Past residents reflect on their time at Paul Artspace.

Rachael Gilbourne, Assistant Curator @ IMMA (Dublin, Ireland)

“Paul Artspace was invaluable to bridging our connections to gallerists, curators, students and lecturers as well as the many artists themselves. The context of St. Louis is a powerful one – thriving, thirsty, conflicted, gifted. The overall experience has since stayed with me in my outlook professionally as a curator, but also personally as a human being. Never before have I spoken of, and will I continue to speak of, a place so often and to so many people!”

Chris Fahrenthold, writer (St. Louis, Missouri)

“There are few places in the world where one can get as far out of and into one's self at the same time. Paul Artspace served that purpose for me, and I can't wait to go back.”

Kate Strain, Artistic Director of Grazer Kunstverein (Graz, Austria)

“The strength of the program was felt in the warmth and generosity with which I was received. I felt immediately connected to the heart of the St Louis art scene, and this depth of engagement will have a profound influence on my curatorial practice. The residency enabled me to meet artists, conduct studio visits, see galleries and museums, and experience the cultural life of St Louis from an embedded and informed position within the context of Paul Artspace.”