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Dave Hardy

2019 RAIR Fellowship Resident


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We are also excited to announce the newly established RAIR Fellowship Residency.  The fellowship is a fully funded residency awarded, outside of the open call, to one artist per year. Fellows are given project management and logistics assistance from the RAIR staff and they are able to customize the structure of their residency throughout the year. The Fellowship Residency offers artists a more intensive experience to assist in the development of new work.

This year, NYC sculptor Dave Hardy, was selected as the inaugural Fellow in the RAIR Fellowship Residency program.

Dave Hardy is an artist who works primarily in sculpture. He received a BA from Brown University, an MFA from Yale School of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. Hardy’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally. Solo shows include Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris (2017); Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles (2017); Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Brussels (2016); Wentrup Gallery, Berlin (2014); Churner and Churner, NYC (2014); Regina Rex, NYC (2013) and Art in General, NYC (2009). Selected group shows include Tibor De Nagy (2016), Invisible Exports (2015), Bortolami (2014) and Jack Shainman Gallery (2008) in NYC. His work was included in the Queens International at the the Queens Museum (2016), Greater New York 2005 at PS1/MoMA and Make It Now at Sculpture Center in NYC (2005). In 2018 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. He has received a NYFA Fellowship in 2017 and 2011 and an Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC in 2005. He has taught at New York University, Sarah Lawrence College and Pratt Institute, amongst others, and he was resident faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in summer 2018.  His work has been written about in Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal… and has been articulated as performative, nasty, elegant, depersonalized, corporal, abject, vulnerable, improvisational.