The Artist Studios Program at BRAC is BACK! 

Artists of all visual art disciplines - painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, new media - will be considered for below-market-rate studio spaces to produce new work and make use of resources needed to support their creative practice. Access to workspaces are daily from 10am-10pm on weekdays, 10am-8pm on Saturdays and 10am-5pm on Sundays for one year, with a second-year renewal option. These non-living studios, in an open plan with windows in each unit, vary in size from 250 to 400 sq ft. Artists will have the opportunity to present their work to curators and critics, and to be exposed to a broader general audience during annual open Studio events. Residency participants will be encouraged to engage with students and community-program participants throughout the year.

Rental of BRAC’s below market-rate studios range in price from $425 - $550 a month depending on the size of the space.

Artists will be selected based on their portfolio of work, statement of intent, and an expressed interest to work within the Bronx community. Applicants will be reviewed by a diverse independent selection panel composed of artists, curators, and arts professionals. The program is seeking artists with a developed studio practice, and who are not enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program. BRAC does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, or sexual orientation.

Current Studio Artists

Daniel Aros-Aguilar believes it is important to highlight the beauty and stories of people being stigmatized and underrepresented. Most of the portraits that they've taken are of close friends, a selected few people that they've come to appreciate as much as family. Preferring to shoot analog, their works are mostly conceptualized portraits or documentary photography.

K. A. Blue is an award winning visual artist, teacher, and musician. BFA - Laguna College of Art & Design 2015 and MFA - City University of New York (2019). He was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, and now travels between New York and Los Angeles. He has exhibited in New York, Washington DC, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Los Angeles for twenty two years.

Born 1984 in New York. NY, USA. Lives and works in New York, NY, USA.

David Cavaliero's work investigates how external referents can inform one’s sense of self. This series began by strategically manipulating mirrors to explore the dominant role a viewer’s perspective plays in forming self-awareness and identity. With surfaces interrupted by text, symbols, or material obfuscation, mirrors prompt an inquiry of the border between reality and illusion, flatness and volume, and the way we mentally document space and self-perception. The revelation of the mirror-object’s malleability exposes the mind’s capacity to present a mental and physical self-identity as informed by something outside of the self.

Ruth Marshall is an Australian-American contemporary textile-knit artist. She interprets, designs and hand knits textiles of endangered animals utilizing intricate intarsia and fair isle techniques.

Her work is the results of months of research and interpretation from collections in various natural history institutions and zoos. She holds regular workshops and lectures about her knitted designs and animal conservation.

Katherine Miranda is a Latinx, non-binary artist from the Bronx. Their work centers on the creation of sacred images and objects that are meant to investigate, reclaim and honor the experiences of their family, their history and their ancestors. Often utilizing found and recycled objects in their work, these materials reference Bronx culture, familial childhood experiences, Latinx history and its relationship with the United States. Katherine received their BFA from Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn College. Their work has been exhibited in places such as The Point CDC, Bronx River Art Center, and Brooklyn College.

Sculptor and Art Educator Aurelio del Muro began making stone carvings in 1984 with Tom Doyle in Queens College and Philip Pavia in 1989 at the Art Students League of New York. His sculpture shows have been in 1994 at the Mexican consulate in New York, in 2006 at the Art Student's League of New York, and in 2009 at the Petit Versailles Garden in the East Village. In 2012 he showed drawings based on the photographs and life of Paul Strand in Coqu’ Mexicano in the South Bronx. He is a Teaching Artist and a Musician and has been working in Public schools and art organizations in New York City for several years.

Born December 29, 1998 and residing in Hunts Point, The Bronx, Edwin Reyes started up as a painter who then pursued his love for fashion after joining the fashion club his sophomore year at The Bronx High School for the Visual Arts.

With no money to buy his own sewing machine. Reyes borrowed one from a parishioner from his church for six months, during time he taught himself the ins and outs of using a sewing machine and went on to have his first fashion show his junior year, showcasing 10 original pieces inspired by the 1950s business women. In 2018, Reyes took his passion and created FINEZT, a brand for people of color, representing people of all shapes and size.

Andrea Straker is a self-taught, multi disciplinary artist who has a background in veterinary technology sciences. After years of photographing NYC events centered around the African Diaspora, she began pursuing fresher creative outlets to shed light on untold narratives and how they relate to our everyday practices. She has expanded to paintings, mixed media productions, furniture detailing, community active-mural mosaic, and woodburning. Designing abstract paintings through emotional expression and exploring mixed media allowing her inner child to be inspired. Her eccentric persona radiates joy and liberation, expressing the spunky layers of who she is.

Applications for studios are currently closed. Stay tuned for updates.

To apply, please refer to the following Guidelines.

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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

BRAC's programming is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature including Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, BronxCare Health System, New York Community Trust and private donors.