About

Range Studio Range Studio is a tiny art studio and artist residency program founded in Oakland, CA and now based in the Hudson Valley, NY. Range Studio aims to support artists' creative work, foster partnerships across disciplines, and advocate for sustainable solutions for artists and the arts community. Range Studio prioritizes:
  • short-term creative residencies for artists across disciplines
  • collaborations with institutions to create adaptable, site-specific public art programming
  • acting as a platform for social action, community engagement, and social practice.
Range Studio creates an adaptable and agile solution to the shortage of affordable art spaces in urban areas and the need for flexible, short-term programming in rural areas. Range Studio is a tiny art studio and mobile space for artists residencies; a scalable and sustainable solution for arts programming; and a model for DIY green building for artists and institutions. Range Studio is interested in partnerships with arts and ecology institutions and collaborations with individual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creatives concerned with social practice, community engagement, sustainability and the environment. The Making of Studio 1 Founders/ Lead Artists Range Studio was founded by husband and wife artists, David Szlasa and Katrina Rodabaugh. Together, they have more than three decades of experience as practicing artists and nonprofit arts administrators. After Szlasa received seed funding from the Center for Cultural Innovation to build Studio 1, together they launched Range Studio in August 2014. Social practice, community engagement and innovating new forms are central to Szlasa and Rodabaugh's work; they consider Range Studio an ongoing, process-based, art project. David Szlasa is a video artist, designer, and producer working across live performance and public art.  He is a recipient of the Gerbode Award, Kenneth Rainin Foundation NEW Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists grant, Future Aesthetics Artist Award, Lighting Artist in Dance Award, Zellerbach Family Foundation artist grant, and the CA$H Grant. He has received commissions from UC Berkeley, the Triangle Lab, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts among others. His design work has been shown widely in theaters and galleries internationally including the de Young Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Walker Arts Center, Harare International Festival of the Arts, and Sydney Opera House. He holds a BFA in Theater from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from NYU Gallatin School and teaches for Saint Mary's College and Stanford University. As a producer, Szlasa has held positions with Z Space, Stanford Arts Institute, Zero 1, The Culture Project, Dancer Theater Workshop, Theater Artaud, and Playwrights Horizons Theater School.  He's recently relocated with his family to the Hudson Valley, NY where he's renovating a 200-year-old farmhouse and turning a carriage barn into art studios.  www.davidszlasa.com Katrina Rodabaugh is an artist and author working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries, magazines, theaters, craft fairs, and alternative arts venues. She's received awards from the Vermont Studio Center, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Creative Capacity Fund and her blog won the Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger Award. She earned her BA in Environmental Studies from Ithaca College and her MFA in Poetry/ Creative Writing from Mills College where she trained and taught in the Book Arts Studio. Her first book, The Paper Playhouse, was published by Quarry Books in January 2015. She's currently focused on a sustainable fashion project and regularly teaches Sashiko mending workshops across the country. In addition, she has worked with nonprofit arts organizations for more than 15 years as a program director, development director, special events manager, and grantwriter. She continues to work with nonprofits, craft schools, arts institutions, and individual artists as a consultant and workshop instructor. For more information visit: www.katrinarodabaugh.com  Partnerships & Residencies If you're an organization or institution interested in contacting Range Studio for a collaboration, partnership, or public program please use the contact form. We'd love to hear from you about future program opportunities. For upcoming events, please visit the News section. At this time, Studio 1 is not able to process applications for artist residents; currently Range Studio residencies are by invitation only. In the future, we plan to build capacity to accept artist applications on an ongoing basis. Thank you for your interest. Connect Join us on Instagram with the hashtag: #tinyrangestudio Read an article featuring Range Studio in the SF Bay Guardian: Sm/ Art car