The Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center connects artists deeply with their own practice in the context of our vibrant, multifaceted community. Each year, our program invites international, national, and Chicago artists and curators to complement their mode of production with increased attention towards reflection, reconnection, and research to spark new ideas and considerations of local and global art practices.
The Residency takes place in our Guida Family Creative Wing and supports both local and visiting artists and curators, and by linking practitioners from different communities, the program aims to galvanize an international network of artists, curators, academics, arts administrators, educators, practitioners, and researchers who we invite to consider themselves peers and colleagues participating in a conversation that transcends national, cultural, and political boundaries
Each year, the Art Center awards two Radicle Studio artists with yearlong residencies. The radicle is the first part of a seedling to burst forth from a seed, rooting itself deeply into the earth. The goal of these residencies is to be rooted for a year at the Art Center through high-quality, free studio space for artists to make work, research new projects, access to the Art Center’s broad international network of artists and resources, and connect with a dynamic public.
Founded with the intention to expand the dialogue between Chicago and the rest of the world, the residency invites visiting artists and curators from around the globe to become part of our community. These eight week residencies emphasize cross-cultural exchange and authentic dialogue and conversation surrounding international contemporary art practices.
In addition to connecting residents to the diverse range of resources, archives, libraries, artists and other practitioners in Chicago, the program builds relationships with like-minded arts organizations and resident programs around the world to expand our understanding of contemporary practice and create transformative opportunities for artists.
Chris Pappan is an artist of Kanza, Osage and Lakota descent. His cited influences are Heavy Metal and Juxtapoz magazines, and the Lowbrow art movement with its cultural roots in 1970s underground comics, punk, and hot rod cultures. His art reflects the dominant culture’s distorted perceptions of Native peoples and is based on the Plains Native art tradition known as Ledger Art. Chris is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and a nationally recognized painter and ledger artist. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington D.C); The Field Museum of Natural History; The Newberry Library, The North American Native Museum (Geneva, Switzerland); Missoula Art Museum (Missoula, Montana); and The Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, Kansas), among others. Chris recently exhibited his work at the Field Museum in Drawing on Tradition, a two-year exhibition and intervention into the decades old and problematic Native North American Hall, which has changed little since its establishment in the 1950s. The exhibition presented a contemporary view of Indigenous perspectives, acting as an agent of change within the institution.