Photo Credit: Devan Shimoyama


THE FIRST PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES EXCLUSIVELY FOR LGBTQ ARTISTS

 

Nayland Blake - Jeffrey Costello - Robert Tagliapietra

Cuddle Buddy, 2015

Hand Silkscreened Cotton, Alpaca, Wool, Polyester

Approx. Dimensions: 22” x 22.5” x 4” (arms outstretched)

Edition of 24 + 4 AP

Signed and numbered certificate included 

Produced exclusively for Fire Island Artist Residency

Made possible by the generosity of the artists

$2,000 USD*

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*price subject to change based on availability

WHO WE ARE

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is an organization founded in 2011 which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 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.