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Ucross welcomes artists to Wyoming for the fall 2022 residency session

Ucross welcomes artists to Wyoming for the fall 2022 residency session

This week, artists from across the nation have begun seasonal migration to Ucross for the start of the fall 2022 session of the artist residency program.

From August to early December, 55 visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers and interdisciplinary artists will be in Ucross, which is located on a historic 20,000-acre ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. An independent jury made up of artists and industry leaders selected the fellows from nearly 400 candidates, as well as a dozen partners.

Notable Ucross Fellows at this session include Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer Michael R. Jackson of New York, New York; acclaimed visual artist Kunlin He of San Francisco, California; the writer, poet and critic Gabriela Jauregui of Mexico City, Mexico; famous singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida of Pasadena, CA; PEN / Hemingway Award finalist Regina Porter of Brooklyn, New York; multidisciplinary creator and director of site-specific experiences Annie Saunders of Los Angeles, California; and award-winning writer Dana Spiotta of Syracuse, New York.

“Ucross is thrilled to welcome this inspiring group of artists to Wyoming’s majestic High Plains,” said Ucross President William Belcher. “The artists in this session will travel here from 17 states, as well as Mexico and England. We are honored to provide uninterrupted time and space in an unprecedented environment for these artists to further their artistic vision.”

Ucross residencies range from two to six weeks, with a maximum of 10 artists in residence at a time. Fellows receive private practice, accommodations, meals from a professional chef, and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversations among the cohort, as well as work experience in Northern Wyoming. Additionally, Ucross continues to provide invited applicants with a stipend of $ 1,000 to cover travel and other expenses.

The list for this session includes general residents of Ucross who have applied through the open call to artists of all disciplines; recipients of Ucross scholarships for Native American visual artists and writers; and residents joining the program through partnerships with esteemed national organizations, including the Aura Estrada Prize, Yale School of Music, Yale University David Geffen School of Drama, The Alley Theater, Toi Derricotte / Cave Canem, the Ford Family Foundation, the PEN / Hemingway Award for the debut novel, the Herb Alpert Award in the arts, the Blank Theater, the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.

The Ucross Fellows for Autumn 2022 are:


Liz Duffy Adams, Screenplay, Northampton, MA; Alley Theater

S. Erin Batiste, Poetry / Interdisciplinary, Brooklyn, NY; Toi Derricotte /

Beware of the Dog

Eric Glover, drama / drama critic, New Haven, CT; David Geffen School of Drama at Yale

Katherine Gwynn, Screenplay, Chicago, IL; White Theater

Chad Harbach, Fiction, Charlottesville, Virginia; PEN / Hemingway Award

Esther Hayes, fiction, Fort Collins, CO

Ella Hickson, Screenplay, London, UK

Philip Howze, Screenplay, Brooklyn, New York; Alley Theater

Gabriela Jauregui, Narrativa, Mexico City, Mexico

Lee Clay Johnson, Fiction, Granville, New York

Jessica Kahkoska, Screenplay, Poughkeepsie, New York; Alley Theater

Meghan Kenny, fiction, Lancaster, PA; PEN / Hemingway Award

Sonali Kohli, Nonfiction, Los Angeles, CA

Ellen Shirazi Liu, Nonfiction, Potomac, MD

Madison McCartha, Poetry, Santa Cruz, CA

Cindy Juyoung Ok, Poetry, Iowa City, IA

Tochukwu Okafor, fiction, Worcester, MA

Regina Porter, Fiction, Brooklyn, New York; PEN / Hemingway Award

Natanya Pulley, Nonfiction, Colorado Springs, CO; Ucross Scholarship for Native American Writers

Lauren Russell, Poetry, East Lansing, MI

Natalia Sánchez Loayza, Nonfiction, Brooklyn, New York; Aura Estrada Award

Shaina Shealy, Nonfiction, Washington, DC

Mary South, Fiction, New York, NY

Dana Spiotta, Fiction, Syracuse, NY

David Ulin, Nonfiction, Los Angeles, CA

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, fiction, Highlands Ranch, CO


Ceci Bastida, Music Composition, Pasadena, CA

Andrew Raffo Dewar, Musical Composition, Tuscaloosa, AL

Guillermo Galindo, Music Composition, Oakland, CA; Open Herbs Award

Michael R. Jackson, Music Composition, New York, NY

Florrie Marshall, music composition / violinist, Hamden, CT; Yale Music School

Alexander Noise, Music Composition, Los Angeles, CA

Shamie Royston, music composition / pianist, Piscataway, NJ; Berklee Institute of Jazz and gender justice

Andrew Samarasekara, violinist, Surrey, UK; Yale Music School


Karl Burkheimer, Drawing / Sculpture, Portland, OR; Ford family founded

Dee Etzwiler, New Genre / Digital Arts, Eugene, OR

Marsha Goldberg, Painting / Drawing, Highland Park, NJ

Monica Goldsmith, Painting, Carbondale, CO

Marcie Miller Gross, Multimedia, Kansas City, MO

Kunlin He, Multimedia, San Francisco, CA

Vesna Jovanovic, Drawing / Painting / Mixed Media, Chicago, IL

Joanne Lefrak, Drawing, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Regina Martinez, Film / Video, Chicago, IL

Gail D. Panske, Engraving / Drawing, Oshkosh, WI

Mikayla Patton, Installation / Mixed Media / Sculpture, Roswell, NM; Ucross Scholarship for Native American Visual Artists

Liza Phillips, Painting / mixed technique / drawing, Narrowsburg, NY

Annie Saunders, multidisciplinary / performance, Los Angeles, CA; UCLA HAT

Jane Schiffhauer, Sculpture, Portland, OR; Ford family founded

Andrew Schneider, Interdisciplinary, Brooklyn, New York

Matthew Thomas, Draw / Mixed Media / Performance, Taos, NM

Shane Tolbert, drawing / mixed technique / painting, Santa Fe, NM

Seth Tummins, Painting, Waverly, TN

Mel Watkin, Drawing / Painting, Cobden, IL

Fumiyo Yoshikawa, Installation / Painting, Albany, CA

Since the first Ucross residences were awarded in 1983, more than 2,500 artists have received the gift of time and space. Distinguished Fellow includes Annie Proulx, Terry Tempest Williams, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ann Patchett, Ricky Ian Gordon, Bill Morrison, Theaster Gates, Anthony Hernandez, and Tayari Jones. Recent National Book Award winners Susan Choi, Sigrid Nunez and Sarah M. Broom were resident, as were Oscar and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Emmy Award winner Billy Porter, the recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner Colson Whitehead and three-term American poet Graduate Joy Harjo.

Ucross is currently accepting applications for the spring 2023 session. More information on the artist residency program is available at

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