The RedLine Artist Residency collection in the new Hyatt House at Belmar showcases six generations of artists who have participated in the program. The exposé is open to the public and was made possible through a collaboration between the Hyatt House at Belmar, Ellen Bruss Design and Continuum Partners, who consistently support Colorado-based contemporary artists.
The Artist Residency program at RedLine offers artists mentorship, career development, promotion and fully subsidized studio spaces, which provide financial flexibility, freeing the artists to explore and experiment without commercial constraints. A RedLine residency allows artists to work in proximity to their peers within a community of mutual support that fosters networking and collaboration. Additionally, RedLine residents have opportunities to work with communities in northeast Denver through programs that engage students at local public schools as well as youths and adults experiencing homelessness.
Continue reading below to find out more about all the artists and pieces featured in Hyatt House at Belmar.
Artwork shown on the left (above) is by Jaime Carrejo, titled Fence 1. Carrejo is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice and research explores alterity and its relationship to the ‘American Dream.’ The piece shown in the middle (above) is by Conor King, titled Forms – 27. King participated in a three-year subsidized studio artist residency program at RedLine until 2012. During his residency he served on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors.
Sandra Fettingis’ work has been displayed across international public installations and venues such as The Colorado Convention Center, The Denver Art Museum, The Sharjah Art Museum, Bedford Gallery, Circuit12 Contemporary, Blackbook Gallery and The Bridge Art Fair. Her sculptural piece, titled Shielded Beauty, is shown on the left (above). The artwork shown on the right (above) by Suchitra Mattai, titled Ten Mile, demonstrates her style of using landscape to address the theme of artificial encounters in the natural world. Mattai has exhibited her work in Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis, Denver, Austin, Berlin and Wales.
Chinn Wang is a Colorado-based artist and alumni of the RedLine artist residency program. Currently Wang is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Denver. See her piece above, part of a two-piece concept titled Expand/Contract, in the Hyatt House at Belmar.
Jodi Stuart‘s artwork above, titled Godzone, and three of her other works are on view in the Hyatt House at Belmar. Stuart grew up in a small farming town on the east coast of New Zealand and attained her Bachelor of Visual Arts from Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland in 1999 as well as an MFA from Auckland University in 2001. Stuart currently lives in Denver where she is an artist-in-residence at RedLine. Her work explores aspects of place and presence through the viewfinder of new technologies.
The artwork above, titled Dale, is by artist Bruce Price. Price received his MFA from Maine College of Art in Portland. He is currently Director of the Institute for Experimental Studies at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Lakewood, where he also teaches.
The piece above, titled HUM, is by RedLine resident Ashley Eliza Williams. Williams currently lives in Boulder and is also a resident at Anderson Ranch Arts Center near Aspen.
Libby Barbee is a contemporary Colorado artist. Her practice is centered on the tenuous relationship between humans and the natural world. Barbee focuses primarily on the American frontier myth and the mediating role it plays in the construction of both American identity and landscape. Her work includes intricate collages, interactive kinetic sculptures and cut paper installations such as the artwork above titled Urban Strata.
Alicia Ordal is a multi-media artist based in Denver. She received her BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and participated in a three-year residency at RedLine from 2008 to 2011. Ordal has exhibited regionally at the 2014 and 2015 Biennial of the Americas, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Ordal has multiple pieces in the Hyatt House at Belmar including the work above titled Trio.
Collin Parson‘s artwork above, Aurum Series (Untitled 1), demonstrates his style of controlling light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. Parson is an arts administrator, artist, curator and designer. He received a BFA in Theater Design and Technology with emphasis in lighting and scene design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver.