Current Exhibition

IR 2021
  1. Yuming Song ︎︎︎
  2. Jingying Su

Past Exhibitions
OG 2021
  1. Aaron Jones

IR 2020
  1. Violet Luczak 
  2. Ciaran McQuiston
  3. Rachel DeBoard

IR 2019
  1. Laura Gibson
  2. Rebekah Sweda 

Talking Dolls

Info ︎︎︎
The mission of Talking Dolls is to empower our Northeast Detroit neighborhood through justice-focused initiatives. We create a nexus of progressive art and community-led activism through access to our shop and exhibition facilities, use of our infrastructure for performance and celebration, as well as experimental art workshops.


Are you interested in working in Detroit this summer?

Are you interested in working in Detroit this summer? We are a majority Black owned, queer affirming, and disability focused space with a growing family of artists, designers, architects, and musicians working to secure justice & joy for our community. We intentionally create this space for residents each summer to share these experiences with creatives who are beginning their careers.

New this summer, we intend to convene as a cohort around the theme of 'NFTs'. As a studio we are developing initiatives exploring notions of valuation, speculation, and exploitation, and what those things mean for art when you discuss them outside of the context of crypto-currency or NFTs. We invite you to engage with us in the conversation. Your engagement level could range from non-participation to leading if this is part of your research interests.

Your own personal studio space within our 7,500 sq foot studio.
Open studio events
Access to our woodshop, screen printing facilities, and risograph printers
AND a solo exhibition in the fall/winter of 2022–23 

Provide a Statement of Practice (~250 words), a Statement of Residency (~250 words) and 5 images of recent work.
Applications are due May 8, 2022

We are an unfunded, independent artist space and gallery in Detroit, MI. Rent: $325–month, May 15th–Sept. 15th. 2022 NOTE: Housing is not included and will be the residents' responsibility to secure.

If you have any questions, or if you have any issues with uploading documents to this form, please contact us at