Photography Artist-In-Residence Workshare

Exhibition Dates: August 4th - September 30th, 2023 in Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY, 14607

Reception: Friday September 1st, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY, 14607

Join us on September 1 from 6 - 9pm for a First Friday Reception of "Photography Artist-In-Residence Workshare." This exhibition provides a preview look at the current work produced by our Photography & Digital Arts Artists-In-Residence Christopher Cilento, Gwen Devlin, Devin Gray Hull, and Nils Wiklund.

Our galleries are free and open to the public. This show will be displayed in our Community Darkroom Gallery until September 30.

Artists' Bios:

Christopher Cilento is a retired Army veteran and has a BFA from Houghton College and his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY. He loves the outdoors and getting lost in the scenery and peacefulness of the wilderness. He says "There's just something about being in the forest, alone with nature. There's a sense of peace and wholeness you can't find in the city." Chris specializes in digital photography and alternative processes, as well as dabbling in oil painting and ceramics.

Guinevere "Gwen" Devlin is currently a Junior Animation/ Illustration student at SUNY Fredonia. Gwen has been interested in drawing ever since she can remember. She enjoys working with many different media including digital art and uses programs such as Procreate, Photoshop, Toonboom, and Adobe Premiere in her art making. Her goal as an artist is to continue to explore many mediums and techniques and to build community with fellow students and artists from everywhere. During her residency, she will be working with Flower City Arts Center's RISO to produce a printed body of work.

Devin Gray Hull is a visual artist from Rochester, NY whose work interweaves photographic and textile arts. This intersection of modality interrogates threadbare geometries of gender and self-recognition in its various forms. Devin supposes that photography exists as a contradiction to the somatic self and questions, how can a body, which experiences such vast space within the constraints of a physical form, be obliged to know its geometries? Their work explores how identity can be personally confessed versus how it can be informed by society. Devin holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Nils Wiklund earned his BFA in Transmedia and Photography at Syracuse University in 2017 and worked at Lumiere Photo as a printer since 2018. In 2022, Nils began a self-driven film photography project entitled Allocate Your Sentiments which he plans to continue during his residency at Flower City Arts Center. With access to darkroom facilities, Nils will be able to print and evolve this body of work through black-and-white printing and exploration of alternative processes.