THE FIRST PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES EXCLUSIVELY FOR LGBTQ ARTISTS
Afro Muse, 2005
Photograph on black and white fiber paper
10 x 15 inches
Edition of 10 + 2 AP
Signed and numbered by the artist
Produced exclusively for Fire Island Artist Residency
Made possible by the generosity of the artist and Laumont Photographics, New York
To purchase please contact Chris Bogia
WHO WE ARE
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is an organization founded in 2011 which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer identifying emerging artists to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location's rich artistic history.
FIAR provides free live/work space to five selected artist residents who work, research, relax, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island community, during which time they are visited by a handful of renowned visiting artists, curators, and art professionals who commune with residents through intimate visits, dinners, and discussions, providing support and feedback. The greater Fire Island community as well as visitors from New York and Long Island are invited to attend free public lectures by these esteemed guests. This has been made possible through a partnership with Arts Project Cherry Grove.
In this way, FIAR hopes to bring both new creative perspectives and prestigious art professionals together in this extraordinary location to foster the creation—and preservation—of queer art-making in contemporary art.