Visual artists from more than 40 countries on 6 continents have had life-changing experiences at Triangle Artists’ Workshop since 1982. From February 3–April 5 we need your help to raise funds in support our 2015 Workshop—a very special edition dedicated to the memory of Triangle’s founder, the distinguished sculptor Anthony Caro. Triangle requires your support to provide artists with this incredible experience of experimental research, art making and dialogue, alongside peers from all across the world.

Please DONATE TODAY and help enable this extraordinary opportunity for the next generation of Triangle artists.

Triangle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you for your support!

Image: Anthony Caro and workshop artists at the very first edition in 1982.


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Kenya (Robinson) (Workshop ’10) is a past resident of LMCC’s Work Space Program, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the 60 Wall Street Gallery of Deutsche Bank. Along with features in the New York Times, BombLog and The International Review of African American Art, she has performed at Rush Arts Gallery, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, and MoMA (NYC). Her work Commemorative Headdress of Her Journey Beyond Heaven was acquired for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in 2014. A contributor to The Huffington Post, she earned her MFA from the School of Art at Yale University.

See Kenya’s CHEEKY LaSHAE project, here: www.cheekylashae.com

Image: Kenya (Robinson), Gee’s, 2014, ink and tempera on photo paper.



Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 PM
At the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

On March 17th, Rethinking Residencies, a newly initiated working group of eleven New York-based artist residency programs, will present its first public event at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). Moderated by Martha Wilson, this panel discussion includes Kari Conte, Maia Murphy, Laurel Ptak, and Nicholas Weist.

Panelists will pose significant questions on issues of cultural production and organizational practice as they relate to residency programs. How can modes of collaboration in residency programs adapt to the changing needs of artists, curators and institutions? How do broader political and economic realities impact artist residency programs today? What effect has the changing cultural climate of New York City had on the lives and practice of artists? How can organizations balance growth with sustainability? Pragmatically and programmatically, what are the ramifications or alternatives to expanding? What is the strangest residency program out there?

Rethinking Residencies is a working group of New York-based artist residency programs. Initiated in March 2014, its members share knowledge and resources, while cultivating critical thinking and discourse about residencies.

Collaborating organizations represent a wide range of models, scales and approaches and include Eyebeam, Fire Island Artist Residency, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Laundromat Project, Queens Museum, Recess, the Shandaken Project, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, EFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, and Triangle Arts Association.

Upcoming Rethinking Residencies programs include a New York City residency mixer at the Queens Museum in May 2015 and a major conference on residencies during the summer of 2016.

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist who during the past four decades has created innovative photographic and performance works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing and “invasions” of other people’s personae. In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space in New York that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists’ books, installation and performance art, video and art online.

Kari Conte is a New York-based curator and writer. Since 2010, she has been the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), where she leads residencies, exhibitions, and public programs.

Maia Murphy is a curator and writer based in New York. She is currently the Program Director for Recess, a nonprofit artist workspace that is open to the public. At once a studio and exhibition space, Recess presents projects that embrace experimentation and focus on process.

Laurel Ptak is an artist, curator and educator known for creating discursive platforms that allow for dialogue and critical engagement. Named one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2014 by Foreign Policy, she currently teaches at The New School and serves as Executive Director of Triangle Arts Association, a 33-year-old artist-founded residency program within an international network of arts organizations around the world.

Nicholas Weist is the founding director of the Shandaken Project, which offers a process-focused residency program now produced in collaboration with Storm King Art Center. Weist has organized presentations by artists internationally, and writes about art and culture for Frieze, Art in America, Interview, Document Journal, and many others.

Image: Triangle, Queens Museum and Shandaken Project staff eating lunch with Shandaken artists-in-residence in the Catskills Mountains at a Rethinking Residencies meeting, courtesy of Nung-Hsin Hu (Queens Museum).


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“Painting is a manner of palimpsest, a battering of layers towards clarity- ‘object-ness.’ Brush as arbiter of form. My goals are in process. They devolve into a spirit of play and love of work.” Drawing on a history with textiles, Marley Freeman’s work is a marginal type of abstraction born of a desire and pursuit of difference. After working in the decorative arts in Southern California and New York, Marley went on to pursue painting; earning a Bachelor of Fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters of Fine Art’s from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School.

See more of Marley’s work on her website: www.ff-ff-ff-ff-ff.net

Image: Marley Freeman, Untitled, 2015, acrylic on canvas, approximately 19″ x 20.”



It is with great sadness that we announce that Sheila Girling Caro (Workshops ’82-’95) died suddenly at the age of 90 on February 14, 2015. You can read about Sheila’s fruitful life in her obituary in The Guardian.

Many Triangle alumni worked alongside Sheila at the Workshop and knew her warmth and generosity of spirit, as well as her distinctive collage paintings, with their radiant, highly original color. A survey exhibition of Sheila Girling’s work, which she helped to select, will open September 10, 2015 at Juda Gallery, London.

The Estate of Sheila Girling Caro left the Triangle Artists’ Workshop a generous donation in her honor to support the participation of artists in 2015, but we also need your help. Please consider making a donation to this summer’s Workshop in Sheila’s memory.

Donations can be accepted online or by mail, send checks to: Triangle Arts Association in Honor of Sheila Girling Caro, 20 Jay Street #318, Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Please do everything you can to allow other artists, world wide, to experience Triangle’s magic.

Image: Sheila Girling in her London studio, November 2014, photo Mario Palencia.



Sinem Dişli was born in 1982 in Turkey. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Dokuz Eylul University in 2004, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography in 2007 from Marmara University. In 2008, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts summer residency program. Since then she has split her time between Istanbul and New York. In addition to three solo exhibitions, Dişli participated in numerous group exhibitions in several countries such as Cyprus, Vienna, Netherlands, USA and is represented by The Empire Project in Istanbul.

Learn more about Sinem’s work here.

Image: Site-Specific Installation View, Room 1, Angle 1, 337.13 ft2, 2014.



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Shane Aslan Selzer develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Selzer is a founding member of Global Crit Clinic, an international peer learning network for artists. Selzer is the Co-Editor of, What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014). The book examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that model various forms of exchange within contemporary society. Selzer recently created the Social Action Archive Committee, whose inaugural project will be exhibited at the University Art Museum at Albany.

Read more about Shane’s work here: www.shaneaslanselzer.com

Image: Social Action Archive Committee, Broadsheet February 2015, Horizontal Spread, Inkjet on newsprint 16.5″ by 11.5,” 2015.


Triangle Open Call: Workshop

February 11, 2015

Salem Art Works - Triangle Two Week Workshop

Triangle is currently accepting applications for our 2 week intensive Artists’ Workshop. The Triangle Artists’ Workshop began in 1982 to bring 30 international and U.S.-based artists into the New York countryside to make art intensely together for two weeks straight. Artists work side-by-side, eat meals together, and tirelessly exchange ideas. The workshop is known for its intensity of dialogue, surprising experimental quality of work produced, and amazing community it generates. Read more about founder Anthony Caro’s vision for the very first workshop here.

Triangle’s 2015 Workshop will take place from August 23–September 6 at Salem Art Works in rural upstate New York. International and U.S.-based artists working in any medium or discipline may apply. Studio spaces with 24-hour access as well as two weeks’ shared accommodation and food are provided. Communal meals, visits from curators and critics, outings to nearby cultural institutions, and public events including open studios are organized.

UPDATE: Confirmed artists and critics who will be visitors to the 2015 Workshop include Willard Boepple, Michael Fried, Thomas Nozkowski, Joyce Robins, Mia Westerlund, and Karen Wilkin, with more to be announced.

Finalists are chosen by a jury of artists and curators. Ideal candidates will show excellence and dedication to their work and are at a moment in which a two-week intensive residency program and international community of artists will be particularly meaningful and transformative to their practice.

Participants are responsible for their own travel, visa and materials and may apply for limited need-based scholarships in order to assist with these costs. Triangle’s staff will work closely with accepted artists to suggest other outside funding opportunities they may be eligible for.

Since we’ve just confirmed a new, exciting lineup of visitors, we will extend the Workshop application deadline until February 15th at midnight (EST). All applicants will be notified of final decisions by April 5, 2015. Online application form is here



The Clermont Ferrand School of Fine Arts (ESACM) is located in the center of France and runs a unique nomadic program abroad for its Masters students. As part of their formal education these students move between cities, allowing them to experience a larger, global ecosystem of contemporary art and culture. As part of this program, from January–February, five students and one recent graduate from ESACM are in residence at Triangle Arts Association, using their studio as an international space of artistic learning and exchange.

Learn more about ESACM here.

Image: Jurgen Netzger, Clermont Ferrand School of Fine Arts.


tumblr_nghr3om0TG1shdodpo1_r10_1280Heidi Tikka is a visual artist based in Helsinki. She works on context and site-specific installations that often involve participatory processes. Her works inquire into the interfaces between humans and information systems and they often place the spectator in a performative, embodied relation with the work. In her artistic research Heidi Tikka investigates what kinds of ontological questions emerge when interactive media art installations are made accountable as technical systems and heterogenous networks of production. She works as a writer and a lecturer and is a doctorate candidate at the Department of Media, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Tikka graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in 1992.

Read more about Heidi’s work and current projects here.

Image: Heidi Tikka, “Untitled Prototype,” 2014. Knitted dress on mannequin display, electronic parts, custom software, digital files.