Left to Right: Jennifer Tobias and Harley Ngai Greco

We are thrilled to announce our 2020-21 Library Artists in Residence, Jennifer Tobias and Harley Ngai Grieco, who have been in residence since October and will be with us through the academic year. This residency invites artists whose work is grounded in research to use the library collection as an incubator for new work. As part of this process, they may conduct research in subject areas relating to their work and address the library itself as an organized collection of print material, utilizing the reference staff as thought partners.

Read more about the artists below!

Jennifer Tobias
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Jennifer Tobias is a scholar and illustrator. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the City University of New York, an MLS from Rutgers, and a BFA from Cooper Union. She provided reader services at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design libraries. Her illustrations are included in Health Design Thinking and Design is Storytelling, both by Ellen Lupton. She and Lupton are currently developing Extra Bold: a Feminist, Inclusive, Subversive, Non-Binary Field Guide for Graphic Design, forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press.

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Harley Ngai Grieco
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Harley Ngai Grieco is a Chinese-American lens-based artist, born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. She is fascinated with the historical representation of the natural world, the production of decorative domestic objects, and how these traditions participate in their own decay. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2013, receiving the Vincent J. Mielcarek, Jr. Memorial Prize and the Sara Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize. Harley has participated in residencies at Trestle Art Space and The Vermont Studio Center, in addition to completing a fellowship at The Bronx Museum. She has received scholarships and grants to attend workshops at UrbanGlass, The Ox-Bow School of Art, and The Penland School of Crafts. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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