Upcoming Artists

Spring 2021

Sample Work

Andréa Stanislav is an American artist based in New York City and works in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Bloomington, Indiana. Her hybrid practice spans sculpture, video, immersive multimedia installation, and public art.
Andréa Stanislav is an American artist based in New York City and works in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Bloomington, Indiana. Her hybrid practice spans sculpture, video, immersive multimedia installation, and public art.
Andréa Stanislav is an American artist based in New York City and works in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Bloomington, Indiana. Her hybrid practice spans sculpture, video, immersive multimedia installation, and public art.
Luftwerk is the artistic collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. Their practice centers on an exploration of light, color and perception in immersive, experience-based installations.
Parallel Perspectives uses color and light interventions to activate and interpret the McCormick House (1952) designed by Mies van der Rohe.
Exploring the interplay of light and color, afterglow, presents concepts that have evolved over a decade of research, experimentation and installations by Luftwerk.
Jeffrey Augustine Songco (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in New Jersey to devout Catholic Filipino immigrants, his artistic identity developed at a young age with training in classical ballet, voice and musical theater.
Meir Tati works in diverse mediums of performance, video and installation, and his works often deal with charged global and local issues. He uses an interdisciplinary language, inspired by an eclectic visual culture: cinema, computer-world, pop culture, comic books and the virtual sphere.
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He was educated at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland with a major in Art in Public Spheres. He has had solo exhibitions at London Art Fair, Korea International Art Fair and many other venues.
Andréa Stanislav
Luftwerk
Jeffrey Augustine Songco
Meir Tati
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti

Residency Program

The Mattress Factory’s artistic program is focused on the commission, presentation and collection of new site-specific installations that are developed in residency. Each installation is conceived for and executed in the space in which the public sees it. The work is integrated into the site and depends on its relationship to the setting for its final effect.

Since 1977, the Mattress Factory has provided space and resources for more than 750 artists to make site-specific works. Each year, eight to twelve new works open to the public and continue on public view for four to six months. At the end of the exhibition period, works are removed, and the galleries are returned to their original condition.

Residencies range from one week to two months, with an average of three to four weeks. The artists determine the length of time they wish to work, and the schedule is designed to provide maximum on-site staff support for each artist. Professional carpenters, plasterers and metal-workers participate in the installation process as needed, and the curatorial staff locates materials -- bags of human hair, miles of barbed wire, tons of paraffin wax, insect larvae -- whatever the artist needs. The staff locates equipment to fill artists’ requests, such as cooling a space to below freezing temperatures, or lining a room with LED screens.

There are currently no open calls.