RBC Artist Incubator Lab

Announcing our 2023-2024 RBC Emerging Artists in Residence!

January 23rd, 2023

With thanks to RBC for their generous support, the RMG is pleased to present three new artists in the Emerging Artist Residency Program. Alex Close, Noah Scheinman, and Kendra Yee will be bringing exciting projects to the RMG over the coming year, each developing new work in our residency studio and exhibiting that work in an eight-week solo show. We look forward to sharing their work with you!

Alex Close

Spring/Summer


Residency Dates: February 27 – June 11, 2023
Exhibition Dates: June 17 – August 13, 2023

Alex Close is an emerging visual artist from Oshawa, ON. She holds a BFA from OCADU, an MFA (MLitt) from the Glasgow School of Art (2017), and a Master of Design in Design Research from Carleton University (2020). She has participated in residencies, exhibitions, and projects internationally. Concerned with the relationship between certainty and unreachable or irretrievable data, Close explores in her work the layers of experiences that form someone’s sense ofplace, as well as the varied and imperfect processes of interpreting reality and recalling memories.

Alex Close, Turbine Shellfish, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 4×4′.

Noah Scheinman

Summer/Fall

Residency Dates: June 19 – October 1, 2023
Exhibition Dates: October 7 – December 3, 2023

Noah Scheinman is an emerging multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker with a background in architecture and design. His creative work has been presented in various group and solo contexts, including a public art commission from the City of Kingston. Since 2020, Scheinman has been working on a project called The Legacy of Matter which investigates the toxic legacy of Canada’s postnuclear landscape. Engaged in site specific inquiries of colonialism and ecology, his work traces historical and contemporary practices of extraction and waste management in so-called Canada.

Noah Scheinman, A Vast Metabolism, 2020, Installation View (Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre).

Kendra Yee

Winter/Spring


Residency Dates: October 23 – December 17, 2023 and January 2 – February 18, 2024
Exhibition Dates: February 24 – April 21, 2024

Kendra Yee is an emerging arts practitioner based out of Tkaronto (Toronto) with a background in illustration and design. Yee has developed programming with numerous galleries in Ontario, including the RMG, and exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, and Los Angeles. Her work is concerned with communal dialogue. Seeking a fluid sense of time and storytelling through carefully curated spaces, Yee’s work pulls from personal narratives, lived encounters, and collective knowledge to explore the relationship between private world building and collective histories.

Kendra Yee, Jump, 2022, ink & newsprint, 8” x 10”.

Learn more about the residency program here.

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