Books @ Miriam Residency is an open-ended artist residency that supports four contemporary artists in realizing a collaborative publication project on site. Over the course of a month, artists will be invited to activate Miriam’s back gallery space with their studio practices, public programs, exhibition experiments, or other forms of creative play.

By transforming our gallery space into an active making space, we work to break down the formalities often affiliated with exhibition practices in favor of having conversations about process, and creating more localized experiences between artists and the public. This value system is inherently connected to artist book practices in the democratic quality of sharing ideas through modes that are meant to be distributed and lived with.

Residency Dates: January 2 – March 1

Participating artists:

Jennifer Schmidt is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY, who works with print media, graphic design, and sound to create site-specific installations, video, and performances that question the role of visual iconography and repetitive actions within a given environment.She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Delaware; and is Chair of the Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts Department at SMFA @ Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Milah Libin is a Brooklyn based photographer, filmmaker, publisher, poet, artist and curator. She is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Dizzy, a bi-annual print magazine and publisher. 

Sarah Croft was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College. Her career has crisscrossed both the art world and the film industry. She has participated in exhibitions and screenings both domestically and abroad, recently including her solo exhibition Trelliswork at Drawing Platform Sena, Gyeonggi-do, Korea; Cosmos Arles Books, a satellite of Rencontres Arles, Arles, France; Icebox Projects in Philadelphia, PA; Five Myles in Brooklyn, NY and Liberia Central Contemporánea in Bogotá, Colombia. Sarah lives and works between Brooklyn, New York and Bogotá, Colombia.

Yusuf Hassan is the founder of Blackmass, a publishing press interested in facilitating conversation and fostering community through visual language. Blackmass publishes the work of black artists and focuses in on the effects and affects of Blackness through representational images and text.