Current Studio Access Residents

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Studio Access Residency is designed to support emerging and established visual artists as they develop new ideas and to foster artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 communal studio spaces.


Aaron Tran

Aaron Tran is a multi-disciplinary Asian
American artist from Virginia. He is currently focusing on painting and printmaking but excited to venture into new waters.


Ammity Rose

Ammity Rose is an artist from a small town in Arkansas. She got a BFA degree in ceramics from BGSU and has since focused on working with mixed media. Ammity’s work focuses on abstracting her own memories into playful installations that serve as a physical representation of the way her mind copes through trauma. Currently, she uses color, clay, and fiber arts to create these arrangements, but hopes to add more mediums in the future.

Instagram: @ammityrose



Casey Lopez

Casey Renée Lopez is the author of the new gods (Bottlecap Press, March 2018 (out of print)), heretic bastard (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, August 2018), and when does our blood become a crucifixion (Ghost City Press, July 2019). Formerly, Casey Renée edited Crab Fat Magazine from 2014-2021 and published poetry and experimental nonfiction by queer and trans folks at Damaged Goods Press from 2015-2022. Now they post food and nature pics and workout selfies @caseyreneelopez on Instagram.

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Destiny Martinez

Destiny Martinez is a 24-year-old photographer and filmmaker in Richmond, VA. She supports herself with her business “Ivy and Lace Photography”, which is predominantly a wedding photography business. Last year she taught photography at New Kent High School and in 2021 she graduated from Theatre VCU with a degree in theatre with a concentration in stage management.

Instagram : @ivyandlacephoto


Eliza Booke

Eliza Booke is a queer multi-media artist whose work focuses on integrating creative design into functional art objects. She holds a BFA in Craft & Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Hampton Boyer

Hampton Boyer B.1988 Hampton Boyer is a African American Visual Artist, working and living in Richmond, Virginia.  Self-taught, His works and practice is ever evolving as he investigates the black body and the environments that enrich and condition. His exhibitions are a continuous effort to establish his voice as a place for the viewer to explore and to find an offering. These offerings have been featured in museums and galleries across the US and abroad.

He began the beginning of his career in Seattle, Wa where he moved after living in Hampton Roads, Virginia for the formative years of his life. There he found his early influences of graphic design and illustration by working at a book store. This lead him to incorporating studio art into his lifestyle.

After moving back to Hampton Roads, Virginia in 2010, Boyer was able to collaborate and form lasting relationships with the community where he grew up. During this time Boyer alongside artist Asa Jackson, and a team of writers, art historians, and creatives formed The CAN Foundation. A non profit arts advocacy group building sustainable careers for the creative class while strengthening communities through the arts.

In 2020, he had his first museum solo exhibition titled “Now That You’re Here”, at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Corporations such Warby Parker, Starbucks, and Pharrell Williams’ I AM Other sought after Boyer’s sense of color and form. This particular amount of exposure and patronage was transformative for Boyer to continue on his path as an artist.

Boyer and his wife Samantha, relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 2022 where he now works in his studio full-time researching and developing new approaches for his subject matter. His most recent solo exhibition “Memory Dances” was shown at OMNI Gallery in London, England.

@hamptonboyer (instagram)