Photo by Sasha Arutynova
The three artists were chosen from invited proposals that explored the idea of “Nascency”. Each resident artist is now in the process of creating a brand new work on that theme, as it’s uniquely expressed through their respective forms of photography and writing.
Sasha Arutyunova is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based freelance photographer. The primary focus of her work is the exploration of personal narratives through intimate detail, by way of photography and short form video. Sasha is a co-founder of documentary production company and artist collective Nomadique, for which she serves as a producer, curator and community organizer. She has also served as a camera operator and photographer for audiovisual collective Mason Jar Music since 2010. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Out NY, Le Monde and DETAILS. Her Instagram account won her fee cupcakes for a year. You can follow her at @sashafoto. Sasha’s work was featured at the Faith & Work Conference, November 7-8th.
A recipient of fellowships to Cave Canem, the Prague Summer Writing Institute and the Vermont Studio Center, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured in Harvard Review, jubilat, Poem-A-Day for the Academy of American Poets, The Awl, Villanelles and Gathering Ground. A Pushcart Prize winner and finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle, Moon is the author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books) and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Carey Wallace is the author of The Blind Contessa’s New Machine and The Ghost in the Glass House. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
In practice of arts patronage, the Center for Faith & Work’s artist-in-residence program has a two-pronged purpose: to support emerging and established local artists through the commissioning of new work, and to celebrate and contribute to the intrinsic value of the arts as a vital fabric of the city. Being devoted to the flourishing of all New York City, the Center for Faith & Work is proud to offer selected resident artists the opportunity, resources, financing, and support to create works of art that contribute to the excellency of New York’s rich and creative culture.