Current Artists-In-Residence

Tim Gonchoroff

Fiber

Tim is a fiber and mixed-media artist from Virginia. His work focuses on traditional craft processes, including natural dyeing, weaving, carpentry, and many others, as a conduit for investigating and documenting particular elements in environments that are products of an anthropogenic ecology. He is a self-taught weaver that uses a variety of non-traditional materials from unexpected sources such as plastic shopping bags, vinyl advertising banners, and videocassette tapes.  At HCCC, Tim will continue to introduce elements of materiality, narrative, and symbolism in large-scale weavings that incorporate imagery and text.

Tim received his Bachelor’s degree in art history from the College of William & Mary (2010) and his MFA in sculpture and dimensional studies from Alfred University (2015). He is also the recipient of a Fulbright Grant (2016) to research natural dyes in Arctic Norway. Prior to moving to Houston, he lived near the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, where he taught sculpture at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas.

To learn more about his work, visit www.gonchoroff.com.

Tim’s residency is generously supported in part by Kathryn and Richard Rabinow.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Maxwell Mustardo

Clay

Maxwell Mustardo suffers from a healthy obsession with artifacts. Born and raised in rural New Jersey, Max graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2017 with bachelor’s degrees in fine art and art history. During his time at Alfred, Max earned multiple awards and grants that afforded him opportunities to study material culture and industrial design in China, Japan, South Korea, and Italy. His ceramic practice currently encompasses scholarly writing, curation, teaching, design, and sculpture. Max’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., most recently in California, including venues in Davis, Mendocino, Graton, Crockett, Roseville, and San Francisco.

Whether working in clay or writing, Max’s practice revolves around broad, reverential notions of the vessel, the body, and language. From utilitarian design to more eccentric sculptural investigations, he toys with meandering identities, imbricated indexicality, ambiguous materiality, and provisional functionality. Max approaches making as a, “critical and dynamic opportunity to stimulate evolution and antagonize static thinking” by continually dissecting his own processes, re-visiting forms, and re-framing themes.  He sees objects as vital witnesses and participants, reflections and poems, both animated and imagined.

To learn more, visit https://www.mustardom.com/

Max’s residency is generously underwritten by Scott and Judy Nyquist.

Photo by Larry Wagner

Abi Ogle

Fiber

Abi Ogle is a fiber and installation artist who grew up in many of the Southern United States. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2D and 3D art from Covenant College (2018) and has attended artist residencies across the United States and France. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in several states.

Abi’s practice is rooted in the beliefs that materials matter, the influence of art history is in everything we see and do, and that art really can make you more human. Through using recognizable fiber mediums, such as discarded clothing, found objects, or human hair, her practice often transforms something familiar into something strange, giving it new meaning as well as new life. Her most recent body of work is focused on narratives of memory, grief, and loss. While at HCCC, she hopes to further explore the desire and repulsion narrative by creating installation work related to the human body that is initially beautiful in form but becomes increasingly grotesque as the viewer realizes the materials used.

To learn more about Abi, visit https://aogleart.com.

Abi’s residency is generously underwritten by Phyllis Childress.

Photo by Reed Schick

Masako Onodera

Metal

Masako Onodera graduated with an MFA in metals from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in 2008 and currently is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI. Through her artwork, Masako strives to emotionally connect the viewer with the craft materials and practices she employs. Her creations suggest an experience of the body that is altered by the tactile and visual characteristics of the object.

Masako is the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a Mid-Career Educational Endowment Scholarship from the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Her work is published in journals and books, such as Metalsmith Magazine, the Art Jewelry Today series from Schiffer Publishing, the 500 series from Lark Crafts, and ACTIVA from Design Diffusion Edizioni in Milan, Italy. Masako’s art is exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many private and public collections, such as the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio, and the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. To learn more about Masako, visit https://www.masakoonodera.com/.

Masako’s residency is generously underwritten by Carolyn Covault.

 

Photo courtesy of the artist.