The Deering Estate continues Charles Deering’s legacy of art patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist in Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy and acts as an incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

Deering Estate has selected John William Bailly to return for a two-year Artist in Residence Fellowship. Bailly has been invited as previous Artist in Residence and will continue to engage with the Deering Estate through a series of planned lectures with guest speakers and artists, take-over tours and events in and out of his studio that will enhance and compliment the Deering Estate’s cultural programming.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s residency opportunities. Studio Residencies are housed in our Artist Village Buildings, Carriage House and Power House, and were awarded to filmmaker Marlon Johnson and multi-disciplinary visual artists Diana Eusebio and Lee Pivnik. Project Residencies consist of specific interactions with the Estate and its resources and were awarded to performing artists Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez and Michelle Grant Murray; writer Dr. Keshia Abraham; sound artist Gustavo Matamoros; and visual artists Amanda Keeley, James Herring, Barron Sherer, Jessica Martin, Meg Wallace and Mateo Serna Zapata. Alfredo Brito, of Brito Interiors will serve as Designer in Residence throughout the 2022 program year.

John William Bailly, Visual Artist, Painting
Studio 4, Power House East

Alfredo Brito, Interior Design
Studio 5, Power House West

Lee Pivnik, Visual Artist
Studio 1, Carriage House East

Diana Eusebio, Visual Artist, Photography and Fiber Arts
Studio 3, Carriage House West

Marlon Johnson, Filmmaker
Studio 2, Carriage House Center

Amanda Keeley, Visual Artist, Curator, Writer
Project Resident

Barron Sherer, Visual Artist, Filmmaker
Project Resident

Gustavo Matamoros, Sound Artist
Project Resident

James Herring, Visual Artist, Ceramicist
Project Resident

Jessica Martin, Visual Artist
Project Artist

Dr. Keshia Abraham, Writer
Project Resident

Mateo Serna Zapata, Visual Artist
Project Resident

Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez, Dancer, Choreographer
Project Resident

Michelle Grant Murray, Performing Art, Dance
Project Resident

Meg Wallace, Project Resident

For more information on Artist in Residence Program, please visit our Artist in Residence webpage or contact our Cultural Arts Curator Melissa Diaz at [email protected] or call 305-235-1668 ext. 238.

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami- Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami- Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. 

Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence program currently welcomes professional Visual, Performing, and Literary Artists who are self-motivated and focused. The primary basis for selection of our artists is the strength and quality of the applicant’s work as well as a clear objective for the time of their residency. Both Studio Residencies and Non-Studio Project Residencies are available and are competitively selected through a jury process using leading professionals from our family of galleries, collaborative arts, and cultural organizations.

As evident from our Artist in Residence Alumni, the Deering Estate Artist in Residence Program has been a catalyst for artistic practice and recognition including additional residencies, national and local grants, gallery representation, collection acquisitions, and community engagement. As a cultural arts organization we are very proud of the role that our program has had in our artists’ careers, the positive measurable interactions with the public, and even in our growing cultural partnerships. We have had the privilege of presenting and collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, authors, and performers.