light and space artist residency
Matt Brand – New Branches on the Tree of Life, 2015

Matt Brand – New Branches on the Tree of Life, 2015


Eric Corriel – lightbox, 2014

Installation with mirrors to create 3Dviewing of lightbox doorways

Bryan Whitney – Doorway to Nubia, 2015






In 2019 the Space:Light projects will be exhibited together at Plaxall Gallery in LIC

We welcome proposals for light installations, screen works or illuminated objects

All participating artists will be provided an artist fee, mentorship, access to workshops and to Materials for the Arts.

The program encourages artists to explore and create optical environments, light sculptures and visual structures. This program is aimed at projects that investigate broad notions of holographic imaging, including multiple dimensions and immersive media and/or employ light as an artistic medium. Final works can be installed in a gallery setting or performed or screened as part of an event. We encourage experimental stereo-3D and can arrange screenings using various techniques.

Please let us know if you need studio space to develop your project. We have a limited number of studios available at the HoloCenter on Governors Island during September and October
. The HoloCenter studios on Governors Island can be accessed 7am–6pm weekdays and 7am–7pm on weekends.

To apply please send you project idea and what you need to realize your project along with your artist bio and work samples to
& feel free to reach out with questions


2017 Space:Light – Residencies and Installation

2016 Space:Light – Residencies and Installation

2015 Space:Light – Exhibitions and Installations

2014 Parallax – Projects and Installations

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This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature