In our commitment to serving artists, McColl Center has expanded our Artist-in-Residence program. The Catalyst Artist-in-Residence invites nationally acclaimed artists in advanced places in their careers to complete specific projects or to explore new work throughout the year. Functioning independently of our traditional program’s timeline, Catalyst artists can spend between 1-6 months working at McColl Center and connecting with local artists and the Charlotte community.
Our inaugural Catalyst Artist-in-Residence is multi-media artist, William Cordova. Based in Miami, Cordova’s installation, drawing, and sculpture practice is inspired by Afro-Peruvian culture, western art, urban aesthetics, and popular culture.
Fall 2022 Catalyst Artists-in-Residence, sculptor Chakaia Booker and printmaker Phil Sanders have been making chine collé monoprints together for the last 15 years. A master printer, Sanders acts as the printer and technical advisor to Booker, who creates the marks and composes the images. The duo’s method of working is unique, using a collaborative printing process developed by Sanders. Images that Booker and Sanders have produced are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Library of Congress, DC, and Yale University Art Gallery amongst many others.