Artists News: A January Filled With Art

Artists News: A January Filled With Art

Now, that we are two weeks into the New Year it finally feels like winter is coming. So, put your scarves, mittens and winter boots on to fight the cold on your way to the galleries and museums mentioned below. We have prepared a list of everything NYFA affiliated artists in the U.S. and internationally are up to this upcoming week.

Elizabeth Yamin (Fellow in Graphics ‘85)
And fellow painter Jo Ann Rothschild will open their exhibition at Salena Gallery this upcoming Tuesday.
Where? 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When? January 19 – February 26, 2016

Arlene Gottfried (Fellow in Photography ’94) and Joseph Rodriguez (Fellow in Photography ’88, ’98, ’10)
The two fellows are showing their work for the 5 year anniversary exhibition, 5 Years – Six Artists, at Hardhitta Gallery in Germany.
Where? Hohenzollernring 53, 50672 Cologne, Germany
When? January 16 – March 20, 2016

Judith Sloan (Fellow in Music/Sound ’13)
Will perform her show Yo Miss! at Nuyorican Poets Cafe – Theater. Take this weekend to see how she mixes theatre with poetry and music.
Where? 236 E 3rd Street, New York, NY, 10009
When? January 16 and 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Erica Baum (Fellow in Photo ‘08)
Is featured in Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, a large group exhibition celebrating contemporary photography at the Guggenheim Museum.
Where? 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173
When? November 20, 2015 – March 23, 2016

Kalup Linzy (Fellow in Video/Film ’15)
His multi media installation Queen Rose Family (da stories) will be a part of Sundance New Frontier’s 10th Anniversary.
Where? Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
When? January 21 – 31, 2016

Kalup is also featured in the group show Like-Ness at Albertz Benda Gallery in Chelsea.
Where? 515 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
When? January 14 – February 13, 2016


Elisa Jensen (Fellow in Painting ’15)
Her work is part of the group show, Corner Exhibition at Kunstnersammenslutningen Corner in Denmark.
Where? Nybrovej 401, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
When? January 22 – February 28, 2016

Kathryn Harrison (Fellow in Fiction ‘94), Catherine Lacey (Fellow in Fiction ‘12), Phillip Lopate (Fellow in Nonfiction ‘91), and Rajesh Parameswara (Fellow in Fiction ‘15)
NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh will host a Reading at Housing Works Bookstore on Monday the 25th to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our Artists’ Fellowship Program.
Where? 26 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
When? January, 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (Fellow in Poetry ’03, ’09), Eileen Myles (Fellow in Poetry ’99), Peter Burr (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’14), Melanie Crean (Fellow in Computer Arts ’99, ’07), Heather Hart (Fellow in Crafts ’09), Laura Parnes (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’14), Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ’13), Ann Carlson (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’03), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’10), Carmelita Tropicana (Fellow in Performance/Multidisciplinary ’87 Playwriting/Screenwriting ’91, ’06) and Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Are amongst the 63 Creative Capital awardees this year. We want to congratulate all of these successful NYFA Fellows, board member Carmelita Tropicana, and artist advisor Joseph Keckler.  

Robin Tewes (Fellow in Painting ’89, ’04) and David Wojnarowicz (Fellow in Video ’90)
Are part of the Figure/Ground group exhibition at Adam Baumgold Gallery.
Where? 60 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065
When? January 7 – March 5, 2016

Phyllis Nagy (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘89) and Antony Hegarty (Fellow in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ‘97)
Have been nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Carol and for Best Song (along with J. Ralph) for “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction respectively. Congratulations!

Andrea Kleine (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’04)
Has a performance, Live Artery: Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine at New York Live Arts this upcoming Saturday.
Where? 219 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
When? January 16, 2016, 1:00 PM

Orit Ben-Shitrit (Fellow in Film/Video ’12)
Her exhibition 24/7 will open on Saturday at the Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art in Israel.
Where? HaBanim St 4, Herzliya, 4637904, Israel
When? January 16, 2016

Annie Ling (Fellow in Photography ’13)
Her exhibition Independent mothers at the National Museum of Iceland runs until 28 February and is also part of the Photo Festival Iceland.
Where? Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
When? January 16 – February 28, 2016

– Charlotte Jansen

Follow the work of past and present NYFA Fellows on Twitter at #NYFAFellows30 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 in New York State. Applications are currently open with a January 28 deadline.

Image Credits: Elisa Jensen (Fellow in Painting ’15), Crossroads Biker, Material: Oil on linen, 2013; Peter Burr (Fellow in Digital & Electronic ‘14), SPECIAL EFFECT, Material: video still, 2013

Amy Aronoff
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