Interface Gallery is an alternative art space, dedicated to building community through art and art-related experiences that critically explore the human relationship to our environment in diverse and engaging ways. Exhibition programs are designed to foster meaningful exchange through interactive, interdisciplinary, community events that intersect with themes and issues explored by work on display in the gallery.
Interface Gallery is a project founded by Suzanne L’Heureux, a community organizer and artist, living in North Oakland’s Temescal district where the gallery is located. Suzanne holds a graduate degree in art history (American University), teaches art history at the Academy of Art University (San Francisco) and is a founder and organizer of Temescal Street Cinema, a free community outdoor movie night which features work by Bay Area filmmakers.
Each year, Interface Gallery will offer two month-long Artist in Residence opportunities to emerging artists who demonstrate promise and seriousness and submit innovative proposals for how they will use their time. Interface Gallery is particularly interested in hosting artists working in the areas of social practice and site specific or interactive installations.
While Interface Gallery typically presents work by Bay Area artists, this residency is available to artists from anywhere around the world.
Artists in Residence will be given the gallery as work and exhibition space for the entire month of the residency.
Artists in Residence will be expected to:
• use the time at Interface Gallery to produce work that will be presented to the public in the form of an open studio or final installation.
• offer 2-3 interactive public events throughout the course of the residency.
• hold semi-regular gallery hours so that visitors may see work in progress and have an opportunity to view completed work (the format for this is flexible and will be negotiated between Interface Gallery and selected artists).
There is a stipend offered for this residency.
Artists may submit applications for a residency at any time and Interface Gallery may select artists at any time. Both the April and August residencies are currently available.
486 49th Street