MWPAI welcomes our 2017/18 Artists in Residence, Azita Moradkhani (painting/drawing) and Ella Weber (printmaking). Both were chosen from an international pool of artists to live, work, and teach on the MWPAI campus for 9 months. Learn more about Azita and Ella.

Free public programing includes an artists lecture, open studios, and exhibition. Learn more about AIR events.

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Azita Moradakani

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Ella Weber

The 2018/19 application will open in December 2018."

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists in Residence (AIR) Program consists of two emerging artists from different disciplines recruited via open call to live and work on the MWPAI/PrattMWP campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent MFA graduates in the visual arts. AIR’s interact with the creative community surrounding the art institute while developing a self-directed studio practice. This interaction includes lectures with PrattMWP undergraduate students and teaching experience within the School of Art’s non-credit program. AIR’s receive support for these endeavors by being provided with housing, studio, meals, exhibition and professional opportunities, and financial support.

Residency artists are an energizing and crucial component of creative life on campus.
Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.


The MWPAI Artist in Residence program is
generously supported by Francis J. and Ruth A.Pugliese.