Artist in Residence Program

In the Fall term the Department of Physics and Astronomy invites proposals for Artist-in-Residence projects that respond to Physics and Astronomy research from creative visual arts and music composition perspectives. 

Artist residents embed themselves in the research lab/group to envision and produce a response that connects to the scientific research. Selected artists receive $500 at the end of the program. Reasonable material costs will also be covered. 

Selected students spend time each week with the research group, and create a unique work, body of work, composition, or set of compositions in response that is presented at an exhibition/performance at the end of the spring term.  Click here for information on how to apply for the 2018 competition.

2017 Artists: 

Musical Performances:

Kenneth Brown "Simulation No.1" - Professor Jeffrey Newman

Brian Riordan "The First Wave"- Professor Arthur Kosowsky

Readings:

Gabrielle Ralambo Rajerison "The Universe Offers No Conditionals: Poem"- Professor Carles Badenes

Jessica Moore "As Light Leaves: Poetic and Imagistic Response to Astronomical Studies"- Professor Andrew Zentner

Artwork:

Sarah Thornton "As She Is: Exploring Cosmology Through Touch"- Professor Andrew Zentner

 
2016 Artists:

Musical Performances:

Laura Schwartz "System Cooling"- Professor Ayres Freitas

Ryan McMasters "How to Drive a Qubit"- Professor Michael Hatridge

Artwork:

Stephanie Taylor "Artistic Exploration of Astrophysics and Cosmology"- Professor Carles Badenes, Professor Arthur Kosowsky & Professor Jeffrey Newman

Sofia Sandoval "Experimenting with the Drawn Line: A Link Between Condensed Matter Research and Intaglio Printmaking"- Professor Jeremy Levy