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Honoring Peter Williams We gratefully celebrate the life of artist Peter Williams ('18), a highly regarded American artist who channeled his self-awareness and the experiences of Black Americans through surreal, boldly-colored narrative paintings. He is dearly remembered by our staff, and was an exemplar of triumph over hardship. During his stay with Djerassi, Williams lived in our Middlebrook studio, which allowed easy access for his motorized wheelchair. Read full tribute

ALEXANDMUSHI exhibition opening at the Foreign Cinema in San Francisco. Upcoming 2022 Djerassi residents, ALEXANDMUSHI: A collaboration between artists Alex Nichols and Mushi Wooseong James, two conceptual artists engaged in social practice, performance, and process-based documentation including photography, video, writing, and installation exhibts "Still Conversations" November 11, 2021 to January 16, 2022. ALEXANDMUSHI is a performance collaboration between Alex Nichols and Mushi Wooseong James that will be in residence at Djerassi in 2022. Read more

Sherry Boschert unveils 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination. A new book by Djerassi alum Sherry Boschert tells the human-centered story of Title IX as the law marks its fiftieth anniversary. 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination is a legislative and legal drama filled with rich characters. The intersecting narratives map gains and setbacks for feminism in the last fifty years and show how some women benefit from Title IX more than others. Read more

Krista DeNio Named 2021 California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellow. The California Arts Council (CAC) has announced the recipients of its 2021 inaugural Individual Artists Fellowship, naming Krista DeNio, a 2021 Djerassi alum, as a fellow among its 182 grantees in support of their creative practice. Krista DeNio is a choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator, committed to developing new forms of performance work, and evolving interdisciplinary thinking and creation between the fields of dance and theater. Read more

Monique Truong wins the 2021 John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. Monique Truong, a 2018 alum, has been named the winner of the 2021 Press Award for her work as a novelist and essayist who explores themes of food, displacement and hunger. Monique was selected from a pool of more than 400 entires from 45 states and is known for her best-selling novels The Book of Salt (2003), Bitter in the Mouth (2010) and The Sweetest Fruits (2019). Read more

Y-Exchange with Nita Little and Julie Herndon, December 8th. Join Nita Little and Djerassi alum, Julie Herndon on December 8th at 7pm for an amazing Y-Exchange on sound composition, embodied movement, and more. Julie Herndon is a composer, performer, and sound artist based in San Francisco, California. Her work explores the body’s relationship to performance using tools like musical instruments and personal technologies. Dance researcher/composer, Nita Little investigates embodied attention within improvisational movement with a concentration on creative and relational practices. RSVP Here

Djerassi’s Annual Artful Harvest Featured in San Francisco Magazine. Djerassi's 15th annual Artful Harvest took place this fall featuring beautiful performances from outstanding Djerassi Program alumni and stunning artworks on display. San Francisco Magazine spotlighted this yearly event, which has served as a special benefit to support artists, the artistic process, and the mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Read more