GoggleWorks Center for the Arts offered residencies to three outstanding visual artists who spend 10-weeks on our campus developing a project or body of work. The Summer Artist-In-Residence Program was created to infuse new, creative energy to the GoggleWorks community with an emphasis on facilitating cross-disciplinary experimentation. The residency provides personal studio space, access to GoggleWorks’ seven communal studios, and a culminating exhibition showcasing the residents’ work.

About Karina Mago

Karina Mago is a Venezuelan artist currently traveling throughout the United States. Raised in Caracas, then promptly transplanted to South Florida, she crafts images that are inspired by an immigrant’s sense of displacement. She received her B.F.A. from Florida State University with concentrations in ceramics, painting and printmaking.

“Inspired by the array of structures scattered throughout Reading, PA and the dynamic community that makes this city their own, The Monument Series showcases unsuspecting beauty born from hardship across time. From crumbling factories to colorful bodegas, my ceramic renditions combine the competing facets of this city’s personality in order to share an inclusive narrative.”

“Inspirada por las estructuras diseminadas por todo Reading, Pensilvania y por la comunidad que hace suya esta ciudad, The Monument Series (Monumentos) exhibe la belleza desprevenida que nace de la dificultad. Desde fábricas derruidas hasta bodegas coloridas, mis representaciones en cerámica combinan las facetas de la personalidad de esta ciudad para compartir una narrativa más inclusiva.”

About Bartosz Beda

Born in Poland in 1984, Bartosz Beda relocated to the UK in 2008 to study at the Manchester School of Art. After graduating in 2012 with a M.A. in Fine Art, Beda was selected for the 2012 Catlin Art Guide as the most promising emerging artist in the UK. He was also short-listed for the Title Art Prize, the Door Prize, and selected for The Saatchi New Sensations 2012 group exhibition in London for most exciting graduate students in the UK. He has been widely interviewed and his art has been featured in Studio International, Expose Art Magazine, Creative Times, Radcliffe Times, A-N Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, and The Telegraph. He now lives and works in the United States.

“My paintings explore the relation between daily life and human nature. I perceive humanity as a chocolate cake, where beneath the ‘iced’ surface lies those more intriguing and challenging mixtures, with fears and social pathology.
Through the application and process of painting, I cut a piece of that cake to explore the nature of these problems.”

About Joseph Cavalieri

In 2010 Joseph Cavalieri established CAVAglass, a glass studio in the East Village of New York City. His focus is on making private and public commissions, teaching private classes, and making one of a kind glass art, using methods created by Medieval stained glass artists. Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, in the collections of two Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles, and on the Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Itaparica, Brazil. His teaching credentials include over 30 workshops in the USA, South America and Europe, including Corning Glass, Berlin Glas and Penland School of Craft.

“My six stained glass works are inspired by Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Alice is now living in New York City, has blue hair, and is disenchanted. “