CES Residency is a residency program for underrepresented Los Angeles-based artists. Cofounded by Carl E. Smith and Meghan Gordon as a residency program for underrepresented Los Angeles-based artists, CES Residency is a unique initiative conceived to support the evolving LA art community. CES Gallery will provide one artist with support as they develop and present their first solo exhibition at a commercial gallery in Los Angeles. During the first half of the residency, the CES Artist-In-Residence will receive guidance and support through the exhibition-making process, including studio visits and installation assistance. The second half of CES Residency will be a solo exhibition at CES, which includes an opening reception, press and collector outreach, public events, gallery walkthroughs, and an interview with the artist to be published on Artsy. In addition, the CES Artist-In-Residence will receive a $500 Production Stipend.
The goals of CES Residency are: to support the Los Angeles art community by helping emerging artists; to provide a platform for an underrepresented artist through the public presentation of their work; to give the Artist-In-Residence hands-on exhibition experience and insight into the artist-gallery working dynamic; and to provide a transparent mode of education that breaks down the boundaries of the commercial art world. CES Residency continues the gallery’s overall mission of artist advocacy.