Struts & Faucet hosts a series of five-week artist residencies in the gallery each year. Artists in residence can continue their practice or develop a project or site-specific work and are encouraged to creatively engage with the community through screenings, talks, workshops, projects, or events.

Struts & Faucet offers an artist fee and per diem, covers the cost of travel and any materials associated with workshops or other public events, and provides accommodation for the artist in the Struts & Faucet apartment.

Residencies are selected by a committee of Struts & Faucet members after an open call for proposals.

Studio + Facilities:

Artists in residence are offered the Struts & Faucet’s main gallery space to use as a studio space. Artists have access to digital media suites and equipment, Super 8 and 16mm film facilities, and other flexible studio areas within the building. Offsite locations can be considered on a project-by-project basis.

Apartment:

Artists in residence stay in the Struts & Faucet apartment, located above the gallery. This private apartment is fully furnished and includes linens and towels.

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Artist in Residence

Jon Sasaki
September 22, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome never align, generating a simultaneous sense of pathos and levity. His work employs reason-based approaches reminiscent of conceptual art while investigating romantic subjects; in this juxtaposition, Sasaki creates humorous, self-exhaustive systems caught in cycles of trial and error.

His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, (Ottawa, ON); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, AB); the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea,) Prince Takamado Gallery, Canadian Embassy in Japan, (Tokyo); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, ON). He has completed recent public art commissions for Sheridan College, (Oakville, ON) and the City of Barrie Ontario, and along with collaborator Jennifer Davis was the recipient of a 2017 Concepts award from the Ontario Association of Architects. His video work has screened at the MCA (Sydney, Australia); Brick + Mortar Film Festival, (Greenfield, MA) and the Images Festival (Toronto, ON). He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.) Sasaki holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB) and is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.

Upcoming Residencies

Amy Siegel
May 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020

As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. My interdisciplinary practice spans video, installation, socially-engaged art and performance. I hold an MFA in Documentary Media and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development. I live, play, dream and work in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Benjamin Evans
June 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Benjamin Evans is an artist and writer currently based in the French Alps. He has zero formal training in data visualization, computer programming, MATLab, signal processing or sleep science in general. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he has also spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time.

www.dreamrealizationlab.com

Cynthia Naggar
March 30, 2020 – May 1, 2020

Cynthia Naggar refines herself in digital art. Always pushing boundaries of her art, she innovates into public interactivity using video, sound and biofeedback. She has this desire to make visible the invisible in us. A minimalist work that illustrates a very primitive relationship between man and machine, but that somewhat questions the public about their presence in space and in the time that they occupy.

Video has always been at the heart of her work; a deconstructed and uncertain representation of memories. An influence of popular culture tinged with a poetic beauty that is at once absurd, funny and tragic.

Newly, she is exploring performance and new technologies.

Thea Jones
September 28, 2020 - October 31, 2020

I am an interdisciplinary artist. My practice fluctuates between where I am and the trajectory from where I have come, continually hauling and sorting through the baggage as I go. Video, mending, installation and small iterations of performance have been used to observe the folly or fallacy of everyday living. I attempt to make work in a place that either exacerbates a task, proclaims to solve problems with miniature sized solutions or stimulates the obvious with volume.

– Thea Jones

Dominique Pétrin
August 4, 2020 – September 5, 2020

Dominique Pétrin is a visual artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. She has been working primarily with silkscreen printing for over 20 years. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she also collaborated with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle, Pil and Galia Kollectiv (London) and choreographers Antonija Livingstone (Berlin), Stephen Thompson (Paris) and Jennifer Lacey (Paris) in Culture, Administration & Trembling performance. She collaborated with the artist Banksy for The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine. She was nominated for the Louis Comtois Award in 2017, and longlisted for the Sobey Award in 2014. Her work has been exhibited at the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, at the MAC and across Canada, France, the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom.