Artists News: May Edition

Artists News: May Edition

The flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up, get out to explore NYC and add these NYFA Fellow events and activities to your springtime art-filled agenda.

Feeling like enjoying the beautiful weather out of town? No problem! There’s art to see in Buffalo and Cleveland, as well.  

Dale Williams (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘14)
Will show early works in his solo exhibition “Fear Not to Appear – Paintings + Books 1980-97” at Vanderbilt Republic’s Gowanus Loft.
When: April 22 – May 6th, Hours Friday – Sunday 11am – 6pm
Where: Gowanus Loft, 61 9th St C8, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Lui Shtini (Fellow in Painting ‘10)
View new works in Lui Shtini’s solo exhibition, JINN SKIN, at Kate Werble Gallery.
When: through June 4, 2016
Where: 83 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013

Ellie Irons (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts, ‘15)
Will be featured in the two person show, Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman at Arsenal Gallery in Central Park.
When: Opening April 27th & running thru June 15th, 2016.|
Where: Arsenal Gallery, located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park, Third Floor of the Arsenal Building.
Gallery hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Carter Hodgkins (Fellow in Painting ’88, Digital/Electronics ’09)
Will display animations at LED Lab for Creative Tech Week.
When: Friday, April 29th, 12-7pm with a reception from 4-7pm
Where: LED Lab, 475 Greenwich St on the corner of Canal and Greenwich

Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ’13)
Is performing the final two performances of Bronx Gothic at BAAD! on the campus of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
When: Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 | 8PM
Where: BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, 2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, New York 10461

Joseph Bertolozzi (Fellow in Music Composition ’08)
Releases a new album, Tower Music / Musique de la Tour, featuring compositions using only the raw sounds of the metal surfaces of the Eiffel Tower.
When: April 29, 2016
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Jim Hubbard (Fellow in Film ‘88)
Catch a screening of Hubbard’s film, UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP (2012) at Film Maker’s Cooperative.
When: Friday May 6th at 7pm
Where: Film-Makers’ Cooperative, 475 Park Ave. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016

Jocelyn Hobbie (Fellow in Painting, 06’)
Debuting new work at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery.
When: April 28th-May 31st, 2016
Where: Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, 536 West 24th Street, New York, NY


Michele Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘00)
Is a triple threat with three projects on view throughout the city this month.
Event #1 – What: Marking Time at the Julio Valdez Studio Project Space
When: April 16 to May 9th, 2016
Where: 176 E. 106th St. 4th Fl
Event #2 – What: Reflections in Tea at the Bronx Museum of the Arts,
Where: 1040 Grand Concourse
When: March 2nd to May 29th, 2016
Event #3 – What: Harlem Roots:Fire Watchtower Fence in Flux Art Fair Public Projects
When: April 30 to May 31
Where: Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, on top of the Acropolis, 123rd & Fifth

Get out of town to see:

Peer Bode (Fellow in Video ’86, ’02)
Will participate in CROSSOVER: LIMITS AND BOUNDARIES IN SOUND for Squeaky Wheel’s 30th Anniversary Closing Celebration and Conference.
When: Thursday, May 12–Sunday, May 15, 2016
Where: Various locations – Squeaky Wheel, Burchfield Penney, and Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY

Keliy Anderson-Staley (Fellow in Photography ’08)
Is debuting Keliy Anderson-Staley: [Hyphen] Americans, an exhibition of tintypes portraits at SPE National.
When: May 13 – Jul 29, 2016
Where: SPE National, 2530 Superior Ave #403, Cleveland, OH 44114

Also keep an eye out for NYFA Fellows at Frieze New York at Randall’s Island Park this weekend!

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 above: Lui Shtini (Fellow in Painting ‘10); Michele Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘00)

Amy Aronoff
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