Fresh AiR

Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition


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On Display: February 7th – March 2nd
Opening reception: Friday, February 7th 6-9pm
Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce the exhibition Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition containing a selection of work from the six photographers who were Newspace Artists in Residence from 2012 and 2013.

These photographers were selected for one-month residencies at Newspace Center for Photography during which time they received access to the Newspace facilities and guidance from the staff.  Residents spent their time working on ongoing projects or creating something brand new. This opportunity afforded them the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process as well as to engage with the Portland photography community. Resident artists also served as a source of inspiration and guidance for the many students and  photographers who create and learn at Newspace.

To document the work created by these six talented artists, Newspace is happy to announce the forthcoming release of a photo book containing selections from the work of each resident. Copies will be available for sale at the Opening Reception and throughout the display of the exhibition.

Steven Beckly
is a Canadian visual artist. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario.

Kirk Crippens is currently based out of San Francisco where he pursues fine art and editorial projects. His work has been exhibited nationally and was nominated as a Critical Mass Top 50 photographer in 2010 and 2011.

Maureen Drennan was born and based in New York City. Since receiving her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2009, her photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions.   She currently teaches photography at the City University of New York.

Eyakem Gulilat is originally from Ethiopia and his work is rooted in exploring notions of cultural identity.  His photography work has been exhibited throughout the U.S and in Canada and has been acquired for private and public collections.

Ohm Phanphiroj began his professional career as an artist and photographer in 1997.  He received an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001 and is the author of three solo photography books.

Ward Shortridge lives and works in Portland, OR. He is a trained psychiatric social worker and has worked in that field since the late 1980’s.  His work focuses primarily on street portraiture where he is able to bring aspects of his professional training to bear.


Gallery Hours:
Monday through Thursday 10am-9:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm


Special thanks to the Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation and Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation for their support of the Artist in Residence Program.

Thank you to the Kinsman Foundation for your ongoing support of the Newspace Gallery.