“Being around other creative people, having resources to grow as an artist, and a focus space to unleash artistically is undeniably enriching!” – Clara Kent

BOOM Concepts is happy to announce our 2023 resident artists! These 7 artists will work at BOOM Concepts’ main hub at 5139 Penn Ave and Radiant Hall’s Susquehanna location in Homewood. This marks our 3rd year working in partnership with Radiant Hall, which has allowed us to expand our yearly residency opportunities. As always, our goal is to provide artists space to achieve career growth by utilizing resources, mentorship, and developing a strategy without focusing on completing new works.

Meet the 2023 BOOM Universe Residency Artists:

Ivory Eddins

Evangeline Mensah-Agyekum

Jada Patterson

Izsys Archer

Dariyah Scott 

Caroline Yoo

Sara Tang

The BOOM Universe Residency program provides artists with opportunities to share work while also developing their portfolios with intention. Additional program supports include, but are not limited to: studio space, skill-building, mentorship, supplies, marketing, critique, and documentation. 

About BOOM Concepts:

BOOM Concepts is a creative hub dedicated to the advancement of black, brown, femme and queer artists. BOOM Concepts is located in Pittsburgh and since 2014 has curated 50 exhibitions on-site, paid out over $75k in artists fees and produced 200+ events across the country. BOOM Concepts serves as a space for field building, knowledge sharing, mentorship, and storytelling. In its 8th year, BOOM Concepts continues to challenge and uplift the creative community. Encouraging creatives to find innovative strategies around entrepreneurship and artistic practice. In 2021, BOOM Concepts was recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s Cultural Treasures through The Heinz Endowments and The Ford Foundation.

About Radiant Hall:

Radiant Hall provides a vibrant, sustainable support network for artists, centered around safe, functional, and affordable studio space. We enable a diverse community of artists specializing in a variety of disciplines to work alongside each other in a forward-thinking environment that fosters professional growth, experimentation, collaboration, and inspiration. Our work serves the Pittsburgh region in its aspiration to become a welcoming, inclusive, and viable community for all artists.