As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, none of our 2020 artists were able to come to FAEx for their residencies. We include them here regardless and look forward to them joining us in the future. 

Ayanah Moor

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Ayanah Moor

Ayanah Moor (b. 1973 in Norfolk, VA) is a conceptual artist whose work explores blackness, gender, desire and language. She works across various media to create paintings, prints, drawings and performance. Her national and international exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the DePaul Art Museum, (Chicago, IL); Adobe Books, (San Francisco); The Studio Museum in Harlem, (NY); The Andy Warhol Museum, (Pittsburgh); ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives—University of Southern California Libraries; Subliminal Projects, (Echo Park, CA); Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, (Auckland, New Zealand); and Proyecto ‘ace, (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

She has been awarded artist residencies at The Rogers Art Loft, (Las Vegas); The Center for Book, Paper & Print, Chicago, and Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago); the Proyecto ‘ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Auckland Print Studio in New Zealand; Women’s Studio Workshop and Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York; Vermont Studio Center (Johnson) and Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artist Kerry James Marshall in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Her practice has been featured in books by scholar Nicole Fleetwood, Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality and Blackness (2011) and Terry Smith’s, What is Contemporary Art? (2009). Dan S. Wang & Anthony Romero’s 2016 text, The Social Practice that is Race, described her work alongside Hank Willis Thomas and Ellen Gallagher as “carrying forward a new black arts tradition.”

Ayanah Moor earned a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. She is a tenured Associate Professor in the of the Department of Printmedia at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her prior appointment was at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art in Pittsburgh where she was Assistant Professor of Art 2001-2007 and Associate Professor of Art 2007-2014.

Jamila Raegan

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Jamila Raegan



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