2024 Dome House Artist-in-Residence Announced

The Miller Art Museum has selected Jessica Harvey as its 2024 Dome House Al and Mickey Quinlan Artist-in-Residence. The Milwaukee-based artist and writer will receive an unrestricted stipend and work at the Dome House Aug. 4 through Sept. 29. 

Harvey’s work explores the fractures of bodies, place and history through photography, video, sound and archival resources. The Wisconsin-based artist and Fulbright Scholar often makes work using intimate aspects of physical bodies without revealing the human form in its entirety; bone fragments, human hair and heartbeats all inspire her. 

During her time at the Dome House, she’ll continue a project titled “daybreak” that she began during the pandemic. 

“I made field recordings each morning at dawn as a grounding ritual in a time of uncertainty,” Harvey said. “People can call a phone number to hear the recordings each day.” 

Harvey’s intent is for the project to become an immersive installation with sound and multi-layered image projections.

The residency program’s Artist Selection Committee picked Harvey  from a pool of 38 early- to mid-career applicants from 13 states across the Midwest.

The Miller Art Museum administers the residency – now entering its fourth year – jointly with the Quinlan/Wagner family. It carries on Al Quinlan’s intention for the Dome House to serve as a creative haven for artists. 

The museum plans to host a free, introductory program during which the community can meet Harvey. Details will be announced later.

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