Safiyah Cheatam is a conceptual and social practice artist, digital storyteller, and afrofuturist. She is pursuing an MFA in Intermedia + Digital Art at UMBC and holds a BS in Electronic Media and Film from Towson University. She is the recipient of a 2020 Red Bull Arts Microgrant and 2019 Rubys Artist Grant for her award-nominated, co-produced podcast OBSIDIAN. She has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, BmoreArt, and has exhibited works at New Media Caucus 2019 Border Control: Symposium, Parkway Theater, the Peale Center, the University of Maryland and Maryland Out-of-School Time Network Regional Conference.



About the Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency: In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The current Bresler Resident Artists present their work in a solo exhibition at VisArts.

Learn more about the Fleur And Charles Bresler Residency.