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

Eric Micha Holmes’ audio drama, Rapture Season, now available on Audible. Rapture Season, an audio drama by Eric Micha Holmes, a 2019 Djerassi alumn, is now available on Audible. Rapture season, which was developed while in residency at the Djerassi Program, tells the harrowing story of a mother-daughter relationship put to the test in this captivating thriller. When Mia mysteriously disappears from her college campus, her mother Joyce fears the worst — and a warning from Mia’s ex-boyfriend reveals she may have left the country to join a cult. Joyce impulsively launches a cross-continental trip to rescue her, gradually learning more about the seductive cult leader via audio tapes her daughter left behind. Listen on Audible here

Natalya Burd exhibition open through December 18th in San Francisco. Natalya Burd, a 2017 Djerassi alumna, exhibits Travel Diaries at Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA now through December 18th. Natalya uses intense color saturation and plexiglass to play with illusion and perspective to recreate the experience of being inside of nature. Read more

Interview with Kathryn Roszak and Daniel Ellsberg. Djerassi alum Kathryn Roszak interviewed Daniel Ellsberg about her father author Theodore Roszak and on such topics as peace, feminism, and the environment. This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers. She is planning a documentary and for this interview to be included in her father’s new archive at Stanford. Watch here

Y-Exchange with Sebastián Peréz and Carole Kim, January 19th. Join 2018 Djerassi alum, Sebastián Peréz, streaming in from Chile and Carole Kim in San Francisco on January 19th at 6pm for an amazing Y-Exchange. Sebastián Peréz is both an astrophysicist and artist and Carole Kim is an interdisciplinary media artist who will meet to discuss their collaborative works. Eventbrite RSVP: https://yexchange.eventbrite.com/ RSVP Here