Month: April 2010



Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 9

Featured Organization: Chez Bushwick NYFA Immigrant Artist Project sat down with Jonah Bokaer, Founding Director of Chez Bushwick, an artist-run organization dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance with a strong focus on new choreography. Chez Bushwick is located in an industrial swath of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, and it is best…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Dana Frankfort and Wendy White

Dana Frankfort: Anyone who can put a soccer ball in front of a painting and make it seem completely natural is up to something interesting. When I first saw Wendy’s work, I couldn’t wait to see where things would go. Since then she’s continued to grapple with a certain kind of odd logic that ends…

Meet a NYFA Artist: Andrea Arroyo

NYFA speaks with 1989 Sculpture Fellow and 1995 Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books Fellow Andrea Arroyo. NYFA: Hi Andrea! Please tell us what are you working on and/or what’s coming up for you. AA: Currently I’m working on two projects, both honoring women. The first one -titled “Sacred Women”- is a series of paintings on custom-designed panels, inspired…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 8

Featured Artist: Tamara Kostianovsky Immigrant Artist Project interviews Featured Artist and 2009 NYFA Sculpture Fellow Tamara Kostianovsky IAP: Tell us a little bit about yourself. TK: I was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1974 to Argentinean parents who returned to Argentina a few years after my birth. I received a Bachelor’s degree from the National School of Fine…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 7

Featured Organization: Mano a Mano, Mexican Culture without Borders/Cultura Mexicana sin Fronteras In our inaugural Featured Organization section we highlighted the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, whose Cultural Community Initiatives (CCI’s) are multi-year collaborations with specific immigrant communities in New York aimed at building up a community infrastructure to support traditional artists. The Center’s Mexican…