Program Details

Our artists in residence pull inspiration from the powers of nature, the emotions of silence, and the dynamics of spirituality through creation. Inspirational, guided videos will take viewers through the tours of physical places where our artists find inspiration. Witness their process from the first spark of an idea all the way through creation. Live Q&A sessions with our artists will be hosted in person and streamed on Facebook.

Building a Creative Community

As artists, musicians and dancers converge at Sound View, a powerful conversation of the creative community ignites. With monthly, open dialogues for North Fork natives, we tap into the energy of community to celebrate inclusion and creativity. Engagement and perspective are key elements in experiencing the power of life. Our artist participants will therefore host open working sessions, display key works, and perform, inviting the community into rare opportunities to witness the artist's journey, from inspiration to completion.

February Artists in Residence

Erik Bergrin

Featured Visual Artist in Residence

February 17th - 27th

Erik began constructing costumes for nightlife, later for a puppet shop, and later for Broadway with a focus on historical replicas. After years of designing and constructing for fashion and costumes, his work segued into wearable fiber sculptures. Erik's process is informed by his deep buddhist meditation practice, world travels, and psychology background. Enter Erik's dedicated artist space at Sound View this February and be transported into his world. Erik's "SHADOWWORK" piece will inform his residency. During his time, he will be both weaving the flat weavings and embellishing them with embroidery. He will also be constructing maquettes through a series of sewing and weaving with dyed reed.

Monday Michiru

Featured Musician in Residence

February 18th - 24th

With music in her blood, Tokyo-born Monday studied dance, ballet and classical flute as a child. Her talents catapulted her into the limelight, when she earned the lead role in a film that was entered into the International Tokyo Film Festival. Monday won the Best New Actress awards from Kinema Junpo, The Japan Academy and the Yokohama Film Festival, launching her acting career in Japan, including theatre, television, radio hosting, modeling. In the 1990s, Monday began recording albums in Japan and later in Europe, Australia, Asia and South America. Known as a pioneer of the acid jazz movement in Japan, and as one of the few women in Japan's underground club scene, Monday's style is own, fusing jazz, soul, Latin and other elements. Monday currently resides in New York, and continues to record and perform worldwide. For over a decade, Monday has written and covered Brazilian music, but lately she has been yearning to dig back into jazz-soul. She will be developing some sketches, and will be seeking inspiration at Sound View. Her aim is to write, or draft the structure for a new tune, for each day of her residency.

Our Uncommon Artists

Schedule of Residencies

Please also visit our activities calendar for artists' performances and creative coffee events.

  • January 23rd - 28th: Brendan Fernandez, Oisín Monaghan, Erica Ricketts & Toni Carlson, Dancers
  • January 21st - 27th: Peter Wise, Musician
  • January 28th - February 4th: Treya Lam, Musician and Jason Chew, Film Director
  • February 17th - 27th: Erik Bergrin, Visual Artist
  • February 18th - 24th: Monday Michiru, Musician
  • March 25th - March 31st: Paul Loren, Musician
  • April 12th - 21st: Julia Bland, Visual Artist
  • Dates TBD: Jules Gimbrone, Artist and Composer
  • April 6th - 14th: Mao Quiros, Musician

Join the Conversation

Get inspired to start crafting your very own work of art during Uncommon Art Residency at Sound View Greenport.