Artist in Residence – Connor Ryan

Artist in Residence – Connor Ryan

Connor Ryan is a writer, director, and photographer from Pennsylvania. His films have screened in festivals globally, including the Lisbon Film Awards, Indie Shorts Awards Cannes, Lighthouse International Film Festival, and others. He is drawn to earnest and poetic...
Artist in Residence – Ellen Avitts

Artist in Residence – Ellen Avitts

Ellen Avitts is spending November and December 2021 at NES.  A professor of Art History specializing in architecture, Ellen is researching the material culture of houses in rural Iceland.  Her research begins with questions: What messages do we communicate through our...
Artist in Residence – Kellie Zhao

Artist in Residence – Kellie Zhao

During her time at NES, Kellie Zhao has been experimenting with new mediums, adding the use of colorful markers, pens, and inks to her range of skills. Before, she would only use vibrant colors in the forgiving mediums of oil paint and Adobe Illustrator. In her last...
Artist in Residence – Sanae Yamada

Artist in Residence – Sanae Yamada

Sanae Yamada is a visual artist who lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. By focusing on the relationships that exist between environments and in turn their inhabitants, Yamada examines the way in which the body and mind are positioned within their very surroundings....
Artist in Residence – Leafy Yeh

Artist in Residence – Leafy Yeh

Yun Ye (Leafy Yeh) is a Los Angeles-based photographer and visual artist from China. She has been engaged with photographic projects exploring an authentic vision of the world through narrative and documentary of life and growth.  “During my residency time, I...