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: Terence Wong


Terence Wong works across sound and visual art. His works investigate our auditory culture through sound/sculptural installation, print, and sculpture. His works starts from the premise that listening is a specific form of knowledge, and sound and auditory practices shape our understanding of the world physically and also culturally. Currently his work attempts to pull at the tension between seeing and hearing and ask questions when the two stops corresponding.

Terence earned his MFA from the University of Chicago in 2019, he also holds degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Terence was born in New Zealand and grew up in Hong Kong. 

Website: www.terencelhwong.com

AYP WAL Artist in Residency Recipient: Angel Grace King


Angel Grace King is a Los Angeles-based, interdisciplinary artist working with an emphasis in sculpture. Born in Ellijay, Georgia, a small town in the deep south, she utilizes her past relationships to analyze the complexities of patriarchal systems, trauma, and the idea of home.

With a ritualistic and labor-intensive process, she manipulates found materials like used mattresses, clothes, and furniture; transforming familiar domestic objects into hauntingly, absurd sculptural pieces. She seeks to blur the lines between body, memory, and object, utilizing the uncanny to create an intense effect on the viewer.

King received her BA from UCLA and has exhibited her work at UCLA New Wight Gallery, Long Beach City College, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Long Beach Museum X, and numerous artist-run venues in Southern California.