Artist In Residence

Our Partner: Fort Makers

FORT MAKERS is a New York City-based studio with a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary art, furniture, stage and product design. FORT MAKERS offers unique collections of furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as artist collaborations, design partnerships, stage and interiors. Through connecting creatives across disciplinary boundaries and searching for a curated commonality in their practices, FORT MAKERS creates atmospheres for participants to discover the unexpected. FORT MAKERS was founded by Nana Spears, Noah Spencer and Naomi Clark in 2008.

Shino Takeda

Influenced by her upbringing in Japan and her current home in New York City, Shino Takedaʼs ceramics embody her sensory experiences. Most of her works are hand-built using the coil method and incorporate several different types of clay, making each piece one of a kind. Takeda uses her own memories, reflections and appreciation for her life as inspiration, celebrating the perfect imperfections inherent in handmade objects and the unexpected alchemy of working with wood-fired kilns.

Takeda will be in residence during the month of July 2023 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Brooklyn from August 2023 – October 2023.

Janie Korn

Janie Korn is an interdisciplinary artist living between London, Los Angeles and New York. Her current body of work focuses on object permanence through the use of ephemeral materials. Her magic candles are hand-sculpted through a process of building up and chiseling down wax, and finished by painting the pieces in a molten state. She invites viewers to imagine the pieces glowing, as if providing illumination and kinetic force to the space.

Korn will be in residence during the month of October 2023 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Brooklyn from November 2023 – January 2024.

Margot DeMarco

Margot DeMarco is an artist, designer and educator based in New York City. Her work exists in many forms, including: sculpture, furniture, housewares, video, puppetry, photography, window displays, props, illustration and writing. Despite working across disparate mediums, Margot’s art contains a consistent thread of shrewd irreverence towards the world of objects.

DeMarco will be in residence during the month of January 2024 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Brooklyn from February 2024 – April 2024.

Minjae Kim

Seoul-born, New York-based Minjae Kim’s furniture practice predicts playfulness, seduces through functionality and brings a given viewer-user into tactile devotion. From his predictive bodily impressions carved into wood and the anthropomorphic sensibility of his forms, to the idiosyncratic silhouettes of his quilted fiberglass vessels, Kim insists on the invitation to actuate form and produce generative artistic meaning through materiality and touch.

Kim will be in residence during the month of April 2024 and will be showcasing his work at Ace Brooklyn from May 2024 – July 2024.