AYP Artist in Residence

The purpose of the Ali Youssefi Artist in Residency is to give meaningful support to artists and creatives. This project aims to nurture artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and uplift the work of all artists, with a particular focus on underrepresented perspectives and voices. We welcome all visual artists working with a wide range of mediums. This residency is open to national applicants and  will take place in Sacramento, California, for a period of 3 to 6 months.

AYP Verge Artist in Residency Recipient: Jodi Connelly

Bio: Jodi Connelly’s work investigates the complexities of the human relationship to nature and the environment. Through site-specific environmental interventions that include photographic documentation, sculpture and drawing, she explores issues of climate change and the effects migration and development have had on native ecosystems over the past 400 years. Her work is hand wrought and physical, in an attempt to create intimacy between herself and the land upon which she works. She completed her MFA in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis in 2018, where she received the Keister and Allen Prize for her project An Intervention in Space and Time, a year- long environmental intervention at the UC Davis McLaughlin Reserve. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Manetti Shrem Museum in Davis, CA, the Greenville Museum of Art and the Durham Art Guild in North Carolina. Ms. Connelly currently resides in Sacramento, California.

AYP WAL Artist in Residency Recipient: Michael Pribich

Bio: Michael Pribich is a visual artist living in New York City with his wife Esperanza Cortes. He was born and raised in Northern California. He is interested in the artist’s role in advancing ideas that lead to continual growth and change. His work uses labor to address themes of displacement and migration in both a rural and urban settings. He explores the idea that labor can be viewed as cultural production, resulting in an expanded social space. He has participated in exhibitions and artist residencies throughout the world including United States, Mexico, Europe, and India. He has completed public art projects with the Public Works Departments in Sacramento and Woodland, California. He has received a Pollock Krasner Award, and a Fulbright Award recommendation. Upcoming exhibitions include March 2019, Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana-March 2019; Krasdale Gallery, White Plains and Hunts Point, NY-June 2019.