- Artists 18 years of age or older, at any stage of their career. Applicant does not need to be a student.
- Applicant can not be an Artaxis member. If you have already been accepted to Artaxis, you are not eligible for the fellowship.
- Artists must demonstrate financial need in their letter of intent.
- The Fellowship is designed to offer an experience that would otherwise not be possible for the applicant; priority will be given to applicants with less experience in workshops, residencies, or similar opportunities.
- This Fellowship is open to US-based and international applicants. Artaxis will provide international applicants with letters of invitation, but cannot offer additional funding or support with acquiring a visa.
- Artaxis often asks Fellows to be involved in programming to help promote the fellow, their work, and the Artaxis Fellowship. If selected for the Fellowship, you agree to be involved when asked.
The 2024 Artaxis Fellowship is supported by Artaxis members and funded by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts to nurture talent within creatively driven individuals by offering financial support to underrepresented artists.
Deadline for applications: Saturday, January 15th, 2024.
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Meet our 2024 Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee:
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist born in Warren, Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is an exploration of her layered identity – as a woman, a Chinese woman, as an “American,” as a third culture kid. Trained in ceramics, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work, such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity, and personal history. Her practice evolved from sculpture to mixed media as she began to focus on domestic objects and the feminine sphere. Datchuk holds an MFA in Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA in Crafts from Kent State University. She is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Arizona State University and lives and maintains a studio practice in Phoenix, Arizona.
Eric Andre (b. 1985) is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2021) and a BFA from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana (2010). He became a Teaching and Research Assistant and a Principal Lab/Studio Technician in the Ceramics Department at KNUST (2011-18). Eric was concurrently an Adjunct Professor (Foundation-3D Design, Form &Space, and Ceramics) at the University of Arkansas and a Curator at Art Ventures Gallery in 2021. He also worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor and the head of the 3D Studio Art (Ceramics and sculpture) at Stetson University, Florida, in 2022. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art (Ceramics and sculpture) at Hope College, Holland- Michigan.
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Iren is currently based in San Diego, CA where she is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University. She holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Investigating poetic and theoretical systems of thought, seeing, and navigation, Iren’s sculptures collapse language of the industrial-infrastructural and human-organic. She has participated in residencies at the Hambidge Center, the Archie Bray Foundation, Zentrum fur Keramik, and will be in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in summer of 2024. Iren’s solo exhibitions include those at the Sarasota Art Center, Galleri Urbane, Parallelogram Gallery, and Gallery 371. Recent group exhibitions include biennials in Italy and Latvia and shows at Kouri + Corrao, the Dallas Art Fair, and Untitled Art, Miami Beach.
The 2024 Artaxis Fellowship is generously supported by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine.
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Meet 2023 Artaxis Fellow, Lucky Moe:
Lucky Moe is a Southeast Asian Ceramist from Rakhine, Burma. The style of her works is inspired by nostalgia for childhood memories from her time growing up in Burma. Lucky started her art career in Illustraton. Her process includes transforming her drawings into figurative sculptures to tell various stories from her life.
Meet 2023 Artaxis Fellow, Alvaro Villa:
Alvaro Villa describes his creative practice as a form of magic. He is a Dallas, Texas based multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses primarily in working with the figure and familiar objects in ceramics. His work branches across different modes of art making from painting, sculpture, and performance art, all stemming from the ability to take his energy and ideas of spirituality, witchcraft/brujeria, astrology, tarot, and his memories and experiences through the lens of his queer and Latino identity into manifested reality. He recently graduated from the University of North Texas where he earned his three degrees in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics, Sculpture and Drawing & Painting, as well as a minor in Art History.
Meet 2022 Artaxis Fellow, Jayne King:
Jayne King is a Chicago-born Jewish artist in their last semester of undergraduate study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they’ve spent their time focusing on ceramics, object collection, and book making. Their ceramic studio practice aims to ask questions about the nature of memory, the haunted space, and the chain of living connection through the reconsideration of the heirloom porcelain object. The goal of the work is to explore the intersections between the human desire to safeguard personal narrative and nostalgia, the history of ceramic objects as vessels for storage and preservation, and the ways in which Jewish tradition informs how King has come to understand their relationship to their ancestor’s past and the consequential present. They are graduating from SAIC’s BFA program in May 2022, and are currently a resident artist at The Digs Chicago.
Learn more about Jayne here: https://www.jaynemarieking.com/
Meet 2022 Artaxis Fellow, Eugene Ofori Agyei:
Eugene Ofori Agyei (1993) is a ceramic sculptor, fiber and installation artist and an educator originally from Ghana living in Gainesville, Florida. He graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana with a BA in Industrial Art, majoring in Ceramics in 2018. Prior to his MFA at the University of Florida, he was assigned as teaching and research assistant in the same school where he received his BA for one year. Eugene is the 2020/2021 recipient of the University of Florida Grinter Fellowship award and 2022 Artaxis Fellowship award.
Meet 2020 Artaxis Fellow, Nyasha Madamombe:
Learn more about Nyasha here: https://nyashamadamombe.com/
Meet 2020 Artaxis Fellow, Nicole McLaughlin:
Nicole McLaughlin was born and raised in Massachusetts but spent much of her early childhood in Mexico. As a first generation Mexican-American, she is heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing and her childhood memories of visiting her mother’s home town of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Nicole received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. She has exhibited nationally, internationally, and has work in several private collections. Currently, she serves as the Ceramics Teaching Fellow at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA. Nicole continues to draw inspiration from Mexican ceramics, textiles, and cultural traditions in hopes of showing how her life has been shaped by a collision of two cultures.
Learn more about Nicole here: https://www.nicoleamclaughlin.com/
Artaxis Conversations with Nyasha Madamombe and Nicole McLaughlin:Listen to an Artaxis Conversations interview with Artaxis Board President, Bobby Tso and our 2020 Artaxis Fellows, Nyasha Madamombe and Nicole McLaughlin.
Meet 2019 Artaxis Fellow, Moises Salazar:
Moises Salazar is a non-binary queer artist from in Chicago. They currently attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Undergraduate Program were they primarily focus in ceramic sculpture and painting. Being born queer and to immigrant parents has cemented a conflict within Moises Salazar’s political identity, which is the conceptual focus of their practice. The work of Moises Salazar is meant to to showcase the trauma, history, and current state that undocumented immigrants and queer folk face. It is by examining the intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, queerness and the United States history that Moises Salazar addresses the reality of the barriers that immigrants and queer individuals face with the intention to begin to dismantle the myths and stereotypes used to criminalize and dehumanize them.
Learn more about Moises Salazar and their work here: https://www.moisessalazar.com/
Meet 2019 Artaxis Fellow, Donté Hayes:
Learn more about Donté Hayes here: https://dontekhayes.com/
Meet 2018 Artaxis Fellow, Raven Halfmoon:
Learn more about Raven Halfmoon and her work here: http://www.ravenhalfmoon.com/
Meet 2018 Artaxis Fellow, Kathy Garcia:
Learn more about Kathy Garcia and her work here: http://www.kathy-garcia.com/
Meet 2017 Artaxis Fellow, Soe Yu Nwe:
Learn more about Soe Yu Nwe and her work here: https://www.soeyunwe.com/
Meet 2016 Artaxis Fellow, Natalia Arbalaez:
Learn more about Natalia and her work here: http://nataliaarbelaez.com/