A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

New York Times Article Highlights Ox-Bow

A New York Times article about artist-in-residence programs includes Ox-Bow, a program founded by artists and SAIC faculty Frederick Fursman and Walter Marshall Clute in 1910. The article reports that the concept of an artist residency originated in 17th century Italy and serves to provide artists with a dedicated space and time to work. Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999) credits his experience at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for increasing his production and introducing him to “a great group of curators." With regard to opening up viewership, Biggers says, “It’s a very different experience to go to a studio than to go to a gallery. The public can definitely learn how artists think.”

Image from Ox-Bow