ART AT THE LINE
Austin is a city that historically thrives on independence, expression and artistic integrity, and the LINE Austin is proud to offer a platform to local talent. From our residency program with Big Medium to the in-room artists and exhibitors in our East Gallery; we’re sure you’ll find you next artistic obsession at the LINE.
WRITING ON THE WALLS
In honor of Women’s Month and the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, artists Sandra Chevrier and Shepard Fairey teamed up to create this historic mural that will now and forever live on the side of our building. At 12 stories high, this mural is now the largest in Austin, Texas. Huge thank you to the Downtown Austin Alliance for including us in their mission to bring more art into the streets and walls of our city. What took four days to paint, will now be with us for many generations to come.
In a city where are spaces are disappearing, we are proud to partner with Big Medium for our LINE Residency—a six week opportunity for local artists to experiment and create in a new environment. Artists are given access to a private studio space where they are encouraged to share their work and process, and become involved with the hotel, its guests, and the local arts community. Each artist will hold free events for LINE guests and locals during their time in residence.
Applications for 2023 Residency open in October 2022.
Charles Benjamin Russell
Charles Benjamin Russell is an artist/illustrator musician born 1986 in Linden-Kildare, TX. He has been a practicing visual artist and for over 10+ years, with his main focus being ink and watercolor illustrations on paper and wood.
Charles is self-taught. He has developed his original style of uniquely whimsical, dark, and humorous worlds of interconnected characters by way of trial, error, and time. He currently lives in Austin, TX and maintains a studio at the Museum of Human Achievement.
Charles is in residence at the LINE May 16 – June 26 and will be working out of a studio on the 2nd floor of the hotel.
GUEST ROOM ART
Throughout the LINE, you’ll find art pieces created by Austin’s premiere talents. Work from Jules Buck Jones, Xochi Solis, Alyson Fox, Jeffrey Dell, Elizabeth Chiles, Manik Raj Nakra and Alexandra Valenti grace the walls of every room in our hotel, providing guests sincere snapshots of the spirit of Austin’s creative community.
EAST LOBBY GALLERY
The East Gallery of the LINE Austin provides a space where locals and travelers can consume works from local artists in a way that feels warm and explorative. Whether working in the East Lobby, heading towards P6 or lifting off from the lobby into the Fine LINE experience, the pieces displayed evoke feelings of expression, exploration, and discovery.
East Gallery is currently showing works by Hannah Lee.
Check back often as we refresh our lineup of exhibiting artists
Past Artists in Residence
Hannah Lee was born and raised in Louisiana. She received her BFA in Painting from Baylor University in 2012 and her MFA in Painting from The New York Academy of Art in 2020. Hannah recently had a solo show at Cloud Tree gallery in Austin, and her work has been in numerous group exhibitions including local galleries Martha’s Contemporary and Canvas ATX. This year her work has been featured in New American Paintings #153 and Create Magazine #27.
VLM is a multi-media artist. She received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and her MFA from Yale University in Sculpture in 2016. Working across video, performance, sound, and sculpture, her artwork explores atomic consciousness from a metaphysical feminist POV through investigations of labor. Her artwork is surreal, sensorial, and symbolic. It blends together mysticism, science, and autobiography. View more of VLM’s work, here.
Ata Mojlish is a multimedia artist who splits his existence between Dhaka, Bangladesh and Austin, Texas. Working with a variety of digital mediums such as photography, digital manipulation, video, motion graphics, audio and 3D; he researches questions on self exploration, displacement, political systems, identity and the perceptions of home. View more of Ata’s work, here.
Saul Jerome E. San Juan is an artist working primarily with oil painting, watercolors, and cyanotypes. Born in the Philippines, San Juan moved to the USA at age fourteen, studying art as an undergraduate at Loyola in Chicago before coming to Austin in 2007 to complete a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Texas. Through choices of technique, medium, and subject matter, San Juan wishes to disarm his own preconceptions and others’ presumed preconceptions about self-identity and otherness. View more of San Juan’s work, here.
Natalia Rocafuerte is a xicanx experimental video and sound artist exploring dreams as narratives of self. Her current project explores symbols in our dreams by animating recorded calls through her dream hotline (888) 573-2186. Rocafuerte has exhibited at the 2018 Young Latinx Artists at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX as well as being featured in Remezcla for “Top 40 Latinx Texas Artists to Know in 2020.” View more of Natalia’s work, here.
Xavier Hamel is an emergent film director from Montréal, Quebec. He has directed films for an assortment of independent & commercial projects, including Visage Musique, Missy Industry, Lisbon Lux Records and many more. His work has also been included in numerous national & international festivals in Montréal, Brussels, Glasgow, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Sydney and more. View more of Xavier’s work, here.
Renee is an artist who works in painting and drawing who graduated with her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and Studio Art with honors from Dartmouth College, and she also studied painting at the New York Studio School. Lai’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has work in the permanent collection of Dartmouth College. She most recently was an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center. View more of Renee’s work, here.
Moyo Oyelola is a photographer, multimedia artist and activist. He creates intimate, real interactions with his subjects and communities and synthesizes that into deep, universal activations expressed in multimedia, photography, environmental installations and public arts projects. Born in Nigeria, Moyo moved to Austin when he was seven. Having grown up as the “product of two worlds” has shaped his thinking and work, reflecting perspectives of pan-African and modern western worlds. Moyo’s work has been featured in brand films, advertising, editorial, music videos, environmental installations, personal projects, and an evolving number of public arts projects. View more of Moyo’s work, here.
Manik is a 36-year-old artist living, working and eating late night Thai food in Austin, Texas, USA. The paintings, drawings, and installations of Manik Raj Nakra take on the possibility of addressing the ancient world as his own. A world where four headed leopards perch on old world ruins and silver teethed monkeys pray for our salvation. Nakra’s work applies a contemporary lens onto post-colonial anachronisms, Indian iconography, artifacts from early civilizations, and religious myths and folklore in order to explore themes such as egoism, lust, and self-doubt. View more of Manik’s work, here.
Alie Jackson is a multimedia artist born and raised in Austin, TX. She received her BFA from Stephen F. Austin in 2010 for design and photography. Her work examines how the digital landscape is shaping the perception and behavior of ourselves, others, and objects around us through augmented reality, installation, video, animation, and painting. Her most recent work experiments with augmented reality and questions how people interact and interpret work when it’s attached to their face or viewed in an uncontrolled environment. View more of Ali’s work, here.
Brooke Burnside was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. She earned her BA in Film from Vassar College, her MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University and just graduated from the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Texas at Austin. Through drawing and collage, Burnside’s work explores geography, position, memory, and the transgressive potential in abstract documentation. View more of Brooke’s work, here.
Chelsea Hernandez is a Mexican-American filmmaker based in Austin, Texas, recently named as one of Texas Monthly’s 10 Filmmakers on the Rise. She is an 8-time Lone Star Emmy winning director, producer, and editor. Chelsea started her career in media at the ripe age of nine, hosting and co-producing a local children’s educational TV program with her mother. View more of Chelsea’s work, here.
Adrian Armstrong is a multidisciplinary creative from Omaha, NE now living and working out of Austin, TX. Through portrait and figurative practices, Armstrong’s work explores identity and what it means to be a black person living in modern America. His work touches on topics such as depression within the black community, systematic oppression, and police brutality; but on the other side of the spectrum explores fashion, love, success, and growth. View more of Adrian’s work, here.
Kel Brown is a multi-disciplinary artist with 8 years of professional experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including gallery exhibitions, private commissions, public murals and municipal projects for the City of Austin.