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Lawndale Artist Studio Program 2013-2014 Participating Artists Announcement
Lawndale Art Center Houston

August, 2014

Lawndale Art Center is pleased to announce the residents for the ninth round of theLawndale Artist Studio Program. Artists selected for the program are Josh BernsteinJooYoung Choi and Lina Dib.


With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide these artists with non-residential studio space for nine months (September 2014 - May 2015) on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center in the heart of the Museum District. The artists will have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each artist will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program and an initial $1500 unrestricted materials allowance. Artists working in all mediums were encouraged to apply. At the completion of the residency, works produced during the program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2015


The 2014-2015 residents were selected from 100 applicants by a panel of three arts professionals;Kimberly Davenport, Director and Chief Curator, Rice GalleryDavid Politzer, 2011-2012 Lawndale Studio Artist; and Katia Zavistovski, Curator and Lawndale Programming Committee member.


24 artists have participated in the Lawndale Artist Studio Program since 2007. Through the program, Lawndale has provided over $50,000 in direct financial support to local artists for the creation of new work.


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About the Artists:

Josh Bernstein

Josh Bernstein works in a variety of media including sculpture, performance, drawing and printmaking.  His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Bryan Miller Gallery in Houston, and the Emergency Room Gallery at Rice University.  It has been reviewed in the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press, as well as and Art Fag City.  Bernstein's work is included in several private collections and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  He received his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University.  He was born in New Hampshire and has lived in Houston for the past six years.



JooYoung Choi

JooYoung Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to Concord, New Hampshire by way of adoption. While completing her BFA  at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she was reunited with her birth-family. In 2012 Choi received her MFA from Lesley University (MA).Through painting, video art, animation and puppetry she blends auto-biographical narrative with fantasy. Her artwork is organized around a paracosm (a highly structured imaginary world) called "The Cosmic Womb". Choi has been included in exhibitions across the United States and South Korea. In 2007 she received a Somerville Arts Council LCC Cultural Heritage Grant. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe Side Kick, as well as Korean Quarterly.


Lina Dib

Lina Dib's installations and compositions range from the ethnographic to the experimental. She has received grants and awards from Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council, AMIDA's European training program, and Rice University's Humanities Research Center. She is an affiliate artist at the Topological Media Lab in Montreal and Tx/Rx labs in Houston. Dib has a PhD in Anthropology and is a teaching fellow at Rice University. Recent exhibits and publications include Hirsch Library Project (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), MURMURATIONS (Lawndale Art Center), Sheaf of Times (Rudolph Blume Fine Art; Yerba Buena Gardens; MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia), Microsoundtrack (Pitman Park; Rice University), The Forgetting Dis-ease: Making Time Matter (differences), Of Promises and Prototypes: The Archeology of the Future (LIMN).




Josh Bernstein

Monahans Sandhills, 2012

Performance still


JooYoung Choi

It's Easy As 1-2-3, 2014

Acrylic, acetate, paper, bed sheet fabric and newsprint on stretched canvas

24" x 36"

Lina Dib

Sounds for Stairs, 2010

8 channel sound installation

Dimensions variable

Image courtesy of Herbert Melichar

About Lawndale Art Center:


Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists.

Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston's diverse artistic, cultural and student communities.


Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Mid-America Arts Alliance, John M. O'Quinn, Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Julia and Luke Burke, Monica Rios and Colin Fulton, Bruce Eames, Samantha Schnee and Michael Hafner, Henke Law Firm LLP, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Gretchen and Andrew McFarland, Paula Murphy, Lia and David Rodi, Nicole and Joey Romano, Scott R. Sparvero, Mary Martha and Joel Staff, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Number 4 High Performance Hair Care, Page, Poggenpohl Design Studio, and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.


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