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Saint Kate’s Artist in Residence

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is among the first hotels to broadly celebrate the arts in its many forms – from painting and sculpture to music, poetry, and performing arts. To further our connection and support of the arts, Saint Kate is proud to announce its Artist in Residence program.

The residency is an opportunity available once per year for artists working in any genre or medium in the Midwest. The program supports artists by providing studio space, a stipend, consistent access to the Saint Kate Curator, and networking opportunities. The structure of The Artist in Residence program and the artist’s duties reflect the core values of Saint Kate: Creativity, Curiosity, Community, Collaboration, and Common Ground.

The Current Artist in Residence

Anwar Floyd-Pruitt

Anwar Floyd-Pruitt is an artist, curator, and puppeteer from Milwaukee, WI. He holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University (2000), a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (2017), and an MFA (2020) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Chazen Museum of Art, Edgewood College, Mount Mary University, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art recently hosted solo exhibitions of his collages, paintings, and abstract mixed-media self-portraits. In addition to leading puppet-making workshops, Floyd-Pruitt writes and performs a family-friendly singalong called Hip Hop Puppet Party. Recently, he was awarded a grant from the Jane Henson Foundation to engage youth in puppetry. Anwar is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and he maintains a studio at the House of RAD (Resident Artist Doers) in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.

As an interdisciplinary artist, working across a diverse range of media, Anwar has often concerned himself with how to lower the barrier to entry when asking others to participate in art making. The upcoming year, as the Saint Kate Artist in Residence, will be no different. Through various collage activities, zine creation, and performance opportunities, visitors will experience the breadth and depth of his studio practice, as well as take a small keepsake home with them. General themes that will drive Anwar's work as the Saint Kate Artist In Residence include, generosity, reciprocity, self-portraiture, time travel, and the organization of information.

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"The Saint Kate Residency is a fantastic opportunity to continue developing and experimenting with various techniques and materials to bring people into my art practice via hands-on engagement".

Anwar Floyd-Pruitt

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AIR Time: Art & Studio Tour

Join Artist in Residence Anwar Floyd-Pruitt for a tour of the Saint Kate permanent collection, feature exhibitions, and his residency space.

Anwar will guide you through the public spaces of Saint Kate to view and discuss diverse works of art as part of our Seed Collection and rotating feature exhibitions. The tour will culminate in the Artist in Residence Studio where you will be invited to experience and participate in his multidisciplinary practice.

5:30 PM

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Past Artists in Residence




Get to know Saint Kate's inaugural Artist in Residence.

Jeff Zimpel is an interdisciplinary artist whose art practice promotes the importance of life-long learning through an exploration of mark-making and an interrogation of the space where painting and photography meet. He develops site-specific installations and invites creative participation based on these art experiences.



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