Ry David Bradley
Carl Kostyál X Mohilef Artist Residency

January - March 2022

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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 & 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 downtown Los Angeles.

About Mohilef Studios:

Over 50 variously sized studios – current occupants include Tim Irani, Travis Fish, Jess Valice, Camilla Engström & Rugiyatou Ylva Jallow. 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 Canyon moved to LA 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”

-Katya Kazakina, Artnet news, 2021