The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) and the Orange County Arts Alliance are excited to announce TJ Mundy as the 2023 Eno Arts Mill Artist in Residence. The residency is made possible through a generous grant from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation made to the Arts Alliance, the nonprofit arm of the OCAC.
Mundy is an abstract, mixed-media, and digital artist. They identify as Black-biracial, trans non-binary, and queer, and has relied on the creation of art – be it visual art or music-making – to express their life experience and call attention to societal issues. Through their art, they hope to inspire others to express themselves through creative expression. “I want to be a catalyst for change, for discussion, and for community. I want my art to give to others what I wasn’t always given, and I want to pass that on again and again,” states Mundy.
“We were so excited to receive the grant from the Eichholz Foundation that made this program possible, and are thrilled that TJ was selected as our first Artist in Residence,” states OCAC director, Katie Murray. “Their vision of what they hope to convey to the community through their work aligns with the goals of the Eno Arts Mill – to be a safe space for all types of people to create and connect through the arts. TJ will fit in beautifully with our community of creatives at the Eno Arts Mill.”
The residency will be throughout the 2023 calendar year and will provide Mundy one year of free, private, studio space, a $500 one-time stipend, promotional support, and a featured exhibit in the Eno Arts Mill Gallery during February 2024.
To learn more about TJ, visit https://www.lovingyouquietly.com/.
To learn more about the Eno Arts Mill, visit https://artsorange.org/enomill/.