Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program 2022

7th January 2022, 10:54 am


We are very excited to announce this year’s artists for the Tom of Finland Residency program. For everyone who applied to the program, we always encourage every artist to reapply in the future.

James Davison (United Kingdom)

Pawel Zukowski (Poland)
Basil Twist (New York City)

Xiaobing Fan (China)

Oat Montien (Thailand)
Carta Monir (USA)

Meet James Davison, artist-in-residence

    James Davion is a Digital Artist who graduated from Central St Martins in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. His work examines identity and human form through color and shape whilst exploring digital and analogue methodologies. Recent work includes poetry and sound creating immersive spaces with adult-themed fairytales. After working in… View Article
22 01 06 A i R James Davison sq

Meet Paweł Żukowski, artist-in-residence

  Paweł Żukowski, artist, activist, born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. After finishing his MA in economics, he quit his career to study photography at the University of Arts in Poznan. Professionally, he used to work in photo departments of Polish magazines such as Newsweek, Glamour, In Style and Gala.  Despite being educated as a… View Article
22 01 06 A i R Pawl Zukowski sq

Meet Basil Twist, artist-in-residence

  A native of San Francisco, Basil Twist is a third-generation puppeteer. He is the sole American to graduate from the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mezieres, France. Basil’s showmanship was spotlighted in New York by The Jim Henson International Festival of Puppetry with his award winning “The Araneidae Show.” This… View Article
22 01 06 A i R Basil Twist sq

Meet Xiaobing Fan, artist-in-residence

  “‘He’s trouble’, according to security at TOM’s Bar 2022 – and so many others. I come from a country that I personally don’t want to publicly talk about. I’m a Gay man in the closet to my original family, but currently I’m building my own family with two Hungarian boyfriends, a French lover, a… View Article
22 05 31 A i R Xiaobing Fan sq 500

Meet Oat Montien, artist-in-residence

    “I was born in Bangkok’s Donmaung area in 1989. Just like other near-airport suburbs it always has brothels to accommodate lonesome travellers. My mother happened to run one; a very successful venture with more than 50 sex workers at its peak. Every last Friday of the month we would host a themed party… View Article
22 01 06 A i R Oat Montien sq

Meet Carta Monir, artist-in-residence

  Carta Monir is an artist, porn performer, and micropress publisher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “I’m a transsexual woman and pornographer and own and operate Diskette Press and its hardcore imprint Harder Disk, both of which are dedicated to publishing groundbreaking and challenging work from young trans artists. My work has won multiple awards… View Article
22 05 31 A i R Carta Monir sq 500


Published: 7th January 2022

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Categorised in: