The Patterson Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center.

Christopher Batten

Christopher Batten
Studio 7


Christopher Batten

Born in Detroit, Christopher Batten began his undergraduate training at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and later completed his training at Detroit's College for Creative Studies where he earned a BFA in Illustration in 2006. Christopher is a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art's LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA program, where he received a Hoffberger Merit Scholarship, the Dr. Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award, and two AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. While at MICA, Batten also served as Graduate Program Assistant to Joan Waltemath, Hoffberger School Director. His artwork has been exhibited in cities such as Detroit, New York, San Antonio, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Batten's works have also appeared at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, as well as the Red Bull House of Art Detroit.

Adam Rosenblatt

Adam Rosenblatt
Studio 1​


Adam Rosenblatt

Percussionist and performer Adam Rosenblatt has a penchant for finding uncommon ways to present and perform contemporary music. He has a keen interest for growing an interdisciplinary performance practice, believing that a mix of media and art forms can speak directly and powerfully and address current issues.  Adam performs a repertoire that frequently occupies a grey area between music, theater, dance, sound installation, and performance art. 

Kei Ito

Kei Ito is a conceptual photographer working primarily with camera-less image-making, and installation art. Ito earned his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016, following his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014.


Ito’s work addresses issues of deep loss and intergenerational connection as he explores the materiality and experimental processes of photography. His work deals with trauma and legacy passed down from his late grandfather, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and a later anti-nuclear activist, in relation to current threats of nuclear disaster. Ito’s artworks lead the audience on a journey from grief and remembrance to hope. Through his ritualistic image-making, the audience sees how he grapples with his family’s historical connection to nuclear weapons and power. Thus, Ito’s art serves as an intermediary, a memento of his grandfather, and his own experience in today’s nuclear climate.

Jani Hileman

Jani Hileman is a multidisciplinary sculptor whose practice navigates ceramics, metal, wood, and photographic materials. Her work is often made with intensive hands-on processes that allow the materials to influence the final aesthetic of each of her pieces.  

She draws inspiration from her materials, landscapes, personal experiences, feminism, environmentalism, politics, as well as her own intensive work ethic. Throughout her various projects, Hileman explores the every day, the body, craft, gender, and the nature of objects themselves.

Claudia Cappelle

Born in Chicago, Claudia’s appreciation for art began at an early age with visits to the Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Illustration.  She moved to the Washington, DC area in 1983, and five years later moved to the Bay Area in California. She returned to the Washington area in 1992 and has actively shown her work in various galleries throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

MJ Neuberger

MJ’s work arises from ritual attempts to return to a body abandoned in trauma that she traces in part to colonial history in her mother’s native Philippines. Referencing indigenous ceremonies and elemental processes, and incorporating found and organic materials, including her hair, Neuberger’s interactive and light-based installations and sculptural and image-based works acknowledge shared vulnerability and suggest reconnection with an indigenous, nature-based self as a path toward integrating trauma stemming from race and gender-based violence and broader cultural aggression.

Charles Mason III

Charles Mason III is an interdisciplinary artist from Baltimore. He received his AA from Community College of Baltimore County 2010, a BFA from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2014, and his Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts May 2019.

Murjoni Merriweather

As a black woman artist from Maryland, Murjoni has found that the best way to create and talk about moments of black bodies is through art, especially claywork. As a student from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Murjoni creates sculpted beings that are based around real people and real experiences.

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