Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.


Residents
Spencer Merolla

Spencer Merolla

Spencer Merolla studied religion as an undergraduate and had embarked on a career in academia before finding her way back to her first love, visual art. Her work explores the social practices and material culture of grief and remembrance through various affectively-charged materials. Merolla is currently in residence at Elsewhere.
Milla Toukkari

Milla Toukkari

Milla Toukkari is a visual artist from Helsinki, Finland. She has graduated with an MFA and MoA, majoring in printmaking and design. Her works are indebted to the transformative and transitional processes essential to printmaking, even though the pieces also involve elements from photography, writing, and installation. Nonetheless, the ever-fleeing and ultimately deconstructive nature of...
lydia see

lydia see

lydia see is a multidisciplinary practitioner, educator, and curator of art + archives who is passionate about the uses of art for social justice + civic engagement. Working primarily at the intersections of photography with fiber/object/craft/performance, her practice involves material and conceptual investigation through research and collection and is rooted in history: literal and conceptual,...
Kimberly Lyle

Kimberly Lyle

Kimberly Lyle’s work explores our human relationships to systems of language, communication, learning, and technology. Within each of these systems she often uses translation as a strategy for understanding the movement of meaning – between languages, between people, between mediums. By questioning these larger structures in often personal ways, she hopes to better understand how...
Alejandro Franco

Alejandro Franco

Alejandro Franco’s work is a quest to find a new function for discarded objects, to give them a new role, a new life. In an industrial landscape where made objects and information flows overwhelm us, he finds fulfillment in building characters out of various objects that were previously resting without purpose. Seeking hidden similarities between...
Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis is a visual artist, vintage clothing seller, and treasure hunter born and raised in southwest Florida. Organizing her embarrassingly large troll doll collection, restoring old clothing, and searching for bizarre objects to include in her next artwork are just a few of her favorite pastimes. Lewis’s sculptural works explore how branding and media influence...
Antonia B Larkin

Antonia B Larkin

Antonia B. Larkin is a multidisciplinary artist whose main focus is contemporary black womanhood. Larkin completed a MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of art, and a BFA in fine art from Georgia Southern University. Larkin is currently in residence at Elsewhere.
Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir

Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir

Tiny polished pieces of nature, shipped long distances to wait. Lying lazily on markets that look incredibly alike, eventually becoming someone’s pocket fortune or nightstand reassurance. Nelly-scented incense and Icelandic glacial water tapped on bottles with a cool sticker. 15 missed calls and they say eating blue smarties while wearing Crocs shoes causes immediate cancer....
Carolyn Clayton

Carolyn Clayton

Carolyn Clayton is an artist whose work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She has long been interested in the traces that human beings leave on material objects. Not only the observable scratches, smudges and smells that hint at past occurrences, but also the invisible and undetectable ones. She...
Mandy Messina

Mandy Messina

Mandy Messina is an interdisciplinary South African artist living and working in Oklahoma. Once, while filing out an application at a DMV they were asked to pick a different race (so as not to confuse hypothetical police during a hypothetical chase). A lot of art making ensued. Mandy is petty.   During their residency at Elsewhere, Messina created...
Edison Peñafiel

Edison Peñafiel

Edison Peñafiel is an Ecuadorian visual artist living in South Florida. He studied Fine Arts and Art History at the Florida International University, Miami (2016). Having experienced and witnessed first-hand one of the turn of century’s everlasting dilemma—immigration and the economic/political instability in Ecuador/South America, Peñafiel brings the ambiguity of personal experience to global contexts....
Sarah Nelson Wright

Sarah Nelson Wright

Sarah Nelson Wright is a Brooklyn based artist and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates media projects about the urban experience that reveal hidden value, investigate individual roles in larger systems, and open avenues for intervention. Her work encompasses video, installation, interactive media and public art. Her current project, Invisible Seams, has...