Justin Bitner is the Artist-in-Residence for September – November of 2014. He is a graduate of the MFA Studio Art program at the University of Wisconsin where he was a University Fellow. During this time he was an instructor of record teaching Two Dimensional Design and held a Teaching Assistant position in the Woodworking/Furniture area. He is currently works as a craftsman producing studio furniture for Richard Judd Limited in Paoli, Wisconsin. Justin also has a background in electronic music production. As-artist-in residency he plans on meshing these skills and using the library as a crowd -sourcing venue to highlight the patrons and the environment.
“While working with the public I feel it is important to create work that reflects the community and the environment. The projects I have planed to complete while at the Madison Public Library will reflect the diversity of the patrons blended with my aesthetic. My new media work is driven by sound and memory.” Justin Bitner
Please check out his website at http://justinbitner.com/home.html
Plus check out his project Library Lore here.
Central Library gets an extra boost of energy, creativity and collaboration from the rotation of artist and makers using the Bubbler Room as their studio in the Madison Public Library's Artist-in-Residence program. The artist or maker uses the multi-month residency to work on projects in the public setting. While based at Central Library, Madison's eight neighborhood libraries host resident workshops and projects in an effort to engage all communities. Please check back for the application process in the future.
Craig Grabhorn December 2014 - February 2015
JOE KERMAN July 2014 - August 2014
LIBRARY as INCUBATOR PROJECT May 2014 - June 2014
SACHI and LAURA KOMAI Mar. 2014 - Apr. 2014
VICTOR CASTRO Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2014
BARBARA LANDES Sept. 2013- Nov. 2013