May 17, 2023

KinoSaito Residency

The School of Art and the School of Design are pleased to announce that Pratt has selected two talented faculty members from each of the respective schools for the inaugural KinoSaito Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Fellowship Program. John Monti, Professor in the Fine Arts Department, will be representing the School of Art. Anton Ginzburg, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Communications Design Department, will be representing the School of Design. 

The two faculty members will participate in a four-week residency at KinoSaito’s Art Center from May 17 to June 14, 2023. The beautifully designed center is located on a quiet street in the former St. Patrick's Catholic School located at 115 7th Street in Verplanck, NY, 1.5 hours north of Pratt’s Brooklyn campus, 40 minutes south of Dia Beacon, a ten-minute walk to parks and docks along the Hudson River, and accessible by public transportation. Perhaps these residencies will lead to further collaborations! 

Anton Ginzburg is an artist, designer and educator, whose practice combines painting, multimedia, and moving image. His films, sculptures, and two-dimensional works investigate visual systems and studies of place, representation, and modernist form. In 2021, Ginzburg was a research fellow at the Schaufler Lab at the Technical University of Dresden, exploring Artificial Intelligence, technology, and labor. His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Blaffer Art Museum, Wyoming Art Museum, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and White Columns, among many other venues.

John Monti is a sculptor whose work takes inspiration from botanical drawings, ornament, religious objects, and custom-car culture. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, SculptureCenter, White Columns, Artists Space, and Elizabeth Harris Gallery, among many other venues. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery. During his residency at KinoSaito, he will research, draw, and model three-dimensional works based on endangered flora in the U.S.