Artist in Residence

The Paul Robeson Galleries Artist in Residence is based out of the initiative known as Express Newark, located in the former Hahne & Co. Department Store.  The residency includes studio space and an exhibition at the end of the residency. During the residency, the artist is an active member of the dynamic Express Newark community. For example, they host open studios, direct critiques of student work, and participate in public programs like artist talks.  

Fall 2021: Kay Reese

Kay Reese is an award winning visual artist, photographer and curator. She exhibits throughout the greater Tri-State area, and nationally. Her art practice entails the creation of assemblage and photo-based collage prints that reflect her views on contemporary society. She resides in New Jersey.

Medium shot of a young black man against a grey backdrop

Spring 2020: Khari Johnson-Ricks

Johnson-Ricks is a visual artist and DJ whose work spans a range of audiovisual media and often exist in the public eye, in formats including the production of ‘zines, works on paper, performances, murals, and nightlife spaces.

Black and white medium shot of an Asian woman wearing a floral shirt and head wrap.

Winter 2020: kate-hers RHEE

kate-hers RHEE is an interdisciplinary artist, arts educator, cultural worker, and community activist. She is currently working in Newark and New York; Berlin, Germany; and South Korea.

Black and white medium shot of a black man smiling and wearing a plaid shirt.

2019: German Pitre

Of his practice, Pitre states that his “intention is to overwhelm the viewer. The experience may make the person uneasy as they try to find the words to best express what that they’re feeling.”

2018: Genesis Tramaine

Genesis Tramaine is a highly motivated, self-identified Black- Queer- Female- Bodied Urban Expressionist and Educator with a passion for creative justice through the arts’ in urban communities.

A smiling black man stands in front of works of art.

Fall 2017: Ceaphas Stubbs

In his work, Ceaphas Stubbs explores black sexuality, nostalgia, and pleasure through a queer lens.

Medium shot of a white woman with long hair in a patterned shirt.

Spring 2017: Kati Vilim

Kati Vilim works across a range of media, including oil painting, printmaking, digital animation, and multimedia installation.