Resident Artists

Yu-Chen Chen, TAIPEIXCLE Residency Exchange
September 25 – November 21, 2017

Opening Reception: Negative Space Gallery, October 28, 2017, 5-7:30pm.
Artist Talk: October 28, 2017, 6:30pm.
Followed by Negative Space Gallery open mic night.

September 29, 5-11pm: Night Market Screen Printing

Yu-Chen Chen is a Taipei-based artist who recently received her M.F.A from the Department of Fine Arts in the school of Taipei National University of the Arts majoring in printmaking. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at the Soul Art Gallery and the Le champ de ble, in Taipei. She has been in several group exhibitions at the Asia University Museum of Modern Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minnesota.

Erin Adair, will be working at Bamboo Curtain Studios in Taipei, Taiwan. Erin completed her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Oberlin College in 2014. She currently works as an educator in small towns outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Since 2015 she has worked as an intern at Zygote Press as a Letterpress Assistant.

Yu Chen will be working with our partnering organizations Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy, Saint Clair Superior Community Development Corporation, Night Market, Verne Collection and Negative Space Gallery. This program is generously supported by Joanne Cohen & Morris Wheeler, Asia Inc, Margaret Wong Associates, the Ohio Arts Council and Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.



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Zygote AIR
Zygote AIR: Spring 2017-October 2017

Show: October, 6th — November, 11th
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 6pm — 8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 21st, 10 am — noon

Laura Ruth Bidwell

Laura began her career as an artist with a BFA in painting from the University of Akron. Laura was the founding curator of Summit ArtSpace Gallery in Akron and she has served on the Board of Trustees at the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Symphony and the Akron Zoological Park. After a career in advertising as a graphic designer, she concentrates much of her attentions on photography, video and on-demand book projects. She is a co-founder, along with her husband Fred, of the Transformer Station – a contemporary photography museum – in Ohio City. She currently has her first curatorial project at the Transformer Station, an exhibition called, THEM

Laura is Zygote’s Artist-in-Residence for 2017, a program now in it’s 21st year where a non-print-based artist is selected to create a full body of work over several months.

Her interest in music embraces a time, both past and present, that recognizes artists who are equally passionate about sound and image. She plans to work with vinyl records and printing them directly on the press. Photographic images and print cross over will be presented.


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