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Lawndale Art Center Announces 2013-14 Lawndale Artist Studio Program Artists

Lawndale Art Center is pleased to announce the residents for the eighth round of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Artists selected for the program are Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan and Emily Peacock.

With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide these artists with non-residential studio space for nine months (September 2013 – May 2014) on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center in the heart of the Museum District. The artists will have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each artist will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program and an initial $1500 unrestricted materials allowance. Artists working in all mediums were encouraged to apply. At the completion of the residency, works produced during the program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2014. The 2013-2014 residents were selected from over 100 applicants by a panel of three arts professionals; Joshua Fischer, Lawndale Programming Committee Member & Assistant Curator, Rice Gallery; Kerry Inman, Owner, Inman Gallery; and Seth Mittag, Artist & 2011-2012 Lawndale Studio Artist.

About the Artists

Shayne Murphy

Born in Houston Texas, Shayne Murphy received his M.F.A. in Drawing/Painting from the University of North Texas in 2013. Combining realism and abstraction, his work focuses on the creation of invented spaces that combine the real and imagined through paintings, drawings, and installation based works. Shayne recently had his first solo show at 500X Gallery in Dallas, TX.

Jim Nolan

Jim Nolan’s off-hand and irreverent work combines the aesthetics of working class labor and underground music culture with the language of Minimalism. Nolan lives and works in Houston, TX. He received a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art. Nolan has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, DEEPSPACENEWYORK, and has had solo shows at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis; MN.ArtMoving, Brooklyn, NY; Art Palace Gallery, Houston, TX.

Emily Peacock

Emily Peacock is an artist who lives and works in Houston, Texas. She received her M.F.A. at the University of Houston, with an emphasis in photograph/digital media. Her interests mainly lie in photographing and making short videos of her family and the vernacular aspects of life. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Vienna, Austria. Her work is also in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston collection.

About Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists. Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston’s diverse artistic, cultural and student communities.

Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, Art Colony Association, John M. O’Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Chinhui Juhn and Edward R Allen III, Bevin and Dan Dubrowksi, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn and Walter Mayer, Paula Murphy, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Poggenpohl Design Studio, Saint Cloud and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.

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