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resident artists

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

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.

INSTAGRAM: @youcandoithabibi

WEBSITE: amalamer.myportfolio.com

Sunroop Kaur

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).

INSTAGRAM: @loquacious_lines

Pamela Ortiz

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.

INSTAGRAM: @_poc.art

WEBSITE: ortizcerda.art

Pamela Ortiz

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.

INSTAGRAM: @_poc.art

WEBSITE: ortizcerda.art

Linda Zeb Hang

Linda Zeb Hang’s conte of scanning voices cross-sections the invisible density, flavor profiles, and omniscient presence of the woven, yet frayed environment. The fiber-optics of place, an artery area, a micro-climate theory, spacecraft language and calyxes of meditation make public their pocket cosmology. Born in South-side Stockton, California to working-class Hmong refugees, they are rooted from the aesthetic and civic praxis of Southeast Asian Animistic, Shaman and Buddhist life-world. They shape material behavior through technical experimentation, working spontaneously, collecting and generating information to arrive at a knotty mixed-media synthesis. Flexibility, instinct and intuition are their chosen guides. Their tools are digital, machine age and ‘primitive.’
 

Founded in 2013, their mixed-media imprint FIST—with its production of drawings, prints, poetry, book designs and hand crafted publishing are held within collective and public spheres, including Queer Work Archive (RI); the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC); Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library, Smithsonian Institution (NYC); The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, The Cooper Union (NYC); University at Buffalo Libraries Special Collection, The Poetry Collection (NY); John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL); Carl A. Kroch Library, RMC at Cornell University (NY), the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center at the San Francisco Public Library (CA), Letterform Archive (CA) and The SFMOMA Library + Archives (CA). LZH studied Sculpture, Typographic Design, Book Arts and Horticulture in San Francisco CA from 2004–07 and currently lives and
works in Stockton CA and the Netherlands.

INSTAGRAM: @linda_zeb_hang_studio

WEBSITE: fistbiz.com

Alicia Valenzuela

Alicia Valenzuela is a multifaceted artist, activist, and community organizer based in Stockton, CA. As a Pacific alumni, local educator, and nonprofit executive board member, their work intertwines artistic expression with a deep commitment to environmental justice and community. Through environmental literacy, climate literacy, candle-making, face painting, workshops, digital art campaigns, public speaking, student art curation and other traditional arts, Alicia Valenzuela, explores themes of art wellness and connection with the world.

 

Beyond their artistic pursuits, Alicia is deeply engaged in activism, advocating for just municipal code development and project review.They have played a pivotal role in various community initiatives, including Stockton CHAI (Creative Healing Arts Initiative), Toxicstockton.com, and beyond. They collaborate with other CBOs in the community helping elevate our most vulnerable communities.In their creative practice, Alicia Valenzuela channels the spirit of activism and community into temporary mosaics using thousands of plastic bottle caps, engaging in public art projects and community outreach. Their work has been exhibited at the Stockton Earth Day Festival on Good Day Sacramento, and they continue to use art as a tool for dialogue, visual and environmental literacy, and wellness.
 
Alicia Valenzuela holds a belief in the transformative power of art and activism to inspire change and build solidarity. Through their ongoing efforts, they strive to foster connections and elevate voices within their community and beyond.

INSTAGRAM: @mowzilicia