Harvestworks is pleased to offer the second round of the Technology Immersion Program for artists who have a passion for learning the tools of digital media but do not have the research, training and equipment necessary to produce artworks in this medium. The following artists received scholarships for Spring 2021.
Anaïs Maviel’s work as a vocalist, percussionist, composer and community facilitator focuses on the function of music as essential to settling common grounds, addressing Relation, and creating utopian future. Involved at the crossroads of mediums, Anaïs has been an in-demand creative force for artists such as William Parker, Daria Faïn, Shelley Hirsh, César Alvarez, Steffani Jemison – to give a sense of an eclectic company. Anaïs is dedicated to substantial creations from solo to large ensembles, music direction of cross-disciplinary works, and to expanding the power of music as a healing & transformative act. Anaïs performs and teaches extensively in New York, throughout the Americas and Europe. Both solo albums hOULe & in the garden, out on Gold Bolus Recordings, received international acclaim. Lastly, Anaïs Maviel is developing her composition language, especially thanks to the support of the 2019 Van Lier Fellowship, 2020 American Composers Forum Create commission with The Rhythm Method String Quartet and 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship. https://www.anaismaviel.com/
Devin Kenny is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, musician, and independent curator living in Queens, NY. Born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, he relocated to New York City to begin his studies at The Cooper Union. He has since continued his practice through the defunct Bruce High Quality Foundation University, and Trade School, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, SOMA Mexico, MFAH Core, and the Whitney Independent Study Program, collaborations with Triple Canopy, Rhizome, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performa, and various art and music venues in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles California, and elsewhere including The Kitchen, Performance Space, Recess, REDCAT, and MoMA PS1. https://www.devinkenny.info/
Sabina was born in Tajikistan in 1991. The civil war brought upon the country with the independence from the Soviet Union had to move to Turkmenistan in 1993. Because of dictatorial conditions, she had to relocate to Crimea in 2000 to finish middle school. In 2003 moved back to Tajikistan, where she graduated high school. Upon graduation was admitted to the Polytechnic University of Tajikistan directly to a sophomore year to pursue a painting major. It was decided that she would attain a bright future if her parents sent her to America. In 2009 at the age of 17, she moved alone to the States, hoping to enroll in The Art Institute of Chicago only when the family faced financial difficulties. Knowing just a few people in New York who could help find a job and a place to live, she relocated to Forest Hills in 2010, where she lived and worked various jobs while pursuing an associates degree at BMCC CUNY. In 2016 having little savings, she took a chance and relocated to Westchester to pursue a bachelor’s in New Media at Purchase College full time. Since 2019 has been living and working in NYC.