Daniel Pillis is the Studio Residency Recipient for January 1st – April 30th, 2017

Daniel Pillis (b. 1984) is an author, animator and un-appropriation artist. Pillis was born in the same hospital as David Wojnarowicz in Red Bank, NJ, and grew up in a suburb and a junkyard. Bruce Springsteen is his cousin, and they have met twice; once in a hospital, and once on the streets. Pillis studied Psychology, English and Art at Rutgers University, NJ; later focusing on installation, computer graphics, and robotics at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. Pillis drove Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt to Skowhegan in 2013, and also lived in Chelsea rent-free for one year. Previous exhibitions include the backseat of a car, an abandoned house, a rare books archive, and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Panelists for this studio period were:
Dora Budor, Artist
Dan Cameron, Independent Curator and Art Writer
Ebony L. Haynes, Director of Martos Gallery and Shoot The Lobster NY/LA
Jamian Juliano-Villani, Artist