The Arts Collaboratory Student Residency is an annual opportunity for a UB student in the arts to receive a live-work space at 500 Seneca, generously donated by Savarino Companies.
The Arts Collaboratory’s 2021/2022 Artist-in-Residence, Tayron Lopez (Taiitan), hails from the Bronx. He received his BFA from Sage College of Albany and is currently an MFA student and TA for the 2D concepts course at the University at Buffalo. Influenced by psychoanalytic study and manga, Taiitan’s works explore the subconscious mind and the psychological effects of growing up in urban communities plagued by violence, poverty, colorism, racism and inequality. An exhibition of his work will be on display at the Cass Gallery at 500 Seneca in Spring 2022.