17 May 2014

SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO APPLIED. We are now tabulating the applications for the 2014 residency in preparation for jurying next week.

Our esteemed jurors for the 2014 INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY are:

Elisha LIM (artist)
Kelly McCRAY (curator)

Dr. Kathleen PIRRIE ADAMS (professor, curator)

Elisha Lim takes great pleasure in creatively portraying the beauty, dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. They also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun ‘they’. They have exhibited art and videos internationally, proudly including the debut solo of Toronto’s notorious Feminist Art Gallery. They have been art awarded grants by the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Quebec Arts Council, and have juried art grants in Canada and the States. They have lectured on race representation and gender neutral pronouns on panels, artist talks and United Nations conferences since 2009, and directed MontrĂ©al’s first Racialized Pride Week in 2012, for which they curated the central exhibit “2-Qtpoc” at the gallery articule.  Their comics include the Bitch Magazine acclaimed “Sissy Calendar”, The Illustrated Gentleman, and most notably – 100 Butches, a graphic novel of portraits and anecdotes about masculine queers, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel.
Kelly McCray has exhibited his work, curated exhibitions and directed galleries for the past 25 years. His photo-based work has been exhibited at museums, artist-run-centres, and film festivals. In addition to receiving various project grants, in 2003 he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner for hisGnawts project. In 2013, he co-curated the Rare & Raw show for the Leslie & Lohman Museum in New York. His previous curatorial shows at Edward Day Gallery include FlashObsession and Urtopia. He is co-founder of ArtBarrage.com, Bank on Art and currently consults with artists and businesses through the Your Art Our Business service.

Kathleen Pirrie Adams is a writer and curator is completing a PhD entitled Popular Music Remains: Artifact, Experience and the Museum as Interface at the University of Leicester. Her writing and curatorial projects focus on the influence of new media and popular music on contemporary art.  She was a founding member of the band Fifth Column, a mainstay of the programming committee of Inside Out in its early years, an arts writer for Xtra and the program director of InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre for seven years. She teaches contemporary art, cultural theory and curatorial studies at Ryerson University in the School of Image Arts. 

Results will be announced in early June. Please stay tuned!

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