A+P+I Current



We are thrilled to welcome the third round of artists to the program—Sofía Córdova, Sanaz Mazinani, and Genevieve Quick. Each of these artists brings with them a unique approach to art-making and a commitment to research that compliments an academic setting.

Throughout the length of their residencies, A+P+I artists will engage with Mills art students through studio visits and exhibition walk-throughs. Participating artists will also lead lunchtime programs—lectures, performances, and/or workshops—which are free and open to the public. The A+P+I residency will culminate in a summer exhibition June 28 to August 27 created by the artists while in residence.


Sofía Córdova, Still from Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos) Livel 8: COOERPOH A COOERPOH, 2016-2017
Sofía Córdova, Still from Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos) Livel 8: COOERPOH A COOERPOH, 2016-2017

Still from Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos) Livel 8: COOERPOH A COOERPOH

Sofía Córdova

Sofia Córdova was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, and is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with video, music, installation, photography, and performance. Her work looks at that which plagues othered bodies, particularly as they relate to late global-industrial capitalism, climate change and technology. Córdova received her BFA from St. John’s University in 2006, and her MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2010. She has performed at SFMOMA, SOMArts and Galeria De La Raza among others. Her work has been exhibited at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, AMOA/Art House, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Southern Exposure, The International Center of Photography and other venues internationally.

Sanaz Mazinani, Threshold, 2015.
Sanaz Mazinani, Threshold, 2015.


Sanaz Mazinani

Sanaz Mazinani works primarily in photography, large-scale sculpture and installations. She obtained her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, and an MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception. Mazinani has participated in worldwide exhibitions including the Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Southern Alberta Art Gallery; di Rosa Museum, Napa, California; Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai; Fotografie Forum Frankfurt; and Museum Bärengasse, Zürich. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions such as Asian Art Museum, San Francisco and West Vancouver Museum.

Genevieve Quick, AstroAquaAnaglyph: Apollo, 2013
Genevieve Quick, AstroAquaAnaglyph: Apollo, 2013

AstroAquaAnaglyph: Apollo

Genevieve Quick

Genevieve Quick is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist and art writer. In her studio practice Quick creates objects and images that draw upon engineering, science, and science fiction to explore optics and lens-based media. She has exhibited in Bay Area galleries and received an Investing in Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a Kala Fellowship. Quick has been awarded visual arts residencies at the de Young Museum, MacDowell, Djerassi, and Yaddo. She writes reviews and essays about globalism, technology, and lens-based media. Quick has contributed writings to Art Practical, Daily Serving, Temporary Art Review, Southern Exposure, Shotgun Review, The Present Group, and caa.reviews.org.

The 2017 A+P+I Artist Residency is supported through the generosity of the Helzel Family Foundation and the Sylvan C. Coleman Foundation in memory of Barbara Coleman Frey.