Posted by: Jeff Edwards | April 9, 2013

Zeke Decker at the Leipzig International Art Program


Zeke Decker in his studio at the Leipzig International Art Program.

For the last three years, one member of the VCS graduating class has been selected to participate in a residency at the Leipzig International Art Program in Leipzig, Germany. Here’s a some information about the program from the VCS website’s residencies page:

Each year, the Visual & Critical Studies department offers scholarship to one graduating senior, to spend 5 months as an artist in residence with the Leipzig International Art Program, in Leipzig, Germany.

LIA is a non-profit residency programme that fosters artists internationally by providing them with spacious studios and cultural support, as well as opportunities to exhibit both locally and abroad. The programme links young artists with the regional and international art community associated with the Spinnerei, connecting them with galleries, collectors, museums and art institutions.

Last year, class of 2012 alumnus Zeke Decker was chosen to be the most recent recipient of the residency scholarship. Today’s post presents a few photos from Zeke’s time in Leipzig.


Another shot of Zeke in his Leipzig studio.


Zeke and a member of the residency program discuss one of his paintings in an early stage of its creation.

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A few of Zeke’s preliminary sketches.


Zeke (right) hanging out with other members of the residency program in one of the halls outside the LIA studios.


Zeke with a couple of his paintings.


Members of the public visit Zeke’s studio during an open house at LIA.

You can find more photos from Zeke’s residency in this photoset on the VCS Flickr page, along with images from Brooke Tomiello’s residency the previous year.

I’ve also written on this blog about the residencies completed by Brooke and Katie Armstrong, who was the first recipient back in 2010/2011. Here are links to two of my posts about them:

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