Artist in Residence

PPAC’s Artist Residency program assists talented, self-directed, and committed artists in the creation of work by providing financial support, access to high-end facilities, and technical and conceptual support from staff. The residency provides a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Accepted artists receive the following:

In addition to furthering their artistic practice, each Artist in Residence works collaboratively with PPAC staff to design two dynamic public events that engage diverse audiences in the arts.

The deadline to apply for the 2020-21 Artist Residency has passed.

2020-21 Artists in Residence

Lindsay Buchman

Lindsay Buchman is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and publisher living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Her work explores image-making and writing through print and lens-based media, artist books, and installation. Pivoting between text and image, she is primarily concerned with the intersections of language, intersubjectivity, and site to puncture a sense of concrete time and space—both cognitive and embodied.

Buchman holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from California State University Long Beach. Exhibitions of her work include the LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA; London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery; New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1; The Danforth Museum of Art; Icebox Project Space; and Torrance Art Museum. She has participated in artist talks and panels at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and The Print Center. Her work is included in the Rare Book Manuscript & Library at the University of Pennsylvania, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the New York Public Library. She is a recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, and her work has been featured in Hyperallergic and The Hopper Prize Journal. As an extension of her practice, she runs an independent artists’ books and publications project, Seaton Street Press, to collaborate with artists through publishing and distribution. Buchman is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College.

Lindsay Buchman.
Stratagems (Orange County), digital images from FP-100c, 2020
Maria Dumlao

Maria Dumlao is a visual artist working in combined media, including film, video, animation, sound, photography, & installation. Her work explores individual and collective history as mediated experience. Her most recent work History in RGB combines images of Filipino history, popular culture, mythic folklore, landscapes, and creatures to propose alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives. Born in the Philippines, Maria immigrated to the US with my family at age 13. She received a BA in Studio Art & Art History from Rutgers College and an MFA in Studio Art at Hunter College-CUNY. Maria’s work has been exhibited, screened and performed in the US and internationally. Most recently in 2019, she completed a commissioned installation for Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in New Zealand and awarded the Center for Emerging Visual Artist Fellowship and the Independence Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship.

Maria Dumlao
Native children, Thomasites, Mayon Volcano, and Kapre
Naomieh Jovin

Naomieh Jovin is a first-generation Haitian-American and a photographic artist. Her work utilizes appropriated photos from old family albums and incorporates her own photographs to illustrate resistance and intergenerational trauma, and how we carry the experiences of our past and our family’s past in our bodies.

Naomieh Jovin
Untitled Grann
Jay Simple

Jay Simple is a visual artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Pamplin, VA. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Longwood University and founder of The Photographers Green Book, a resource for inclusion, equity, and diversity within the photographic medium. Working through photography and a variety of mediums, Simple examines historical and contemporary effects of colonialism and white-centric ideology within the context of the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, a Master of Liberal Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Hampden Sydney College(2019) and Longwood University(2019), and group exhibitions at Jamestown Art Center(2020), Franklin Street Works(2020), and Longwood Center for Visual Arts(2020). He is also a 2020 Artist-in-Residency at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center and co-curator of Asterisks in the Grand Narrative of History at the Longwood Center for Visual Arts.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Joy of Giving Something, Inc.

Jay Simple
Packing the Necessities
Previous Residents
2019 2020

Pete Pin · Patricia Swanson

2018 – 2019
Saleem Ahmed · John Edmonds · Jibade-Khalil Huffman · Amiko Li

2017
Steven Beckly · Paolo Morales · Allison Sexton

2015 – 2016
Andre Bradley · Sebastian Collett

2014
Katrina d’Autremont · Julianna Foster

2013
Chad States · Stefan Abrams