Studio in the Park

A one room, rectangular prism shaped studio on wheels, parked on a grass lawn, surrounded by trees. The studio walls are made of wood slabs and corrugated metal. It has one doorway and a small rectangular window to the left. Next to the window, is a chalkboard panel where an adult is writing “@queensmuseum” in pink chalk. The doorway, which is open also houses a chalk board and reads “PEOPLE’S DESIGN LABORATORY” and “#ARTBUILT”. Another adult is standing in front of steps that lead into the studio and they are carrying a lime green pillow that reads “PLAZA ES PARA TODOS CORONA”.

Studio in the Park was a residency program developed by the Queens Museum and ArtBuilt which provided an artist or artist collective use of a 150 square foot mobile studio space situated on the lawn between the Museum and the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Selected artists carried out a community-engaged art project over the course of 4-6 weeks.


The ArtBuilt Studio in the Park residency began in 2015 in partnership with the Queens Museum. With the receipt of a prestigious OUR TOWN grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), this residency program expanded to all five boroughs in 2018 and 2019.


2019 Residents

Labyrinth Arts Collective: “Walk This Way: Imagining My Staten Island”
July 1 – August 14, 2019, Stapleton Waterfront Park, Staten Island


Gan Golan: “TimeSeed”
August 15 – September 30, 2019, Thomas Greene Playground in Gowanus, Brooklyn


2018 Residents

Art Parley (Sue Jeong Ka & Melissa Liu): “Round Robin”
July 1 – August 15, 2018, Seward Park, Lower Manhattan


David Flores: “Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families”
August 15 – September 30, 2018, Railroad Park in Morrisania, Bronx


Liene Bosque: “HamacaS”
October 1 – November 15, 2018, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens


2017 Residents

Nick Kozak: “Citizens of Earth”


2016 Residents
Catherine Grau and Nathan Kensinger: “Chance Ecologies: Flushing River”


Studio in the Park at the Queens Museum was made possible by Surdna Foundation and The New York Community Trust. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.