Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program
The Studio Museum in Harlem takes its name from its founding commitment to providing studio space for artists of African and Latinx descent. For nearly fifty years, the Museum’s signature Artist-in-Residence program has championed the careers of emerging artists, hosting them in studios overlooking 125th Street and showcasing their work in annual exhibitions. Over 130 artists have participated to date, from David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, and Alison Saar in the 1980s to Kevin Beasley, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Simone Leigh in recent years. Other notable alumni include Sanford Biggers, Titus Kaphar, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, Nari Ward, and Kehinde Wiley.