Our extraordinary Resident Artists were hand-picked following a rigorous selection process. Resident Artists are provided a residency in ADK House for one year, which includes a free studio, exhibition space in our cafe, and an opportunity to participate in all of our programs. Resident Artists teach one after-school art class each semester.
2022 - 2023 RESIDENT ARTISTS
Greg Aimé is a Connecticut based Haitian-American multi-disciplined artist. He evokes wonder through his stunning portrayal of the Black form through his illustrative storytelling capabilities via digital collages. Coming from a large family mostly comprised of women, black women are the focal point and recurring theme of his work. His current focus is exploring the complex relationship of the descendants of the diaspora within society, history, spirituality, religion, royalty, and sovereignty. His work aims to bridge the past and the present, as well as Eastern and Western cultures, to showcase similarities amongst a diverse race of people.
Lily Morgan is an art educator and painter based in Norwalk, CT. Her work explores the relationship between abstraction, geometry and realism. Her paintings are built, layer by layer, and increase in complexity as they move towards the surface.
Elisha Brockenberry is an artist, farmer, teacher, and student born (2002) and raised in Bridgeport, CT. Through metalinguistic transferral, their purpose is to educate on soil conservation and sustainable creative practices.
They also tend the Garden of Sisterly Love (141 Ocean Terrace, Bpt, @gardenofsisterlylove) where all Bridgeport residents are welcome to come and learn to grow their own food!
To God be the glory, I am blessed with life.
Tiara Trent is a 21 year old african-american multimedia artist who tells visual dreamlike stories from her heart and imagination. Tiara was born and raised in Bronx, NY, but has made Norwalk, CT her home in the past six years and has integrated herself in the local arts community. Her preferred media consists of ink, paint, digital painting software, and anything else she can get her hands on. Tiara is currently a Studio Arts major at Norwalk Community College and her biggest dream involves becoming an illustrator and animator like her biggest influence, Hayao Miyazaki. Tiara’s artwork presents themes of relationship with self, the black female identity, beauty, and spirituality.
2021 - 2022 RESIDENT ARTISTS
I absolutely love what I am doing and my goal is to teach others how to create miniatures and terrain builds through simple techniques and cheap materials found all around us like bottle caps, lids, milk cartons, tooth picks, etc.
Most of my inspiration comes from the video games and cartoons I use to play and watch as a kid such as Dragon Quest, Dark Souls, and One Piece.
I learned how to draw from my mother who was an architect but really got into art after learned I could draw with an eraser. I've always loved making art and even found it helped with stress and anxiety. As a shy young girl, I was raised in a man-dominant environment where I couldn't speak unless spoken to and could never raise my voice. I learned to speak through lines and colors. Art is the way I scream. It's my language. I guess I always knew my future was going to be around art.
Lorena Sferlazza (she/her) is a visual artist and educator based in Norwalk, CT, negotiating the dynamics of vulnerability and environmental impact through painting, drawing, and photography.
Her work has been published in Create! Magazine and exhibited across the Northeast and Italy, namely at Anna Zorina Gallery, Sotheby’s, Paradigm Gallery, FMC Tower, Museum Galleries at PAFA, among others.
Lorena has been honored to receive awards from PAFA, Holy Cross, Scholastic, Inc., Lyme Academy, and Kevin’s Fund.
She currently works in education for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.