The Patterson Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center.

Alfonso Fernandez

La Vida Sencilla, 2016, acrylic paint, black sand, marble dust, ink, fabric collage, house paint, 48 x 48 inches.


Alfonso Fernandez

Originally from Mexico City, Alfonso Fernandez attended the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts in Minneapolis, where he earned his BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2013. In 2016, Fernandez earned his MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he was an apprentice to artist and instructor Joan Waltemath. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most recently at the Katzen Art Center at American University in Washington, DC, the Circa Gallery in Minneapolis, and the C.

Jerry Allen Gilmore

Jerry Allen Gilmore’s most recent work reflects his realization that life’s every movement possesses a humorous bend in the river, where “one may be given aid by animals, magicians and shamans or menaced by devils, clowns and bumble bees. Where you go depends upon where you have been, and where you can go depends upon what you can imagine.”

Adam Davies

Adam Davies’s unmanipulated photographs explore points of intersection between architecture and the natural world. He received an EdM from Harvard University and a MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Christopher Batten

Born in Detroit, Christopher Batten began his undergraduate training at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and later completed his training at Detroit's College for Creative Studies where he earned a BFA in Illustration in 2006. Christopher is a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art's LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA program, where he received a Hoffberger Merit Scholarship, the Dr.

Samantha Sethi

Samantha Sethi's interdisciplinary work embraces a blend of physical and digital objects that explore how the world we see and move through can be modeled both visually and experientially. Through natural materials and processes, such as ice, tar, and sediment, Sethi creates works that are simultaneously actions and images: both the event at hand and the drawing or trace used to represent it through time.

Adam Rosenblatt

Percussionist and performer Adam Rosenblatt has a penchant for finding uncommon ways to present and perform contemporary music. He has a keen interest for growing an interdisciplinary performance practice, believing that a mix of media and art forms can speak directly and powerfully and address current issues.  Adam performs a repertoire that frequently occupies a grey area between music, theater, dance, sound installation, and performance art. 

Kei Ito

Kei Ito is a conceptual photographer working primarily with camera-less image-making, and installation art. Ito earned his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016, following his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014.


Ito’s work addresses issues of deep loss and intergenerational connection as he explores the materiality and experimental processes of photography. His work deals with trauma and legacy passed down from his late grandfather, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and a later anti-nuclear activist, in relation to current threats of nuclear disaster. Ito’s artworks lead the audience on a journey from grief and remembrance to hope. Through his ritualistic image-making, the audience sees how he grapples with his family’s historical connection to nuclear weapons and power. Thus, Ito’s art serves as an intermediary, a memento of his grandfather, and his own experience in today’s nuclear climate.

Jani Hileman

Jani Hileman is a multidisciplinary sculptor whose practice navigates ceramics, metal, wood, and photographic materials. Her work is often made with intensive hands-on processes that allow the materials to influence the final aesthetic of each of her pieces.  

She draws inspiration from her materials, landscapes, personal experiences, feminism, environmentalism, politics, as well as her own intensive work ethic. Throughout her various projects, Hileman explores the every day, the body, craft, gender, and the nature of objects themselves.

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