Pratt Institute and KinoSaito Announce Artist Residency Program

Pratt Institute and KinoSaito recently jointly announced a new partnership – an artist-in-residence fellowship program. The four-week residency program, taking place on site at KinoSaito in Verplanck, will host one fellow from Pratt’s School of Art and one from their School of Design that were selected through competitive application processes.

With the residency announcement was the announcement of the inaugural awardees: Fine Arts Professor John Monti, a sculptor whose work is inspired by botanical drawings, ornaments, religious objects, and custom-car culture; and Communications Design Assistant Professor Anton Ginzburg, an artist, designer and educator, whose works explore visual systems and studies of place, representation, and modernist form.

Says Pratt’s School of Design Dean Anita Cooney: “This type of creative retreat for our faculty is much-needed and allows them to recharge their artistry outside of the classroom. Knowing KinoSaito’s vast studio spaces and idyllic location, I am sure Anton’s work will soar.”

About ArtsWestchester

For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest private not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to create an equitable, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable Westchester County in which the arts are integral to and integrated into every facet of life. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.

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