The YoungArts Baxter St Residency partnership is a unique opportunity for past YoungArts award recipients working in the field of lens-based work to gain experience, visibility and build a community for their first New York City solo exhibition at Baxter St. This residency offers support, one on one critiques, and access to members of Baxter St’s advisory committee and YoungArts leadership and a solo exhibition.
We are thrilled to announce Priscilla Aleman, the 2023 YoungArts Baxter St Residency recipient. Aleman’s interdisciplinary practice retraces ideas around the afterlife, pre-Columbian cosmology, and the interplay of ancestral and cultural ties to the global south. She is inspired by powerful spiritual beings, the variations in written and oral histories and how they shape our understanding of ecological and energetic fields.
YoungArts was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify exceptional young artists, amplify their potential, and invest in their lifelong creative freedom. YoungArts provides space, funding, mentorship, professional development and community throughout artists’ careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the United States that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. For more information, visit youngarts.org
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York operates as a 501(c)3 organization. Its programming and exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of the 7G Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Arison Arts Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Jerome Foundation; Ruth Foundation for the Arts; Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing; Fujifilm of North America; Yarden Winery; and Awagami Factory. Baxter St at CCNY is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.