Loading Events

Residency Closing Reception: Rian (raven) Crane

April 28 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the closing reception for 2023 LINE x Big Medium Artist Resident, Rian (raven) Crane, in the 201 Artist Studio.

“sable waters :: hesperidium lands , is an extension of my exploration of my Blk landscapes series reflecting on Tiffany Lethabo Kings “Black Shoals,” as place of where Black and Native studies meet. A reflection on Blues as a color/ sound/ feeling using cyanotypes. I use words, found “Texas” wild flowers, drawings, photos of a lover daily life, and friends to explore the range of Blues as way of liveliness.”

Rian (raven) Crane (he/they) is a post-disciplinary performance artist interested in Black diasporic rebellion as an anti-thesis to borders, gender, and prisons. Their work explores the paradox of hypervisibility for Black +/ Trans folks as well as the ongoing genocidal settler project of Anti-Blackness, displacement, colonial-made borders and severed ties from the land. Their work posits Black fugitivity as a refusal to the colonial imagination; they imagine Blackness in relation to land, water, and nonhuman kindred. He collaborates with other artists and communities to counter isolation, individualism, and the hyper-productivity of end-capitalism.

The LINE Residency is an artist-in-residence program produced by Big Medium in partnership with LINE Austin. Artists selected for the residency program have access to a private studio space within the LINE Austin, located in the heart of downtown Austin overlooking Lady Bird Lake. In a city where art spaces are disappearing, Big Medium sees this as an innovative way to address a critical issue with a partner that is similarly committed to nurturing the art community. The LINE Residency is in its 5th year, continuing to find opportunities to celebrate the arts community.

picture of big trees at the time of sunset

los angeles

Picture of street light with an old monument


Picture of the decorative balcony with chairs and plant in the evening


A new building seen from the street

San Francisco

Los Angeles
Booking Calendar