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UNF STUDENT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

AN UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE FOR UNF ART STUDENTS

The University of North Florida Student Artist-in-Residence is a highly competitive opportunity that awards access to a MOCA Jacksonville studio and exhibition space to complete a new body of work and hone skills over the course of a final semester.

The Student-in-Residence has access to a private onsite studio (ten hours per week a minimum required) and the opportunity to work with museum professionals and participate in visitor and public engagement programs. The Student-in-Residence receives a downtown parking pass for the semester and a Family Level MOCA Membership for one year.

The Residency culminates in an exhibition at MOCA to showcase and celebrate the student’s work in the fifth-floor Education Gallery.

This opportunity is exclusive to UNF students! The candidate must be in their final year at UNF during the residency. All visual arts majors welcome!

For more information or questions, email the Curatorial team at mocacuratorial@unf.edu.

 

MOCA is pleased to announce Elysa Adams as its Spring 2024 UNF Student-Artist-in-Residence! Learn more below. 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

FOR MOCA'S FALL 2024 UNF STUDENT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

The fall residency takes place August through December 2024 at MOCA Jacksonville, and the student's exhibition will be showcased in the spring of 2025 (opening in January with exact dates TBD). Applications are open now through April 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.! 

APPLY NOW

ARTISTS

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ELYSA ADAMS

Elysa Adams is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Jacksonville. She is majoring in Printmaking, Painting, and Drawing, with a minor in Psychology. Her artistic expression takes a dual approach, revealing hardship while celebrating resilience and excellence that thrive within the black community. Through the mediums of printmaking, painting, video, and installation, Elysa passionately engages in vital conversations, creating art that is not only visually striking but also thought-provoking as she seeks to bring these essential narratives to the forefront of the artistic discourse. For her residency, Elysa proposes working on a body of work in different media based on her community in the historic neighborhood of Moncrief, in northwest Jacksonville.

 

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BRENNAN WOJTYLA

2022 UNF Artist-in-Residence Brennan Wojtyla is a multi-disciplinary artist and graphic design major. Wojtyla is heavily interested in utilitarian industrial artifacts and decontextualizing them... >> Read More

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ALEXANDRA BRODY

Alexandra Brody, the 2020 UNF Artist-in-Residence, is a photography senior at UNF, with a minor in Mass Communications and Art History. In her work, Brody explores social and political topics... >> Read More

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ANDERSON GONCALVES

2021 MOCA Artist-in-Residence Anderson Goncalves is a Painting, Drawing, Printmaking major at UNF, who uses a wide range of media and techniques, such as screen printing, collage/chine-collé... >> Read More

portrait of Rachel Huff Smith

Photo by Hannah Joy Wells.

RACHEL HUFF SMITH

Rachel Huff Smith is MOCA Jacksonville's third annual UNF Student Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Smith developed emotionally resonant portrait paintings to be included in her exhibition Circumvolve... >> Read More

portrait of Mark Lester

MARK LESTER

Lester began pursuing a degree in Fine Arts from UNF in 2016 and was selected as MOCA's Student Artist-in-Residence in 2018. Growing up in Northeast Florida, Mark Lester drew inspiration at an early age from local natural environments... >> Read More

portrait of Erica Mendoza

Image courtesy of Jennifer Grissom and the University of North Florida.

ERICA MENDOZA

Erica Mendoza received her BFA in sculpture at the University of North Florida and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Interested in many different materials such as cast metals, steel, leather, and natural... >> Read More

portrait of Jenn Peek

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JENN PEEK

Jenn Peek is a multidisciplinary artist attending the University of North Florida to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture. Her artwork focuses on processes of cast iron and steel fabrication, but she... >> Read More

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MARY RATCLIFF

Mary Ratcliff graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in sculpture and a minor in professional education in 2017 and was MOCA's 2016 Artist-in-Residence. Her artwork primarily focuses on... >> Read More

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AMANDA ROSENBLATT

Amanda Rosenblatt is a fine art and creative portrait photographer currently living in Jacksonville. The exhibition Allegory of Fortune is the result of her student residency at MOCA Jacksonville... >> Read More