2011/12 SHIFT RESIDENTSGisela Insuaste is a visual artist and educator who recieved an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmoth College. She is currently the Nature and Art Programs Manager at Wave Hill, a cultural center and public garden in the Bronx, NY. She is responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of public programs with an emphasis on environmentally-based art, wellness, and nature studies. Insuate’s art is based on real and imagined places that explore the intersection of architecture, typography, and memory.
Theresa Marchetta loves the unusual mixture of arts and accounting that fill her days as a part of the New York Foundation for the Arts’s finance team. In addition to working at NYFA, Marchetta maintains a steady studio practice. She is currently working on a series of paintings that have strong historical references (such as Theodore Roosevelt’s animal skin rugs). Marchetta received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Douglas Paulson is an artist, arts worker, and teacher who sees each of these as pillars of his practice. Paulson runs the residency program at New York City’s open collective Flux Factory, where he brings artists, musicians, architects, and creative producers of all kinds from around the world to participate in Flux Factory’s innovative and unique program. As an artist, he chooses to work collaboratively, intervening in public, social, and cultural spaces. Paulson holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art.
Roddy Schrock moved to New York in 2008. Roddy creates “sound objects” rooted in ideas of embodiment: of location, history, time and culture, and exploration of sound’s origin in the visceral human impulse to communicate. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, the Netherlands, and Northern California. As an educator, he has taught electronic music at STEIM (Netherlands) and as a lecturer at De Anza College (California). He received his MFA from Mills College and completed post-graduate work at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Schrock is currently the Director of Eyebeam.
Chad Stayrook is a living and breathing artist who has been working in New York City since 2004. He received his B.F.A. in Sculpture from Ohio University and his M.F.A. in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Chad’s involvement in art extends beyond a traditional studio and exhibition practice. He’s taught art courses at Sarah Lawrence College, San Francisco Art Institute, and the Columbus Museum of Art. He is currently the Gallery Director and Curator for the Bronx River Art Center.
David Terry is the Senior Program Officer/Curator in the Programs and Awards Department, and manager of the Fellowship and Curatorial Programs at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). He received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to being an arts administrator, he has taught a variety of classes including objective and figurative drawing, abstract and figurative sculpture, portraiture and environmental and site-specific sculpture to students of all age ranges. Terry’s art is about the human experience: the way we live, the way we relate to one another, the way we perceive the outsiders and insiders of our communities, it is about looking at our place in time. Terry was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and has been living in New York City for the past 15 years.