Artists in the Hospital: In Their Own Words

Artists in residence are frequently asked what it’s like for a highly skilled professional artist to work in a hospital setting. We asked the artists to answer this question in their own words and in their own individual ways based on their specific discipline.

While each discipline is unique, there are universal threads in this work that are rooted in compassion, empathy, and the desire to serve others through the arts. In each of these writings and videos, we see the artist’s capacity to engage, to listen in the moment, to use their skills to provide comfort and transform the hospital experience.

Artist’s Journals

A collection of writings and multimedia that describe and detail the perspective of an artist in residence in the hospital and their work at the bedside.

Video Series

 Artists in the Hospital: In Their Own Words – three of our artists in residence describe their practice in their own words.

Sunita with patient
Ricky, Andrew, and Pharia
Image credits to Giuliano De Portu