The George Washington Carver Museum has named three Black artists for its Small Black Museum Residency Project.
Austin artists Elizabeth Hudson, Alexis Hunter, and Elisha Luckett were chosen from an open call application process.
During the three-month residency the artists will develop new artwork and engage in professional development opportunities. At the conclusion, each artist will participate in a group exhibition at the Carver Museum.
The city museum and cultural center started the Small Black Museum Residency Project in 2021.
“A vast majority of artists of color in Austin have a deficit of resources,” Carver Museum lead curator and manager Carre Adams told Sightlines last year when the project launched. “How do we create a space and an opportunity that offers them some strategic advantage?”
Elisha Luckett is a poet and visual artist whose work currently centers around notions of time, opacity, community and movement through a Black cultural lens.
Elizabeth Hudson is a mixed-media painter that utilizes surrealism to create “mindscapes,” the combining of landscapes and abstraction where self-portraits and figures explore healing through abstract emotions in a contemporary Black American context. She studied studio art at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and art history at the University of Texas at Austin.
Alexis Hunter uses sculpture, painting, performance, and social practice to explore self-image through racial identity, mental health, the female body, and the male gaze. She earned a BFA from Texas State University in Studio Art, with a concentration in painting, graduating summa cum laude (2022).