie has been awarded the STEAM Artist Expert in Residency with the Mission EDC in Mission, TX. While on residency Jackie produced life-size cyanotypes of “People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns,” and conducted land survey photography of desert landscapes including classic SouthEast Texas architecture and typography. Jackie’s current exhibitions of #SubwaySeries mural prints and dye-sub aluminum prints are on view at the Mission EDC in Mission, Texas and University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley and Art In Action – Figment NYC. The #SubwaySeries body consists of over 600 photographs, metal prints, plexiglass screen-print layers, and time-based media are based on the initial series of photographs from the self-published photo book, #SubwaySeries – 2015, depicting quotidian moments on the underground trains in New York City.
Lucia Monge (PERU)
Lucia Monge is a Peruvian artist interested in the way we position ourselves within the natural world; how we relate to the many living forms coexisting with us. She considers observation as a fundamental link between art and science as well as a common starting point for both. She is fascinated by all the living processes happening around us, processes that, with time, we take for granted. She did her undergraduate studies in painting and has been working independently as an artist while at the same time teaching science in a primary lab. She has an inter-disciplinary approach to art-making and enjoy combining art, science, education, sustainability and public space interventions through different media projects. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in sculpture at RISD.
Margaretha Haughwout (USA)
Writing, Permaculture, Herbalism, Eco-Art, New Media Art
Margaretha Haughwout’s personal and collaborative practice operates at the intersections of technology and wilderness in the interest of imagining the possibilities for human and ecological survival. Her “practice of survival” works across many media, often complicating the division between the technological and the natural. She draws from legacies found in conceptual art, socially engaged art, and biological art to ground work that connects to biological systems and that reaches beyond scarcity models for existence. I work collaboratively with the Guerrilla Grafters, the Coastal Reading Group and Hayes Valley Farm. She understands practice to be the work of trying over time to make one’s engagements better, and survival to require flourishing multi-species cohabitation, mutuality and care. Experimentation with both electrical and political power, interactive narratives, and cultivation of biological systems are strategies that she uses to this end.
Nicole Nina Costa (USA)
Painting, Yoga, Permaculture, Writing, Photography
Although USA born and bred in Baltimore, Maryland, Nicole tries to maintain a gypsy lifestyle, having lived in Hawaii, Australia, California and most recently Mexico. After six years teaching science in San Diego Nicole landed in Guanajuato for a bit of a career change to teach English and learn Spanish. Besides teaching Nicole is a fan of wearing scarfs, big sunglasses and too much jewlery, singing, drinking beer and coffee, relentlessly searching the internet for new music and trying not to feel like an idiot while practicing her Spanish. She’s been painting for the last decade and her most recent body of work, Espanglish Rodeo, has been completed here in Guanajuato within the last year. The pieces have all been directly inspired by her Mexican experience and are all painted in acrylic on local newspapers.
Patricia Lorena Solorzano (Mexico/USA)
Dance, Performance, Film, Poetry
Paty Lorena Solórzano is a choreographer, movement artist, performer, and teacher originally from Michoacán, México. Her work is guided by improvisation, environmental psychology, feminism, the practice of walking, identity/memory and connection to place. In 2017, she was Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts where she researched scores and score making with Master Artists Jennifer Monson and Zeena Parkins. She is Co-organizer and Media Manager of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival in Queens, NY. She received her BFA from Texas Christian University and MFA in choreography and performance from the University of Michigan. In 2015 she trained with Vertigo Dance Company in Jerusalem, Israel and performed in works by Noa Wertheim, Mats Ek, Sasha Waltz and Nacho Duato. She has been in residence as an artist and teacher at E|MERGE,Earthdance; Foro Performática, Puebla, México; ResExtensa DansaTeatroDansa, Bari, Italy; the Florida Dance Festival and the Detroit Dance City Festival. She has presented work in Detroit at the Lightbox, the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts and SpreadArt gallery. Most recently, her life score has taken her on an improvisational journey to live and work in New York City.