Bullseye Resource Center New York has hosted eight resident artists since opening in 2013. Residencies are awarded to artists and designers who are approaching kiln-glass for the first time, exploring new avenues of glass research, or are interested in pursuing work that isn’t possible in their own studios. In Residence: New York gathers the varied and dynamic work of three recent residents, providing a glimpse into the research and exploration made possible in a material-based studio residency. Nisha Bansil is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Her glass work is based on the observation of the environment. “Skins, bones, mushrooms, leaves, rocks and fossils are sources of research,” says Bansil. During her residency, she focused on corrugated pâte de verre forms cast from folded paper. Nancy Bowen is known for mixed-media sculptures and drawings that offer “a poetic commentary on our quickly changing material culture.” Mitchell Visoky began translating his encaustic paintings into kiln-glass just before beginning his residency. Working with photographs and his own silhouette, Visoky explores universal ideas of identity through layers of imagery, color, and texture.
Nisha Bansil received a BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York, New Paltz in 2001. Bansil has since established a studio in New York where she develops her own artistic practice and works on freelance projects. In 2011, she was an artist-in-residence with Dan Mirer at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Nancy Bowen has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and has been included in group exhibitions in various museums. She has received awards from a number of institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Bowen is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture and the coordinator of the Sculpture area at Purchase College, SUNY.
Mitchell Visoky is an artist and art educator from White Plains, New York and maintains a studio in Port Chester, New York. Visoky received a BS in Art Education from Buffalo State College, New York and an MS in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle, New York. Visoky’s work has been exhibited throughout the North Eastern United States.