Zayne Armstrong
Mike Ashkin
Winona Barton-Ballantine
Nick Bastis
Leslie Brack
Daniel Chew
Clara Chapin Hess
Alie Cirgenski
Melissa Constantine
Stephen Cope
McKeever Donovan
Sarah Elliott
Noah Furman
Jasper Griepink
Tim Feeney
Dimitri Hertz
Elizabeth Jaeger
Millie Kapp
Devin Kenny
Raphael Linsi
Snejina Latev
Jordon Lord
Annie Lewandowski
Annie Maurer
David Madsen
Nicholas Monsour
Audrey Moyer
Sean O’Conell
Ahndraya Parlato
Megan Ransmeier
Miriam Readling
George Rhoads
Paul Rhoads
Julia Rich
Owen Schmit
Antonio Serna
Noah Sparkes
Hannah Tepper
Deniz Unal
Georgia Wall




Complement( )s

      _____ Days of Semi-Solitude






is an arts organization formed with hospitality as a functioning principle. Host and guest (i.e. COMPLIMENTA and artist, artist and public, public and COMPLIMENTA) exist in a reciprocal dynamic of mutual participation. This ethos cultivates an environment where artists can gather in collaboration with the local and larger public, engaging in a conversation that is both generous and rigorous in it’s approach. The primary site of COMPLIMENTA is the Manse, a property in the Town of Enfield, outside of Ithaca NY. The Manse serves as a project space, artists’ residency, gallery, home, farm, and grounds for the annual, large-scale, 3 day exhibition, also called COMPLIMENTA. COMPLIMENTA hosts what we consider to be some of the most currently relevant artists, writers, performers and musicians, from the local area and abroad. Presentation of participants’ work facilitates an interaction where the limits of cultural communication can be pressed, and what proliferates celebrated.

_____ Days of Semi-Solitude Residency

The _____ Days of Semi-Solitude is a residency designed for one artist to pursue their work at the Manse in an focused environment. A resident might take the time to begin a new direction in their work, focus on research, or complete an ongoing project. During this time, residents also help out with the daily goings on of Complimenta. As suggested by the title, the time-frame of this residency is flexible, depending on resources and the nature of a resident's project. Residents are nominated and chosen by the Complimenta board members. To find out more, write

Our first _____ Days of Semi-Solitude resident was L.A. based artist Emily Steinfeld, who produced a new series of works, entitled "A Blob's Job". This work was presented at Compliment(b) alongside works by fellow L.A.-based artist, Ian Page.

This summer we've hosted Portland-based artist Alex Felton, who will present a new series of works at COMPLIMENTA(II).
Documentation coming soon!

Detail from Emily Steinfeld's "A Blob's Job"