Artists in Residence
Laimah Osman & Candace Williams
Plexus Projects is pleased to welcome Laimah Osman and Candace Williams as Fall 2018 artists in residence. Osman will be using the project space to document recent works on paper. Williams will be documenting her recent chapbook, Spells for Black Wizards (The Atlas Review).
Laimah Osman is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator whose artistic production takes the form of prints, drawings, and artists’ books. Her work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and is archived in various libraries. She has been awarded residencies at The Lower East Side Printshop, Kala Art Institute, and Women’s Studio Workshop, as well as grants from Brooklyn Arts Council and Jerome Foundation. Currently, she is teaching at Parsons School of Design and making prints with local poets. She earned a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (1998) and an MFA from Pratt Institute (2010).
Candace Williams is a black queer nerd living a double life. By day, she is a progressive middle school humanities educator and robotics coach. By night and subway ride, she’s a poet. Candace's first chapbook, Spells for Black Wizards (The Atlas Review), is a winner of the TAR Chapbook Series, and sold out of its first print run on the day of its launch. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the PEN Poetry Series, Tin House Online, Hyperallergic, Lambda Literary Review, Copper Nickel, the Nepantla Anthology for Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, 2018) and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), among other places. Her essays, poetry reviews, and interviews can be found in Electric Literature, the Fanzine, Shondaland, and VIDA Review.