Henriikka Kontimo, Resident 2016

February 1-14

Carrie Gillen comes to Rockland from St. Louis, Missouri.  Her sculptural installations use architectural material and form to create an experience of “home” that is less concerned with décor, and more the human experience.  Gillen’s goal during her residency is to create scale models of façade interventions, then photograph them for digital studies and experimentation..

February 15-28


Painter Emily LaCour is an 8th generation Louisiana woman currently living in Baton Rouge.  In her art practice, LaCour works with the familiar domestic interior to create recognizable, yet unfamiliar spaces that are evolving, eroding, and incongruous. Her paintings often express bodily forms that present as both mass and void. At Rockland, she will “ghost hunt” for narratives in unfamiliar interiors, including the Butterfly House, as she occupies and interacts in someone else’s space for a few weeks.

March 1-23


From Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia, Jayme-Lynn Gloade is a visual artist. Her past projects have included both photography and video performance. She will spend her time at Rockland exploring painting. Through her art during the residency, she intends to describe and share her experience living in an urban area through an aboriginal lens. Creating connections between indigenous and non-indigenous people is very important because it creates a respectful platform for people to understand memories associated with teachings of the traditional world and make it applicable to new modern situations.

March 4-16 (Staying in a generously donated Mt. Baker Air BnB)


Jessica Fontenot lives in East Austin, Texas, where she sees gentrification up close.  She believes architecture tells a detailed story, as unique and diverse as the people who have shaped it over time.  Her latest project is to draw one building a day.  While in Seattle, Jessica will deepen her understanding of what she sees using her camera, sketchbook and eager eyes, documenting the beauty she sees in the mediocre. 

March 24-April 7


Writer Erin Adair-Hodges' first book Let's All Die Happy is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and will be published in the fall of 2017 as part of the Pitt Poetry Series. While at Rockland, she will continue work on both a second collection of poems and a nonfiction book of essays on feminism, pop culture, aging, and adult braces. 

April 8-22


Alex Braden is a sound artist, sculptor, and multi-instrumentalist composer residing in Washington, DC.  He uses antiquated technology for sound-making and interactive experiences for the listener: answering rotary telephones, entering phone booths, and hearing eroding cassette tapes.  Collaboration is vital to his work. Even with a massive unrehearsed ensemble, he is able to showcase the importance of each contributing element of a sound by immersing the listener in the middle of it all.  Braden is excited to have an abundance of creative time in Seattle to field record, sample and explore.

April 23-May 14


Sashko Danylenko is an independent filmmaker from Ukraine based in NYC.  His animated drawings mix folk and contemporary, nature and digital for a style all his own.  Through his animation, Sashko creates magical worlds with colorful characters and extraordinary allegories. He comes to Seattle to explore the bike culture of our city, adding another scene to his film “Bike Portraits,” which developed at a recent TED residency.

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