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An unparalleled experience for UNF art students

The University of North Florida student-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. 

For more information or questions, email Shana Dickler, Curatorial Assistant · MOCA Jacksonville at shana.dickler@unf.edu.


Brennan Wojtyla

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 Profile

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

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Artist Rachel Huff Smith

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

Photo by Hannah Joy Wells.
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

Artist Profile Erica Mendoza

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

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Artist Profile Jennifer Peek

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

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

Artist Profile Amanda Rosenblatt

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

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