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








The Space:Light artist residency provides studio space and support to create and share projects at the HoloCenter  on Governors Island in New York.

Studio installations and project development residencies can be two to six weeks,  May 4 – June 10, 2018. The program encourages artists to explore and create optical environments, light sculptures and visual structures. This program is aimed at projects that investigate holographic ideas and employ light as an artistic medium. 

– The HoloCenter is open to the public weekends 12–5pm and Fridays and holidays 2–4pm

– The studios can be accessed 7am–6pm weekdays and 7am–7pm on weekends. We have studios for experimentation and galleries for installations as part of the ‘Artist Photonics‘ exhibition.

–We encourage artists to join or lead workshops, give an artist talk and engage with the public.

To apply please send questions, project ideas, and a short artist bio to

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 has received funding from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.