Colorado Art RanchPhoto: David Peterson

Trinidad 2009 Residency
April 2009

Trinidad, Colorado
Residents will be housed in the Holy Trinity Convent in historic Trinidad. Brother Harry says this building is haunted, but we have yet to see any evidence of the paranormal, except Brother Harry, of course. Each resident will have a cell for living and another of a studio. We also have use of the Trinidad Area Arts Council's large building two blocks away.

Meet the Colorado Art Ranch Artists in Residence. Ten visual and literary artists are in residence from April 17 through May 18 in Trinidad, Colorado. In return, the residents give back one day to the community. Each resident has been assigned an Art Buddy from the Trinidad area to help them find their way around and feel more like part of the town

Trinidad Residents

Christine Comeau, Greg Larson, Kristen Iversen, Zoe Childerley. Not pictured - Hannah Stewart

Zoe Childerley has an MA in photography and lectures at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Zoe’s work explores new environments, inspired by the discovery of intertwining and lost histories emerging in unexpected ways. Her art reflects a vision of the world concerned with uncertainty and loss and how we make sense of this through humor and reflection. She is currently using a blend of still life, set design and dramatic landscapes to create imagined places. She wants the work to raise more questions than answers; who has been here, what has happened here, inspiring viewers to invent their own scenarios, bringing their own perceptions into the experience. Childerley

Christine Comeau, an artist from Québec, creates fabric sculpture-garments that give shape to the concept of social networks and social identities. Her interest in fabrics is to see them as a life form, but also as game that enables us to see the world around us and the people within it. Her sculpture-garments come to life when worn by people willing to embark on the experiment. However, her creations can also easily become part of an installation or mise-en-scene. Christine earned a Bachelor in visual art from Laval University in Québec.


Kristen Iversonteaches in the MFA program at The University of Memphis. Originally from Colorado, she is currently completing a memoir, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats.  The book chronicles her experiences with Rocky Flats, a government facility near Denver that secretly produced the heart of every U.S. nuclear bomb and—unbeknownst to residents—resulted in radioactive contamination of nearby communities. Her books include Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Biography, and Shadow Boxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction. She holds a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver.

Iversen Book
Greg Larson is an artist based in Michigan. He has always had a desire to see what is going on behind the curtain.  His pursuit to this end has been to continually expand his worldview in order to develop a broad horizon and a personal visual vernacular.  The result is a portfolio of contemporary landscapes and portraiture that strives to break the surface tension of perception in order to get a glimpse of the spirit that lies beneath it. Greg paints with both oils and watercolors. Larson Art

Hannah Stewart uses traditional techniques to explore ideas of preservation and mortality. There are aspects of both tragedy and humor and the work often utilizes processes that are both alchemical and referential. As an English woman, who is married to an American, time spent away from the UK has led her to work with idiosyncratically English icons, visually examining how certain aspects of society have been unnaturally preserved and then become anachronistic. Primarily creating site specific installations, Hannah then extracts details of these larger works to become limited edition multiples or photographs.