2020 Residency

Talks for September Resident

Although the rest of our Goetemann Artist Residency program for 2020 had to be cancelled for this year, the Environmental Installation Artist Sophy Tuttle is still coming! She’ll be working outdoors at Ocean Alliance, painting the heretofore not-too-pretty shipping container where Ocean Alliance houses its Robotics Club.

Sophy’s Introductory Talk on YouTube is here: Introductory Talk with Sophy Tuttle

On September 9 at 4PM, we will host a live Zoom Q&A with Sophy. Enjoy her opening statements, then plan to attend the Q&A. (Zoom link to be provided shortly.)

Sophy’s Closing Talk will take place at Ocean Alliance at 4PM September 29 (that will be a live event — bring your mask! —and Zoomed as well).

About the Artist:

5BB28C30-EC4E-472C-8561-626936BBBF4FSophy Tuttle is a visual artist born in Colchester, England. She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Hartford Art School in 2019. She currently resides in Massachusetts.

From Sophy Tuttle’s Artist Statement:

My paintings and installations examine humanity’s collective priorities for the planet. I draw upon disparate inspirations such as the aesthetic and methodology of the natural sciences or the compositional strategies of the Mexican muralismo movement. 

I always begin with a certain genre of questioning. For example, we have relied on the idea of Aristotle’s hierarchy of species to place ourselves above all others in every decision we make. What would it look like if we inverted this hierarchy? In this vein, each piece that I produce is a catalyst for conversation, collaboration and activism. 


Rocky Neck Art Colony’s partner is Ocean Alliance, a global leader in research and education related to the conservation of whales and the ocean — right in our backyard at the end of Horton Street.

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