Photos by Alex Moore
CARL KOSTYÁL AND CANYON CASTATOR’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME AT MOHILEF STUDIOS, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
The Texas-born, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Canyon Castator & gallerist Carl Kostyál are pleased to present an invitational, not-for-profit artist in residence programme at MOHILEF STUDIOS in the Flower District in the heart of historic downtown Los Angeles.
About Mohilef Studios:
35 variously sized studios – current occupants include Hannah Lupton Reinhard, Tim Irani, Travis Fish, Jess Valice, Camilla Engström and Canyon Castator. MOHILEF STUDIOS has quickly become a critical space for the exchange of ideas amongst these artists.
The residency offers the use of a studio space within the building for up to 6 months.
“After artist Canyon Castator moved to Los Angeles from New York, he spent weeks walking around downtown in search of a studio. He found one in a five-story industrial building in the flower district. Crowned with an outside sign, the “Mohilef Bldg” was filled with textiles production facilities. The owner had never rented to artists. Six years later, the building has been transformed into a bustling creative hub, with 35 emerging artists working in renovated studios on all but the ground floor. Light pours in through enormous windows, no longer covered with tarp. Crates with artworks move in and out. With its critical mass of in-demand artists, the building has become a destination for art-world insiders and tastemakers. Dubbed Mohilef Studios, it even has its own Instagram account.” Katya Kazakina, Artnet news, 2021