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Resident Artists Open Studios & Talk with María de los Angeles Rodríguez Jiménez and Stephen Towns

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Free and open to the public

We are fortunate to host two resident artists at ALMA | LEWIS for our Spring/Summer 2024 residency! Join us in welcoming María de los Angeles Rodríguez Jiménez and Stephen Towns and learn more about their artistic practice and inspiration.

About the Resident Artists

María de los Angeles Rodríguez Jiménez (she/her) received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2015 and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 2020. Rodríguez Jiménez has participated in residencies such as the
Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2016), SOMA Summer (2019) and Pivô Arte e Pesquisa (2023).

Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), the Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), and The Alabama Contemporary Art Center
(Mobile, AL), among others. She was a recipient of The Fulbright Research Fellowship (2021) and the NYPL Jerome Robbins Dance Fellowship (2022), where she collaborated with Candomblé dancers and practitioners in Brazil. She currently lives and works in Queens,
New York.

Stephen Towns (he/him) was born in 1980 in Lincolnville, SC, and lives and works in Baltimore, MD. He trained as a painter with a BFA in studio art from the University of South Carolina and has also developed a rigorous, self-taught quilting practice. In 2018, the Baltimore Museum of Art presented his first solo museum exhibition, Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning.

Towns was honored as the inaugural recipient of the 2016 Municipal Art Society of Baltimore Travel Prize, and in 2021, Towns was the first Black artist-in-residence at the Fallingwater Institute, located at Frank Lloyd Wrights’ renowned Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. In 2021, Towns was also awarded the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award.

Towns’s work is in the collections of Art + Practice (Los Angeles, CA), the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Boise Museum of Art, (Boise, ID), the City of Charleston (Charleston, SC), the Flint Institute of Arts (Flint, MI), the Huntington Museum of Art (Huntington, WV), the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC); National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC); Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art (Asbury, NJ); the Rockwell Museum (Corning, NY); The Westmoreland Museum of American Art (Greensburg, PA); the Wichita Museum of Art (Wichita, KS), and is held in private collections nationally and abroad.


May 28
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


6901 Lynn Way, Suite 206
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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Resident Artists Open Studios & Talk with María de los Angeles Rodríguez Jiménez and Stephen Towns

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