Amanda Martinez, January 2018
Photo by Walker Esner


A community of artists.

Housed in historic buildings in upstate New York, the Wassaic Project offers artists a community where they can explore and expand their practices.

We provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work and we invite emerging contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers, and everything in between to our residency programs. These artists support each other — and we support them — with visiting artist lectures, monthly artist presentations, studio visits, and 24-hour access to private studio spaces.

All of this feeds back into our community. We open our studios at the end of each month. We keep all our visiting artist lectures open to the public. And during their time here, residents work for a few hours per month alongside Wassaic Project staff members. It’s a residency of and for Wassaic.

























Nyugen Smith, July 2018
Photo by Walker Esner


At the heart of what we do.

A re-imagining of cast-off items. An examination of what it means to be “man enough.” An endeavor to help America “achieve” itself. The artists of the Wassaic Project challenge our ideas and perceptions so that we might better understand our world.

To better understand our artists, we sat down with them to hear tales of their time in Wassaic and to explore their practices. We took photos of them and their work and compiled everything into a series of artist profiles so you could get to know them too.


Meet our summer residents.

This May through October, we’re hosting more than 60 artists-in-residence. They’ll work out of studios in Luther Barn, attend lectures with artists, curators, and academics, and live alongside each other in our residency houses.

We’ve linked to all their portfolios here. Peruse them. See who’s here in what month. And then stop by their studios at the end of each month to see what they’ve been working on in Wassaic.

Jean Carla Rodea and Katy Halfin, July 2018 Photo by Walker Esner

Jean Carla Rodea and Katy Halfin, July 2018
Photo by Walker Esner
























Luther Barn, July 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


Bring the family along.

Our Family Residency, offered from December through March, lets parents spend 1 to 8 weeks embedded in our Winter Residency. Same studio space, same amenities, same everything.

Kara Hearn, Bill Miller, and Son, February 2018 Photo by Walker Esner

Kara Hearn, Bill Miller, and Son, February 2018
Photo by Walker Esner
























Vagabond Time Killers, August 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


More than white walls.

Our exhibitions live in the Maxon Mills, a refurbished 1950s grain elevator in the heart of town. Some sprawl throughout all seven floors, while others take just one floor and transform it into a new world. And all of them feature the best emerging contemporary artists.



Fine Art Editions / Printed in Wassaic












Imaginary Explosions by Caitlin Berrigan, 2016
Photo by Walker Esner


Our alumni are busy.

Thousands of artists-in-residence and exhibition artists have passed through Wassaic in the past ten years. Our monthly alumni gazette keeps track of their exhibitions and publications all over the world.



April and November / Hosted in Wassaic












Hamiltonian Gallery, August 2017


Creating conversations.

Our invitation-only Critics Residency runs right alongside our winter artist residency. Throughout their one-week stay, our critics make studio visits, conduct interviews, and foster lifelong connections with their fellow residents.






















Sarah Abarbanel's Studio, August 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


How to apply.

Here are our application timelines.

Summer Exhibition: Mid-October to Mid-December

Summer Residency: October 21, 2019 to December 2, 2019

Winter Residency: May 14 to June 25

Haunted Mill: Early May to June 14