Since 2011, the APL-CSRPC Artists-in-Residence program has centered Black and Brown artists working on Chicago’s South Side
Not long ago, Victoria Martinez taught art in six different schools across Chicago while trying to maintain her own art practice. Now, five years after participating in the Artists-in-Residence program at the University of Chicago, she can focus on her art almost full time.
“I’m working as an artist; I’m making,” Martinez said. “I’m super excited to continue to chase my dreams.”
Two of Martinez’s installations can be seen in All That Light, a retrospective exhibition celebrating 10 years of the Artists-in-Residence program co-sponsored by UChicago’s Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public through Sept. 11, showcases the work of over 30 former residents.
This story was first published by UChicago News.