Marc Swanson & Joe Mama-Nitzberg in Residence: February 23 – April 27, 2019

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present the Ojai Institute’s inaugural Artist Residency with Marc Swanson and Joe Mama-Nitzberg, a two person exhibition project. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, February 23, with a conversation with the artists at 5:00 pm immediately followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through April 27, 2019.

Marc Swanson received his MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2004. He has been on the board of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture since 2011. He attended Skowhegan in 2000, and was faculty at Skowhegan in 2014. He is a contemporary American artist whose hand-made work brings together formal preoccupations and references to personal history and identity conflict. He works in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, video, photography, and complex installations. His work has been exhibited widely including The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA PS1, New Museum, CAMH Houston, Walker Art Center, ICA Boston, Tensta Konsthall and others. He is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner grant and will have a solo exhibition at MASS MOCA in 2021.

Joe Mama-Nitzberg lives and works in Catskill, New York. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He works in various forms and media including photography, video and collage. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Gallerie Catherine Bastide, Regina Rex, David Zwirner, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Seattle Museum of Art, the Salzburger Kunstverein, the Renaissance Society, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), and White Columns, among others. Mr. Mama-Nitzberg is a frequent contributor to Frog Magazine. His work is in the collection of the Walker Art Center and he is a recent recipient of an Art Matters Grant.

The Ojai Institute is an initiative of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and a new platform for engagement and learning that celebrates the unique vision of artists. At the heart of the Ojai Institute is an Artist in Residence program based in Ojai. The Ojai Institute also includes a student education program, an exhibition program, and an artist conversation series podcast. The Ojai Institute is committed to artists, and to free thought and dialog. All programs will be free and open to the public.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2015 by artists, family, and friends to celebrate the legacy of esteemed art patron and private art dealer Carolyn Glasoe Bailey. Currently based in Ojai, California, the organization is committed to supporting the arts and sciences, and educating the public about the importance of continuing support for the arts and sciences. Current initiatives include unrestricted cash grants for artists, funding for education initiatives, as well as a residency program in Ojai, consisting of a series of exhibition projects, public programs, and a podcast conversation series available on iTunes.