CURRENT & FORMER RESIDENTS

The Anderson Center at Tower View awarded residencies to thirty-seven artists for its 2022 season, which runs from May through October. Following two years of reduced cohort sizes from limited geographic regions, the program returns to hosting groups of five artists at a time from across the world. Artists working in multiple disciplines are arriving from four foreign countries, eleven U.S. states, and the District of Columbia. Seventy percent self-identify as artists of color,  sixty-eight percent identify as women or non-binary.

This group of Anderson Center Artists-in-Residence includes writers Lee Fang, Loubna Mrie, and Lilly Dancyger; visual artists Simona Prives, Seitu Jones, Yiqiao Wang, and Rehab El Sadek; filmmakers Veena Rao and Cecilia Cornejo; theatre-maker Nikolya Sereda; and composer Davu Seru.

“This year’s residents are emblematic of the broad range of talent and perspectives that come to Tower View each year to find the time, space, inspiration, and interdisciplinary fellowship necessary to create innovative works of art that advance their practice and serve as a source of significant contributions to society,” shares Residency Coordinator Adam Wiltgen.

Following a highly competitive review process, panels for the organization’s General, Emerging Artist, and Deaf Artists programs -- each comprised of distinguished juror-curators representing a variety of artistic disciplines and backgrounds -- selected twenty-three artists and writers for Anderson Center residencies based on their talent and vision, as reflected by their work samples and project descriptions. An additional nine artists are participating as part of intentional programs or fellowships, while another five artists were originally selected for a residency through a jury process in 2020.

Between all three separate artist calls, the Anderson Center received 709 applications for available residency spots in 2022. “This is a record number of submissions,” Wiltgen adds. “A fact that highlights the compelling need for creativity at this moment in time, as well as the steady momentum of the organization’s twenty-seven-year-old flagship program.”

This season marks the return of the Anderson Center’s longstanding Quzhou – Red Wing and Salzburg – Minnesota Artist Exchanges. New fellowships in 2022 include Davu Seru in July, an American Composers Forum McKnight Artist Fellow, and Theo Baer in May, a Kinds of Kings Bouman Fellow. The organization’s Public Artist Residency continues for a second year with Seitu Jones in May. Also continuing are established academic fellowships with graduate writing programs at the University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University.

Artists-in-Residence at the Anderson Center make use of uninterrupted time and the opportunity to exchange ideas while living and working together in the Tower View Residence, the historic Georgian Revival family home of A.P. and Lydia Anderson. Residencies last for periods of two or four weeks and include private studio space, groceries, and chef-prepared dinners. Artists participating in June’s Deaf Artists Residency, supported by National Endowment for the Arts, Gallaudet University, and Deaf Spotlight, and August’s Emerging Artist Residency, supported by the Jerome Foundation, also receive stipends, honoraria, and additional resources.


2022


May

Andrea Pierceall
PLU Rainier Writing Workshop Fellow
ID - Poetry - 2 weeks
May 1 - 14

Theo Baer
Kinds of Kings Bouman Fellow

NY - Composition / Music - 2 weeks
May 1 - 14

Dorsey Craft Olbrich
FL - Poetry - 2 weeks
May 16 - 30

Loubna Mrie
CA - Non-Fiction - 4 weeks
May 1 - 30

Simona Prives
NY - Visual Artist - 2 weeks
May 16 - 30

Seitu Jones
Public Artist-in-Residence

MN - Visual Artist - 4 weeks
May 1 - 30

Zeus Sumra
NJ - Non-Ficiton - 4 weeks
May 1 - 30

June

Deaf Artists Residency

Ross Showalter
WA - Fiction - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Yiqiao Wang
VA - Painting - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Tarique Sylvester
TX - Playwrighting - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Rosane Volchan O'Conor
CO - Printmaking / Mixed Media - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Nikolya Sereda
DC - Playwrighting / Performing Arts - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

July

Michael Masaru Flora
CA - Sound / Music - 4 weeks
July 1 - 31

Agustín Castilla-Ávila
Salzburg - MN Artist Exchange
Austria - Music / Interdisciplinary - 4 weeks
July 1 - 31

Davu Seru
ACF McKnight Artist Fellow 
MN - Music / Interdisciplinary - 4 weeks
July 11 - 31

Siad Shaiye
UMN Gesell Writing Fellow
Poetry
MN - 2 weeks
July 1 - 15

Hannah Markley
PLU Rainier Writing Workshop Fellow
KY - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
July 17 - 31

Ucheoma Onwutuebe
Nigeria - Fiction - 2 weeks
July 17 - 31

Jordan Young
UMN Gesell Writing Fellow
Non-Fiction
MN - 2 weeks
July 17 -31

AUGUST

Emerging Artist Residency

Azzah Sultan
NY - Mixed-Media Visual Arts - 4 weeks
August 2 - 31

Camille Wanliss
NY - Fiction - 4 weeks
August 2 - 31

Rachel Collier
MN - Painting / Textiles - 4 weeks
August 2 - 31

Lily Jue Sheng
NY - Filmmaking - 4 weeks
August 2 - 31

Isa Reyes
NY - Music / Interdisciplinary - 4 weeks
August 2 - 31

SEPTEMBER

Miriam Karraker
MN - Poetry - 2 weeks
Sept. 2- Sept. 16

Lee Fang
CA - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
Sept. 18 - Oct. 1

Marina Fridman
Canada - Mixed Media Visual Arts - 4 weeks
Sept. 2 - Oct. 1

Veena Rao
NY - Filmmaking - 4 weeks
Sept. 2 - Oct. 1

Lilly Dancyger
NY - Non-Fiction - 4 weeks
Sept. 2 - Oct. 1

Ren Haiyan
Quzhou - Red Wing Artist Exchange

China - Visual Artist - 4 weeks
Sept. 2 - Oct. 1

OCTOBER

Cole Redhorse Jacobson
MN - Mixed Media Visual Arts - 2 weeks
Oct. 3 - 16

Margaret Juhae Lee
CA - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
Oct. 3 - 16

Sarah Zarina Hakani
NY - Mixed Media Visual Arts - 2 weeks
Oct. 18 - 31

K.X. Song
CA - Children's Literature - 2 weeks
Oct. 18 - 31

Rehab El Sadek
TX - Sculpture - 4 weeks
Oct. 3 - 31

Lyzette Wanzer
CA - Non-Fiction - 4 weeks
Oct. 3 - 31

Cecilia Cornejo
MN - Filmmaking / Public Art - 4 weeks
Oct. 3 - 31


FORMER RESIDENTS


Residents of the Anderson Center have come from 45 different states and more than 40 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, and Uganda.

The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Center participates in annual scholarship programs with the MFA programs at The University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

Please check back for more information on former artists in residence! Pictured here is the May 2016 cohort of artists in residence: (L to R) Marcus Wicker, Ray Minge, Cate Hennessey, Cynthia Hogue, and Kevin Kling.