Transformer is an artist-centered visual arts organization that connects and promotes emerging artists & emerging arts leaders within local, national and international contexts. Their mission is to provide a consistent, supportive, and professional platform for these artists and arts leaders to explore and present experimental artistic concepts, build audiences for their work, and advance their careers. The organization makes use of its sizable network of institutional partners to extend an impressive range of creative and professional opportunities to emerging artists. Collaborations with various organizations of have enabled Transformer to host regional, national and international exhibitions, exchanges and public events; it also operates a summer residency program in Asbury Park, NJ.
“We strive to support institutions that share our artist-centered values. The small grassroots arts organizations as well as the museums that comprise our grantees provide invaluable opportunities for artists to express their unique perspectives on the pressing urgencies of the day. We hope that our grants help to amplify artists’ voices within their communities, in national discussions and debates, and across platforms in the international contemporary art world.”
Joel Wachs, President