Art Residencies



Calabar Gallery Art Residency is a competitive program by curator Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery providing Black artists (African, Caribbean and African American) space and consulting time and advice with art experts/curators/critics while they produce new work in a specific location – locally, regionally and globally.
Our first two initiatives are in New Brunswick with coLAB Arts, a six month residency and Grenada with Cannes Brulees Rum with a one month residency for Grenadian artists.


This Social Justice Residency is for emerging and mid-career Black Artists globally who are working using unconventional ideas, materials, subject matter and doing some research based work on a particular topic and pedagogy on Black lives globally and socially engaging New Brunswick. Each resident will work with a locally based nonprofit.

2022-2023 ADVISORS:

Jeanne Brasile, Director, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Gallery
Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, New Jersey City University
PJ Gupatina Policarpo, Head of Youth Development, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Halima Taha, Curator, Art & Culture Strategist and author of Collecting African American Art Works, NY
Elizabeth Keithline, Exhibitions Director, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), NY
Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Director, Pigment International, Art publication magazine, Chicago
Eto Otitigbe, artist & MFA Deputy Chair, Brooklyn College’s Sculpture Department.

2022 Art Resident: GHISLAINE SABITI

Ghislaine Sabiti is an interdisciplinary French/American Congolese-born artist, a painter, costume designer, and flame worker who was raised on the outskirts of Paris, France and is now based in New York. She studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, France. She studies glass lamp-work and photo decals at Urban Glass. She highlights the technical form used in both African and European arts, which stress form and color.

Sabiti completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Cycle VIII of the Spring ICA, and New York Foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Program. Her work has been exhibited and commissioned nationally and internationally in France and the U.S. in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows including galleries and museum such as El Teatro del Museo Del Barrio, Occupy Museum Debt Fair at the Whitney Biennial, Atelier Rosal, Westfield State University Arno Maris Gallery, Rio Gallery, shapeshifterlab, Harlem School of the Arts, Brooklyn Film and Art Festival and Small Space Fest, and Poe Park Visitor Center.

Ghislaine had a Chashama artist residency at the Marcel Breuer House Pocantico Center/Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Jamaica Center and Learning, Urban Glass, Commission for the Lexington Hotel, New York, Salon du Prêt-à-Porter. Sabiti was an award winner for the Dupont De Nemours hosiery design competition for DIM Company.



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