LATITUDE welcomes approximately one artist in residence per month to the lab each year. Lab staff act as artists' consultants, technical advisors, and assistants, helping bring specific projects and bodies of work to completion. In return, artists are asked to be active as both resources and mentors to the LATITUDE community, sharing their insights and creative methods. The goal of the residency program is to further LATITUDE's mission of promoting creative collaboration between our members and the wider art and photographic communities.

LATITUDE holds an open call for residency proposals once per year. The next call will take place in the late summer/early fall of 2017, with the goal of selecting residents for 2018.



Derrick Woods-Morrow, March 2017 |

Derrick Woods-Morrow (b.1990. Greensboro, NC) is a conceptual artist working in photography, sculpture, installation, and performance. He is the recipient of the 2015 Professional-Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts by the College Association of Art, the Carol Becker Merit Scholarship (SAIC), the Graduate Dean Professional Development Award (SAIC), and is a Terry Plumming Scholar. He has attended the ACRE residency, the Fire Island Artist Residency, Latitude Residency Program (March 2017) and was accepted into Ox-bow residency.

He has shown work at Xpace Cultural Centre in Toronto, The Sullivan Galleries, The Kinsey Institute, The Maier Museum of Art, the Center on Halsted in Chicago, the Student Union Galleries, Hyde Park Arts Center, ACRE and The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division: BGSQD (Feb 2017). He has upcoming work exhibited in Context 2017 – Filter Photo Gallery, 50 x 50 Invitational/The Subject is Chicago: People, Places, Possibilities – Chicago Cultural Centre, Precariat – Hyde Park Arts Center & for The Petty Biennial – University of Chicago (Arts Incubator). He recently completed his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Photography and Teaching Artist at the University of Illinois Chicago. 

Check out our blog for a Q+A with the artist. Many thanks to one of our sponsors Canson for providing photographic paper for Derrick's residency in March.