The Hercules Art|Studio Program was co-founded by Claire Weisz and Andrea Woodner to encourage and enable talented young artists to pursue their careers in New York. It provides affordable private work studios, shared exhibition and meeting spaces, and full amenities to selected artists on a two year basis.
In addition to pursuing their own studio work, the artists are responsible for organizing exhibitions and convening engaged dialogues, critiques and reviews as part of their tenancy.
Hercules Artists are selected biannually by jury from the graduating classes of MFA programs in and around New York. Six top graduates from Hunter, Columbia, and the New York Studio School now occupy space from 2018-2020 in the Hercules facility in lower Manhattan.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
The current artists of the Hercules Studio Program are pleased to announce the program’s annual open studio event on Sunday May 19th from 11am-4pm. 2018-2020 artists: Cati Bestard, Sujung Chang, Pablo Diaz, Madhini Nirmal, Phoebe Osborne, Manny Padernos, and guest artist Yasi Alipour.