2017 CAS Residency: ECOLOGIES
JADE ARIANA FAIR (Oct. 1-Nov. 15)
Jade Ariana Fair is a multidisciplinary artist living in Oakland, CA. She works across the genre of painting, performance, sound, and installation. She is a socially engaged artist whose social practice extends to arts education with youth and a healing arts practice. She has been making art for as long as she can recall as a form of healing, guidance and self-recovery. She emphasizes resourcefulness in her practice, both her own and that of her ancestral legacy. Her arts education is a populist, community education derived from her own planetary exploration. She counts her influences from such diverse sources as the prophetic science-fiction of Octavia Butler, the body art of Ana Mendieta, and outsider artists such as Bill Traylor and Sister Gertrude Morgan. Her art praxis is both research-based and heavily guided by intuition. She paints what she sees in visions, dreams, and from visceral responses to her study of personal and generational histories.
Artists will be in residence between Aug.-Dec. 2017. CAS provides housing, studio space, a stipend, and logistical support so that they can focus fully on their work. Each artist will give a public presentation of their work and lead a workshop for youth in collaboration with the Broadway Neighborhood Center and the Dream Center.
The CAS 2017 Residency Program is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.
2016 CAS artists-in-residence
The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Curated by Anaïs Duplan, the CAS hosts visiting artists and artists-in-residence and produces lectures, workshops, public forums, and exhibitions on the intersections of race, technology, and the diaspora.