Artist
residencies

OUR LATEST RESIDENCIES

Our International Residency Program hosts artists at a range of international studios. Our residencies in London take place at the Elephant Lab Studios (previously called Griffin Gallery Studios), situated alongside the Liquitex Innovation & Development Laboratory. Artists have the chance to further their practice, see how acrylics are developed in the lab, host an open studio and experiment with new materials including the full Liquitex range. In the US, we have partnered with Residency Unlimited in New York City and Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. Keep checking back to see who we are working with.    

HOW IT ALL STARTED

In 1956, before creating art that ended up in the permanent collections of institutions like the Guggenheim and the MoMA, artist Garo Antreasian was working on a series of historical murals in what was then called the ‘Men’s Quad’ at Indiana University. Liquitex inventor Henry Levison visited Garo and recognized that there was an opportunity to explore how his newly created acrylic emulsions would perform on a large scale. The result was the first public use of water-based acrylics anywhere in the world. It was our first collaboration and it started a culture of working hand-in-hand with artists to support their practice and help us to develop new materials to meet their needs. Exchanging ideas, observing methods and gathering feedback is how we have been able to create and shape the world’s finest artists acrylics ever since. We now run a collaboration programme with artists around the world. From residencies to studio visits, special projects to education, we are committed to supporting you at all stages of your career. And in case you’re interested, the Indiana University murals are still in place and in excellent condition, in what’s now called the Wright Residence Hall.

Residency FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • How can I find out if you have an open call for the Liquitex Residency Program?
    We occasionally hold an open call, so please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media. We will announce any open call opportunities there, and via our residency partners.
  • Do you give residencies to artists outside of the USA and England?
    Yes! Our International Residencies invite artists from anywhere in the world to travel and stay at one of our studios, irrespective of their origin.
  • How can I apply to get a Liquitex residency?
    At the moment the Liquitex Residency Program is by invitation only. We occasionally hold an open call (we last did this in in 2017). We may do this again so please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media; we will announce any open call opportunities there, and via our residency partners.