Artist Residencies

PPAIR: The Paseo Project Artist in Residence program

The Paseo Project offers two Residency Programs for Artists in Taos and around the world.

Inspiration can take different forms. Select and learn more about each program based on where you are and where you want to be.

Works pictured are by current Paseo Project Artists in Residence. Scroll down for more information about these artists.


The Paseo Project is excited to offer an expanded Artist in Residence Program for visiting artists to work on specific projects while engaging with the Taos community. The Paseo Project Artist in Residence Program is a rare opportunity for working artists to activate their projects within a diverse community set in the high desert of Northern New Mexico. Applicants are to submit projects to be worked on while based in Taos, in addition to their current CV, and images/video of past work. Artists are provided housing and a work space to work on their projects and all works must have a social engagement component. Artists are required to engage with the community in some form during their stay in Taos. The Paseo Project will work with each artist to find the best way to meet this requirement, including facilitating introductions between artists and key community members with common interests or initiatives.

Calls for PASEO Artists in Residence are currently CLOSED as of May 31, 2020. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, all submissions will be considered for 2020 – 2021. 
Check back to view the latest call for PASEO Resident Artists below 


Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez

The Paseo Project is excited to announce their Artist in Residence for 2020, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez. Mr. Hernandez will be in Taos for two weeks to install a series of murals (Postponed due to COVID-19). In collaboration with Taos youth, including DreamTree Project and students from Vista Grande High School, these murals will be inspired and colored by our community. 

Born in 1969, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez was raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles where he was exposed to art at an early age, in the form of graffiti art and aerosol based mural paintings. After being commissioned for his first public mural, his career progressed with further commissions and he was eventually selected, through a rigorous interview process, by world-renowned sculptor Robert Graham to join the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Torso Project” in 1992

Muñoz Hernandez continues to work at the esteemed Robert Graham Studio today, and has worked on several internationally acclaimed public works including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C., Duke Ellington in New York, Charlie Parker in Kansas City, and Our Lady of Angels Cathedral doors in Los Angeles, California.  

Muñoz Hernandez’s works range in materials from acrylic, ink, pigment on paper, wood, and canvas, to multi-dimensional cast and fabricated bronze, with patina and powder-coat. His work has been included in numerous museum and gallery shows over the past twenty years such as The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA), OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery, and The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH).




Taos Traveling Residency
Taos Traveling Residency

Proudly launched in 2020.

Seeing the value of visiting artists to Taos, The Paseo Project wishes to extend the opportunity for local artists to also explore their creativity with a one-month residency. While Taos has been home to a number of inspired visiting artists, our community of artists also deserve a ‘little perspective’ and dedicated time for exploration. This annual opportunity supports sending Taos-based artists on a fully funded residency program to develop their work.

The Residency includes room and board, and a studio for developing or completing creative projects that can be presented during the annual PASEO festival. Artists are asked to present work upon returning to Taos. Artists working in all medias will be considered.

Calls for Taos Traveling Artists in Residence are currently CLOSED
View the latest call for Taos Traveling Resident Artists below 

For 2020, The Paseo Project is offering a one-month artist residency at the world-renowned Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. The Residency includes room and board, and a studio for developing or completing creative projects that can be presented during the annual PASEO festival. Reimbursement available for travel and materials.More


Nikesha Breeze

Nikesha Breeze is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist. Within a practice of painting, sculpture, installation, film making, and performance art, her work investigates the interrelationality and resilience of the black and queer body in relationship to power, vulnerability, the sacred, and the ancestral. Her work is ritual and process based, often employing her entire physical body into its action. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is an American-born African Diaspora descendant of the Mende People of Sierra Leone and Assyrian-American Immigrants from Iran. Her work is deeply seated within stories and histories of marginalized people and communities.

She will spend her time in Vermont developing a new solo exhibition centered around the complex human relationship to wound and resilience. The work roughly intersects four main concepts, Ritual, Remembrance, Reparation and Reclamation from an Afro-futurist and Afro-centric perspective. The show will include visual artwork, performance, historical research, and conceptual installations made in her studio practice over the last two and a half years. 

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