March 22, 2016

Resident Artist Round Up-March 2016

AAC Resident Artists Current and Upcoming Shows

AAC’s Resident Artists are an active group of professional artists, so go out to see their work, hear them speak, and meet them in their studios!

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Oh, You Wounded Soil, Wounded Soul, 2016
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Oh, You Wounded Soil, Wounded Soul, 2016 detail)
Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery | APR 16 – JUN 12
Opening reception: Saturday, April 16, 6 – 9 pm

In her work, Ilchi explores the notion of “duality” to comprehend her multifaceted cultural identity as an Iranian-American immigrant and the complexities that emanate from such polarized cultural experiences. You’ll experience this through her eyes in her solo exhibition, As you spread, I am erased, this spring at AAC!

Roxana Alger Geffen

Domestic Territories @ Olly Olly

  • On View: Feb. 29 – Mar. 31, 2016

Becca Kallem

Becca Kallem @ Project Dispatch

  • Upcoming: Apr. 29 – May 29, 2016
  •  Opening Reception: Friday, Apr. 29, 7 – 9 pm 

Pam Rogers

Mirror Mirrored: Art Meets the Monsters @ Washington Project for the Arts

  • On View: Mar. 4 – Apr. 16, 2016 

Residency/Fellowship @ Mass MoCA 

  •  Date: September 2016

 Rachel Schmidt

Daydreams in the Anthropocene @ AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery

  • On view: Jan. 27 – Apr. 3, 2016

 Alice Whealin

Alchemical Vessels Exhibition + Benefit @ Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

  • On View: Mar. 18 – May 6, 2016
  • Benefit Event: Apr. 29,  7  – 9 PM
  • Closing Reception: May 6, 7 – 9 PM

 Ryan McCoy

 ::Paintings @ Longview Gallery

AAC welcomes three new residents to our program this spring! The competition was stiff (it always is), and it was a tough decision, but we’ve selected two new long-term residents, and one new short-term resident. Welcome to AAC!

Negar Ahkami


Negar Ahkami – a painter originally from New York and northern New Jersey, now transplanted in the DC Metro area.

She makes exuberant and visceral paintings that reflect her obsessions with Persian-Islamic ceramics and other global high and low influences.

Ryan McCoy, Untitled


Ryan McCoy – based in Washington DC.

He works in various media but is mainly known for his large iconic paintings in which he attempts to structure meaning through specific materials to create a personal iconography about time, place, and memory.

Lyric Prince


Lyric Prince – based in both Philadelphia and Washington DC.

Lyric draws from the unconscious, seeking to capture energy and emotions that could be recognizable outside of a Western context. 


Support the resident artists of AAC, go see their shows, meet them at their receptions, hear them talk, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter! Don’t miss your chance to step inside their worlds during Open Studios at the reception next month, Saturday, Apr 16, 6 – 9 pm!


March 30 - May 26, 2024

NO GRIDS NO MASTERS: a Post-Cartesian Experiment is an exploration and contestation of the grid and the structured set of worldviews that are embedded in it. Incorporating digital and traditional weaving, sculpture, found objects, and transformed cast materials, the installation reflects the artist’s intense engagement with material.

Federico Cuatlacuatl: Tiaxcas Intergalácticxs, Topileastronáuticxs

April 6 - May 26, 2024

In experimental film and multimedia installation, Federico Cuatlacuatl explores transborder indigenous Nahua identities. His work envisions indigenous futurity as a means of thinking about history, diasporic legacies, and cultural identities.

Clarissa Pezone: The Woods of No Name

March 30 - May 26, 2024

In Clarissa Pezone’s figurative installations, the artist utilizes the qualities of clay to evoke the uncanny in otherworldly and unsettling scenes. For The Woods of No Name, Pezone has created a new installation that explores the concept of limbo–what the artist describes as “the mystic space that exists between reality and the unknown.”