MINI-RESIDENCY and Exhibition with Michael David

at M. David and Co. and M. David Studio

Monday, December 10th through Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Exhibition dates: Friday, December the 14th

opening reception 7pm to 9pm

Exhibition continues: Saturday the 15th, 1pm to 6pm

The residency group will participate in Studio visits and or a Museum day on Sunday the 16th with Michael David.  


M. David & Co. and M. David Studio
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206


The cost of the residency is $1500

Please read below for submission details

The goal of this residency is to provide you the time to focus on your work away from the distractions of day-to-day routines and to participate in the shared energy of like-minded artists as you take your work to new levels and prepare for your exhibition at M. David & Co.

Michael David will work with you via Skype or phone for two, hour-long sessions (and will email as needed) prior to your arriving at the residency. This will allow Michael to gain a better understanding of you, your work and goals to maximize your experience. He will also be available on a consistent basis for dialogue about your work during the time at the residency.

This residency offers the speed, intensity and energy of NYC and the exposure to the NYC art world. The gallery and studio are great places to work with others who share the same level of seriousness and professional practice. Those admitted to this residency will be selected because their work is already at a level ready to exhibit and should be prepared to bring work in progress as well as work to develop.

1) Admission to this program will be done by a digital portfolio and website review. Details below.

2) Studio/Gallery spaces will be provided at 56 Bogart Street.

3) You will be responsible for your own housing (there are ton of inexpensive Airbnb's close by) and meals, though lunches and dinners as a group happen and will be optional.

4) The residency will include talks and crits by guest artists including Paul D'Agostino with an opportunity to dialogue about your work.

Paul D'Agostino is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he has been producing and hosting art exhibitions and critical discussions at Centotto Gallery, situated in the living room of his shared loft, since 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and is currently a member of the part-time Art Faculty at Parsons The New School for Design, and MFA Writing Advisor at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. He has also taught language, literature, cinema and interdisciplinary studies courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CUNY Brooklyn College, the Department of Romance Languages at Fordham University, and the Italian Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

More about Paul here:
and Centotto here:

5) Crits and discussions on your work, including professional development by Michael David will also be a part of the residency.

6) Time Permitting; visits to galleries and artist studios will be arranged with optional participation. You are of course free to spend your days doing anything you want and to visit more on your own.

7) You will be responsible for bringing or shipping your work, supplies and tools including hanging systems etc. Tables, chairs and some tools are available and you'll have a chance to go over your needs, so you know what to bring, before the residency.


Please submit via email to Michael David at: the following:

- 6 to 8 images of your work 72dpi x 1200pixels on the longest side
- Your website and contact info
- Your resume
- A doc with your statement on what you hope to get out of the residency and thoughts on work you would like to develop


Submissions by October 28th, 2018
Notifications by email or phone by November 4th.
RSVP required that you will be participating by November 6th.  Lack of confirmation may result in the next applicant being accepted.


The residency is $1500 and the amount is due by November 11th.
Payments can be made via PayPal.
Non-payment may result in the next applicant taking the space so please be sure to follow the timeline.

Cancellation Policy

The cost for this program is $1500.
$750 of that is refundable, should you need to cancel after the amount is paid in full. No refunds after December 1st.
This residency will include 6 artists only. If your submission is not accepted this go round, it will be considered for future dates. The vision for each residency is unique.
The residency has proven to be an important life changing experience for participants.


Please reach out to Bonny Leibowitz, Residency Director with questions at
Further follow up will be done with Michael David at

About Michael David

Michael David has been exhibiting internationally since 1981, first with the Historical Sidney Janis and then with M. Knoedler & Co for over two decades. Exhibiting widely throughout the United States for 30 years, and has been the subject of much historical and curatorial acclaim. His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among several prominent private collections.  In the last decade David established the Fine Arts Workshop in Atlanta working with artists on an immersive one to one basis helping artists to develop their voice and professional practices, helping artists find exhibition opportunities and helping them prepare to take their individual expressions. In the last five years David established, Directed and Curated two of the most successful Galleries in Brooklyn, Life On Mars (no longer in existence) and David & Schweitzer Contemporary. His current gallery/project is M. David & Co. including exhibitions and residencies.


The residencies I have engaged in with Michael David have had a profound and positive impact on my work. Michael has an uncanny knack for entering the process and addressing obstacles with each artist. There is nothing more useful in a teacher and a mentor than their ability to help you unblock yourself, without hindering the creative process.

He is a master in creating an environment among the artists that is inspiring without being competitive, truly collaborative while identifying each person's voice. I am a devotee!

- Francesca Schwartz

He has 

A keen eye

Passion for creative process

Sensitivity to gallery space and how your work speaks within it

Deep expertise of painting and art history

Years of professional experience in the field

Observations of (your) working methods

Ability to translate tangible delivery systems

Discussion and honest feedback of relativity of your work to contemporary art world

Excellence at editing both within your making process, and striking a balance in exhibiting

Innovation in creating artistic community

Skill at finding connections between you and others in the residency


Strong work ethic

And most importantly,

A Wicked sense of humor

You will leave better than you arrived, inspired  

Be prepared for a challenge

- Deborah Kapoor

The feedback and input from Michael have been invaluable. Michael helped me hone-in on a few key words, phrases and concepts in a succinct and precise way that became foundational in building forward with my work. I now have those utterances to live with in the studio and have found myself doing more research; delving into artists who have worked in similar genres to gain deeper historical insights and I am continually employing concepts I relate to and I believe can be of value, into the work. The residency gave Michael the time to look and engage with me over days, in a way which goes beyond a crit from not only a trusted eye but someone who "gets you" and can reach in and give you a clarity of vision.

The residencies are built so that participants are working individually, with not only feedback from Michael but he also gathers everyone in these small residencies for discussions and brainstorming sessions as well so the feedback from others and the camaraderie and bonds become an integral part of the experience.

Additionally, time in Bushwick, in the fantastic atmosphere, being around other artists and the ability to do studio and gallery visits is an exciting dynamic along with the exhibition opportunities. Being part of an exhibition at M. David & Co. and M. David Studio is a fantastic way to meet artists in the community and see your work realized in these gorgeous spaces.

You can find images and videos of my installations at two residencies in the space at: and

Many thanks for considering a residency with Michael David and let me know if I can be of further help:


Bonny Leibowitz

M. David & Co. and M. David Studio Residency Director