Artist News: December Part I

Artist News: December Part I

2016 is coming to an end; let’s make art happen!

Check out the following exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances and remember to let us know what you think on social media by using the hashtags #NYSCANYFAFellows and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship. 

Things to do & see in NYC:

Hilary Bettis (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘13)
New Georges in collaboration with The Sol Project present ALLIGATOR, a world premiere play by Hilary Bettis and directed by Elena Araoz.
When: November 27 – December 18, 2016
Where: The Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Shari Mendelson (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘97, ‘11)
Using recycled plastic, Mendelson creates work that references the legacy of past civilizations while addressing modern issues of sustainability. See her first solo show in Tribeca at Todd Merrill Studio.
When: Opening December 14, 6-8 PM, exhibit runs until January 13
Where: Todd Merrill Studio, 80 Lafayette Street NY, NY 10013

Mary Tooley Parker (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts ‘15)
See textile artist, Mary Tooley Parker’s work at the Associate Artists Group Exhibition on view at Julio Valdez Project Space for one month. 
When: December 4, 2016- January 4, 2017
Where: Julio Valdez Project Space, 176 East 106th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10029

Get out of town to see:

Warren Lehrer (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘88)
Lehrer will present a lecture/performance of A LIFE IN BOOKS in conjunction with the exhibit The Book as Stage: Performance and Theater in the Book Arts.
When: December 9, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Yale University School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Ronna Wineberg (Fellow in Fiction ‘04)
Wineberg will be doing a reading from her new collection of stories, Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life.
When: December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Judith Bernstein (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing Artists’ Books ‘88)
Feminist Avant–Garde of the 1970s, is an expansive exhibition comprising forty-eight international female artists and over 150 major works from the VERBUND COLLECTION in Vienna. The exhibition highlights groundbreaking practices that shaped the feminist art movement and provides a timely reminder of the wide impact of a generation of artists including Bernstein.
When: October 7, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Where: The Photographer’s Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F 7LW, UK

NYFA-Affiliated Artists in Miami:


Art Basel:

  • Sanford Biggers (Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05) – David Castillo Gallery
  • Joan Jonas (Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’90) – Galleria Raffaella Cortese
  • Ishmael Randall-Weeks (Sculpture ’11) –  Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporaneo
  • Judith Bernstein (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing Artists’ Books ‘88)

Art Miami:

  • Richard Baker (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’11) – Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Bill Beckley (Painting ’87) – Rosenbaum Contemporary
  • Ellen Carey (Photography ’86) – Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
  • Lesley Dill (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’95) – Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Jerry Kearns (Painting ’07) – Modernism, Inc.
  • David Kramer (Sculpture ’90) – Long-Sharp Gallery
  • Donald Lipski (Sculpture ’86) – Carl Hammer Gallery
  • Whitfield Lovell (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’91 & ’97) – Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Erwin Redl (Architecture/Environmental Structures ’02) – Arthur Roger Gallery

CONTEXT Art Miami:

  • Ik-Joong Kang (Painting ’90 & ’94) – Kang Contemporary
  • Christopher Martin (Painting ’96) – Laura Rathe Fine Art
  • Dulce Pinzon (Photography ’06) – Alida Anderson Art Projects


  • Ellen Carey (Photography ’86) – JHB Gallery
  • Felix R. Cid (Photography ’13) – Garis & Hahn
  • John Jacobsmeyer (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’07) – Gallery Poulsen
  • Sharon Louden (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13) – Patrick Heide Contemporary Art
  • Emil Lukas (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’93) – Hosfelt Gallery
  • Jaye Moon (Sculpture ’09) – GALLERY MoMo
  • Erwin Redl (Architecture/Environmental Structures ’02) – Carl Solway Gallery
  • Anne Spalter – NYFA’s Board of Directors
  • Michael Waugh (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’09) – Von Lintel Gallery
  • Shen Wei (Photography ’16) – Flowers Gallery


  • Anita Glesta (Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘02) – ArtW
  • Eric Corriel (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘09), Miami Project 5

Perez Art Museum Miami

  • Sarah Oppenheimer (Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘06, ‘10,’16)

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more events with past and present NYFA affiliated artists and find out more about the activities planned for our 30th Anniversary on our website. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State.

Images, from top: Dulce Pinzon (Fellow in Photography ’06); Jaye Moon (Fellow in Sculpture ’09)

Amy Aronoff
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