Announcing 2017 Summer Manoog Family Artist Residency Recipients

Announcing 2017 Summer Manoog Family Artist Residency Recipients

The Plumbing Museum is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 summer Manoog Family Artist Residency are Joshua Ruder and Jenn Houle.

Oblivious of its Origins, 2016, Marble and Steel, 7 x 17 x 18 in

Joshua Ruder is primarily a figurative sculptor, currently residing in Newton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Brown University, where he received a degree in Visual Arts with honors. His work ranges from realistic to abstract and includes pieces in stone, steel, ceramics, plaster, wood, and glass.

He started sculpting when he was 15 years old in a yearlong art course dedicated to making and casting a bust. This exposure to traditional materials and methods of making sculpture launched him on a path of exploration of forms and materials that has continued to this day.

Jenn Houle’s love of nature stems from her childhood in New Hampshire where she spent summers camping and hiking, and winters skiing. In 2007, she received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and in 2015 graduated from Cornell University’s MFA program. Her work has been exhibited at Site/109, Chazan Gallery, Gallery 263, Montserrat College of Art, Mass Audubon Habitat and Boston University’s 808 Gallery Space. She has an upcoming solo show at UMASS Amherst in September 2018.

Animal Herds, 2012, ink on vellum, variable sizes

Stay tuned for more updates from the studio as our summer artists delve into their residencies!


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