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Air Air Artist Introductions - September 2017

We received an incredible number of applications for our second round of Air Air! We were blown away by the response and all of the proposal ideas. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply and share information about our residency program! We hope you will continue to follow and check out these three amazing artists:

Elise Williams, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Elise Williams, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Elise completed her undergrad with a concentration in Printmaking from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA. After spending a few years making 2 dimensional works on paper she began to try and transform her drawings into 3 dimensional sculptures and installations. She aims to create intriguing pieces of work that engage the viewer for more than just a few seconds while also pushing herself to use a multitude of mediums and materials.

Her drawings and installations stem from her interest in microscopic organisms as well as ocean life. She finds inspiration through their textures, movements, and intricate details.

We can't wait to see how Elise's work translates to a confined space in the air!

Joe Dreher (AKA JOEKINGATL), Air Air Artist - September 2017

Joe Dreher (AKA JOEKINGATL), Air Air Artist - September 2017

Joe considers himself a social artist. His work is mainly described as installation art. He uses a number of tools and mediums to create his work including photography, murals, street art, wheatpaste, painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry to name a few. People are his primary interests and his appreciation for people informs so much of his creative work. His work is always multi-dimensional because,  "I see a world where people are not flat. They are not obstacles, or heroes, or rogues, or saints. They are people – dimensional and deep. There are no strangers in your world when you meet people fully prepared to accept who they are." Joe aims for his work give and to elevate.

We are incredibly excited to see the results of the community that Joe creates in the sky!

Amy Smoot, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Amy Smoot, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Amy grew up in the metro Atlanta area. She recently received her BFA in ceramics at the University of West Georgia, where she received the Department of Art Scholarship. Currently, she is beginning her second year as a graduate student in Ceramics at The University of Alabama. For her first year at UA, she received the Graduate Council Fellowship, and this fall she will be the solo instructor of a figurative ceramic class. Amy fell in love with clay late into the process of obtaining her BA at UWG and decided to switch gears. 

We think Amy made a good move and we look forward to seeing how her clay forms take shape from above!

OPEN APPLICATION

Air Air Zine (March 2017 Residency)

Air Air Zine (March 2017 Residency)

Apply today to be chosen as an Air Air artist for flights around September 21 - 23, 2017 (exact dates to be determined by artist and airline availability)! Air Air is open to host 2D and 3D visual artists, composers, musicians, video artists, performance artists, collaborations, and more. We would love to hear your ideas! Applications close on Friday, July 21, 2017. Artists will be chosen and contacted by Monday, July 31, 2017.

This residency opportunity is funded by donations. All flight fees are covered and artists will receive a stipend for supplies.

Share the open call with anyone who would be a fit for Air Air!

Air Air Artist : Lily Kuonen

Lily Kuonen rounds out the first group of Air Air resident artists; she serves as Foundations Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art at Jacksonville University as well as SECAC Affiliate Representative for the board of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education. Kuonen recently spent her summer as an artist-in-residence at the SCAD Alumni Atelier Program in Lacoste, France, and now she is ready to hit the skies with Air Air! When Kuonen travels, she always grabs comfy socks, practical clothes, and eye drops to combat that dry recycled air. This time around, Kuonen will pack handmade postcards, silver ink, gouache and paintbrushes, along with a variety of surfaces and her iPhone. Check out images below, then head over to her website and learn a little about Kuonen's PLAYNTINGS.

Air Air Resident Artist, Lily Kuonen

Air Air Resident Artist, Lily Kuonen

Tempered, spray paint, plastic netting, and paracord on canvas, 12 x 15 x 4 inches

Tempered, spray paint, plastic netting, and paracord on canvas, 12 x 15 x 4 inches

PLAYNTINGS: [UN]covered, (installation view)

PLAYNTINGS: [UN]covered, (installation view)

Air Air Artist: Michelle Miller

2017 Air Air Resident Artist, Michelle Miller

2017 Air Air Resident Artist, Michelle Miller

Windows #1 (series) - 30x30" oil painted, assembled laser cut wood, on plexiglass

Windows #1 (series) - 30x30" oil painted, assembled laser cut wood, on plexiglass

Chicago-based, by way of Long Island, NY: Michelle Miller is a printmaker and painter creating large-scale work that consists primarily of abstract patterns and vibrant colors, often relevant to their queer identity. Miller is currently a resident artist at Flatiron Press in Boulder, Colorado. Miller typically travels with headphones, a sketchbook and healthy homemade snacks, but this time, they’ll be packing paint markers, gouache, tape, pencils, paintbrushes, and a portfolio of paper. Air Air is thrilled to see what Michelle lands on! Some of our favorite work will be posted soon, but jump on over to IG @michellemillerprint and take a look for yourself.

Femme Future - 18x24" screenprint on paper

Femme Future - 18x24" screenprint on paper

Air Air Artist: Stacie U Rose

Atlanta-based artist, Stacie U Rose, considers herself an explorer and a collector, and we think that makes her a perfect resident artist for Air Air’s first flight! Stacie loves to travel to "ocean-y places and walkable cities with good architecture and public transportation." She usually flies with noise-canceling headphones, a sketchbook, and a versatile wrap or scarf. For her Air Air flight, she will add water soluble pencils, paper, a canvas roll, and a camera to the mix! Be sure to take a look at her current work:
Web: StacieURose
IG: @surstudios
TW: @surstudios

Work by Stacie U Rose

Work by Stacie U Rose

Stacie works with screenprinting equipment in her studio.

Stacie works with screenprinting equipment in her studio.

Work by Stacie U Rose

Work by Stacie U Rose