As a HATCH Workshop Resident Artist, artists receive complete access to our facility and artistic development resources in exchange for spearheading a project, teaching classes, or building a community beautification piece. Residencies are available for short and long term projects and are chosen through an application process. HATCH Workshop currently does not offer housing for traveling artists-in-residence but can facilitate finding housing in Stockton. Meet our current resident artists below.
Amal Amer (they/them) is am a trans*disciplinary artist of SWANA descent currently based in California. Their work explores the tension between rootedness and movement in diaspora. Weaving together magic, spirituality, desire, displacement, and state violence, their work colorfully trans*cends gender and media boundaries. Blessed with the gift of traveling between worlds, they move between organizing spaces, nightclubs, moneyed institutions, friends’ couches, and star-storied spirit and plant realms.
They have shown across the web and have performed or shown work in Paris, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Their work has been featured in Salon al Mahjar, Zafaraan, MILLE World, them, and AWID Magazine, and on the podcast they host, Diaspora Babes. They have recently been an artist at the Wassaic Project in New York and Hatch Workshop in California. Though learning is their life long work, they graduated with a BA from Williams College in 2017, and they regularly take herbalism, dance, and astrology classes.
Sunroop Kaur (b. 1997, Calgary, AB) holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2019). Kaur is an interdisciplinary artist currently working in between Vancouver and Central Valley California. Her practice employs Eastern + Western iconography to decontextualize cultural materials, and create spaces that reclaim/subvert South Asian narratives. Using cultural hybridity as a lens, Kaur is able to translate the struggles of a lived experience while allowing for the synthesis of critical spaces and generative dialogue within the Punjabi Sikh Diaspora. Her practice is a distillation of familial and community history— through
which she counteracts the legacies of colonial violence and theft. She hopes her work is a restorative force that can facilitate reconciliation and healing for her community.
Kaur has worked on a number of notable site-specific commissions including a mural project for The State of California’s “Your Actions Save Lives” campaign titled Basant (Spring); Stockton (2021), “Immaterial Triad; Lapis Lazuli” public art installation, Cedar Street Gallery; Berkeley
(2021) “Platforms 2020: Public Works” public art campaign; work was installed at bus shelters around Vancouver (2020), and a collaborative mural project “Taike-Sye’yə” for Vancouver Mural Festival, which centred around the tragic Komagata Maru Episode, Vancouver (2019). Kaur is the recipient of the ARTogether’s artist grant award (2021).
Pamela is a mixed media sculpture and installation artist. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to Stockton, CA at the age of 9. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she attended San Joaquin Delta College, where she studied music, dance, and studio art. After some trauma from growing up as a queer, undocumented immigrant, she found healing in the arts and hoped to share that with others in the community. During her time in community college, she began to participate in art and activism in support of the undocumented community.
Pamela graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Studio Art. During her time at SFSU, Pamela usted artivism to advocate for the undocumented community on campus. In the past, she
worked as a Dream Center Coordinator at Skyline College and as a practicing artist whose work focuses on nature, borders, and challenging existing narratives regarding the undocumented and queer experience.
Pamela is really excited for her time as a resident artist at Hatch. She has always been very fond of the Stockton art community and looks forward to hosting events over the next 6 months.