Surel's Place

Surel's Place

Surel's Place honors the legacy of artist Surel Mitchell by offering her home and studio to artists of promise, and of renown, for month-long residencies and professionally supported art events. In this inspiring live/work space, artists of all disciplines are given time and freedom to reflect, create, and share their work with the community. This year, Surel's Place celebrates it's 10-Year Anniversary.

  • Ceramics
  • Digital
  • Drawing
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
ARTIST BIO

During BOSCO Studio Tours 2022, we will have visual artist Jazz Szu-Ying Chen developing new work in the studio. Jazz is a Taiwanese artist currently residing in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She has exhibited regularly in Europe, Taiwan, with one of her biggest solo shows to date at Taipei's Chini Gallery. She also regularly collaborates with notable medical and electronic music organizations. Jazz's subjects of focus span over her interest in the beauty and grotesque within the field of anatomy/medical historical imageries, to Nordic and Chinese mythologies and folklore such as "Classics of Mountains and Seas." She manipulates the dissected anatomical imageries and creates tableaus with mythological monsters, dissected bodies, and botanical details. The tableaus are meant to tell stories regarding the cultural clashes, her views on superstition, reflections from her Taiwanese roots, and they also function as social commentaries on the currently turbulent contemporary society. In her most recent body of work, she explores the complicated "love" among familial relationships and contradicting ideas of familial boundaries between eastern and western cultures while using classical symbols such as ouroboros as their carriers.