artist in residence
While in residence, Larissa Fassler investigated the neighborhoods surrounding the Currier Museum and was inspired to create a suite of four large-scale drawings mapping the center city neighborhoods of Manchester. These drawings were later on display in the exhibition Critical Cartography: Larissa Fassler in Manchester.
About the artist:
Fassler’s (Canadian, lives Germany) artistic practice is focused on the symbiotic relationships between people and places. She is interested in the architecture of cities and the way in which places affect people – psychologically and physically. Fassler investigates populated sites, sketching and taking notes on her observations, and uses this information to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that reflect her impressions through intricate designs featuring maps, text annotations, and imagery.
artist in residence
Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.
Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.
Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications
Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.