Announcing 2022 Summer Studio Residents!

Pink Noise Projects is proud to offer our space as a creative incubator and studio to the following artists this summer:

JUNESara Havekotte (She/Her/They)

            Sara Havekotte is an artist and arts professional working in Philadelphia, PA. Sara is trained broadly as a textile artist and works predominantly in quilting and weaving. Her work explores the intersection of textile history in relation to women’s experiences.  Sara uses fiber material to create mid-scale wall works that loosely record her own lived experiences and then link them to broader concepts like spirituality and mythology.

            Sara received her Master of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (2020) and her undergraduate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2013). They have exhibited at spaces such as Room 482, Brooklyn, NY; Current Space Gallery, Baltimore MD; Atelier FAS Gallery, Philadelphia PA, and The Weaving Mill, Chicago IL. Before moving to Philadelphia for her master’s degree she was a participating member at Current Space Collective in Baltimore MD.

JULY – Francine K. Affourtit

Francine Kay Affourtit is a Philadelphia based artist, educator and arts organizer. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Tyler School of Art as a Temple University Fellow. 

As an arts educator, Francine has worked with various institutions and programs, including Tyler School of Art, The College of New Jersey, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, and as a resident artist with Urban Gateways. As an arts organizer, Francine contributed to the development of several organizations, including the Student Union Gallery Program at SAIC where she served as Exhibition Director, as Co-founder of the exhibition organization VERGE that was active in Chicago from 1998-2006, and working with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, first as Director of the EFA Studio Program and then as a development consultant until 2012.

Francine has exhibited her work internationally, including exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the International Print Center of New York, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Werkstadt Berlin, Castello 925 Venice, Generator Projects Dundee and Temple Gallery Rome. Francine has attended several residencies globally, including The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece, The Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley and Hospitalfield in Scotland. She is a 2017 recipient of the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, the 2014 recipient of the C.R. Ettinger fellowship at Second State Press, and the 2011 recipient of the Michael Mazur Printmaking scholarship at the Fine Arts Work Center.

AUGUST – Elizabeth Shores

“Hello, I’m an artist, writer, and curator whose practice engages multi-sited transnational methods of embodied collaborative design to examine languages of empire in material cultures.

I typically work with artists, scientists, and lawyers in a fast-paced praxis of call and response. I’d like to center solidarity, communality, joy, and love in all that I do. Maybe you feel the same way, too.

Recently, I’ve been supporting a less anthropocentric narrative within emergent legal theories of environmental personhood.

Please be in touch if you’d like to come by the Pink Noise Projects Gallery for a visit sometime this August: (

Either way, I hope you are doing alright today. Thanks for reading through this statement.

By the way, if you’d like to learn more about environmental personhood, here are a couple of resources that I’ve enjoyed:
Gordon, G. J. (2019). Environmental Personhood. Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 43(1).
Soldier, L. L. (2017). WHEREAS: Poems. United States: Graywolf Press.”