Artist News: July Edition Part I

Artist News: July Edition Part I

July is filled with plenty of opportunities to support NYFA-affiliated artists through exhibitions, screenings, catalog launches, and performances.

Get out and experience these exciting events and remember to use #NYFAFellows or #NYFAFiscalSponsorship when sharing your images online.

Here’s a list of what you can see in NYC:

Hans Tammen (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘09)

New release from Hans Tammen: Deus Ex Machina. A retrospective of his solo interactive guitar works with recordings from 2004 to 2011.

Where: Purchase here.

Hank Willis Thomas (Fellow in Photography ‘06)

As part of LANDMARK, artist Hank Willis Thomas is featured at the exhibition’s entrance as the latest Broadway Billboard at the Socrates Sculpture Park.

When: May 8, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park- 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106

Jessica Segall (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, Jessica Segall is featured in LANDMARK, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.

When: May 8 – August 28, 2016
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park- 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106

Daniel Bejar (Fellow in Interdisciplinary ‘15)

Participates in the group exhibition entitled Of the people at Smack Mellon.

When: June 17 – July 31, 2016
Where: Smack Mellon- 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Amy Cheng (Fellow in Painting ‘90, ‘96)

Is included in the group exhibition The Retrieval of the Beautiful at the Painting Center.

When: June 23, 2016 – July 17, 2017
Where: The Painting Centre- 547 W. 27th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001

Franklin Evans (Fellow in Painting ‘15)

Appears in the collective exhibition Relevant Notes at Cara Gallery.

When: June 23 – July 30, 2016
Where: Cara Gallery- 508 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Maia Palileo (Fellow in Painting ‘15)

Paintings by Maia Palileo are included in the group exhibition A Verdant Summer at Taymour Grahne Gallery.

When: June 28 – August 17, 2016
Where: Taymour Grahne Gallery- 157 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013


Mendi Obadike (Fellow in Fiction ‘10)

Presents a performance of spoken word and electronics as part of Matana Robert’s “i call america” at Fridman Gallery.

When: July 5, 2016, 7:30 PM.
Where: Fridman Gallery- 287 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

Mikhail Gubin (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)

Is included in a group show entitled Small Things Considered on view at Laurence Miller Gallery.

When: July 5 – August 19, 2016
Where: Laurence Miller Gallery- 20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Thessia Machado (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘05)

Now exhibiting photosonic fields, a sound installation piece, as part of the group exhibition Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan at the Drawing Center.

When: July 15 – September 2, 2016
Where: The Drawing Center- 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

Camille A. Brown (Fellow in Choreography ‘04)

Will present Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

When: July 21, 2016
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell- 9th Street & Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Camille A. Brown & Dancers will also perform New Second Line for the New Victory Theater’s Victory Dance series.

When: July 27 – July 29, 2016
Where: The New Victory Theater- 209 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Get out of town to see:

Chris Victor (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)

Now showing at the Wassaic Project in the exhibition Appetite for Destruction.

When: June 12 – September 18, 2016
Where: Wassaic Project- the Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY 12592

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘97, ‘05, ‘14)

Featured in In/Animate: Recent Work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

When: June 18 – November 13, 2016
Where: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz- 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561

Francisco Alvarado-Juarez (Fellow in Painting ‘00)

Featured in Sum ergo Sum Exhibition at William Havu Gallery.

When: June 24 – August 20, 2016
Where: William Havu Gallery- 1040 Cherokee Street, Denver, Colorado 80204

Ben Weiner (Fellow in Painting ‘10)

Presents his solo exhibition Textures of You at Mark Moore Gallery in California.

When: June 25 – August 20, 2016
Where: Mark Moore Gallery- 5790 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 

Mikhail Gubin (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)

Appears in the 18th Annual National Juried Competition: Works on Paper.

When: July 1 – July 20, 2016
Where: The Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts & Sciences- 120 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NY 08008

Jen P. Harris (Fellow in Painting ‘12)

Presents Ghost Prairie Catalog Launch & Closing Reception for Ghost Prairie

When: July 3, 2 – 4 PM. 
Where: Legion Arts CSPS Hall- 1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Camille A. Brown (Fellow in Choreography ‘04)

Will make a special appearance as guest dancer in And Still You Must Swing during Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2016.

When: July 6 – July 10, 2016
Where: Doris Duke Theatre- 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram through the hashtag #NYFAFellows30 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

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State.

Images, from top: Jen P. Harris (Fellow in Painting ‘12), Four Horsemen (detail), 2009; Maia Palileo (Fellow in Painting ‘15), The Woods, 2013.

Amy Aronoff
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