Artist News | December

Artist News | December

End your year on a high note by viewing and enjoying works by NYFA Affiliated Artists. 

Whether you’re looking for something to do on your holiday break or just need some food for the soul amid one of the busiest times of the year, here’s a round-up of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and more by NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows and NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Projects. And if you attend or enjoy any of them, make sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the handle @nyfacurrent.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Jarrod Beck (Finalist in Crafts/Sculpture ’17)
Joanne Howard (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ’17)
Janelle Iglesias (Fellow in Sculpture ’11)
Take advantage of the last few days to see Call & Response, a group exhibition of site-specific works in the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill.
When: Now through December 3, 2017
Where: Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, West 249th Street, Bronx, NY 10471

Robert Marshall (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’05)
Passing Through is comprised of works which explore the shifting and relational nature of perception.
When: Now through December 17, 2017
Where: Studio10, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY11206

Mildred Beltre (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’03)
Dan Ford (Fellow in Painting ’02,’10)
Seamus O’Brien (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’14)
Ellen Grossman (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’11, ’17)
Jill Sigman (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’16)
Mie Yim (Fellow in Painting ’15)
Open ©all: TRUTH is an exhibition of works from over 125 artists exploring the current political climate.
When: Now through December 17, 2017
Where: BRIC House Gallery, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Yasue Maetake (Fellow in Sculpture ’11)
There’s still time to see Maetake’s sculptural installation work in Reverse Subterrestrial.
When: Now through December 17, 2017
Where: The Chimney, 202 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Susan Leopold (Fellow in Architecture ’98)
Hannah Smith Allen (Fellow in Photography ’10)
School of Visual Arts presents Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design in the City, a multimedia group exhibition of work from SVA alumni. An artist panel discussion will be held in conjunction with the show.
When: Now through December 20, 2017; Panel: December 13, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
Debi Cornwall’s solo exhibition on Guantanamo and its global diaspora, Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America is now on view at Steven Kasher Gallery.
When: Now through December 22, 2017
Where: Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Ryan Sarah Murphy (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’14)
The recently opened group show Echoes features works related to the idea of loss.
When: Now through December 23, 2017
Where: Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, 529 West 20th Street, Suite 6W, New York, NY 10011

Paolo Arao (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’05)
Ryan Sarah Murphy (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’14)
Works by Arao and Murphy are on view at The Flat File: Year Five, a group exhibition launching the 2018 Flat File program at the TSA gallery.
When: December 1 – 17, 2017; Opening Reception: December 1, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Tiger Strikes Asteroid, 1329 Willoughby Avenue #2A, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Judith Sloan (Fellow in Music/Sound ’13)
Sloan invites you to participate in the development process of her artist commission It Can Happen Here, a theatrical performance influenced by stories of anguish and defiance in the face of xenophobia and repression.
When: December 2, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
Where: York College, Fine Arts Gallery 1B01, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11451

Parthenia (Sponsored Organization)
Parthenia, a dynamic string ensemble including Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, Beverly Au, and Lisa Terry, will perform for the release of their new CD, Nothing Proved. Tickets are $35.
When: December 3, 2017, 4:00 PM
Where: Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Fiona Templeton (Fellow in Inter-Arts ’85, Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’89, Playwriting/Screenwriting ’00)
The Triumph of Crowds, a play directed by Templeton, will be premiering at Downtown Art. Buy tickets here.
When: December 6 – 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Where: Downtown Art, 70 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Erika Ranee (Fellow in Painting ’96)
Join in the closing of Elsewisely, a group exhibition of four painters.
When: Closing Reception: December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Where: Centotto, 250 Moore Street #108, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Michele Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’00)
Brody will have work in the group show Excessive Frugality. An artist talk will be held at 3:00 PM on December 17, 2017.
When: December 15 – 30, 2017; Opening Reception: December 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Where: ODETTA Gallery, 229 Cook Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Leigh Davis (Sponsored Project)
Leigh Davis: Inquiry Into the ELE will be on view at BRIC House. Working in a variety of media, Davis creates an archive of End-of-life Experiences (or ELEs) and accumulates assemblage of images and oral and written accounts that bridge the mystical gap between the earthly realm and that of the spiritual.
When: Now through January 7, 2018
Where: Project Room at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Get out of town to see:

Francis Cape (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13)
Mark Dion (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ’17)
Deborah Kass (Fellow in Painting ’91)
Donald Moffett (Fellow in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’89)
Shirin Neshat (Fellow in Photography ’96)
Martha Rosler (Fellow in Video ’85)
Hank Willis Thomas (Fellow in Photography ’06)
Nari Ward (Fellow in Poetry ’86, Sculpture ’07)
There’s only a few more weeks left to catch the group exhibition OCCUPY MANA: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1), focusing on artists whose work engages with and interrogates the contemporary social climate.
When: Now through December 16, 2017
Where: Glass Gallery, 10 Senate Place, Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Liliana Porter (Fellow in Graphics ’85, Film ’99)
This is the last month to see Porter’s work in the exhibition, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at the Hammer Museum.
When: Now through December 31, 2017
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Michelle Jaffé (Sponsored Project)
Jaffé’s video and sound installation, Soul Junk, places the viewer inside a metaphoric mind at work. Mimicking synaptic circuitry firing in the brain, the installation explores raw emotions as conveyed and betrayed by the human voice and facial expressions.
When: Now through January 6, 2018
Where: Milton Art Bank, 23 South Front Street, Milton, PA 17847

Francisco Alvarado-Juarez (Fellow in Painting ’00)
This is the last month to see Alvarado-Juarez’s work in Into The Weeds, an exhibition of artworks highlighting the exuberance, vigor, and abundance of weeds.
When: Now through January 10, 2018
Where: North Dakota Museum of Art, 261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305, Grand Forks, ND 58202

Ben Altman (Sponsored Project)
Altman’s photographic project, "The More That Is Taken Away,“ is included in the exhibition Artificial Things at Art at the ARB at the University of Cambridge.
When: Now through January 19, 2018
Where: Art at the ARB, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Jennifer Karady (Sponsored Project)
Karady’s photographs from ”Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan“ is a part of the exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East.
When: Now through January 21, 2018
Where: The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Asiya Wadud (Finalist in Poetry ’17)
Wadud will be doing a poetry reading from her forthcoming book crosslight for youngbird.
When: December 1, 2017, 6:00 PM
Where: Institute of Contemporary Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

New releases to enjoy at home:

Roberley Bell (Fellow in Crafts ’93, Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’01)
Bell is pleased to announce the release of her book Do you know this tree?, which documents a five-year project in which Bell photographed particular trees in the city of Istanbul.
Where: Buy online through Visual Studies Workshop

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ’01, Performance ’05, Interdisciplinary ’12)
Check out Dread Scott Reenacts a Slave Revolt to Radically Reconsider Freedom, an article and interview discussing one of his recent projects.
When: Published on November 17, 2017
Where: Online at Hyperallergic

Inbal Abergil (Sponsored Project)
Abergil’s new book of photography and testimonials, N.O.K. – Next of Kin, examines the ways in which American families memorialize their relatives killed in military conflict.
When: On sale now
Where: Buy here at Daylight Books

Flavio Alves (Sponsored Project)
Alves’ fictional film, Tom in America, explores life, love, happiness, and desire after 50 years of marriage. Tom in America was a fiscally sponsored project.
When: Now streaming
Where: Available now on Amazon Prime

NYFA congratulates:

Analia Segal (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ’04)
Segal is a recent recipient of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant! Read more about the award online.

Michelle Stuart (Fellow in Painting ’87)
Nancy Bowen (Fellow in Sculpture ’89)
Martha Diamond (Fellow in Painting ’85)
We congratulate these Fellows in receiving a 2017 Anonymous Was a Woman Award, an unrestricted grant enabling women artists over the age of 40, and at a significant juncture in their lives and careers, to continue to pursue their work.

Mattia Casalegno (Finalist in Digital/Electronic Arts ’17)
Congratulations to Casalegno for receiving a 2017 Chronus Art Center Research/Creation Fellowship, designed to support artists employing scientific and technological components in their practice.

Svea Schneider (Sponsored Project)
Svea Schneider, founder of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, was honored with the TimesLedger Queens Ambassador Award for her work in promoting the artistic community in Queens, New York.

Yin Mei (Sponsored Project)
Yin Mei was selected as a Hermitage Artist for 2018. This prestigious Florida retreat invites world-class artistic creators and Yin Mei will user her time in the creative residency to hone Peony Dreams.

Sophie Hirsch (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’17)
Hirsch is included in Cultured Magazine’s “30 Young Artists to Watch in 2018″ feature. Read more here. 

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The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State. The 2018 award cycle is currently open, with applications being accepted through January 24, 2018.  NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations. The next quarterly no-fee application deadline is December 31, 2017. 

Image: Jennifer Karady’s installation of Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, an exhibition at Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, 2014. Installation photograph by Tim Thayer.

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