The Deering Estate is an artist support organization that strives to include, educate, and enrich the lives of local communities, and welcomes local, national, and international visitors and partnerships. Our respected Artist-in-Residence program focuses on multidisciplinary works at the intersection of science and the arts and plays a vital role in the community through audience engagement and sustainable practices in art and conservation.
Current Artists In Residence
Rosemarie Chiarlone was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lives and works in Miami, Florida. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Florida International University receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master degree. Chiarlone has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is included in such notable collections as the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., Center for the Book Arts, New York, and Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, CT, among others. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and Florida Visual Arts Fellowship, as well as other awards and honors.
Laura Marsh is a fiber artist with a socially engaged practice. Her banners, weavings, and installations contain feminist and political quotes, mottos, and emblems that reflect cultural values and belief structures. From two generations of women who sew, Marsh practices an accessible and hands-on tactile approach. She invites viewers to enter, touch, and be immersed in the work. Originally from rural, Montrose, Pennsylvania, Marsh has watched her hometown transform into a fracking region. Marsh received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including Locust Projects in Miami, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in NY. She is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, FL.
Alex Nuñez is a Cuban American artist from Miami, Florida. She completed her BA at Loyola University of New Orleans in 2006, completed international immersive workshops at Firenze Arti Visive, Florence and Metafora, Barcelona, and received a Post Baccalaureate Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work began to take shape on a more massive scale, experimenting with installations and large-scale paintings. She recently completed her MFA at Hunter College in 2012 and received the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship Award. The artist sees her artwork as a way to pay homage to her home city, and her Cuban-American roots are a constant source of inspiration. Her work is rooted in the tension between delicate line work, and a spontaneous staining method of dense pools of acrylic paint combined with glitter and confetti. A trail is formed of personal hieroglyphics, mimicking nature. The forms echo natural landscapes yet intersect and combine to form linear combinations that resemble cartography.
Ryan Roa received his MFA from Hunter and his BFA from SUNY New Paltz. He has had solo exhibitions at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Jersey City Museum, Seton Hall University, Trinity Museum and Ramapo College. His work has been exhibited in groups shows at The Bronx Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio NY, School of Visual Arts Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Seton Hall University, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rush Arts, Flux Factory, Robert Miller Gallery, Emerson Dorsch Gallery and Rooster Gallery. Roa has participated in residency programs at The Bronx Museum of Art, Pace University and The Fountainhead Residency. He is currently the Artist in Residence at Deering Estate and his work has recently been added to the Sonnabend Collection. Roa is based between Miami, FL and Upstate, NY.