Residency Unlimited

Artist Presents – Asia Sztencel

For Residency Unlimited’s “Artist Presents“ series, Polish-born and NYC-based artist, Asia Sztencel, presents her new series of landscape paintings developed through her 2020-21 residency at RU and Artists Alliance INC. The body of work is a documentation story of our pandemic experience told through the lens of landscape.

Sztencel discusses her community painting project, initially focused on the Polish immigrant community which started in Los Angeles, and its path of transformation brought on by the year-long pandemic experience.

Sztencel’s practice is inspired by the role of the artist in the community. Through conceptual practice and traditional craft, her work offers a personal exploration within the larger narrative of the immigration experience. Highlighting landscape as a narrative, dissecting the feelings of exile, recall, and longing.

Watch the video below.


The 2020 NYC Artist Residency Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council and generous support from individual donors.

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