MAD is open Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Located on the sixth floor of the Museum and open daily to the public, the Artist Studios at MAD is a professional development program for contemporary artists and designers. The only artist residency of its kind, the program is designed to encourage visitors to interact with the artists-in-residence as they expand their creative practice while working on site at MAD. Visitors are welcome to visit MAD’s Artist Studios Tuesday through Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm and Thursdays until 9 pm to view the works in progress and converse with the artists and designers. 

Six artists and designers are chosen on a biannual basis for the six-month residency during which they receive studio space in the Museum one day a week and a stipend. While in residence, they participate in a wide range of Museum education programs for all ages—from the Museum’s intergenerational Studio Sunday workshops to Thursday evening drop-in workshops in which the artist-in-residence lead art and design activities inspired by their current work. 

The artists chosen for MAD’s Artist Studios program represent a wide range of creative practices within the fields of art, craft, and design. Established in 2008, the program has served as an important platform for more than 170 artists and designers to advance their careers and is widely recognized as an innovative model for Museum education. Alumni of the program have gone on to highly regarded careers, and after their time at MAD have proceeded to exhibit work at MAD and other major institutions, including the Queens Museum, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum, among others. The MAD Artist Fellowship was introduced in 2016 to support the practice of emerging NYC-based artists from historically underrepresented communities. Also selected biannually, the MAD Artist Fellow receives a dedicated studio space, a $15,000 stipend, and a solo exhibition in the Museum’s Project Space, also located on the sixth floor.

Individual open studio hours are listed on each artist-in-residence’s profile page.


Artists and designers who would like to participate in the Artist Studios at MAD are encouraged to review our Artist Studios Application for more information.

Funding Credits

The Artist Studios program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Principal support for the MAD Artist Fellowship is provided by Marcia Docter. 

Bedside Table (Valli)

gouache, paper, clay, balsa, tissue, thread
5.6 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches


Year of completion: 2018
Medium: hand-woven compound and double ikat, cotton/linen dyed with avocado pit, osage orange, madder, marigold; graphite, ink, etc. on canvas; found materials
Dimensions: 22 (w) x 70 (l) inches
Photo Credit: Chang Yuchen

Anthony Iacono

"Corduroy", 2017, acrylic on cut and collaged paper, 24 x 18 inches


Raw wool, wood, marking crayon
H:12-W:12-D:3 inches
Photo Credit: Keith Nolan Photography


Cut paper, graphite, glue, string, found objects, 26 x 74 x 47 in.
Photograph by Tim Moyer. 

Stepping Stones

Plastiglomerate (micro plastic, rock, sand, basalt, coral and wood)

Pink Frame

Kiln-fired glass
40”x40”x 0.25”


Multi media installation and live labor performance
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

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