Artists News: Book Releases, Awards, Articles and more!

Artists News: Book Releases, Awards, Articles and more!

We are highlighting all hard-working NYFA Fellows 

Many have been mentioned in articles, have (or will) release books, participated in extraordinary group projects and have exhibitions definitely worth a visit this fall. Check out the list below and get excited for the upcoming weeks!

Akua Lezli Hope (Fellow in Poetry ‘87, 03)
We are happy to announce that Akua won the Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest in Short Form.

Rebecca Chamberlain (Fellow in Painting ‘12)
Article in The Brooklyn Rail: Rebecca Chamberlain and the Shoin Rooms of Japan (17th Century)
Published September 8, 2015

Afruz Amighi (Fellow in Sculpture ‘11), Rebecca Chamberlain (Fellow in Painting ‘13), Ali Banisadr (Fellow in Painting ‘10), Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05), Claudia Demonte (Fellow in Sculpture ‘89), Alyson Shotz (Fellow in Painting ‘04), Shinique Smith (Fellow in Sculpture ‘07), and Saya Woolfalk (Fellow in Digital/Electronics ‘14, Cross-Disciplinary ‘07)
RxArt releases the fifth edition of the popular coloring book Between the Lines: A Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists Volume 5 in collaboration with Coach. Among the 52 participating artists are eight NYFA Fellows who you can meet at the release and book signing event.
Where? The Coach Store, 79 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
When? October 15, 2015, 6 PM – 8 PM

Andrea Arroyo (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘95, Sculpture ‘89)
is the curator of Tribute to the Disappeared, an exhibition honoring men and women who disappeared in Mexico and other cases of injustice in the world.
Where? The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, New York City, NY 10032
When? September 25 – October 17, 2015

Eric White (Fellow in Painting ‘10)
his book Eric White includes a lot of previously unpublished pieces and will be released this month.
When? October 27, 2015

Sharon Louden (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘13) and Rachel Selekman (Boot Camp ‘10)
moderate panels at the Mid-Career Boost: Challenges and Opportunities event at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
Where? 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
When? October 28, 2015

Nadia Sablin (Fellow in Photography ‘13)
Aunties, the series for which Nadia was awarded a NYFA Fellowship, is being published as a book with Duke University Press/Center for Documentary Studies. There is an exhibit of the same series at Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery with the reception and book signing scheduled for November.
Where? 1 Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530 – 6793
When? November 17, 2015

Abeer Hoque (Fellow in Nonfiction ‘14)
released her book The Lovers and the Leavers (HarperCollins India 2015, Bengal Lights Books 2014) in August.

Danielle Lazarin (Fellow in Fiction ‘15)
is mentioned in the article Celeste NG’s Seven Short Story Writers published by VELA Magazine.


Robert Ashley (Fellow in Music Composition ‘91), Mel Bochner (Fellow in Sculpture ‘95), Robert Bordo (Fellow in Painting ‘12), Amy Brener (Fellow in Sculpture/Crafts ‘14), Abigail Child (Fellow in Film ‘85, ‘93, ‘99, ‘05), Jimmy DeSana (Fellow in Photography ‘86), Su Friedrich (Fellow in Film ‘88, ‘93, ‘99), David Hammons (Fellow in Sculpture ‘87), Peter Hutton (Fellow in Film ‘86, ‘95, ‘07), Ken Jacobs (Fellow in Film ‘93, ‘01, ‘10), Joan Jonas (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘90), Manfred Kirchheimer (Fellow in Film ‘87), Robert Kushner (Fellow in Poetry ‘99, ‘05), Deana Lawson (Fellow in Photography ‘06), Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ‘09), Tony Matelli (Fellow in Sculpture ‘99), Donald Moffett (Fellow in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ‘89), James Nares (Fellow in Painting ‘92), Yvonne Rainer (Fellow in Film ‘90, ‘95), William Villalongo (Fellow in Painting ‘12), and Lebbeus Woods (Fellow in Architecture ‘90)
are among the 157 artist represented at the fourth edition of the exhibition series Greater New York which recurs every five years at MoMA PS1.
Where? 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
When? October 11, 2015 – March 7, 2016

Sind Sie zur Zeit in Deutschland oder Österreich? Are you currently in Germany or in Austria?

Marsha Ginsberg (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental/Designs ‘13)
designed set and costumes for upcoming performances Big Republic at Theater Rampe.
Where? Filderstraße 47, 70180 Stuttgart, Germany
When? October 28 and 30, 2015 at 8 PM

She also worked on the production of Zorn Joanna Murray-Smith at the Hans Otto Theater.
Where? Schiffbauergasse 11, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
When? November 13 and December 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Frank Webster (Fellow in Painting ‘15)
The upcoming show Nature presents work by Frank Webster and Fabian Patzak and will be opened this Friday at Galerie Trapp
Where? Griesgasse 6, 1st Floor, A -5020 Salzburg, Austria
When? October 16, 2105 at 7pm; exhibition will be open through November 14, 2015

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program awards $7,000 cash grants to artists throughout New York State. This is the 30th Anniversary of the program and NYFA is celebrating with events throughout the state.

– Charlotte Jansen

Image, from top: Frank Webster (Fellow ’15), Sunday Morning, acrylic on canvas, 2015; Ali Banisadr (Fellow ‘10), In the Name Of, oil on linen, 2008

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