2016 Spillways Residency Fellows

Antenna / Press Street is excited to announce the inaugural class of Spillways residency fellows:  Chloë Bass, Tatiana Istomina, Molly Rideout, and Dread Scott. Throughout 2016 we will work closely with these fellows to help them pursue their areas of interest during their initial visits to New Orleans, with the ultimate goal of sparking ideas for future artistic works which question, transform, or expand the vibrant visual and literary culture of the greater New Orleans region. We are also extremely excited and honored to announce that Spillways was selected to receive a National Endowment for the Arts award of $15,000 as part of $27 million in NEA grants made to organizations throughout the country for 2016.


Chloë Bass is a conceptual artist working in performance, situation, publication, and installation. Chloë has received commissions from LUMEN, the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, the Bushwick Starr’s Bushwhack Festival, and 3rd Ward’s Moviehouse. She has received residencies from SPACES (Cleveland, OH), the Bemis Center (Omaha, Nebraska), D21 Kunstraum/5533 art space (Leipzig, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey), and Eyebeam (New York). Recent work has been seen at the James Galler, the Neuberger Museum, Momenta Art, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Flux Factory, Kunstkammer AZB (Zürich), and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), among others. Selected profiles of her work have appeared in BOMB, Entorno, ArtInfo, Art Observed, and Hyperallergic. She is a the recipient of the 2014 Create Change Residency from the Laundromat Project, the 2013 Fellowship for Utopian Practice from Culture Push and is a 2011 & 2012 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Individual Artist Grant Nominee. She has guest lectured at Parsons School of Design, Sotheby’s Institute, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn College CUNY. She holds a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College.


Tatiana Istomina is a Russian-born US artist working with painting, drawing, and video. She holds a PhD in geophysics from Yale University (2010) and MFA from Parsons New School (2011). Her works have been included in group exhibitions at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum (San Antonio), The Drawing Center (New York) and Gaîté Lyrique, (Paris) among others. Istomina had solo shows in New York (2010) and Houston (2013). She has completed several artist residencies, including the ACA residency, Salzburg Summer Art School, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the AIM program at the Bronx museum of art. She is currently a participant of the Open Sessions program at The Drawing center. Istomina was nominated for Dedlaus foundation fellowship (2010) and Kandinsky prize (2012) and received awards such as the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2011), the American Austrian Foundation Prize for Fine Arts (2011) and Eliza prize (2013).


Molly Rideout is a fiction and nonfiction writer who focuses largely on themes of the rural Midwest and collective living. She writes in a variety of genres including literary fiction and nonfiction, children’s literature and memoir. In 2014 her visual art/fiction piece “Due Date” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her story “The Great River Road” won the Henry York Steiner Memorial Prize for Short Fiction and was published in Ice Cube Press’s Prairie Gold: An Anthology of America’s Heartland in 2014. Other publications include Bluestem, Marathon Lit Review, Embodied Effigies, Driftwood Press, WarBing Magazine, the Grinnell Review, and the Wisconsin State Journal. Visual elements of narrative stories are very important to her work and often feature interdisciplinary collaboration. Her ongoing project, “Public Writing, Public Libraries” includes new writing installed in 13 Iowa libraries. As Co-Director of Grin City Collective, an artist & writers residency in Grinnell, Iowa, Molly leads a variety of collaborative social practice art and community engagement projects in the region.


Dread Scott is an artist whose work is rooted in the efforts of protest and revolutionary change. His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Walker Art Center and at the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finlandas well as on view in America is Hard to See, the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in their new building. In 2012, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) presented his performance Dread Scott: Decision as part of their 30th Anniversary Next Wave Festival. In 2008, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts presented Dread Scott: Welcome to America. Winkleman Gallery and Cristin Tierney in New York have exhibited recent work and his public sculptures have been installed at Logan Square in Philadelphia and Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) and the Akron Art Museum (OH). He is a recipient of a Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and was a resident at Art Omi International Artists Residency and the Workspace Residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has been written about in The New York Times, Art In America, Sculpture Magazine, ArtNews, ArtForum, Art21 Magazine, Time, The London Guardian and several other newspapers, magazines and books. He has appeared on numerous local and national TV and radio shows including Oprah, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning speaking about his work and the controversy surrounding it. His art illuminates the misery that this society creates for so many and it often encourages the viewer to envision how the world could be.