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2016-17 MFU

September 2016 - August 2017

The MFU: New York Studio + Teaching Residency Program is a one-year immersive program that offers five selected artists 100% free, 24/7 studio space and practical support from the Bruce High Quality Foundation and BHQFU. Housed within our Brooklyn headquarters in Sunset Park, these artists will spend twelve months working both individually and collaboratively. Each will lead a course of their own design during Spring Semester 2017. MFU participants receive myriad unique benefits including access to a wood and metal shop, digital facilities, critiques, visiting artists, and a personalized seminar course. To learn more about the MFU or to contact our residents, please email:

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Meet The Residents


Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross (b. 1989, Miami, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn. Ross received his BFA from The Cooper Union and has been a participant of Skowhegan, LMCC's Swing Space, Atelier Mondial, and Open Sessions at The Drawing Center. Ross's work has been exhibited at institutions including The Drawing Center, Artists Space Books and Talks, The James Gallery at CUNY Center for the Humanities, Signal Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.


Jesse Chun

Jesse Chun is an artist working across interdisciplinary processes, collected imagery and data, and transcultural rhetoric. Her work examines and reinterprets the codes and constructs of place, transit, and belonging. Formerly from Seoul, New York, Hong Kong and Toronto, she is currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Pastiche Lumumba

Pastiche Lumumba is an artist, curator, writer, etc. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and raised in Houston, Tanzania, and Atlanta. His multidisciplinary work which examines the element of context and its effect on subjective experience has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2013, Pastiche founded The LOW Museum and has since served as executive director.


Kentaro Ikegami

Kentaro Ikegami is here to steal your country's most precious technology: your heart. He enjoys beating white men at their own game. Consequently, he is an accomplished golfer and conceptual artist. Ikegami is part of "Don't Follow the Wind," a collective of artists and curators that made an exhibition inside the evacuated, radioactive exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant owned by TEPCO. 


Nina Behrle

Nina Behrle graduated from Mason Gross at Rutgers in 2014. Her 3D kinetic work bridges the worlds of sculpture, prop design, and comedy. Behrle runs a side business constructing penis-shaped piñatas (“peeñatas”) for bachelorette parties to earn extra income. Business is bad. Email for inquiries.