Artist in Residence – Michael Coppelov

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Michael Coppelov says: “I am a painter who also makes small models and computer animations. These three outputs are all methods I use to obsessively explore the idea of complex systems, interconnectedness and labyrinths as places of unknowable complexity. I usually begin my making small, introverted models using a range of materials, before making paintings of the models. They often contain small units, which tessellate together to create larger, more complex structures. It is this tessellation of small units that my animation explores.”
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Artist in Residence – Rachel Rozanski

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Rachel Rozanski is a Canadian artist whose recent works contain themes of natural history, urban biodiversity and decay. Interested in the creative potential of disintegration, she draws objects and organisms that have become unidentifiable. “My work centers around the dramatic rate of biological, geological and material transformations occurring as we enter the Anthropocene. I am interested in how we understand and visualise unpredictable material lifespans or effects.” Her drawings at NES have been inspired by the dramatic environment, extremes in weather and found objects deposited by the ocean.





Artist in Residence – Gabrielle Carrére

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Gabrielle Carrére from Montreal talks about her ideas: “My work as a set designer leads me to discover scale model and miniature as an artistic medium in its own right. Scale models with the use of miniatures create a sense of distance and an objective point of view. They allow us to see different parts of a whole and maybe then, understand a bit more of the complexity of it. While exploring the themes of exclusion, control, fragility and collectiveness, my sculptures try to represent different facets of social issues with the diversity of materials, characters and structures. They extrapolate the lines of a place and they bring into light the symbolic key elements. ”
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Artist in Residence – Dora Lutz

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Dora Lutz from Hungary, talks about her artistic interests: “Capturing everyday life scenes, with geometrical overtone and to chronicle social solitude of ordinary people, gives me the thrill to pick up the camera every single day. Because viewing only part of our world points at details or the opposite, at a cohesion one would not necessarily notice it at first sight. And without noticing, one would not think it over. And without thinking it over, change has no chance. ”
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Artist in Residence – Kathleen Scott

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Kathleen Scott is an American artist with an interdisciplinary practice, primarily in cut paper, sound, photography, printmaking, animation, video and installation. Kathleen’s work revolves around the malleability of memory:
“Science shows us that we change our memories as we recall them, shaping and forming the story we tell ourselves that are our lives. With my work, I strive to create pieces that exist in the gray area between memory and imagination.” While at Nes, Kathleen is hoping to create paper works in reaction to her surroundings, as well as continue a long-term animation/video project about the Arctic. See the link to a short animation clip below:



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Artist in Residence – Zoe Remund

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Zoe Remund is an Australian artist currently living in Berlin. Zoe says: “I have been painting and creating various forms of art since I can remember. The most recent development in my painting has been an evolution into watercolour landscapes. After years of making primarily abstract acrylic paintings, there was a shift into developing skills for realistic and semi-realistic paintings with the long term aim to work towards combining rougher abstract elements, throughout the more delicate and more technically refined paintings. The time in Iceland will be used to build skills, absorb the landscape in Skagaströnd and surrounding areas and to develop new ideas and directions for my painting.”







Artist in Residence – Jennifer Vasquez

Even though she is about to leave our shores, we want to profile our November ARTIST IN RESIDENT Jennifer Vasquez.
Jennifer is an illustrator from NYC, who has recently been using embroidery and fabric in order to explore various ways an image can be created, as well as interpreted. Her most frequent interest has been feminine driven imagery and objects ranging from heels to handkerchiefs, make up and accessories. During her stay here at NES, she found the land from mother nature an inspiration to further the elements of embroidery for her work. More of Jennifer’s work can be seen on her website:






Artist in Residence – Garrett Hayes

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Garrett Hayes is an American artist currently living in Athens, Georgia, USA. Using found objects and assembled treasure, Garrett says: “I collect many things; remnants of time, nature and life. These objects are then united in sculpture and space. I collect things specific to my desire that these artifacts live on, but in a new context of my choosing. Without me, these items would sit on shelves, end up in a landfill, rot away completely or some other variation on the fate of discarded objects. I see a new life in the unwanted and consider myself their savior. I suspend, cut, burn, stain, paint, sand, or perhaps do nothing. I stack, attach, drape, stretch, weave and alter in hopes of creating unified splendour.”
Check out more work on Garrett’s website:


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Artist in Residence – Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman

RESIDENT ARTIST Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman is an Australian interdisciplinary artist/performer who works with film, animation, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, theatre making and puppetry. She frequently collaborates with culturally and linguistically diverse artists and communities in urban, regional and remote locations. During her Nes Residency she will be focusing on the creative development of a theatre work utilizing puppetry, illustration and animation.
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