Current National Artists-in-Residence

Dongyi Wu

June 2024

Dongyi Wu is a contemporary jewelry artist who fascinates playing with a wide range of materials, and giving them special texture, distinct tactile, and new meaning in the process of her wearable artwork creation. Collecting her ideas from literature books, her own experiences, and researches of psychology, Dongyi lets free imagination and inspiration guide her in designing the object to wear. Dongyi received an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018, and a BFA from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in 2014. Dongyi has her works exhibited both nationally and internationally, where she received several awards, such as the winner of Preziosa Young 2020 in Italy and the finalist for the LEAP award in the United States in 2019. 

Dongyi’s Website

Margaret Dugger

July 2024 – December, 2024

Margaret Dugger is an artist currently based in Chicago, IL. Originally trained as an artisan handweaver, she now creates weavings that reflect on the quiet moments of our daily lives. Using the processes of addition, removal, and transformation, Margaret explores concepts of interconnection, the sacred within the mundane, and historical practices brought into the contemporary. She engages with the ancient traditions of textile work and art making, using cloth and thread as her medium.Since pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her work has branched out into new mediums including paper, sculpture, and book arts.


Upcoming National Artists-in-Residence

Amber Doe

July 2024

Amber Doe (b. Washington DC) currently lives and works in Tucson, AZ. She holds a BFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a recipient of the 2023 Night Bloom MOCA Grant for the Warhol Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development Grant, 2023 Projecting All Voices Mellon and ASU Fellowship, and the 2021 Abbey Awards Fellowship. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, The LeRoy Neiman Art Gallery, and Untitled Gallery, New York, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires, Snakebite Gallery, Tucson, and UNREPD Gallery, Los Angeles.

Amber’s Website

Magnus Hara

November 2024

Magnus(Magy) Hara is a non-binary multimedia craftsperson with a specialty in ceramics currently living and working in Hamilton, Ontario. They use handbuilding and wheel throwing in their studio practice to create works suitable for a range of firing temperatures and atmospheres. Material exploration is at the forefront of their practice, always finding new questions to ask with clay and exploring the limits of the material. 

Magnus Started their Ceramic education at Mohawk College in 2018 before pursuing their BFA in Craft and Design at Sheridan College in 2019. Magnus has apprenticed for woodfire studio potter Emma smith, and production potter Scott Barnim. Their work has been exhibited at The Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Ontario and The Gardiner Museum in Toronto Ontario where they won the Best In Show award for their piece “Deposition”. They will be having a solo exhibition at the Gardiner Museum in 2026 as a part of this award. They also won Best In Show for the Sheridan College Craft and Design Graduation show class of 2024.

Julia Harrison

January-June, 2025

I’m a North Carolina-based artist and educator specializing in jewelry and sculpture.  While my scale, material, and imagery are wide-ranging, my work is consistently concerned with the act of paying attention. I challenge myself to look closely and without judgment, creating forms with all the care and respect I can exert. I hope that the resulting work invites viewers to pause and observe without preconceptions. I’ve previously been a resident artist at the Penland School of Craft, the Museum of Art in Wood, and the Bunnell Street Art Center. 

Julia’s Website

Christy Georg

February 2025

Christy Georg is an Artist / Adventurer. She has worked as a deckhand aboard schooners, thru-hiked the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and 500 mile Colorado trail, and cruised the Arctic. Her work is inspired by travel and historical research into desolate and harsh natural environments and sites of wonder, like the American ‘Wild’ West and the Arctic. Courage, endurance, and fortitude are recurring themes in her artwork, studio practice, and life. She has her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and is a ‘lifelong learner’ frequently enrolling in myriad classes and workshops.

Christy’s Website

Carly Owens

May 2025

Carly Owens Weiss is a multidisciplinary artist based in Boulder, Colorado. She received her BAD in Art + Design from North Carolina State University and studied crewelwork and goldwork hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in the United Kingdom. In her current work, Carly uses hand embroidery, painting and soft sculpture to explore gender and identity through a personal and symbolic lens. Carly’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest (Germany), Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, BUST Magazine, The American Scholar and Frankie Magazine. She has exhibited work in institutions such as the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), the Bomb Factory Arts Foundation (London, UK), the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder, CO) and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE). She has recently completed residencies at John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), Penland School of Craft (Penland, NC) and Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), where she was awarded full fellowships.

Carly’s Website

Previous National Artists-in-Residence

Yael Braha – January 2024-June 2024
Sarah Byrd – February 2024
Adrien Segal – August 2023
Carl Johnson – June 2023-December, 2023
Jason Stein – May 2023