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Artist-in-Residence Program

Connecting Contemporary Artists with the Community

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) brings cutting-edge contemporary artists to Buffalo to create art projects, events, and/or installations that relate to and integrate the community—including its people, history, and unique environment.

Dennis Maher: House of Collective Repair

Dennis Maher (American, born 1976), a Buffalo-based artist and educator, was selected as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s second Artist in Residence. Maher collaborated with local tradespeople and invited the community to participate in a project called House of Collective Repair, which focused on the intersections among construction, demolition, art, and architecture. He started the project in August 2012; a related exhibition, Dennis Maher: House of Collective Repair, was on view at the museum from January 26, through May 12, 2013. Learn More

Dennis Maher's The Fargo House, Bridge Room, looking west, 2012. Photograph by Biff Henrich / IMG_INK.


The 2012–2013 Artist-in-Residence program is supported, in part, by generous donations from Margie and Sandy Nobel, Scott and Rachel Stenclik, and an anonymous donor.